Todays News

Habitat For Humanity of Iowa assists with disaster recovery in Marshalltown

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Habitat for Humanity of Iowa staff and volunteers have mobilized disaster recovery response to assist families after tornadoes struck Marshalltown on July 19. Within 24 hours after tornadoes destroyed parts of the city, Habitat personnel were on the ground assessing the ...

High school classmates reunite in Marshalltown

Staying in touch with high school classmates — especially if they number in the hundreds or thousands — can grow harder as the years go by. For Edie Ohrazda Rierson and Sue Koenig Cahill, it took around 40 years to reconnect, when their paths finally crossed in Marshalltown. The women, ...

Victims of the Storm

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series taking a closer look at residents and neighborhoods who suffered the most impact from the tornado that came through Marshalltown last week. Much of northern Marshalltown was devastated by the July 19 tornado that ripped through the city ...

Daniel didn’t die

Daniel Fiser is the first to admit he’s a thrill seeker. He’s also the first to admit he took it too far on July 19. Daniel is the young man we “saved” by sheltering him in the basement of the Times-Republican just before an EF-3 tornado unleashed on Marshalltown. My colleague ...

Lifting each other higher

For four locals powerlifting is more than a competitive sport — it’s a lifestyle. What started out as an interest in fitness and lifting weights evolved into a brotherhood. Jeremy Grimm, 37, Joey Roberts, 24, Curt Shaver, 50, and Larry Soderberg, 68, all actively compete in ...

Iowa artists complete final barn painting

KEOSAUQUA, Iowa — As the old cliche goes, timing is everything. It's just not always the greatest thing. No one can say whether it was fate, divine intervention or just weird luck that demolished the Galloway barn near the Van Buren County Fairgrounds July 19, but the timing couldn't have ...

Local youngsters turn out for MEGA-10 park photo shoot

"OK Hayden, let me see a big smile!" Miracle-Recreation photographer Jimmy Hummert quickly clicked off a number of photos as Hayden Gates, 7, of Marshalltown went down a slide Saturday at MEGA-10 Park. Next it was sister Harper Gates' turn to be photographed on a different piece of ...

Free swim today at local aquatic center

Local businessman Marty Mitchell of Mitchell Family Funeral Home said Marshalltonians need a break. With memories of the vicious July 19 EF-3 tornado still fresh in many people’s minds, Mitchell said now is the time for all residents to show up at the Marshalltown Aquatic Center from 1 ...

Victims of the Storm

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series taking a closer look at residents and neighborhoods who suffered the most impact from the tornado that came through Marshalltown last week. Much of northern Marshalltown was devastated by the July 19 tornado that ripped through the city ...

Grassley tours Marshalltown tornado damage

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has been to the scene of many natural disasters in Iowa throughout the past few decades. Friday morning he toured the damage in Marshalltown left behind by an EF-3 tornado last week. Grassley talked to local leaders about the process to obtain federal resources for ...

‘RACOM to be bigger, better and stronger’

The foresight of a company founder, melded with his son’s leadership and vision, has helped a local company pull out of last week’s vicious EF-3 tornado and be on solid path to recovery. It is not an ordinary company. RACOM Corp. President Mike Miller takes pride in how the company ...

Emails: Lawyer who met Trump Jr. tied to Russian officials

LONDON — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, ...

Fields of gold

Driving along Highland Acres Road or down Highway 30, passersby may have noticed the striking, golden fields which border the roads, its wildflowers encompassing 165 acres of land. The space, set adjacent to Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, is not a part of the complex but rather is ...

Mayor briefs Pachyderm Herd on tornado recovery

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer told the local Pachyderm Herd Friday he was a little disappointed he didn’t get longer with President Donald Trump in Dubuque Thursday. “It was only about three seconds ... the fastest receiving line off an airplane I have ever seen,” Greer sad. “The ...

A smooth ride

STATE CENTER — For two small Marshall County communities, the sight of thousands upon thousands of bicyclists streaming through town is a novel one. Despite the influx of an estimated 25,000 people in both State Center and Melbourne during RAGBRAI Wednesday, committee members from both ...

Federal aid uncertain as Marshalltown mayor meets President Trump

DUBUQUE — While Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer shook hands with President Donald Trump just one week after an EF-3 tornado swept through the heart of Marshalltown, not promise of federal was made. Greer shook hands with Trump as he got off Air Force One prior to a workforce discussion held in ...

Grassley tours Marshalltown tornado damage

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has been to the scene of many natural disasters in Iowa throughout the past few decades. This morning he toured the damage in Marshalltown left behind by an EF-3 tornado last week. Grassley talked to local leaders about the process to obtain federal resources for ...

Area agencies and churches assisting with tornado victims

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Marshalltown Regional Partnership and Chamber of Commerce is providing the following information to the public regarding local services after the recent tornado damage to Marshalltown. The City of Marshalltown offices are temporarily located at the Marshalltown Public ...