Todays News

Field fire

Dry and breezy conditions kept firefighters from State Center and Melbourne busy Wednesday as they battled a large fire near Highway 330 and Knapp Avenue. Above, State Center Assistant Fire Chief Brad Pfantz, left, and State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn were on scene as the blaze burned ...

A little comedy, a little Spam

“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 workshops running Dec. 27-29 at 6:30 p.m., and performances Dec. 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. “Instant Comedy” first began ...

Man faces meth drug charges

TIMES-REPUBLICAN MELBOURNE — A Marshall County man is behind bars after authorities discovered methamphetamine inside his residence. According to Det./Sgt. Jim Gibson with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF), a warrant was executed Wednesday at ...

The most delicious time of the year

Youngsters and their guardians spent part of Tuesday afternoon decorating cookies at the Marshalltown Public Library, as part of its annual Family Holiday Cookie event. Jelly beans, gummy bears, sprinkles, M&Ms, pretzels and more, were offered as garnish. Pictured are twins Quinn and ...

‘Blessed with amazing students’

A look of happy surprise spread across Marshalltown High School English teacher Kathaleen Hale’s face when the announcement rang through the Roundhouse Tuesday morning, followed by an eruption of cheers from the student body. She received this month’s Golden Apple Award from WHO-HD ...

Hubbell talks priorities

With less than a year to go until the 2018 midterm elections, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell shared his priorities on education, job training, health care and income Tuesday afternoon. “I want to restore opportunities, and I think I’ve got the experience and I’ve got ...

80 percent of goal met

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA’s efforts to raise $137,000 for this year’s Annual Campaign is 80 percent complete, with $28,000 still needed. Over 230 businesses, foundations and individuals have contributed to this annual giving campaign, which helps make the Y’s programs and services ...

Woman faces meth drug charges

A routine traffic stop led to the vehicle’s passenger going to jail on drug charges. Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Brian Batterson said an MPD officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in the 100 block of South 12th Avenue at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday. After pulling the ...

Traffic stop, chase leads to drug arrest

A traffic stop, followed by a brief chase, has put a State Center woman behind bars. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, a sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation near Center Street and Westwood Drive in Marshalltown on Monday. The vehicle, ...

Four suspects accused of stealing ‘Frosty

Four people are accused of being holiday grinches after they allegedly removed “Frosty the Snowman” from an area residence. According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, authorities arrested and charged the four Monday evening after they allegedly stole the inflatable snowman from a ...

Remembering Henry Clay Mack

Around 2.75 million soldiers served in the Civil War — 2 million for the Union cause, and 750,000 for the Confederacy. Sadly, the final resting place of many of these veterans are unmarked graves. Local historian Dan Brandt, who serves as president of the board of the Historical Society of ...

A legislative visit

Following a visit from three state lawmakers at the previous Marshalltown School Board meeting, state Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, discussed the upcoming legislative session at Monday’s meeting. “The intent of these meetings is mainly to just get your temperature on what you ...

Wreaths to remember

“Today, we’re remembering all of our heroes: the ones in uniform and the ones who were at home praying everyday for the their children, that they’d come home safely.” Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa state chaplain Ray Needham was one speaker at Saturday morning’s Wreaths Across America ...

Student is a friend to all

When Jett Rosekopf, 9, walks down the halls of Marshalltown Christian School, he’s met with warm greetings by students of all grade levels. “I get hugs sometimes,” Jett said. “I like to be a mentor to the younger kids.” The fourth grader’s homeroom teacher, Lindsey Lawrence, ...

Benson talks auditor-recorder appointment

Recently appointed Marshall County Auditor and Recorder Nan Benson visited the Marshall County Pachyderm Herd Friday and discussed her work background, voting law changes and more. “I wanted to learn new things,” Benson said of becoming the auditor-recorder in October. “I’m one that ...

The report card is in

The annual Iowa Department of Education School Report Card grades are in for Central Iowa schools, and many Marshalltown Community School District buildings have either equaled their 2016 ratings or experienced a decline. “Our goal is for all buildings to improve year after year; given ...