Todays News

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 ...

Man arrested for domestic assault

A Marshalltown man was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week for domestic abuse/assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury. Michael Lee Bryan, 35, was arrested after the victim reported the incident at MPD headquarters, said Capt. Michael Hanken. Officers went to a ...

Man arrested for assaulting step-father

A Marshalltown man was taken to the Marshall County Jail after allegedly assaulting his step-father earlier this week. Officers were called to the 2700 block of West Main Street by the mother of the suspect, who claimed he was assaulting his step-father, said Capt. Michael Hanken of the ...

Felon arrested for gun possession

A local man was taken to the Marshall County Jail after Marshalltown police observed he was driving his vehicle in reverse in the 1400 block of Woodbury Street earlier this week. After an investigation, Luis Gerardo Ramirez, 36, was taken into custody after officers found a firearm in the ...

County candidates ready for primary

Running unchallenged in the upcoming June 5 primary isn’t stopping three Marshall County elective office holders from engaging voters. Those three officials are Marshall County Auditor and Recorder Nan Benson, Treasurer Jarret Heil and Attorney Jennifer Miller. All three are Republicans ...

Synchronized pelicans?

On Thursday, a group of pelicans were seen gliding effortlessly across Lake Windmere, commonly known as Riverside Cemetery pond. They were joined by dozens more scattered all over the pond, seen feeding on its many fish. This spring, Riverside staff have noticed an inordinate number of pelicans ...

Woman gave life to save her son

In its prime, a cozy little house at 712 E. Boone St. Marshalltown, was the home of a boilermaker and one time city boiler inspector. John Feld of Marshalltown had earned the prestigious titles of boiler maker and city boiler inspector. The 1915 U.S. Census reported he had attended school ...

Gubernatorial candidate McGuire tours IVH

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Andy McGuire toured the Iowa Veterans Home Thursday afternoon, meeting with staff and residents, and sharing insights into her progressive campaign and long term goals for the State of Iowa. Commandant Timon Oujiri led the tour, stopping to introduce the ...

A focus on service

“My background is not in politics, my background is in service.” Democratic candidate for Iowa’s First United States Congressional District George Ramsey III said his background in the U.S. Army and his dedication to community make him the best candidate for the seat. The Marion ...

Celebrating the difference makers

In recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, the staff at CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) in Marshalltown has spent the month highlighting this issue through a series of public displays (Blue Kids around town), forums and events. Friday afternoon on the Marshall County ...

A community focus

“Now is the time to pick a secretary of agriculture that’s going to get up and talk about the problems that we’re facing, not only as farmers, but as communities.” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate Craig Lang said change is needed at the position, and that he is the person for ...

Marshalltown Younkers closure imminent

After months of speculation, it was announced this week Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the parent company of Younkers, will go out of business with liquidation firms Great American Group and Tiger Capital Group being the highest bidders for the company’s assets, at $775.5 million. All of its stores, ...

Younkers not the only departure from mall

In addition to Younkers closing at the Marshalltown Mall within the next three months, a string of closures has impacted the retail facility. Most recently, A1 Thai Cuisine, an eatery operated at the mall since 2010, closed its doors. Heavenly Breads recently relocated from the mall to the ...

‘Significant gains’

“It was just a great affirmation of the work we’ve been doing.” That’s how Marshalltown Schools Director of Instruction Dr. Lisa Stevenson felt when she read the Iowa Department of Education data on the rising Marshalltown High School graduation rate and falling district dropout ...

Benson: “State underfunding public services”

The veteran director of the Tama County Emergency Management, E-911 wants to represent House District 72 in the Iowa legislature. However, Democratic candidate Mindy Benson of Tama has two significant hurdles to jump. First, she must beat three other announced Democratic candidates in the ...