Todays News

Expanding E15?

For drivers in Central Iowa, there is no shortage of different fuel types to fill up on at the gas station, whether it’s regular gasoline, E85, E10 or diesel. Another fuel type is also available, and is expanding in parts of the Midwest: E15. The E15 designation is given to fuel blends of ...

Expanding E15?

For drivers in Central Iowa, there is no shortage of different fuel types to fill up on at the gas station, whether it’s regular gasoline, E85, E10 or diesel. Another fuel type is also available, and is expanding in parts of the Midwest: E15. The E15 designation is given to fuel blends of ...

Expanding E15?

For drivers in Central Iowa, there is no shortage of different fuel types to fill up on at the gas station, whether it’s regular gasoline, E85, E10 or diesel. Another fuel type is also available, and is expanding in parts of the Midwest: E15. The E15 designation is given to fuel blends of ...

Gowdy: ‘Young adults key to Marshalltown’s future’

It is evident in talking to Third Ward Councilor Mike Gowdy he is bullish on Marshalltown’s future. The 66-year old retiree from a Newton optical company is running unopposed in the Nov. 7 election. Gowdy, a Melbourne native, was first elected in November, 2013. He defeated Merrill ...

StateRoundup

Colfax • A last minute decision to line downtown Colfax with pumpkins, vendors and a cornhole tournament during the Fall 4 Colfax festival on Oct. 7 turned out to be an unexpected success as more than 150 attendees filled the streets. The event was a community effort with the pumpkins ...

Senior Center

The noon meal is also available to seniors who are homebound through their Home-Delivered Meal Program. Weekday meals are offered to people 60 years of age or older and spouses on a contribution basis. Those under age 60 must pay $8.28. Food stamps are accepted. For holidays, weekends and ...

For one, a fulfilling and life-changing experience

When news comes on the television chronicling the latest developments of a natural disaster, it’s human nature to want to help in some way. “I was noticing all the storms in the news, first with Harvey. You sit on the couch and think ‘you have to do something.’” These are the ...

‘Week Without Violence’ marked with flags

Dozens of small orange and white flags were placed on the emerald green Marshall County Courthouse lawn Friday. Unfortunately, the flags represented a significantly larger domestic abuse problem worldwide and locally. Orange signified the countless numbers of domestic abuse victims and ...

Thrifty Friday

Shoppers looking for good deals made their way to the Salvation Army of Marshalltown Friday for the annual Assistance League of Marshalltown Fall Thrift Sale. The sale continues today from 9-11 a.m., and includes the Sack Sale, where shoppers can fill a sack with sale items for $5. The ...

StateRoundup

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 ...