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Todays News

Trump backtracks on call to gut $300M Great Lakes program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — President Donald Trump tried repeatedly to gut funding for a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup, only to be stymied by Congress. Suddenly, he did an about-face. It happened Thursday during a campaign-style speech in the battleground state of Michigan. For years, the ...

Garage fire extends to house resulting in significant damage

No one was injured, but a residence at 2213 Maple Blvd. in Marshalltown was extensively damaged by a fire at approximately 11:10 p.m. Thursday. Crews from the Marshalltown Fire Department responded while being advised an attached garage was burning with two cars inside. Upon arrival, ...

Youth abounds in local agriculture

From organizations like Future Farmers of America and 4-H to growing up on a family farm, many young Central Iowans are deeply involved in agricultural life. At the high school level, several students have taken it upon themselves not only to become involved in ag organizations, but have ...

Warren calls for ‘structural change’ at Marshalltown campaign stop

Caucus season rolls on in Iowa as U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited the Iowa Veterans Home Friday to share her platform and convince Democratic voters she is the right choice to take on U.S. President Donald Trump next year. Warren focused on economic policy at Friday’s campaign stop, ...

Human trafficking awareness group focusing on public recognition

A local group is working to help the public recognize signs of human trafficking. L.A.S.T. Watch (Labor and Sex Trafficking), Marshalltown’s human trafficking watchdog group, has partnered with the Marshalltown Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to release a new ...

Vietnam War era veteran reflects on military service

While thousands of military men and women served in Vietnam, thousands more were stationed stateside and overseas. Alecia Fry of the Iowa Veterans Home did both. Fry, a Medora Junction native, served in the U.S. Marines from 1970-73. “I originally considered joining the Air Force but a ...

Spring reminders: Burning and compost

Spring may be in the air in Marshalltown, but the remnants of last fall’s leaves and other vegetative debris have been revealed by the melting snow. The Marshalltown Compost Facility is set to reopen April 1 to take care of that kind of debris for the next several months. City Public Works ...

Marshalltown Police request help finding man related to assault case

Marshalltown Police are asking the public’s help finding a man with multiple warrants for his arrest involved in an assault case. Chad Michael Baker, 40, has ties to Marshalltown and the state of Colorado. Marshalltown Police ask you to contact them immediately if you know where Baker ...

Running, jumping, flipping, swinging

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS student-athlete silhouettes adorn the north side of Phase II of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project after being installed this week.

Whiskers, Wine and Something Divine fundraiser slated for April 4

The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown’s Whiskers, Wine and Something Divine is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. It will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at Midnight Ballroom. Now in its eighth year, the event celebrates the work of the ARL, raises money ...

Man charged with sex offender registration offense

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police recently on charges of sex offender - registration violation second or subsequent offense stemming from a traffic stop. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said Jonathan Lee Robinson, 32, was stopped for a violation when he fled on foot, but was ...

Local family to hold fundraiser for ewing sarcoma on April 6

LINCOLN — The life of Noah Ohrt will be celebrated at the second annual Noah’s Love Fundraiser. Noah, 17, of Gladbrook, died in March 2014 after battling ewing sarcoma for two years. His parents Ed and Kathy Ohrt and girlfriend Kyleah Dugan and her family work to keep his memory ...

Marshalltown Police request help finding man related to assault case

Marshalltown Police are asking the public's help finding a man with multiple warrants for his arrest involved in an assault case. Chad Michael Baker, 40, has ties to Marshalltown and the state of Colorado. Marshalltown Police ask you to contact them immediately if you know where Baker is ...

Our town, our people — Nicole Lynch

“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.  Nicole Lynch is the program director for REM Iowa developmental services. ...

Marshalltown Police to use hi-tech firearms training simulator

Marshalltown Police Department officers will not only be getting a new home currently under construction in the 900 block of South Second St., but will also soon have access onsite to a firearms training simulator. The Marshalltown City Council approved the MPD request for the simulator ...

Ambulance, vehicle collision under investigation

A UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown ambulance making a transport collided with another vehicle Wednesday evening. The incident is under investigation, said Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper. Injuries from the accident were not critical, but the extent and estimated damage is still unknown. ...

‘Pillowcase Project’ prepares local youth for emergencies

This week officials proclaimed Emergency Preparedness Week and local youth can celebrate while learning skills which will keep their families safe in emergency situations. “The Pillowcase Project” set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Marshalltown Public Library will emphasize preparedness for ...

Man arrested for harassment

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police recently for harassment-first degree, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Robert William Meling, 40, was upset with the victim and threatened to break his neck if the issue happened again. ...

Man jailed for sex abuse faces new charges

A man being held in Marshall County Jail for sex abuse-second degree, stalking and harassment charges faces a new round of charges, according to a criminal complaint filed in Marshall County District Court. Richard Scott Aschan, 20, made his initial appearance Wednesday on a charge of sexual ...

Next generation of teachers

Marshalltown High School students have a chance to get an early start in learning to be a teacher. An Introduction to Education course offers students a chance to learn about teaching, and then go and apply what they learn in local classrooms. “Last year when we were signing up for ...