Todays News

Looking ahead

Brick-and-mortar businesses must compete with online counterparts every year during the holidays, and Marshalltown Regional Partnership CEO Dave Barajas said local businesses did well as 2017 came to a close. “In general, I’ve heard that business owners were pleased with business over ...

Second-ward applicants to be interviewed by council

Four citizens have put their name up for Marshalltown City Council consideration to fill the second ward council opening recently vacated by Mayor Joel Greer. Leigh Bauder, Jay Carollo, Brittany O’Shea and Bob Untiedt are set to be interviewed by council members at noon this Friday in ...

Man killed in car accident

FERGUSON — An investigation is under way into a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Kellogg man Wednesday afternoon in southeast Marshall County. Sgt. Nate Ludwig of the Iowa State Patrol told the Times-Republican that the driver, Mark Haunsperger, 67, was traveling eastbound ...

Saying goodbye to Goosey Goose

In July 2015, the Times-Republican first reported on the story of Goosey Goose, a domestic waterfowl that was donated to Riverside Cemetery in 2014 by Nancy Adams and Jeff Braddock of rural Melbourne. In his 3-1/2 years as the cemetery’s resident “celebrity,” the bird was friend to both ...

MPD conducts compliance checks

Eight local businesses and their respective employees have been cited for selling alcohol to underage persons. Last weekend, the Marshalltown Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at local businesses and retail stores throughout the community. The MPD conducts these checks ...

Getting back in shape

With a new year comes an influx of gym-goers looking to get in shape for their New Year’s resolutions and exercise after holiday season celebrations. “This is, without doubt, the time of year that we get a lot more people,” said Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Financial Development Director Kim ...

Getting out of the cold

“We opened up because of this bitter cold, and just don’t want something tragic to happen because somebody didn’t have a place to go.” Several days of below-zero temperatures has Central Iowans chilled, none more so than those without a consistent place to stay and rest; Trinity ...

Safeguarding against fires

Winter can be a time of family fun, good cheer and celebrations, but it can also be a time of weather-related accidents. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating, storms, candle usage and holiday decorations can all increase the risk of fires this time of year. The ...

Hello 2018: It’s a boy!

Chelsie and Steven Wren started 2018 with the birth of their second child, a son named Maddox Edmond Howard Wren, who entered the world on New Year’s Day at 8:08 p.m. at UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown — the first local baby born in the new year. Maddox weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ...

Senior is known for his respectful manner

Andrew Bramon, 17, a senior at Marshalltown High School, is the kind of student who arrives at school with a positive attitude. “I come to school prepared to learn,” he said. Andrew keeps a busy schedule during this, his senior year. He likes having study hall time to work on his ...

Looking to the future

With 2018 now upon us, the Marshalltown Public Library is working to expand some programing options for the new year, plus maintain some popular features. “We recently completed our first full year of offering Sunday library hours — 1-4 p.m. — and we have found those hours are the most ...

A look back at 2017

What were the issues and the people who made headlines this year? In a staff review of the hundreds of stories that appeared in the Times-Republican this past year, along with website and social media feedback, here are the top 10 local stories (in no particular order) from 2017: Hospital ...

A Marshalltown treasure

Changes are afoot at the 1870s-era Mowry Irvine Mansion, located at 503 W. Main St. in Marshalltown. Earlier this year, the residence was donated to the Historical Society of Marshall County (HSMC) by Madelyn and Steve Irvine. For the first time, the house is available for public touring, ...

StateRoundup

Solon • Solon sixth graders are making a difference. Nate Spengler and Mia Stahle, students in Kearce Lindner’s sixth grade class at Solon Middle School, wanted to create their own foundation (the Solon Spork Foundation) and do some good with it. The two set on a fundraiser to benefit the ...

Four vie for open council seat

Four citizens have put their name up for Marshalltown City Council consideration to fill the upcoming second ward opening to be vacated by Mayor-elect Joel Greer in January. Leigh Bauder, Jay Carollo, Brittany O’Shea and Bob Untiedt are set to be interviewed by council members in early ...

Instant comedy is going to get you

“Instant Comedy — Just Add Spam” the improvisation comedy show has entertained audiences in Marshalltown for the past 10 years. It returns to the Orpheum Theater with a workshop today at 6:30 p.m., and public performances on Dec. 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. Around 2-6 people take to the stage ...

Sewing success

STATE CENTER — Ashley Kelber is a busy woman, and she has found a use for her passion for sewing with Just Sew, where she offers tailoring, alterations and other fabric-based services in State Center. “I do custom sewing, designs, alterations, repairs, private sewing classes and ...

911 agreement gets third OK

Another step was taken on a potential agreement for 911 services by the Marshall County Local Emergency Management Commission (LEMC) Wednesday evening. “There were just a lot of little questions and answers, and a lot of very good discussion, a lot of teamwork,” said Marshall County ...