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North Liberty • A new marathon is coming to the area promising to be a unique collaboration between Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and all points in between. Run Crandic, powered by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, will take place on April 29, 2018, and leave NewBo City Market in ...

5 candidates vie for 2 at-large seats

Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories on the Oct. 11 city council candidate forum hosted by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. Thursday’s first installment featured mayoral candidates Joel Greer and Gary Thompson. Also included was first ward candidate Sue Cahill. Two ...

Phase II is under way

The growling of trucks and construction equipment echoed off the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse Thursday morning as school board members, administrators, construction and design specialists and community members gathered to kick off Phase II of the Roundhouse project.

Gilman candidates want change

GILMAN — With the Nov. 7 city elections fast approaching, few communities in Marshall County have more city council candidates than Gilman. Two seats are up this year, and there are five candidates vying for a spot; all of them have goals for the city should they get voters’ approval. ...

Grimes Farm wood burning session slated for Nov. 1

Grimes Farm’s final installment in its year-long “Naturally Artistic” art series will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m., with the focus of wood burning. “Pyrography, also known as the art of wood burning, literally means ‘writing with fire’ and it is a fun way to enhance ...

Calls for change at city council candidate forum

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories on Wednesday’s city council candidate forum hosted by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. The second installment featuring comments by five at-large candidates and third ward’s Mike Gowdy will appear in Friday’s edition. Candidates ...

State Center topic of Third Thursday program slated for Oct. 19th

State Center, which has a population of about 1,500, has a rich and storied history. Its tale will be told by its mayor, Harlan Quick, in a presentation given on Oct. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Historical Society of Marshall County’s Museum, as part of the History on Third Thursday ...

Sending hope

“We’re hoping to sew seeds of love and tolerance and compassion for our children.” That’s the goal of a national effort by Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) called the “Dear Young Person Campaign.” Heart of Iowa BBBS Executive Director Lynne Carroll said she hopes the organization ...

MPD investigate car break-ins at Y

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect or suspects connected to several car break-ins at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA parking lot Tuesday afternoon. According to Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Brian Batterson, officers were called to the Y ...

Vet served in WWII and Korean War

Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. Dale F. Hicks, 89, spent nearly 30 years in the U.S. Navy, first stationed in ...

Fighting hate

From being a committed neo-Nazi skinhead leader in the 1980s and 1990s to speaking out against hatred now, Frank Meeink had a lot of experiences to share with the large crowd gathered in Dejardin Hall at Marshalltown Community College Tuesday. “I was a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan, a huge ...

Sen. Grassley visits IVH

No one could blame U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley for thinking a Tuesday afternoon tour of the Iowa Veterans Home was a pleasant trip down memory lane. As a congressman, Grassley was a keynote speaker at a new IVH building ribbon-cutting approximately 40 years ago, according to Times-Republican ...

BBQ joint, Home Grown Smokers, opens in downtown Tama

TAMA — Walk through the doors of Home Grown Smokers and you feel you have stepped into the deep south. Johnny Cash posters are on the wall, southern rock is blasting from the radio and the smell of BBQ wafts through the air. The joint is run by long time grill master T.R. Mead along with ...

Capturing the beauty in everything

“A photo should evoke an emotion and do something; thinking about it that way will change how you take a photo.” These are the words of Tim McMahon, whose photography is on display now until Dec. 7 in Conference Room A in the Fisher Community Center, as part of the Central Iowa Camera ...

Council OKs grant application

A resolution indicating support for a not to exceed $475,000 grant that, if approved, could eventually help offset an estimated $3.8 million to renovate the Veterans Memorial Coliseum generated a significant amount of interest and discussion among the Marshalltown City Council at its regular ...

Adorning the streets

Marshalltown drivers likely noticed hundreds of American flags suddenly flying throughout town Monday morning on their way to work or to drop off the kids, like the ones shown here near the Lincoln Towers. The flags were set up by the Marshalltown Morning Optimist Club.

Marshalltownian crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA

Isabella Russell, 17, a senior at Marshalltown High School, was crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA 2018 in a competition held at the Newton High School Auditorium over the weekend. “It was my first pageant ever,” Russell said. “My sister did one her senior year, and I wanted to do it ...

Get help to pay Medicare costs

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Many Iowans, especially those living on a fixed income, may be in need of help paying for their Medicare premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and drug costs. The Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help programs can offer assistance to Iowans in need. “SHIIP is available to ...

Woman charged with forgeries and identify theft

A woman who allegedly stole checks from a Waterloo resident and used them to purchase goods at a local business was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department earlier this week. Christin Marie Campbell-Martin, 37, was charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class B felony. Additionally, ...

UnityPoint: ‘Keeping healthcare local’

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series about the first five-months plus operation of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. The not-for-profit organization took over management of Central Iowa Health Care assets May 1 as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. Today’s story highlights ...