Todays News

Picking up a new language

By ADAM SODDERS TIMES-REPUBLICAN Iowa recently joined over two dozen other states in approving a “seal of biliteracy” recognition on student transcripts, and Marshalltown Schools students look to benefit from the move. “I am really excited, because we already have so much of this ...

Burning yard waste? Follow these guidelines

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Now that the winter weather has ended, many residents will be turning their attention to yard clean up and with that comes the burning of yard waste. The Marshalltown Fire Department is reminding residents that while open burning of yard waste is allowed, there are guidelines ...

‘Non-credible’ threat at Miller Middle School

By ADAM SODDERS TIMES-REPUBLICAN An unspecified threat of violence at Miller Middle School was investigated and deemed non-credible Friday. “We sent a message to parents,” said Marshalltown Schools Communications Director Andrew Potter. “We don’t feel there’s any credible ...

Resident’s tip leads to arrest

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An observant Marshalltown resident tipped off the Marshalltown Police Department that a perpetrator was dumping hazardous waste into a storm sewer intake. According to MPD Capt. Mike Hanken and Marshall County District Court records, Michelle Marie Grommet, 31, of ...

‘A historic day for Marshalltown’

“When I tell you we’re hitting the ground running, I’m really not kidding you.” Former U.S. Special Ambassador to Latin America and, now, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Marshalltown Council Carlos Portes said Thursday night’s first official ...

A halo over Marshalltown

A bright afternoon sun shone over Main Street Thursday, and it featured a ring of light, or a halo. The atmospheric phenomenon can be seen from time to time, and in many variations.

Salads galore!

On Thursday, hundreds of hungry Central Iowans were hosted by the local United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church at its 45th Annual Salad Luncheon. The first luncheon was held April 26, 1973, according to church archives. Profit from that luncheon was nearly $258 and was donated ...

More IRT construction slated

Bicyclists and recreational trail supporters — be they bird-watchers, campers, fishing enthusiasts, photographers and more — can expect to see more construction on the Iowa River Trail this summer or fall. The construction will link completed portions in Marshalltown city ...

‘A smooth transition’

Since 1981, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) has offered children and families in Marshall County and the surrounding area specialized care and programs to help ensure happy, healthy childhoods. Long-time employee Linda Havelka has been appointed as CAPS’s executive director, replacing ...

Long-time Marshalltown publisher to retire

With more than three decades at the helm of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper, LLC., publisher Mike Schlesinger has announced he will retire June 30. Abigail Pelzer will serve as his successor as publisher of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper, LLC., and will ...

Former mayor ‘Tommy’ Thompson dies at 90

A Gilman native who would go on to have a distinguished career at Lennox Industries, and later served three terms as Marshalltown’s mayor has died. T.R. “Tommy” Thompson passed away Tuesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. “Tommy Thompson will always hold a ...

Cleaning up on Main Street

Wednesday’s mild weather was perfect for cleaning up flower beds along Main Street, and two ladies from the Alternative to Incarceration program helped in that effort. They said other people in the program were doing work in other areas Wednesday as well.

Strongly held beliefs

“I’m not going to change my core beliefs, you’ll know exactly how I’m going to vote.” Marshalltown resident and Republican candidate for Iowa House of Representatives District 71 James Perez said he will stick to his convictions if elected. He is unchallenged in the June 5 primary ...

‘The Butler Did It’ opens Friday

Can you solve the murder? “The Butler Did It” — a two act play — is styled as a classic whodunit. It opens Friday at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse and will be put on by the Marshalltown Community Theatre. Showtimes are: April 27-29 and May 4-6, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. ...

Lewis earns city service award

Marshalltown parking enforcement officer Sarah Lewis is pictured with Police Chief Mike Tupper at a city council meeting earlier this week. Tupper had made remarks about Lewis’ skill set during a presentation to her for a five-year employment service award. Additionally, Tupper said Lewis ...

Readying for launch

“It’s about modernizing local government.” Ryan Smith, a business development manager for the Schneider Corporation, said he is excited for the launch of a new website, called Beacon, in Marshall County. “It’s a property information site, it’s a land records site; it pulls ...

Governor and Lt. Gov. feted by IVH

The historic Iowa Veterans Home and Commandant Timon Oujiri hosted Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for a fast-paced and informative tour Tuesday afternoon. Assisting Oujiri were several members of his administrative team, including Medical Director Dr. Christine Lindgren, Human ...

Lampe earns city service award

Marshalltown police officer Sarah Lampe is pictured looking at a City of Marshalltown five-year service certificate presented to her earlier this week by Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper at a Marshalltown City Council meeting. Tupper acknowledged Lampe’s enthusiasm, work ethic and skill ...

Lorraine Davis, 90

Lorraine Davis, 90, of Clemons, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home. Funeral services for Lorraine will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Marshall officiating. Public visitation will ...

Man charged with theft

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail earlier this week after being charged with theft in the third degree. Ryan Heath Chaplin, 37, was arrested on a warrant from a charge originating in January, said Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown ...