Todays News

$50K playground grant awarded to Woodbury Elementary

The northeast side of Marshalltown was squarely in the crosshairs of the July 19 tornado and many homes and businesses in the area were devastated. Woodbury Elementary School did not see the level of destruction of many other area buildings, but its students were impacted by the storm. The ...

Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop in need of tour guide

HAVERHILL — The Historical Society of Marshall County moderates six historic properties and manages one more — the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop, which is owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa. Summer 2018 threw some challenges at the HSMC. “All six of our properties were ...

EMS Week celebrated at UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown

Cheeseburgers, hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill greeted a large number of EMS personnel affiliated with Marshalltown Area Paramedic Services and the Marshalltown Fire Department as they celebrated EMS Week Wednesday afternoon. The 35 MAPS employees serve communities ranging from ...

Albion to install new $700K deep water well

A need to have a second viable water source motivated Albion town councilors to vote 4-1 in favor of a resolution authorizing construction of a new well. Estimated cost of the Mississippian well is $350,000 while the cost of filtration is an additional $350,000 and will be a necessary part ...

Fatal crash investigation ongoing, no charges at this time

Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper said the investigation into a car accident that killed second-grader Christian Maxon last week is ongoing. “I would anticipate it will take us a few more days to wrap that up,” Tupper said. “We haven’t had any discussion about charges at this ...

ISU sustainable environments students study tornado recovery

Ask anyone who has been involved in recovery efforts following the July 2018 tornado and they would say it’s a marathon not a sprint. Iowa State University’s sustainable environments masters-level program has pledged a year’s time studying recovery and the needs of those living in ...

Iowa man sues after arrest for profane post against deputy

DES MOINES — A southwest Iowa man filed a free speech lawsuit Tuesday against a sheriff’s deputy, his supervisor and a county government after he was charged with harassment for writing a social media post that profanely criticized the deputy. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa ...

Teachers pack school board meeting amid ongoing union negotiations

Since formal negotiations began a month ago, the Marshalltown Education Association teachers’ union and Marshalltown Schools administrators have not come to terms about what the union can negotiate. District officials have said several permissible items like seniority, salary schedules, ...

National Veterans Awareness Riders visit Iowa Veterans Home

Monday morning, around 50 people from around the nation rode in to the Iowa Veterans Home on motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles as part of the NVAR (National Veterans Awareness Riders) annual ride, which culminates in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. “This facility is one of the best we ...

Marshalltown Schools: Adjustment to future road safety curriculum possible

Following a fatal car accident which killed an 8-year-old Franklin Elementary student, Marshalltown Schools officials said current road safety curriculum is not being changed but may in the future. Christian Maxon, a second grader, died from injuries after being hit by a vehicle near the ...

A grape delight

Monday evening, youngsters in Boy Scout Troop #329 transplanted 100 wild grape seedlings at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center’s playscape. They were aided by members of the ISU Master Gardener Program. The hope is the grapes will begin growing up and over this newly installed metal tunnel, ...

Local man charged with second domestic assault

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail recently for domestic abuse assault second offense and obstruction of emergency communication equipment. Sean Matthews Smith, 36, was taken into custody after officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 ...

Man charged with domestic abuse

A local man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on a charge of domestic abuse assault, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Marcos Venegas 18, assaulted the victim by striking her in the face with a closed fist, ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — A Florist

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. The sweet scent of lilies, daisies, roses, carnations and daffodils fill the air. Their ...

Student in the Spotlight — Angelamaria Voigt

Hoglan Elementary School fourth grader Angelamaria Voigt enjoys a lot of school activities, but her favorite is creating art. One recent example of her skill is a clay figure of a penguin with a unicorn’s horn. That piece is part of a theme of Angelamaria’s art. “I like to draw and ...

Weekend happenings

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Saturday, the Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA) held its 75th anniversary art sale, selling artwork and art supplies, at its location inside the Fisher Community Center. It will soon be vacating the spot, moving its programming to Iowa Valley Continuing ...

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war

MADRID — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any ...

Sadie Weekley named Marshalltown Police Department Employee of the Year

Sadie Weekley may be a petite, laid-back and friendly young woman, but she is also a tough, resourceful and well-respected sergeant at the Marshalltown Police Department. She is the 2019 recipient of the Times-Republican’s seventh annual MPD Employee of the Year Award. She was chosen by a ...

Marshall County Jail sees high rate of mental illness among inmates

Of all Marshall County Jail inmates, 42 percent are being treated for some form of mental illness. With more mental health patients than beds in Iowa’s mental health institutes, a large number end up in the criminal justice system rather than in a health care facility. “It’s been an ...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in ...