Todays News

US sees limitations on reuniting migrant families

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. Jonathan White, who leads the Health and ...

Marshalltown native enjoys success as a filmmaker

LOS ANGELES — Moving out West to make it in the movie business — the dream of many, the actualization of few. Marshalltown native Aaron Gervich, 29, has spent the last few years living and working in Los Angeles learning the ins and outs of filmmaking. His short film “Claire Means ...

Brown family encourages donations to Animal Rescue League

The Marshalltown Community is still coming to terms with the loss of 13-year-old Corey Brown. His love of pets has inspired an effort to raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown. One of the Brown’s dogs, Cooper, was adopted from the rescue league. Such was his love of dogs ...

Marshall County Courthouse opening delayed until fall

County leaders announced the Marshall County Courthouse is not estimated to be open until the fall. The building was originally supposed to open around the one-year anniversary of the July 19, 2018 tornado. “Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Auditor/Recorder were optimistic that we ...

Our town, our people

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Kelli Thurston is a realtor with Premier Real Estate and was born and ...

Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government ...

Rosie the riveting cat

STATE CENTER — Cats have roamed libraries since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Most famously in Iowa, Dewey the cat called the Spencer Public Library home from 1988 until his death in 2006. At the Gutekunst Public Library in State Center, a stray kitten named Rosie has made a home as the ...

Catholic Schools Week celebrated

An arctic mid-week froze out most of the activities planned to celebrate Catholic Schools Week at St. Francis Catholic School in Marshalltown, but the enthusiasm wasn’t dampened. The week has been celebrated annually since 1974, according to the National Catholic Education Association ...

Local services, state law discussed at mental health forum

Three local mental health professionals held a forum Thursday to discuss a 2018 state law aimed at improving access to care across Iowa, as well as what services exist in the Marshalltown area. Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, a licensed independent social worker, was joined by Dr. Douglas ...

Marshalltown city council to vote on E-911 rent

The Marshalltown city council is making an effort to improve relations with other Marshall County incorporated towns. Councilors discussed charging the Marshall County Communications Commission (MCCC) no rent — or $1 — for the first year rent on a portion of the second floor at the joint ...

Community Foundation announces guidelines for Rebuild Marshalltown funds

The Community Foundation of Marshall County has announced the guidelines for the 2019 funding cycles for the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund. The fund, open to non-profit entities, is intended to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown from damages sustained in the July 19, ...

Man arrested by Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force

A local man was arrested by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force on a warrant stemming from charges filed in November 2018. Five criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court identified Zacheriah Kenneth Dixon, 23, as being charged with a controlled substance violation ...

NEI3A offers a variety of services for seniors

The Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) may be best known for its congregate and home-delivered meals, but the agency offers many other services for those age 60 plus and their caregivers. The NEI3A faced a setback due to the July 19 tornado when it was forced out of its second-floor ...

Local policeman earns 30-year service award

Marshalltown Chief of Police Mike Tupper, left, joins Officer Randy Kessler honoring the officer’s 30-years of service to the department at Monday’s city council meeting. Tupper said Kessler’s first day on the job was Jan. 23, 1989. He complimented Kessler on his devotion to law ...

Iowa Republicans seek to weaken courts on abortion questions

DES MOINES — More than half of the Republican-dominated Iowa Senate has quickly signed on to a constitutional amendment aimed at weakening the state court system’s power to review abortion restrictions, just days after an Iowa judge overturned what would have been the nation’s broadest ...

Marshall County Courthouse opening delayed until fall

County leaders announced the Marshall County Courthouse is not estimated to be open until the fall. The building was originally supposed to open around the one-year anniversary of the July 19, 2018 tornado. "Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Auditor/Recorder were optimistic that we ...

Hundreds come to celebrate Corey Brown’s life

The parking lot and streets surrounding St. Henry Catholic Church were lined with cars as the people of Marshalltown, friends and family came together to celebrate Corey Brown's life at a visitation and vigil Friday evening. Thousands of visitors made their way to the church to remember ...

Governor visits Albion manufacturer

The bitter cold Wednesday didn’t stop dozens of workers at Albion-based Raymon-Donco Air Distribution Equipment from coming into work, and it didn’t stop Gov. Kim Reynolds from stopping by the plant either. The governor stopped by as part of the Condition of the State tour. Raymon-Donco ...

Preliminary autopsy of Corey Brown shows he died from a fall

The preliminary autopsy results of missing Marshalltown teen Corey Brown show he died after falling from a communication tower a mile from his home. He died from a significant head injury and blunt force trauma that resulted from climbing the tower and falling off of it, Marshalltown Police ...

Marshalltown city council approves contract with CGA

A statewide labor shortage was clearly evident in action taken by the Marshalltown City Council at Monday’s meeting. The council unanimously approved a resolution agreeing to hire CGA (Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc.) for professional engineering services in the amount of ...