Todays News

Texas Senate restricts insurance coverage for abortion

AUSTIN, Texas — The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of ...

Spending on supplies

Parents in the Marshalltown school district are bustling around several area stores, searching for school supplies to outfit their children for the coming academic year. But how much do new school supplies cost families? The T-R looked at supplies on sale in Marshalltown on Aug. 10 to get an ...

Trump: Kim ‘will regret’ if he acts against ally

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will regret it fast" if he continues his threats to U.S. territories and allies, in another warning that the U.S. is willing to act swiftly against the nuclear-armed nation. In remarks to reporters, Trump ...

103 years of tradition

TAMA — Food, music, traditional dances, and lots of handmade jewelry and clothing items abounded. The 103rd Annual Meskwaki Powwow drew hundreds of attendees on Friday, during day two of the four-day long celebration, held at the Powwow Grounds, located four miles west of Tama. The ...

Zip to it!

Aaron Pencil, 6, tried out the freshly-installed Mega-10 Park zipline Thursday afternoon. No sooner had Miracle Recreation Equipment Company employees finished the project than youngsters swarmed the new equipment. The piece is the latest in the $250,000 Marshalltown Parks and Recreation ...

A jubilant 50 years

“It’s not about the jubilee — it’s about the people who got you there.” These are the words of Sister Christine Feagan, OP, a Catholic sister who has served as director of Hispanic Ministries at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshalltown for the last 18 years. On Sunday, from 1-4 ...

And the walls came tumblin’ down …

A Con-Struct of Ames/Marshalltown crew started demolition of the local Knights of Columbus Hall Thursday to prepare the area for the new joint Marshalltown Police and Fire Department headquarters. The company had previously removed concrete from the “Old EconoFoods” site and parking lot ...

Call for an investigation

Officials with the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals on Thursday called on Marshall County Attorney Jennifer Miller to “investigate and, as appropriate, file criminal charges against a farmer who transported pigs to JBS’s Marshalltown pork processing plant and then allegedly dragged a ...

Shifting landscape

The cost of getting a post-secondary education is a hot political topic in the nation and the state, and news of proposed tuition hikes by Iowa State interim President Ben Allen has caused some concern. “At this point in time, I’m keeping it very neutral; I’m listening and learning,” ...

Three arrested on pot charges

Three people are in custody after authorities uprooted their marijuana-growing operation from a rural Marshall County property. On Thursday morning, agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at the property, located about 2-3 miles north of Marshalltown. ...

Clemons Day Festival slated for Aug. 19

TIMES-REPUBLICAN CLEMONS — “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” is the theme of this year’s Clemons Day Festival, set for Saturday, Aug. 19, with several unique events planned. Participants will start the day off with a pancake breakfast at the Orphan Grain Train in the former Clemons ...

License plate designs unveiled

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plate this week at the Iowa State Fair. “The designs represent elements of what makes us Iowans,” Gov. Reynolds said. ...

Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive. They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it. So it's time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use ...

Workers endure heat, wind

DES MOINES — It's not the height or the heat shimmering off the Iowa Capitol's gold-plated dome that bothers Brian Johnson. It's the potential knock-you-off-the-scaffolding gusts that took some getting used to when Johnson began making repairs to the historic dome, nearly 275 feet above ...

Next round of property severance fight set Sept 13

A date of Sept. 13 has been reserved, but not a time or location for the city of Marshalltown and the attorney for three property owners desiring to sever their properties from the city to argue motions in the latest development of the issue now in its eighth month. The owners — Monte and ...

Navy life was a ‘learning experience’

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. Following graduation from Marshalltown High School in 1948, Richard Huff had ...

Day 1 incoming

For Marshalltown students, and probably their parents and school staff, summer has gone by in a flash; the first day of class at Marshalltown Schools comes Aug. 23, and there are plenty of happenings prior to the big day. District Director of Communications Andrew Potter said certified staff ...

Always learning and evolving

Statues, monuments, bicycles, flowers, an inviting garden path — all subjects of interest to local photographer David Giese. A selection of his photography, spanning several decades, is on display now until October 6 in Conference Room A in the Fisher Community Center, as part of the ...

Man charged with domestic abuse

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Earlier this week Marshalltown police were called to Adult Probation, were a local man on probation reported to officers he was the victim of domestic abuse. Upon investigation, officers determined he was the assailant and not the victim, according to Capt. Brian Batterson ...

Two local juveniles charged in setting fire

TIMES-REPUBLICAN On Tuesday at 7:04 p.m., the Marshalltown Fire Department responded with Marshalltown Police Department to the 200 block of West State Street for a possible grass fire. Upon arrival, a bystander pointed out fire location, determined to be behind 107 W. State St. The ...