Todays News

Horses & Hoops

The first annual spring break Horses & Hoops event took place Thursday afternoon at Rapha Reins Equine Therapy Ranch. Youngsters of all ages got to spend the day enjoying the Great Outdoors through fishing, horseback riding, pony rides, games, basketball, polo, and more. The event was ...

Moving right along …

An overhead shot shows the progress being made on the new Marshalltown Fire/Police public safety facility.

Manhole installation, sanitary sewer expenses confront council

A resolution tabled by the city council earlier this week could impact a city sanitary sewer project started in 2011-12, and also may generate even more discussion at the March 26 council meeting. Specifically, the resolution called for council approval of an additional $399,100 for ...

Surgeon responds to allegations

An orthopedic surgeon from Marshalltown, under fire for allegedly not providing appropriate care for multiple patients she treated over a seven-year period, says the claims by the Iowa Board of Medicine were filed hastily and unfairly. Earlier this week, the Iowa Board of Medicine issued a ...

Linn Creek bridge closed beginning Monday

The Linn Creek bridge and connecting portions of Center Street will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for two weeks or more, depending on weather and scope of repairs, said Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel at a city council meeting earlier this week. “The repairs are a ...

Bob’s Bait & Tackle now open

Bob Nay is an outdoor enthusiast. “I’ve fished since I was eight years old,” he said. Nay recently opened Bob’s Bait & Tackle, located at 1106 N. 3rd Ave. For live bait, he carries nightcrawlers, worms, crawdads, chubs and minnows. He also has a variety of top water lures, ...

MPD officers ready to climb stairs for charity

Four members of the Marshalltown Police Department — Dane Bowermaster, Dave Danielson, Paul Heitman and Wyatt Shelangoski — are competing in the American Lung Association’s “Fight for Air Climb” in Des Moines on April 8. This is a relay race between different groups up 85 floors in ...

Grass fire near Melbourne

Volunteer fire departments from Melbourne and State Center were dispatched Thursday to the David Andrews farm on Jessup Avenue on report of a grass fire. Andrews said he was burning grass in a ditch when the “fire got out of hand. I have done this for many years, but this one got away from ...

Bring on the bicyclists

STATE CENTER — July 25 is more than four months distant, but credit State Center and Melbourne for being proactive preparing for RAGBRAI XLVI, and the thousands of bicyclists who will travel through their communities. For the uninitiated, RAGBRAI is an acronym for the Register’s Annual ...

Spring break relaxation

The YMCA-YWCA’s Spring Break Camp, for kids in grades K-6, is being held all week at the Y’s Cultural Center. On Wednesday afternoon, the youngsters got some fresh air spending time outside creating artwork with sidewalk chalk. Pictured is camp participant Dulce Negrete-Hasselmann, 8.

New card, same benefits

Any changes made to Medicare can at first seem daunting, but the latest change is a way to deter identify theft of America’s seniors. Medicare will soon be mailing out new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019 that will no longer display the cardholder’s Social Security ...

Traffic woes

Traffic was backed up for several minutes Wednesday afternoon along Highway 30 east of Marshalltown because of visibility issues caused by a grass fire. Law enforcement officers temporarily blocked traffic as area firefighters worked to contain the flames and smoke

Suspect sought by the MPD

Local law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating a Marshalltown man. In a press release, the Marshalltown Police Department reports that Shane Dean Rose, 40, has warrants for his arrest. Officials said Rose may have shaved the facial hair and added pink streaks to his ...

Hospital dispatcher cuts on hold for now

A plan by UnityPoint Health Marshalltown officials to turn over on May 18 all medically-related dispatching services to the newly-formed Marshall County Communication Commission has been put on hold. Also on hold is the May 18 termination date of four UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown E-911 ...

Apple grafting

Tuesday afternoon at Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, ISU Extension Forester Jesse Randall, left, showed Brown Bag Bunch participants how to graft apple trees. The hands-on program introduced attendees to this skill, which involves combining a bottom rootstock of one tree to the scion ...

Residents brainstorm about Highway 14 improvements

Business owners and residents in the area from Woodland Street to State Street, and from State Street to Linn Street shared concerns with city staff and representatives from consultants Bolton & Menk of Ames at two meetings Tuesday. It is part of a plan by the city of Marshalltown asking ...

Iowa senate scandal is ‘disappointing’ for Edler, Smith

DES MOINES — With this week’s news of a video showing the married Iowa Senate Majority Leader kissing a statehouse lobbyist in a Des Moines bar, followed by his resignation soon thereafter, two area lawmakers say they want to move forward with the business at hand. Iowa House Minority ...

Charges filed against Marshalltown surgeon

TIMES-REPUBLICAN An orthopedic surgeon from Marshalltown is under fire for allegedly not providing appropriate care for multiple patients she treated over a seven-year period in both Marshalltown and Vinton. On Tuesday, the Iowa Board of Medicine issued a statement of charges against ...

New location, new branding

In the last few years, local businesswoman Leona McDonough has made a name for herself in the catering and bakery industries as the owner of Heavenly Breads & Delights at the Marshalltown Mall, and caterer to three local venues: the Binford House, the Mowry-Irvine Mansion, and the historic ...

Stillwells to leave Marshalltown Salvation Army

Majors Ben and Beth Stillwell, who have provided leadership at the Marshalltown Salvation Army for about the last five years, will be retiring, effective April 1. “We will have some temporary leadership coming in from other agencies, as we will not have a permanent replacement for them ...