Todays News

Landfill, compost facility report tornado debris numbers

The streets that once had downed trees, power poles, pieces of houses and more scattered around by the July 19 tornado have since been cleaned up, but all that waste had to go somewhere. That’s where the Marshalltown Compost Facility and Marshall County Landfill come in. Officials from both ...

Volume of destruction

The exact amount of debris caused by the July 19 tornado may never be known, but city officials said the volume of tree and vegetative debris brought to the Marshalltown Compost Facility reached into the hundreds of thousands of cubic feet. • Public vegetative debris brought into the ...

New tornado damage numbers released

After several weeks of assessments by city and county officials, as well as volunteers, updated tornado damage numbers were released Thursday. According to a statement released by Marshall County Emergency Management coordinator Kim Elder, 2,020 of the 4,607 parcels of property in the ...

Marshalltown among many communities saying farewell to Younkers

Younkers served its final customer at the Marshalltown Mall on Aug. 26. After months of speculation as to the financial health of its parent company, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., in April 2018 the corporation announced it was going out of business with liquidation firms Great American Group and ...

Fairy ring of mushrooms forms at Riverside Cemetery

For decades, Riverside Cemetery has been the target of tales of the supernatural: cursed chairs, ghost sightings and other paranormal activity. This week, its general manager Dorie Tammen spotted a fairy ring of mushrooms growing in the Oakhill section of the cemetery, adding a new tale to the ...

Chicken meals for those in need

Marshalltown Hy-Vee staff members were hard at work giving boxes of frozen chicken to Marshalltown residents Thursday. They gave away a total of about 34,000 pounds of chicken donated by Pilgrim’s Pride for tornado victims. Store dietitian Jennifer Scales, left, was among the employees ...

The Willows executive director welcomes residents

Homecoming is not just a weekend with a football game as centerpiece. Just ask Liz Zuercher of Marshalltown. After a hiatus she recently returned to the health care profession. Aug. 22 was her first day as executive director of the The Willows Assisted Living and Memory Care in the 2300 ...

U.S. Secretary of Ag talks trade in Melbourne

MELBOURNE – Agricultural tariffs and their effects on farmers were among many topics discussed in Melbourne when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Wednesday. He was joined by Congressman Rod Blum at a town hall meeting at the Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) ...

Marshalltown woman inducted into Election Center Hall of Fame

TIMES-REPUBLICAN DES MOINES — Marshalltown resident and State Director of Elections Dawn Williams was inducted into The Election Center’s Hall of Fame during ceremonies in New Orleans earlier this week. Only 12 other election professionals in the country have received this honor. ...

Same mission, new goals at Marshalltown Christian School

The Marshalltown Christian School (MCS) offers students K-8 a Christ-focused education experience where classroom size stays 15 students and below, and the building has what second-year Principal Bethany Wirin calls a “family-like” atmosphere. What’s new for the 2018-19 school ...

Officials confirm remains are those of missing Iowa boy

the associated press LA PORTE CITY — Authorities in northeastern Iowa have confirmed the human remains found in a creek earlier this month are those of an autistic teen who vanished from his small hometown in April. La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher said Wednesday afternoon that ...

Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

THE Associated Press PHOENIX — At least 1,500 people paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly pressed her face against after a ceremony for the ...

Public campgrounds ready for Labor Day

The unofficial end to summer is almost here and local officials expect campers at public sites in Marshall County over Labor Day weekend. There are two public camping areas overseen by Marshall County and one run by the City of Marshalltown. “The most heavily occupied times are that ...

Tips for comfortable tent camping

As Labor Day weekend approaches, many families in central Iowa may decide to pack up tents, chairs and sleeping bags and go enjoy a night or two of camping. There are three public areas available to tent campers: Timmons Grove and Grammer Grove county parks, run by the Marshall County ...

Seventh grader raises funds for tornado relief

Every year, Peyton Van De Walle, 12, of Chelsea hosts her own lemonade stand at the Chelsea Car Show with the goal of raising money for a charity. After the July 19 tornado, she decided people in Marshalltown could get the most use out of the funds. “Usually every year I do something, ever ...

Service award given

Marshalltown Chief of Police Mike Tupper, left, is shown with Officer Stephen Sheets after Tupper presented him a five-year service award at Monday night’s city council meeting. Tupper said Sheets currently works on the overnight patrol and is a member of the MPD’s tactical team. ...

Doggie Dip cancelled

Due to inclement weather in the Marshalltown area late Tuesday afternoon, the scheduled Doggie Dip event at the Marshalltown Aquatic Center was cancelled, according to the Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Facebook page. The event would have given area dogs a chance to splash around at the ...

Oakview Nursing Home celebrates Iowa Governor’s Quality Health Care Award

CONRAD — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 22 that two long-term care facilities have been selected to receive the 2018 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. Mercy Living Center-North of Clinton and Oakview Nursing Home of Conrad were selected from a field ...

Businesses open in areas affected by tornado

Courtesy of the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce This is a list of retail/service businesses in the tornado-impacted area that are open. The list was compiled by the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber cannot guarantee that all open businesses are on the list and apologizes for those ...

Fairgrounds project in Iowa in jeopardy of being canceled

the associated press WAVERLY — A northeastern Iowa community may lose the opportunity to build new fairgrounds and baseball diamonds if it doesn't raise $1 million by the end of the year. Terry Hinrichs is the consultant for the Champions Ridge project in Waverly. He told The ...