Todays News

Commission kickoff

About two dozen local officials circled a Marshall County Sheriff's Office meeting room Thursday evening as a formative commission met, elected officers and discussed a new levy. The Marshall County Communications Commission was created in a 28E agreement among the City of Marshalltown, the ...

Social media posts raise concerns

Parents and a number of teen-age girls in Marshall County are using social media as a way to focus their claims of inappropriate behavior against a man they argue has been harassing them, also through social media. Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said Friday that his office has been ...

Washing away winter

Whether it was automatic or by hand, Marshalltown residents were lined up to clean the salt, sand and muck off their vehicles at local car wash facilities. Frigid temperatures over the past several days prevented most drivers from keeping their vehicles clean. But above-freezing temperatures on ...

3 fired in cronyism scandal at Iowa communications agency

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The head of Iowa's state-run broadband network and two aides have been fired after investigators uncovered misspending, cronyism and self-dealing during his tenure, mostly linked to a Christian charity he also runs. Ric Lumbard, executive director of the Iowa ...

Man accused of punching girlfriend

A Marshalltown man is in trouble after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the forehead. On Wed. afternoon, Marshalltown Police officers responded to a report that Jesse Ceniceros, 32, had assaulted his girlfriend at their residence. The alleged incident occurred in front of one of their ...

State Roundup

Cedar Rapids • Making care packages in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Monday kicked off four events Mount Mercy staged this week to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. MMU held four events, one each day, Monday through Thursday, including making care packages, watching “The March” ...

Finding their zen

Balancing school, time with friends, family dynamics, and personal lives can all conspire to increase a student’s stress and anxiety level, leading to behavioral problems and/or trouble processing material. That’s why the staff at Lenihan Intermediate School has developed a pilot program to ...

‘A worthwhile investment’

“It’s been long overdue, and helps us communicate our message more clearly and distinctly to the community.” That’s how Marshalltown School Board President Bea Niblock described recent audio and video system upgrades in the board meeting room. She said she heard many complaints from ...

HaverChill Day slated for Jan. 27

HAVERHILL — Cold temperatures aren’t a deterrent for folks interested in indoor and outdoor fun in Haverhill. HaverChill Day, now in its second year, will take place at the Haverhill Social Club, Saturday, Jan. 27. “We had such a good time last year hosting this event, so we thought ...

Local ambulance campaign nears goal

$380,000 and counting. That is the amount fully committed to date to UnityPoint Health’s “Lights and Sirens: Keep them Rolling” $400,000 fund-raising campaign started by the Foundation in 2017. One new ambulance has been ordered, and a second will be once the final $20,000 is ...

‘Points of Pride’ on display

What distinguishes Marshalltown and Marshall County from other parts of the state? What makes us unique in Central Iowa? Trying to answer those questions served as the impetus for a new publication crafted by the staff at the Times-Republican — “Points of Pride” — a 64-page, glossy ...

Planning for the future

The first Marshalltown School Board meeting of 2018 brought discussion on a plan to get students thinking about the future, school calendar options and more. “We went through and looked at all of the different activities that we had been doing, and then we added onto them to build the ...

Input sought on Hwy 14 corridor

The city of Marshalltown is asking the public for input into the current and future of the Highway 14 Corridor, or North 3rd Avenue, from the Iowa River Bridge to Anson Street. A new survey can be completed online by going directly to the survey at ...

Honoring Noah

GLADBROOK — This month, Noah Ohrt would have celebrated his 21st birthday, a day that would have been marked with the usual celebrations. Instead, his life and courageous battle with ewing sarcoma will be honored during a fundraiser held Friday, Jan. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to midnight at Lincoln ...

Dropping the pounds

Members of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office staff recently participated in an in-house weight loss challenge. Coordinated by jailer Shelby Pennington, the “Biggest Loser” competition prompted 18 members of the staff to participate. Since the fall when the competition got under way, ...

911 agreement gets final approval

“What we’re hoping for is that people will enjoy the transparency.” Marshall County Board of Supervisors and Joint 911 Service Board Chairman Bill Patten was among the “yes” votes for final approval of a 28E agreement on 911 employee salaries and benefits Monday. While the ...

Ensuring access to services

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, toured the complex of the Iowa Veterans Home Monday morning, accompanied by IVH Commandant Timon Oujiri and state Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Montour, as well as members of the press. While the senator has attended various ceremonies held at the facility, this was her ...

Soup supper at the Legion Friday

On a cold January day, nothing is quite as delicious and comforting as a bowl of homemade soup. With that in mind, members of the local chapter of the American Legion Riders will serve a variety of soups this Friday, Jan. 19 at Post 46 headquarters, 1301 S. 6th St. Various soups, homemade ...

Scam at the gas pump

TIMES-REPUBLICAN STATE CENTER — Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance following a theft at a State Center convenience store. At about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, an officer was dispatched to the Casey's on a report of a theft. According to State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn, a ...

Can you identify this person?

The Marshalltown Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person pictured who may have information regarding a theft investigation. The person was last seen at Van Wall Equipment, 3006 South Center St., between Dec. 24-25, 2017. Those with any ...