Todays News

Man threatens to kill MCSO deputy and family

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A Clemons man was arrested and transported to Marshall County Jail by Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday after he threatened to kill a deputy and his family. Joseph David Blackburn, 27, threatened the deputy and his family saying he would cut their throats, ...

Man threatens victims with deadly weapon

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail by Marshalltown police Saturday after he threatened to assault two individuals, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. Raymond Joseph Willson, 30, threatened the ...

Promoting free speech by highlighting banned books

Suicide. Profanity. Sexuality. Genocide. Politics. Religion. All reasons why books have been censored, banned or destroyed since the invention of the printing press. In recognition of Banned Books Week, libraries across the country, and locally, are spotlighting these controversial ...

Bringing home the gold

It was another successful year at the Equestrian Special Olympics for Marshalltown woman Tesia Cave as she earned two gold medals at the event earlier this month. "I feel good," she said with a smile, her two gold medals donned. "One is horsemanship, one is barrel racing." Cave and one of ...

Getting to know people in the CommUNITY

With most people leading busy, hectic lives, Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown wanted to take the opportunity Sunday evening to gather folks together at the Anson Park Shelter to share food, fellowship and offer a chance to better get to know each other. "It's our annual CommUNITY potluck, and ...

Child behavior expert shares info on working with challenging students

For teachers, parents and other adults who care for children, poor behavior can be all too familiar - child behavior expert Dr. Stuart Ablon believes there is a way to work through such issues with teamwork. He shared strategies for helping build skills in kids with challenging behaviors ...

Area Homecoming courts announced

All across the area, school districts are celebrating school pride and spirit this week during Homecoming season. At East Marshall High School in Le Grand, the students picked as the Homecoming court are Caden Steward, Maria Rasmusson, Kam Hoskins, Madison Duncan, Chase Gratopp, Madalyn ...

Iowa hunter faces disability by creating call of the wild

NEWTON — Brandon Knopf climbed the career ladder to management by his 30s and built a home on prime land near Lake Red Rock. The bachelor spent his weekends golfing, hunting and fishing. Six years later in 2017, he sat in a chair before a television in constant, searing pain from a rare ...

New Kavanaugh accuser emerges

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine ...

Gearing up for Oktemberfest in a new location

Following the tornado, the Oktemberfest board didn’t want to lose the annual festival despite the traditional location not being an option. Dex Walker and a team of volunteers made leaps and bounds in planning and relocating the festival in the wake of the July 19 storm that devastated the ...

Sharing the road during fall harvest season

Anyone who spent any time driving rural roads in Marshall County over the past few days has surely seen all the colors of the big tractors and farm machinery working the fields and driving on our roads. With the signs of fall starting to show, harvest is off to an earlier than average start. ...

Last 2 Quad Cities-area drive-in theaters survive

DELMAR — The road has not always been smooth for the one-screen drive-in movie theater off of Highway 61 in Delmar, Iowa. There have been plenty of ups and downs since 1972, when an over-coffee-conversation with a friend landed Dennis Voy with the keys to the 61 Drive-In. Back then, ...

A tail waggin’ good time

Saturday at Riverview Park, about 40 dogs and their owners enjoyed the beautiful fall day at the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown's second annual Bark in the Park fundraiser. The event kicked off with a 5K walk/run on the trail by the tennis courts. A pet fair was held outside of Reunion ...

Cancer survivor ready to share her story

Tickets are still available for an event which is gaining status as a local fall tradition while making possible a life-saving service to uninsured or under-insured Central Iowa women. It is the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Elmwood County ...

Marshalltown native expands New York-based pasta company

WEST COXSACKIE, N.Y. — Getting to eat, sleep and breathe all things pasta has become a reality for Scott Ketchum. A native of Marshalltown, he and business partner Steve Gonzalez have recently expanded their pasta business — Sfoglini — whose products are made using only high-quality, ...

$2,000 donation by JBS and UFCW to fight mosquitoes

September brought a spike in college, high school and professional football games. It also gave Marshalltown area residents a spike in the mosquito population as warm temperatures mixed with heavy rains produced ideal breeding conditions. That was no secret to residents who had been outside ...

River could reach ‘minor’ flood stage

Those living on the north edge of Marshalltown along the Iowa River may have another fall flooding headache if waters continue to rise as predicted this weekend. For the second time this month, the Iowa River is set to rise high, potentially sending water into the floodplain. The National ...

Records: Suspect in golfer’s death struggled after prison

Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, ...

Department proposes fines over attacks on school workers

ELDORA — Iowa's state worker safety agency wants to fine the state Human Services Department more than $23,000, saying the department's school for delinquent juveniles isn't protecting its employees. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in its Aug. 28 report that the ...