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Todays News

Marshalltown School Board updated on Roundhouse construction

Passersby driving on South 3rd Avenue near Marshalltown High School have seen new structures springing up in recent months during Phase II construction at the Roundhouse. Marshalltown Schools Buildings and Grounds Director Chuck Springer offered an update to the Marshalltown School Board ...

Veterans Memorial Coliseum feasibility study in progress

How much to spend, where and when for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum? Those are among a few questions Marshalltown city councilors, Parks and Recreation staff and local residents will have if they see a much anticipated feasibility study Sept. 15. Architect Damion Spilman ...

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn’t act in harassment case

IOWA CITY — A powerful Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act after learning one of his troopers harassed a female state employee, telling the woman to confront the trooper herself, she alleges in emails obtained by The Associated Press. Capt. Mark Logsdon's response angered legislative ...

Argument leads to felony charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An argument between a couple last month led to felony domestic abuse charges and a warrant filed against Michael Allen Boge, 54, of Marshalltown. Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said the victim reported the incident to police June 16. Based on her testimony, a warrant was ...

Man assaults fellow employee

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department and taken to Marshall County Jail last week on charges of assault/use of weapon. Dustin James Hickman, 34, allegedly struck a fellow employee in the testicles and waved a pocket knife in a threatening manner ...

Des Moines approves buyouts of flooded homes

the associated presS DES MOINES — Des Moines will spend up to $11.5 million on voluntary buyouts of home severely damaged by flooding in June. The Des Moines Register reports the City Council on Monday approved the spending for buyouts of homes damaged after heavy rains in late June ...

Meskwakis grow organic food to honor ancestors

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. is a busy one at Red Earth Gardens' (REG) pack shed. Staff are busy organizing a variety of organically-grown vegetables for customers to pick up in the heart of the Meskawki Settlement. So far this season there has been broccoli rabe, ...

Marshall County jailer receives award

After nearly two decades of working with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, Marshall County jailer Laura Arterburn was astonished to learn she had earned an award for her work. “You don’t expect to be rewarded for something that’s part of your job,” she said. “It was nice to have some ...

Marshalltown Art Festival slated for July 21

The Marshalltown Art Festival, formerly known as the Linn Creek Arts Festival, has become a popular, annual event, aimed at providing free family-friendly, entertainment options in downtown Marshalltown. The day-long festival will stretch from Center St. to 2nd Ave., and around the north side ...

New policies hit Iowa farmers hard

DES MOINES — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of ...

Major art and cultural initiative underway

The project is being called a game changer. The heart of the project is decades old. But the concept is entirely new. The Fisher Community Center, which was built in 1958 and lies in the middle of Marshalltown, houses an art collection that you might expect to see in cities much larger. The ...

Off to a sprinting start

The 18th Annual “Grimes Farm Run ... A Walk in the Park” was well-attended, and runners in the 5k, 8k, 1.6 mile and kids’ races enjoyed relatively cool, cloudy weather Saturday morning after a hot week. Proceeds from the run will go toward general upkeep of Grimes Farm and Conservation Center.

Local beekeepers stave off challenges to preserve population

DUBUQUE — Despite facing myriad challenges, local beekeepers and conservation officials are striving to preserve populations of honeybees and other critical pollinators. Clayton County, Iowa, resident Bill Johnson is one of the foremost local experts on bees. He operates Johnson Honey Farm ...

Tiny Iowa town is betting on a ‘sinkhole’ to save it

DYSART — The Main Street in Dysart is typical of those you find in other small Iowa communities — except for the giant gorge painted in the middle of the road. If you squint just right, it seems that the public library, a women's boutique and a Methodist church are about to be sucked into ...

A showdown in the mud

Along with pig races and a farmer's market, another new addition that came during the 2018 Central Iowa Fair was a mud volleyball tournament. Teams like the "Mud Doggers" and "Mud Queens" signed up early Saturday morning to face each other on special-made mud courts in the parking area on the ...

Iowa Sec. of Ag: ‘Need to see progress on tariffs’

Tariffs. Former Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt. Questions about Iowa producers growing barley, hops and industrial hemp. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Mike Naig hit all of those topics and more in a nearly 30-minute campaign and current event ...

‘A college marching band on steroids’

Drivers, walkers and bicyclists who went by the Marshalltown High School campus this week saw some peculiar, musical sights. Whether they were creating a drum beat, blaring the horn section or perfecting choreography, the San Antonio, TX-based Crossmen marching band called Marshalltown home ...

Minister: Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray hoped legacy would inspire others

DES MOINES — Former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray's legacy as a savior to many Vietnam War refugees and as a political centrist who might have a tough time being elected today was remembered Friday at a funeral in the church where he met his wife. As Iowa residents of all political stripes recall ...

Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and ...

Woman arrested for eluding police

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Marshalltown woman was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week for eluding them after a collision which severely damaged two vehicles but no injuries to either driver. In her initial appearance Friday in Marshall County District Court, Brook Taylor Harms, 21, also ...