Todays News

Woman accused of breaking into laundry, change machines

A woman from Marshalltown has been charged after a month-long investigation into burglaries of coin-operated machines in Fort Dodge. Sandra Sweet, 37, has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary; one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense; one ...

Tornado Disaster Recovery Grant now available to business owners

After the July 19 tornado, the Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) established a tornado relief fund. Since that time around $50,000 in private donations has been collected for the fund. The MCBD will now distribute that money to downtown business owners looking to repair and reopen ...

Grand opening set Saturday for Center Street Café and Bakery in Union

UNION – Grand opening festivities have been set for this coming Saturday for one of the area’s newest bakery and cafes in Union. After sitting empty for some three years after the Union Supper Club closed in 2015, Grundy Center native Jamie Stoner purchased the building in Union, moved ...

Survivor: Mammograms critical in fighting cancer

A nonchalant attitude may be acceptable in putting off household chores, but it can be fatal when one’s health is at stake. That was a central takeaway from Trish Crosser’s keynote address to more than 200 attendees at the Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Thursday at ...

Annual Quilts of Valor ceremony slated for Nov. 3

The Marshalltown-based Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety (CIQS) will host its fourth annual autumn Quilts of Valor ceremony at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Evangelical Free Church, 3111 S. Sixth Street. Group members spent part of Thursday morning preparing and organizing the quilts. This year, 16 local ...

Man arrested for copper theft

A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail by Marshall County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week on a host of burglary-related charges related to theft of a spool of copper wire from a contractor’s work site. Sheriff Steve Hoffman said photographic evidence ...

Study shows more wind power would warm US

WASHINGTON — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation's temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could ...

Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

WASHINGTON — The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview. Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe was ...

A peek inside Marshall County Courthouse restorations

The hallways and rotunda of the Marshall County Courthouse have been silenced from the usual hustle and bustle — replaced now with the sound of hammers, saws, fans and cleaning crews who have worked almost around the clock following the July 19 tornado. Since the day after the ...

Marshall County Courthouse to benefit from MHS Bobcat Tree Restoration Fund

The Marshalltown High School Class of 1969 has launched a MHS Bobcat Tree Restoration Fund Drive with the goal of raising $50,000 to plant 300-500 trees indigenous to Iowa on private and public land in Marshalltown, to replace the arbors damaged in the July 19 tornado. At Tuesday’s Board of ...

1,000 chicken pot pies made by UnityPoint Health Auxiliary and staff

The adage “many hands make light work” was evident Tuesday in the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown hospital cafeteria as Auxiliary volunteers and hospital staff teamed up to make 1,000 chicken pot pies. From laying out crusts to adding the vegetables and chicken to putting the finished ...

Marshalltown man charged with five felony drug counts

A Marshalltown man was arrested on multiple drug felonies Tuesday by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. Agents with the MIDTF served a narcotics search warrant at 114 N. Center St. Apt. 4 in Marshalltown — the residence of Michael Douglas Horrell, 48. Sheriff Steve Hoffman said the search ...

Colors of Fall Yoga at Grimes Farm

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Join Marshall County Conservation and Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA for Nature Yoga series at the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 for Summer’s End Yoga. Come relax and connect with nature with Heidi Draisey, YogaFit certified yoga teacher ...

Healthiest State walks take place across Marshalltown

Hundreds got out and enjoyed the Wednesday sunshine while supporting a cause during the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Annual Walk day. Among the participants were students at the Marshalltown and East Marshall school districts, Hy-Vee customers and staff, folks from REM Iowa and many ...

Daily Record, Oct. 3, 2018

Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Michael Douglas Horrell made an initial appearance on a possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver charge, a possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense-marijuana charge, a possession of a controlled ...

‘Running in their shoes’ slated for Oct. 13

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one Central Iowa organization is tackling the issue head-on sponsoring a 5K run aptly named ‘Running in Their Shoes.’ Sponsor and not-for-profit ACCESS — the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support recently announced the event ...

North Center Street bridge to be demolished, reconstructed

The current North Center Street bridge will be a thing of the past this time next year. Tuesday morning, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a Secondary Road Department agreement between the City of Marshalltown, Marshall County and the Iowa DOT for work on the G13 ...

Hands-on building

South Tama seniors Annette Valles, left, and Vanessa Patlan, right, practice their bricklaying skills. About 160 students from area high schools took a trip to the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 Training Center, 601 S. 12th Ave., Tuesday to learn about bricklaying, mortar, ...

Emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

With natural disasters, child abductions and other emergencies a reality across the state and country, federal agencies will test two alert systems nationwide Wednesday afternoon. The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system test alert will be sent to cell phones at 1:18 p.m., followed by an ...

GOP women in hot seat over Trump mocking Ford, vote looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end. On Tuesday night, Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court ...