Todays News

Alliant: Gas line restored for six Marshall county communities

Alliant announced that residential customers in the six Marshall county communities impacted by a hit gas transmission line can now resume their normal natural gas use. "We want to thank all of our customers for their cooperation," spokesperson Mike Wagner said in an email. "Their ...

Our town, our people — Mark Smith

“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.  Rep. Mark Smith (D - Marshalltown) works as a licensed independent social ...

Inmate sent threatening emails to victim

An inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) was arrested for Stalking and Harassment-first degree, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Matthew Allen Sumpter, 33, was recently transported from the MPCF to the Marshall County ...

History of Spanish Flu pandemic slated for Saturday

The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most severe pandemic in modern history and Marshalltown was not immune to it. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Riverside Cemetery General Manager Dorie Tammen will give a presentation at the Marshalltown Public Library about the flu’s devastating ...

Gibson receives 10 year service award

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Gibson, second from left, accepts a certificate recognizing his 10 years of service to the county from the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. From left: board Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, Gibson, board Chairman Bill Patten and board ...

Dance Konnection Christmas Extravaganza set for Sunday

The public is welcome to check out a holiday season celebration Sunday afternoon at the Marshalltown High School-Community Auditorium. Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance/Dance Konnection Director Kimi Kups-Benson said performances will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium, 1602 ...

Diocese says Iowa priest who threatened rape has recovered

IOWA CITY — A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday defended its decision to continue employing a priest who told police he was trying to rape a woman when he was arrested naked in an Iowa mall in 2013. The Diocese of Sioux City issued a statement for the first time acknowledging the ...

Love billboards go up in Marshalltown

An effort in the Pacific Northwest to spread love across the country has come to Marshalltown. The messaging of the Love on Every Billboard project is simple. A billboard is chosen and the word “Love” is emblazoned across it for pedestrians and residents to see. “I love the fact ...

County discusses FEMA funding for part of courthouse restoration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has become well-known since Marshalltown was hit by the July 19 tornado. Now, county officials are looking to apply for funding through the agency. While the Marshall County Courthouse is being repaired thanks to insurance funds, Auditor and ...

Gas transmission line break affecting Marshall County

A gas transmission line was hit and is affecting six Marshall County communities, according to Alliant Energy.Alliant is asking its customers in State Center, Melbourne, Rhodes, St. Anthony, Clemons and LaMoille to conserve their natural gas use through Thursday morning “to maintain the ...

New housing construction underway near Iowa River Hospice

An Urbandale housing developer, construction and property management company has returned to Marshalltown building more housing. Housing has become a precious commodity in town since the July 19 tornado crushed or severely damaged a large number of rental properties and single family ...

Local librarian earns service award

Marshalltown Public Library part-time librarian Ellen Youds, left, holds a five-year City of Marshalltown service certificate which was presented to her at a city council meeting earlier this week by Head Librarian Sarah Rosenblum. Youds previously worked as librarian in the Marshalltown ...

Pat down at Burger King leads to felony arrest

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week following an incident at the local Burger King. Rodolfo Marcelino Sadie Jr., 39, was charged with Conspiracy with Intent to Deliver Marijuana under 50 Kilograms, a Class D Felony. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD ...

‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS, the cable network said in ...

Mexico accepts housing migrants

TIJUANA, Mexic — As Mexico wrestles with what to do with more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out at a sports complex in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on ...

CBD to receive $30,000 from city in FY ‘19

The local Central Business District organization will have $4,000 more to carry on its efforts to help re-build downtown Marshalltown next year. City councilors voted 7-0 at Monday night’s meeting to provide $30,000 next fiscal year to CBD versus $26,000 allocated this fiscal ...

Gas transmission line break affecting Marshall County

A gas transmission line was hit and is affecting six Marshall County communities, according to Alliant Energy. Alliant is asking its customers in State Center, Melbourne, Rhodes, St. Anthony, Clemons and LaMoille to conserve their natural gas use through Thursday morning "to maintain the ...

City OKs $6,780 for 13th Street security cameras

Marshalltown city councilors and the 13th Street District took a bite out of crime. Councilors voted 7-0 to approve a resolution at Monday night’s city council meeting providing $6,780 in city funds to help in the purchase of three security cameras for the district. Those funds will be in ...

Man pulled over for traffic violation had explosive device

A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail earlier this week after Marshalltown police found a homemade explosive device on him during a traffic stop. Timothy Andrew Kluck, 48, was stopped for a traffic violation on the Center Street viaduct, Capt. Brian Batterson ...

Nostagia abounds during Christmas in Conrad 2018

CONRAD — Christmas can be a time when many people think back on memories of simpler times. Nostalgia is an important part of celebrating Christmas because it reminds people that they are a part of a tradition that goes back for many years. Conrad’s annual Christmas in Conrad celebration ...