Todays News

Lampe earns city service award

Marshalltown police officer Sarah Lampe is pictured looking at a City of Marshalltown five-year service certificate presented to her earlier this week by Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper at a Marshalltown City Council meeting. Tupper acknowledged Lampe’s enthusiasm, work ethic and skill ...

Lorraine Davis, 90

Lorraine Davis, 90, of Clemons, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home. Funeral services for Lorraine will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Marshall officiating. Public visitation will ...

Man charged with theft

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested and taken to the Marshall County Jail earlier this week after being charged with theft in the third degree. Ryan Heath Chaplin, 37, was arrested on a warrant from a charge originating in January, said Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown ...

Traffic stop leads to arrest

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A traffic stop resulted in a host of charges against a Chelsea man according to Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department. Andrew Dillon Clayton, 25, was stopped by the MPD in the 2800 block of East Main Street Road for speeding earlier this week, according ...

Enjoying the weather

Many in Marshall County have certainly been itching to get outside and do something after weeks of cold, snowy, icy weather. On Monday afternoon, these fishermen tried to catch some recently-stocked trout at Sand Lake. Marshall County Conservation Director Mike Stegmann said 2,000 trout were ...

Council asks legislature to retain $400K ‘backfill’

The Marshalltown City Council went on record and requested the Iowa legislature to again honor its annual $400,000 “backfill” allotment to the city at Monday night’s meeting. Councilors voted 7-0 in passing a resolution supporting program continuation which benefits cities, counties and ...

Changing priorities

A long-time local state representative is confident the Iowa House of Representatives will turn from red to blue this November. “I am the Democratic leader in the Iowa House, and I believe that we have a good chance of taking control of the Iowa House and putting forward and agenda that is ...

Canine excellence

K9 units from the Marshalltown Police Department recently attended the U.S. Police Canine Association’s (Iowa Region) annual Narcotic Dog Certification Trial which was held in Anamosa. Lt. Kiel Stevenson with K9 Raji, left, and Sgt. Tom Watson with K9 Jordy, were among 56 dog teams seeking ...

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros slated for Friday

It’s been a staple of Marshalltown Public Library’s programing for 17 years. The annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) will take place Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. with free activities for youth of all ages inside and outside the library. “Everything is ...

Man arrested on sex assault warrant

TIMES-REPUBLICAN GILMAN — Local authorities have arrested a man wanted on an out-of-state warrant for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile girl in Missouri. On Monday, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office arrested Oren Dean Roorda, 26, without incident, at a tavern in Gilman ...

Woman charged with domestic assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Tama woman was arrested for domestic abuse assault-injury earlier this week when she allegedly pushed the victim — with whom she had a relationship — to the ground during an altercation in the parking lot of a local tavern. Heidi Lynn Haughey, 31, was arrested by ...

Annual Quilts of Valor ceremony slated for Sat.

The Marshalltown-based Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety (CIQS) will host its annual springtime Quilts of Valor ceremony, Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. inside the Malloy Leisure Resource Center (MLRC) at the Iowa Veterans Home. The event is free and open to the public. This year, 13 men and one ...

Staying focused on goals

Arlet Vasquez, 14, an eighth grader at Miller Middle School, is learning that decisions she makes now will impact her future success. “Arlet has had her share of struggles since coming to Miller last year [but now] she has made the choice to make her grades an important part of her ...

Abortion and opioids among issues at the Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the Iowa legislative session inches toward adjournment with Republican leaders focused on tax cuts and the state budget, some lawmakers and advocacy groups are still pushing for other bills that have received less attention. It's unclear what measures, if any, could ...

Marshalltown receives Opportunity Zone designation

“A half a loaf is better than none,” goes the adage. In Marshalltown’s case recently, one-third of a loaf is better than none. Specifically, the city received notification one of three census tracts submitted for Opportunity Zone designation had been approved, much to the delight of ...

Call to local collectors

The Times-Republican is continuing its “It Started as a Hobby...” series, profiling area collectors. From Pepsi memorabilia, to guitar picks, belt buckles, phonographs, Russian stacking dolls, movie posters, historical pharmaceutical bottles and more, we’re interested in anything readers ...

Living history

After hours of filming, interviewing and editing, four Miller Middle School eighth-graders stood in front of an audience of veterans at the Iowa Veterans Home Friday, ready to show the product of their hard work. That product was a documentary film featuring seven residents from the IVH. ...

Former Marshalltown teacher charged with possession of child porn

A former Marshalltown Schools music instructor is charged with possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography. Marshalltown resident Glen Sedlacek, 67, was arrested by federal agents in December of 2017, according to KCCI News. He was an instructor at the district for 31 years ...

A report from the capitol

The 100th day of the 2018 state legislative session came and went last week, and two local lawmakers shared updates from the ongoing work at the Iowa State Capitol Saturday. “I think that probably, when this (forum) was scheduled, the hope was we would be done,” said state House Minority ...

Lending a helping hand

Having access to fresh, healthy, and filling food can be a challenge for some folks who live in poverty. But the Emergency Food Box, located in a house at 109 S. 3rd St., has been on a 35-year-long mission to provide sustenance for those in need. A group of 94 people volunteer their time ...