Todays News

A future move

In 2017, the 1870s-era residence, located at 503 W. Main St., was donated to the Historical Society of Marshall County (HSMC) by Madelyn and Steve Irvine. It currently operates as the Mowry Irvine Mansion, and is available for tours and to rent for special occasions, open only by appointment. ...

Collision

A pickup truck collided with this West Marshall school bus carrying more than 20 students Tuesday afternoon in the 2500 mile of Cooper Avenue. Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said no one was injured, but the juvenile driver of the pickup truck was cited for failing to stop in an assured ...

Stewart: ‘Good to give back to community’

Howard Stewart of Marshalltown was candid. He is not a politician. More specifically, he is running for Marshall County Board of Supervisor so he can give back to the community, where he and wife, Liz, raised three sons. Stewart, 70, outlined why he is making his first run for public ...

Playing around with robots

Marshalltown High School students enjoyed getting to know two remote-controlled U.S. Army bomb diffusing robots on Wednesday. Army reps showed students other tech used in training, such as a virtual shooting range.

Main Street mishap

No one was injured, but at least three vehicles were damaged, as well as a structural support was struck, in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon along East Main Street in downtown Marshalltown. Pictured here is Marshalltown Police Officer Kraig Lageschulte going over some information with one ...

Giving thanks for teachers

Schools across the country are honoring their faculty members during Teacher Appreciation Week. The Marshalltown Community School District is showing its appreciation for the men and women who educate the community’s youth by providing a variety of perks including special culinary treats, and ...

A closer look at culture

The culture at any workplace can determine how well work is done, and this holds true for school districts. Since early 2017, Marshalltown Schools has participated in a HUMANeX Ventures study on the district’s workplace culture, and many scores have improved in the last year. A summary of ...

Holiday Inn to open late summer

Work continues on the new, 93-unit Holiday Inn Express & Suites, due to open late summer, according to corporate officials. Owner Hawkeye Hotels, an Iowa-based hotel group, broke ground on the project. 102 Iowa Ave. W. approximately one year ago. The facility will include an indoor pool, ...

Porter: Restoring personal, economic freedoms

For Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Jake Porter, actually having major party status in the state to hold a primary election is already a victory. But the Council Bluffs man wants more and he believes he and the Libertarian Party can move the state forward. “We are concerned about the ...

Back on the track

Team Lowe’s Racing has announced that the Marshalltown Company’s logo will once again be featured on the No. 48 car driven by Jimmie Johnson at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. This marks the second team partnership with the Marshalltown Company ...

Promoting nutrition

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy, a free program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, was developed to help low-income families with children gain the knowledge and skills needed to serve healthy, cost-effective meals in the home. ISU Extension recently joined forces with Mid-Iowa ...

Man arrested for fighting

A Marshalltown man was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department late last week for disorderly conduct-fighting at the Marshalltown Speedway in the 1300 block of East Olive Street. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said police were called to the scene at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, ...

Woman arrested for domestic abuse

A Marshalltown woman was arrested for domestic abuse assault-first offense after she allegedly hit a male victim, resulting in his left eye becoming swollen, bruised and bleeding. Maura Elizabeth Rang, 27, was taken into custody and later to the Marshall County Jail by the Marshalltown Police ...

Make way for big ‘M’

Jim Palmer of Marshalltown is pictured unloading a solid, all-concrete M at Lennox Industries recently. Lennox was one of five stops, with others delivered to 1st Rate Real Estate, Marshalltown High School, Hoglan Elementary School, and Fisher Elementary. The M is part of the myMarshalltown ...

On task, and tuned in

Noah McClelland, 8, a second grader at Hoglan Elementary School, is known for his desire to broaden his breadth of knowledge. Hoglan Librarian Anne Sellers said his abilities are evident during their time together in media class. “At the start of our computer coding unit, Noah was the ...

Wilburn: ‘Let’s Be Iowa’

In 2005, Ross Wilburn was elected as Iowa City’s first African-American Mayor and has also served that city as a council member. In August 2017, Wilburn announced his candidacy as a Democratic candidate for the office of Governor of the State of Iowa. Wilburn is currently the diversity ...

A globetrotting Marshalltownian

“The reason I picked such a wide variety of experiences was I really wanted to see where I felt happy, and where things kind of made sense, and where I could best utilize my skills.” The cornfields and rolling hills of Central Iowa are a long way from places like Turkey, China and ...

A picture perfect memory

ALBION — One final photo outside their school. Saturday afternoon, alumni of the Albion Public School system gathered outside in front of the defunct school house for one final, official goodbye before the building is torn down. The Albion Public School (which served K-12) was constructed ...

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November. Primaries in four states on Tuesday, all in places Donald ...

Reynolds signs bill into law

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican ...