Todays News

Salads galore!

On Thursday, hundreds of hungry Central Iowans were hosted by the local United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church at its 45th Annual Salad Luncheon. The first luncheon was held April 26, 1973, according to church archives. Profit from that luncheon was nearly $258 and was donated ...

More IRT construction slated

Bicyclists and recreational trail supporters — be they bird-watchers, campers, fishing enthusiasts, photographers and more — can expect to see more construction on the Iowa River Trail this summer or fall. The construction will link completed portions in Marshalltown city ...

‘A smooth transition’

Since 1981, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) has offered children and families in Marshall County and the surrounding area specialized care and programs to help ensure happy, healthy childhoods. Long-time employee Linda Havelka has been appointed as CAPS’s executive director, replacing ...

Long-time Marshalltown publisher to retire

With more than three decades at the helm of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper, LLC., publisher Mike Schlesinger has announced he will retire June 30. Abigail Pelzer will serve as his successor as publisher of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper, LLC., and will ...

Former mayor ‘Tommy’ Thompson dies at 90

A Gilman native who would go on to have a distinguished career at Lennox Industries, and later served three terms as Marshalltown’s mayor has died. T.R. “Tommy” Thompson passed away Tuesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. “Tommy Thompson will always hold a ...

Cleaning up on Main Street

Wednesday’s mild weather was perfect for cleaning up flower beds along Main Street, and two ladies from the Alternative to Incarceration program helped in that effort. They said other people in the program were doing work in other areas Wednesday as well.

Strongly held beliefs

“I’m not going to change my core beliefs, you’ll know exactly how I’m going to vote.” Marshalltown resident and Republican candidate for Iowa House of Representatives District 71 James Perez said he will stick to his convictions if elected. He is unchallenged in the June 5 primary ...

‘The Butler Did It’ opens Friday

Can you solve the murder? “The Butler Did It” — a two act play — is styled as a classic whodunit. It opens Friday at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse and will be put on by the Marshalltown Community Theatre. Showtimes are: April 27-29 and May 4-6, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. ...

Lewis earns city service award

Marshalltown parking enforcement officer Sarah Lewis is pictured with Police Chief Mike Tupper at a city council meeting earlier this week. Tupper had made remarks about Lewis’ skill set during a presentation to her for a five-year employment service award. Additionally, Tupper said Lewis ...

Readying for launch

“It’s about modernizing local government.” Ryan Smith, a business development manager for the Schneider Corporation, said he is excited for the launch of a new website, called Beacon, in Marshall County. “It’s a property information site, it’s a land records site; it pulls ...

Governor and Lt. Gov. feted by IVH

The historic Iowa Veterans Home and Commandant Timon Oujiri hosted Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for a fast-paced and informative tour Tuesday afternoon. Assisting Oujiri were several members of his administrative team, including Medical Director Dr. Christine Lindgren, Human ...

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 ...