Todays News

5 Iowa stores statewide selling fireworks

DES MOINES — The state fire marshal said Friday that five permanent locations have started selling fireworks in Iowa. The office issued its first license on June 1, the same day that selling bottle rockets, roman candles and most other consumer fireworks became legal in Iowa. Stores selling ...

Judge frees Mexican activist US trying to deport

SAN DIEGO — A Mexican woman was released from custody Friday while the U.S. government seeks to deport her after a judge rejected arguments she should wear a monitoring device because she was arrested twice while demonstrating in support of people in the country illegally. Claudia Rueda, ...

Comey testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading "lies, plain and simple." Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated ...

Leadership with a beat

Since the age of 6, Analisa Iole has been playing instruments, from piano to saxophone to clarinet, and now she will be a leader within the Hawkeye Marching Band at the University of Iowa. “It’s great to be one of the first women to do this,” the U of I junior said. “You have a ...

Getting on the ballot

A wild 2016 national election is still fresh in the minds of many Central Iowans, but there are more choices to be made, including who will fill four Marshalltown School Board seats on Sept. 12. “They have to get 50 signatures on a petition, and then they have to fill out an affidavit,” ...

Getting vaccinated

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Local families were able to register their children for the 2017-18 school year at Miller Middle School and Marshalltown High School on Wednesday and Thursday. MMS was the locale for registering incoming 1-8 graders. In accordance with a new state law, all ...

Historic barn now a venue for events

Marybeth and Deacon Gary Pusillo’s 180-acre farm, located at 2017 230th St. near LaMoille, is the site of Families Farming for Freedom (F3), a project the couple has run since 2002, aimed at giving local low-income families the opportunity to harvest vegetables and apples on the property, ...

Upward and onward at local Holiday Inn Express

T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY Significant progress has been made in constructing a new Holiday Inn Express in the 100 block of Iowa Avenue West. The building will be four stories with 93 rooms, according to Om Patel of owner Hawkeye Hotels. Patel told the Marshalltown City Council earlier this ...

State Center festival to focus on ‘Whistles & Roses’

STATE CENTER — The annual State Center Rose Festival gets under way next week — June 15-18. One hundred and fifty years ago, the town of State Center was adopted as a train depot. Now a small bustling town, this year’s festival will focus on “Whistles & Roses.” Festival leader ...

Iran says five Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

TEHRAN, Iran — Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first such assault by the extremists in the Shiite power. The attacks Wednesday on Iran's ...

Postal worker killed in collision

Authorities were continuing their investigation into a fatal two-vehicle accident Friday that claimed the life of a postal worker at the intersection of Church and South Center Street in downtown Marshalltown over the noon hour. Trooper Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol told the ...

Economic progress highlighted at banquet

“Failure isn’t final.” These are the words of keynote speaker Kent Stock, whose stirring motivational speech was given at the Marshalltown Regional Partnership’s annual banquet, held Wednesday evening at Dejardin Hall. “I wasn’t ready to have a movie made about my life. I was ...

Getting registered

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Hundreds of families made their way to Miller Middle School Wednesday to sign up their children for the 2017-18 school year. Information on busing and food service were available, as were meningitis vaccinations for students who hadn’t yet been immunized. ...

Veteran remembers tours on Navy vessel

Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside. Every Thursday, a new profile will be published in the T-R. “Back then, they had the draft ... I just went and enlisted in the Navy.” ...

A chance to live

At 2:30 p.m. April 24, no one at the Lennox Industries Inc. plant knew if long-time employee Bob Averill would live or die. Despite suffering cardiological shock that afternoon, the teamwork of Averill’s fellow employees gave him a chance to be rescued by medical personnel. Their efforts ...

Team PrISUm coming to Marshalltown

The Marshall County Courthouse grounds will be host to the final stop on the tour by putting on “Solar Car on the Square.” The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24. For 28 years, a group of Iowa State students, primarily engineering students, have been involved with ...

‘Made citizens feel proud’

JEFFERSON — Former Marshalltown resident, businessman and educator Jack Lashier is going home again. One cannot, famously said the late and esteemed author Thomas Wolfe, but Lashier is an exception. On Friday, Lashier will receive Jefferson’s Bell Tower of Fame Award, and on Saturday, ...

Comey set to speak

WASHINGTON — Fired FBI Director James Comey will testify under oath today that President Donald Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation shadowing his White House by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the ...

Report cites improper use of school seclusion rooms in Iowa

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Community School District occasionally sent students to padded seclusion rooms for minor infractions such as stepping out of line, though the rooms are intended to be used to prevent students from harming themselves or others, according to a state Department of ...

Regulators schedule hearings on potential Dakota Access pipeline fines

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have scheduled late-summer hearings on potentially finable offenses alleged against the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is investigating whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too ...