Todays News

‘Doggie Dip’ in Conrad

AT TOP: For one special night the Conrad Family Aquatic Center belonged “to the dogs.” The Conrad Park Board hosted the Second annual “Doggie Dip” at the family aquatic center earlier this week. Organizers said that there was a larger turnout of participants this year with residents of ...

From dishwasher to chef to TV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Chef Donnie Ferneau Jr. has come a long way since his days washing dishes at Zeno’s. The chef, his wife Meaghan Ferneau, and sous chef Amanda Ivy, will be contestants on the latest season of “The Great Food Truck Race,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food ...

Orientation: Not just for students

In one week, Marshalltown fifth-, seventh- and ninth graders will walk into a brand new building for the start of classes; there are also dozens of new teachers who will discover the district for the first time this school year. “We are part of a very important profession,” said ...

Steers and Snakes

ABOVE: The snake shown is not alive, but rather, was made of flowers by Maeve Janssen of Marshalltown. Maeve earned third place at the Iowa State Fair in the Junior Floriculture competition. She also won first place honors for a sailboat. Jorja Janssen of Marshalltown took home a blue ribbon ...

Binford House barn sale Saturday

Maintaining and renovating the Binford House, the stately Victorian mansion located at 110 N. 2nd Ave., in Marshalltown, requires the help of volunteers and donors. On Saturday from 8-11 a.m., the Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Binford House barn sale at the barn on the ...

Council says ‘Yes’

Despite objections in writing from two residents, the city council unanimously approved by 7-0 vote a resolution which certified plans, specifications, form of contract, and cost for the West End Park Futsal Courts project. Futsal is a form of soccer played with a smaller ball, on a smaller ...

Happily ever after

Theirs is a romance years in the making. Mary Kline and George Miller once met years ago through mutual friends, and earlier this year, their friendship blossomed into a romance. Monday afternoon, they professed their love for one another in a commitment ceremony, held in Hawkeye Care ...

That’s some sheep

Iowa State Fair attendees stop to see and pet Reserve Champion Maynard, who took second place in the Biggest Ram contest late last week. Maynard was presented by Seelow Sheep Farm of State Center, and weighed in at 385 pounds. He competed against six other rams in the contest, won by Big Billy ...

Purk granted new trial

TOLEDO – Tait Otis Purk, 51, had his 1st degree murder by an Iowa County Jury in May of this year set aside by Tama County District Court Judge Mitchell E. Turner and a new trial granted. He was convicted by the jury in the death of his fiance, Cora Ann Okonski, then age 23, in 2000. The ...

Meet the candidates

While 2017 doesn’t bring a presidential or mid-term election, there are still choices for Marshalltown residents to make in the next month. The first of two public forums to meet Marshalltown School Board candidates Bea Niblock, Mike Miller, Karina Hernández, Laura Eilers and Ben Fletcher ...

Child car seat safety event returns

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshalltown Police Department will again join forces from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday to inspect and install car seats during the Central Iowa Safe Kids Coalition child car seat safety event in the parking lot of Hy-Vee, 802 S. Center St. The ...

‘Out for blood’

OKLAHOMA CITY— A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, authorities said Monday. During a meeting with ...

Historic Standard Oil building to have new life

Two young Marshalltown entrepreneurs are thrilled to be joining the ranks in fulfilling the American dream — having their own business. Garret Goodman and his fiance, Dani Cameron-Cruz have deed in hand, blueprints on the walls, and started what will be a lengthy process in turning the ...

Laura Ingalls Wilder presentation Aug. 19

TIMES-REPUBLICAN In honor of the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth, the Marshalltown Public Library will host Sarah Uthoff, who will present “Packing Up,” a program about the life of Wilder. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in the library’s ...

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Vice President Mike Pence, traveling Sunday in Colombia, tried to strike a balance between Latin American opposition to U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's assertion that military action is an option. During a news ...

Protests, vigils around US

SEATTLE — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump's home in New York to ...

White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. Shortly after, a Virginia ...

State Plowing Contest returns to Marshall County

Residents from Iowa and the surrounding states will have the chance to see a lost art once again on Aug. 19 as Marshall County hosts the 2017 Iowa Plowing Association’s State Contest for the second consecutive year. According to Kevin Holl, host for the event and Iowa Plowing Association ...

Sparkle and shine

Members of the Marshalltown High School Dance Team kept busy as they washed cars and trucks during an event-sponsored car wash Saturday.

Advocates stage first big protest

MISSION, Texas — Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas' first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump's administration wants to build part of the first phase. The ...