Todays News

Ramirez-Cardenas

Man charged with forging stolen checks

A theft of two stolen payroll checks last year from the local Hoglund Bus Co., later altered and cashed, resulted in the arrest of a Nebraska man, said Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department. Rafael Ramirez-Cardenas, 28, was arrested at the Marshall County Courthouse ...

Murillo

Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

A traffic stop by Marshalltown police earlier this week led to the arrest of Diego Nathaniel Murillo, 20. He was charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver more than five grams — a Class B felony. MPD Capt. Brian Batterson said Murillo was wanted on a warrant and taken into ...

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Tip to MPD results in arrest

Officers from the Marshalltown Police Department were dispatched to a local convenience store earlier this week from a tip a wanted person was in a vehicle near the store. Police contacted a male who was in the vehicle, and he said the female suspect was in the store. Police located a female ...

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A cookie spectacular

Wednesday afternoon, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its sixth annual Chamber Member Appreciation luncheon, with the added bonus of a friendly, yet competitive, cookie baking contest. “This is the first time we’ve had members bake cookies for this, having done cupcakes ...

Legislation raises concerns

A bill requiring local communities to comply with federal immigration agencies is making its way through the state House of Representatives, and the legislation is getting some local push-back. “I’m not aware of there being any agencies in Iowa that do not comply or work well with federal ...

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Honoring ‘defenders of the Union’

On Wednesday, Iowa Veterans Home staff welcomed visitors bearing a $5,000 gift which will benefit residents. Pictured in the Scheeler Administration Building are from left, while holding a $5,000 check facsimile, are Dan Evans of John Deere Financial, Kathy Kleywegt of JDF, IVH Volunteer ...

Car break-ins hit Melbourne

TIMES-REPUBLICAN MELBOURNE — A thief or thieves got away with a variety of items after breaking in to at least three vehicles this week in Melbourne. Melbourne Police Chief Mike Ball reports that his office received three complaints of car burglaries over the course of two days in the ...

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An open house on the Highway 14 Corridor Study was held at the Woodbury Elementary cafeteria Tuesday evening. Those interested were invited to view displays and ideas for the study, and visitors were able to point out on a map where they think improvements need to be made.

Concentrating on the corridor

Dozens of people trickled into the Woodbury Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday evening to get more information on the Highway 14 Corridor Study taking place on the north side of town. “This is really an information-gathering session, to inform the community about the project, but also to ...

President Donald Trump pauses as he gives his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

Trump warns of immigration dangers in State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a "new American moment" of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to ...

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City of Marshalltown accepting funding requests

There is still time for Marshalltown organizations to apply to the city council for funding. The deadline is noon Thursday. An application and information can be found on he city’s website, marshalltown-ia.gov. It provides a brief project explanation, followed by an application ...

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Few symptoms, no cure

When most people go to an eye doctor, they have the pressure in their eyes checked and pupils dilated so the back of the eye can be more easily viewed. These tests are conducted to check for glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, with damage that is ...

Legion brunch

American Legion hosts Sunday brunch

Start tailgating early prior to the Super Bowl with brunch at the American Legion Post 46, 1301 S. 6th St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday. The American Legion Riders will serve pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets, juice, milk and coffee. A free will ...

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Marshalltown city budget kickoff

The Marshalltown City Council met in special session Monday at noon in council chambers. Their mission: Work on the fiscal year 2018-19 budget, which takes effect July 1, 2018. it was the first of several budget meetings scheduled this month and next. Because agenda items were listed as ...

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Team building — with science

On Monday evening, students at St. Francis Catholic School hosted a Family Fun Night, with a focus on team building and STEM activities. Attendees, with “passports” in hand, got to travel around the gym and to various classrooms to partake in scientific demonstrations. Pupils in grades ...

‘More time needed to consider the issues’

The Marshall County Communications Commission still has several decisions to make in its formative days, and some recommendations for action will have to wait. The commission’s Technical Oversight Board (TOB) met Monday night at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to elect officers and ...

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Shared stories

From Europe and Latin America to Africa and Asia, Marshalltown is home to people of many origins; their stories will be the focus of Immigrants in Iowa: Our Story next week. “The main gist of it is that Iowa has always been a place that immigrants have settled, from the beginning of our ...

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Poised for prosperity

STATE CENTER — “You can’t be stagnant and do nothing; we need to be forward-thinking and grow.” That’s the message from recently elected State Center Mayor Steve Sodders, who along with the community’s city council, sees great potential for the community of roughly 1,460 ...

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Thaw Ta Soe, 10, a fourth grader at Hoglan Elementary School, completes advanced coursework. Interested in math, science, and building things, he continues to impress his teachers with his innovative ideas.

‘An inquisitive nature’

Thaw Ta Soe, 10, is the type of student who doesn’t merely do enough to get by in his classes, but rather, adds advanced coursework to help him soar. As a fourth grader attending Hoglan Elementary School, he is enrolled in two accelerated programs: Target group and Math League. His XLP ...

Iowa considers immigration enforcement bill

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has jumped into the national debate over immigration with an expansive enforcement bill that would require local governments to comply with federal immigration agents or risk losing state funds. The measure, scheduled for at least one vote this week in the ...

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State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn has been the lone full-time officer with the department since he joined in 1998. Effective March 1, a second full-time officer will join the ranks.

A step forward in local law enforcement

STATE CENTER — For more than 20 years, Jeff Bunn has seen the growth of his beloved State Center — more residents, a vibrant school district, an active downtown — this small Iowa community has flourished. But with growth and its proximity to Marshalltown and Ames as well as being ...