Todays News

Man arrested for domestic abuse assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested for domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air/blood by Marshalltown police earlier this week and taken to Marshall County Jail, according to police and Marshall County District Court records. Alan Herman Bonin, 47, was arrested on a warrant after a ...

Investigators still baffled by disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts

THE Associated Press MONTEZUMA — Blake and Dalton Jack were planning to leave their small Iowa town Wednesday for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Dominican Republic. Blake, 23, was planning to marry his fiancee in a beachside ceremony in front of Dalton, 20, and Dalton's longtime ...

$25,000 contribution to tornado relief from Karl Chevrolet

An announcement from Mayor Joel Greer that Lennox International had today pledged $500,000 and Karl Chevrolet of Des Moines $25,000 to tornado-relief efforts at the onset of Monday's special council was met with excitement from council and attendees. Additionally, councilors voted unanimously ...

County offices find new home

With the Marshall County Courthouse looking at lengthy repairs, several offices — both state and county — have been forced to move out of the historic building. The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved two lease agreements to find new homes for county and court offices while the ...

UnityPoint Family Medicine clinic to re-open today

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Eleven days after moving to the South campus Medical Park due to the EF-3 tornado which devastated much of Marshalltown’s northside including downtown, UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Family Medicine clinic will reopen at the North campus (downtown) today. Until further ...

Staying healthy during school

Area parents are already thinking about picking up classroom supplies for the students as the new school year approaches — local nurses said they also need to think about making sure their children are immunized. “It is so important right now, with the school year coming up that we’re ...

Keeping farm machine history alive

It’s a way to pay homage to the tractors and farming techniques of the early 1900s. The 34th annual Steam Threshing and Plowing Show demonstrates the time and labor that went into harvesting crops over 100 years ago. This yearly event, sponsored by the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association ...

Courthouse updated information

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Marshall County Courthouse will be closed beginning July 20 until further notice due to the July 19 tornado. Many of the Marshall County Offices will be opening beginning Tuesday with minimal operations at the Great Western Bank, 11 N. First Ave., Marshalltown on the ...

Informational meeting on businesses impacted by the tornado

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Informational meeting for building and business owners impacted by the July 19 tornado will be at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St. Learn about post-tornado resources available from the Small Business Development Center, Small Business ...

City asks helpers to track volunteer hours

TIMES-REPUBLICAN The city asks that all volunteers for disaster relief keep track of their hours, according to a press release. Officials are trying to keep a total of all hours. “If you are a group that has had volunteers in the disaster recovery, it is very important to keep records of ...

Woman charged with assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local woman was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail last week for allegedly throwing a plate which hit the victim in the head. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said Elizabeth Marie Bell, 29, was taken into custody after officers were ...

Man fires assault rifle in city limits

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this month for carrying and recklessly firing an AK-47 assault rifle in city limits according to Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall County District Court records. Angel Alaya-Hernandez, 28, ...

Marshalltown-native, Toby Huss, volunteers help at damaged homes

“Together everyone achieves more” is an age-old adage which was clearly put into practice at a residence in the 800 block of West Main Street last week. Volunteers from the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity and Des Moines-area John Deere companies ...

Lt. Gov., local leaders thank Red Cross in Marshalltown

The temporary American Red Cross headquarters at Marshalltown Community College room 535 is usually abuzz with activity by 8 a.m. This morning, staff and volunteers awaited the words of local and state leaders. Among the visitors was Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, who previously visited Marshalltown ...

Lennox announces $500,000 donation to Marshalltown recovery

Lennox International Inc. announced a commitment to donate $500,000 to tornado recovery efforts in Marshalltown, according to a press release. Lennox facilities were destroyed in the July 19 tornado. The company announced plans to rebuild last week. Lennox was founded in Marshalltown and has ...

Street to street and block to block

It didn’t take long after the 144-mph winds of an EF-3 tornado shook Marshalltown on July 19 for aid organizations and volunteers to come rushing to help — one of the primary agencies has been the American Red Cross. Response teams were in town almost immediately after the storm. Since ...

Margaret Ruth Farmer, 91

Margaret Ruth Farmer, 91, of Eldora, passed away on Saturday, July 28th at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, after a brief illness. Visitation for Margaret will be held on Tuesday, July 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. The funeral service will be ...

Salvation Army moves headquarters to its thrift store

Serving folks impacted by the recent tornado is a daunting enough task, but when your offices are also damaged, it can make the mission all the more challenging. But the staff at the Marshalltown Salvation Army hasn’t missed a beat. Its headquarters, 107 W. State Street, sustained enough ...

Red Cross serves thousands of meals

Getting food and water into the hands of disaster victims is one of the many functions of the American Red Cross. The organization brought over 260 volunteers and 75 staff to Marshalltown in the wake of the July 19 tornado and have been serving the community since. Here are some stats from ...

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 ...