Todays News

Man arrested for trespassing after two warnings

A Marshalltown man has been charged with trespassing by Marshalltown police in connection with an incident at a local convenience store. At 1:27 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the business on a complaint Enrique Lemus, Jr. 33, was trespassing, according to MPD and Marshall County ...

Gov. Reynolds requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for tornado

In an official statement Friday afternoon, the Gov. Kim Reynolds administration announced the governor had signed a letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to declare a disaster in five tornado-impacted counties, including Marshall County. "The governor requested funding under the ...

McGregors to move to mall temporarily

McGregors Furniture will relocate to the soon-to-be vacant Younker's space at the Marshalltown Mall. Boh Kurylo, executive vice president in charge of brokerage at the Lerner Company, the entity based in Omaha managing the mall, confirmed McGregors move in a statement made to the ...

School bus system ready for new year

On the morning of Aug. 23, about 2,000 Marshalltown Schools students will rely on the familiar large, yellow school buses to get them to class for the first day of the school year. District director of transportation Rex Kozak said his staff will be ready, even with challenges brought on by ...

Melbourne Public Library expanding its programs

MELBOURNE - For Melbourne Public Library Director Sara Mechtel, keeping library patrons engaged and connected are her primary goals. “We’re always working on bettering our collection and offering a variety of programs,” Mechtel said. The library’s summer reading program ran from ...

‘Queen of Soul’

NEW YORK — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. Blissful ...

Man attempts to elude local police

A local man wanted for probation violation was arrested by Marshalltown police earlier this week after he attempted to elude officers. Deonta Doncel Brown, Jr. was seen riding a bicycle in the 1200 block of East Nevada Street by an officer who recognized him as being wanted individual, Capt. ...

All-Star Community People’s Choice Award contest

Marshalltown is in the first round of the All-Star Community People’s Choice Award contest, which is all Facebook based. The link for first round voting can be found on the Iowa League of Cities Facebook page. You just have to like the photo, which is kids playing fustal, in order to vote. ...

On the move

Youth & Shelter Services of Marshall County has served the area for 35 years. Now, the agency that has worked with at-risk populations all these years has accepted a helping hand from the community. On Aug. 10, a team of volunteers from across the state helped the agency relocate from its ...

Casey’s plans to re-open Third Avenue location

The sign that used to show gas prices outside the North Third Avenue Casey’s General Store location is still twisted and stunted, the entire building boarded up after the July 19 tornado swept through. It may look like a lost cause, but Mike Richardson, Casey’s vice president of marketing ...

Law enforcement: Don’t drink and drive

August in Iowa ... State Fair excitement, schools beginning a new year, and right around the corner will be Labor Day – the traditional end of summer. This is one of the busiest travel times of the year as many people try and squeeze in one more vacation. Others will host or attend ...

School supplies pick-up times set

Despite an unexpected delay last week, school supplies are set for distribution to local tornado victims and House of Compassion clients this coming Saturday and Monday. The distribution will be part of the House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” program, which provides school supplies and ...

Teachers’ union runs makeshift supply store in Davenport

DAVENPORT — A teachers' union is operating a makeshift store in Davenport offering new teachers free or discounted classroom supplies ahead of the new school year. The Davenport Education Association has stocked the "teacher re-store" at the Lincoln Fundamental School with donations from ...

Downtown progress

Progress in downtown is day-by-day as businesses open, continue working on clean up or evaluate damage. Some sidewalks and streets are still closed, but many businesses are accessible once again.

Marshalltown teachers visit local businesses, industry for teacher externships

For students, the classroom can seem far away from the working world, and Marshalltown teachers are learning how to connect real-world careers to what their students learn. Teachers and administrators are touring several Marshalltown and Marshall County businesses and industries to get an ...

$6.7M Le Grand viaduct construction well underway

Work continues on one of Central Iowa’s largest highway construction projects that will cost $6.7 million. The Highway 146 bypass will allow area residents, emergency responders and farmers to drive over the Union Pacific Rail Road Company’s main east-west line versus having to wait for ...

Federally-funded grant program helps local law enforcement

From traffic safety equipment, to state-of-the-art Tasers to crime scene investigation tools, a federally-funded program has helped local law enforcement do their jobs safely and more efficiently. Officially, it is known as the Iowa/Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant program and over the years, ...

Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

WASHINGTON — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. Fresh off a visit to early-voting Iowa, Avenatti said he ...

Actress to portray Amelia Earhart in Friday presentation

Since her mysterious disappearance in 1937, as she attempted to complete a flight around the world, Amelia Earhart’s story has captivated people across the world. At 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse, noted actress and historian Leslie Goddard will don aviator attire ...

Forty-one years to the day

Over four decades after working as an electrician on the top of the Marshall County Courthouse, Iowa City man Bruce Christensen recovered a relic from his work on which he had etched a small message: “Electrician, Bruce Christensen, 7/19/77.” Christensen notched those words exactly 41 ...