Todays News

House of Compassion works to reopen overnight shelter, repair tornado damage

Providing social services as a non-profit organization can sometimes feel like taking two steps forward and three steps back. The House of Compassion, 211 W. Church Street, is in the process of working to reopen its overnight emergency shelter, as well continue to evaluate the over $90,000 ...

Union Pacific R.R. to cut 475 jobs

The Union Pacific Corp. said earlier this week it would cut 475 employees in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020, Reuters reported. “The cuts will be system-wide as part of an effort to reduce our general ...

State, city announce winterizing assistance for Marshalltown tornado victims

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer announced a new program Friday to provide temporary minor emergency home repairs to eligible Marshalltown residents impacted by the July tornado, according to a release. Voluntary Agencies Leading and Organizing Repairs (VALOR) will use ...

Man charged with third degree sexual assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested earlier this week by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail for sexual assault third degree. Shaddare Jammal Watkins, 25, allegedly participated in a sex act with the female victim earlier this month at a residence in the 400 block of ...

Cleanup still underway

T-R PHOTO BY GARRY BRANDENBURG Tornado damage from July 19 are in the process of being cleaned up by crews from Asplundh along East Main Street Road. Trees that had overgrown an old railroad bed captured tornado wind blown debris primarily from the destruction of portions of the Lennox ...

David L. Leach, 67

David L. Leach, 67, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at First Friends Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Anderson ...

UnityPoint Health Foundation aids Emergency Food Box

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Judy Adland, UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown Foundation Board member and chair of the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, center, is shown presenting a gift recently to the local Emergency Food Box. “Our community’s recovery matters to us,” she said. “Thanks to ...

Man arrested for pre-trial violations

A Waterloo man was arrested earlier this week by a Marshall County deputy on a warrant for violating pre-trial conditions stemming from an incident earlier this year. Joshua Thomas Ostdahl, 25, had been arrested May 19 by Marshalltown police on five criminal counts, Marshall County Sheriff ...

Mail bombs inject national security into 2018 campaigns

WASHINGTON — A spate of suspicious packages containing pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN has injected national security into the final two weeks of the midterm elections. Security has been beefed up around some potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and concerns ...

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

WASHINGTON — Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people. The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger ...

Cecil’s Cafe closes

Cecil’s Cafe, the iconic business located at 13 Iowa Avenue East, has served its last customers. First founded in 1960 by the late Cecil Johnson, the eatery, known for its breakfast fare and tenderloins, has officially closed its doors. In its later years, the restaurant was operated by ...

Friends and colleagues mourn loss of transit administrator

From Mayor Joel Greer to Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper to colleagues, there has been an outpouring of condolences for the late City Transit Administrator Richard Stone. Stone, 55, died Oct. 17 at his Des Moines-area home. He worked for the city for 17 years. Greer called for a ...

Gov. Reynolds rallies party faithful at Marshalltown stop

With cheers of “go Kim go,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds took the cue and rallied county Republicans at a campaign stop in the local Tremont on Main Wednesday. Citing a critical need to keep Iowa moving, and other issues near and dear to Republicans, Reynolds and a host of other candidates ...

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ opens Friday

(Fake) blood. Adult humor. The Marshalltown Community Theate’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse, 109 S. Center St. An R-rated show, the play is based on the cult classic 1980s “Evil Dead Trilogy” of ...

Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN

the Associated Press WASHINGTON — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before ...

Local candidates spotlighted at Tuesday’s Chamber forum

As a way of learning more about the people running for local elected office, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce invited the public to a forum held Tuesday evening at the Fisher Community Center, moderated by Ken Anderson. Marshall County Auditor/Recorder Nan Benson, a Republican of ...

Sen. Grassley talks trade, mid-terms, Kavanaugh at Rotary

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t on the ballot in November, but he’s working to ensure fellow Republicans at the federal and state level retain power. He talked about the upcoming mid-term election and many other topics at a Rotary Club of Marshalltown meeting Tuesday at Elmwood Country ...

Marshalltown Water Works names new CEO/GM

Shelli Lovell has been named the new General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Marshalltown Water Works. Lovell, who currently serves as the chief operating officer at Iowa Regional Utilities Association, will assume her new position Nov. 7. She has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State ...

Check presented to Special Olympics

Dunkin’ Donuts employees and law enforcement officials present a check for $30,811 to Special Olympics Iowa athletes at the company’s Marshalltown location Tuesday. The money was raised during the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser. The Marshalltown Dunkin’ Donuts was chosen for the presentation ...