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Marshall County rural schools: A history

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a Times-Republican Education Corner series on some of the area’s rural schools. The series will look at the history and formation of the schools, as well as what challenges they face in modern times. When one thinks of rural schools in Marshall ...

Panthers topple Valpo behind balanced effort

VALPARAISO, Ind. — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team overcame 19 turnovers and a rough shooting day to take down Valparaiso 64-56 in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference clash. Karli Rucker scored a team-leading 14 points and Bre Gunnels had a double-double to pace the Panthers ...

Corey’s locker: Miller students honor classmate’s memory

In between classes at Miller Middle School Monday, students stopped by locker 147, the one that used to be Corey Brown’s. Corey was found dead Sunday after he had been missing for several days last week. Students at Miller Middle School began decorating their late classmate’s locker ...

Daily Record, Jan. 25, 2019

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Lindsay Jo Richerodt made an initial appearance on a disorderly conduct charge. Richerodt pleaded guilty and the fine is $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75, due within 30 days. • Jamell Goodman made ...

Mums the word on Lennox rebuild progress

Six months after an EF-3 tornado nearly leveled the Lennox plant in Marshalltown, corporate officials are still quiet about its rebuilding efforts. On July 24, the company announced through Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer it would rebuild its facilities destroyed by the tornado that tore ...

Panthers peg alum as offensive coordinator

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley has announced the hiring of Grinnell native and former Panther Ryan Mahaffey as the offensive coordinator. Mahaffey previously served as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Panthers. He returns to Cedar ...

State Center man sentenced to 14 years in prison for stabbing father

A State Center man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday after being found guilty by a jury last year for an incident where he stabbed his father several times. Brian Wayne Wengert, 46, received the sentence with multiple fines and surcharges stemming from an Oct. 20, 2017 incident where ...

’Cats go flat vs. Fort Dodge

A long first half of the season wrapped up for the Marshalltown girls bowling team on Tuesday night when it hosted Fort Dodge at Wayward Social. The Bobcats seemed a bit down throughout the contest, lacking their usual peppy attitude, and though they showed some glimpses of great bowling ...

Riddle’s Jewelry to close in February

The Riddle’s Jewelry store at the Marshalltown Mall is set to close mid-February. “Sadly we will be closing our Marshalltown, Iowa location ... although we have given every effort to continue in your community,” President/CEO Brett Riddle said in a post card that was mailed to local ...

Hilda “Dolly” McCoy (Adair), 91

Hilda “Dolly” McCoy (Adair), 91, passed away on November 23, 2018, at Premier Estates of Toledo. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home from 1-3:00 p.m. with a graveside service to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour, ...

Serving from the heart

T-R PHOTOS BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Thursday afternoon, the Salvation Army’s staff and volunteers served just over 175 meals, including for folks who dined in, carried out, and got the meals delivered. Pictured are mother and son servers Kirsten and Marcus Barker.

2nd official leaving Iowa agency after report on harassment

IOWA CITY — An Iowa real estate regulator said Tuesday she will step down weeks after an investigation ordered by Gov. Kim Reynolds faulted her for failing to report sexual misconduct by her powerful boss. Iowa Title Guaranty Director Tara Lawrence will resign Nov. 2 after six years with the ...

Students, community to interact at Marshalltown Schools Trunk-or-Treat

Now entering its third year as a Marshalltown Schools tradition, the Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event will invite families to meet students and enjoy some candy next week. The event will take place at the Marshalltown High School staff parking lot, which is located at the corner of East Olive ...

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

WASHINGTON — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to ...

Child behavior expert shares info on working with challenging students

For teachers, parents and other adults who care for children, poor behavior can be all too familiar - child behavior expert Dr. Stuart Ablon believes there is a way to work through such issues with teamwork. He shared strategies for helping build skills in kids with challenging behaviors ...

$110K landscaping, sidewalks approved for new police and fire building

Marshalltown city councilors unanimously approved a resolution at Monday night’s council meeting to include the cost of installing $110,000 of landscaping and sidewalks for the joint Marshalltown Police Department/Marshalltown Fire Department facility. $70,000 was approved for sidewalks and ...

Two Marshalltown attorneys to represent suspect in Tibbetts case

Two Marshalltown attorneys are now representing the suspect in the Mollie Tibbetts case. Cristhian Bahena Rivera was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. Marshalltown attorneys Chad Frese, of Kaplan & Frese, LLP ...

New teachers welcomed to Marshalltown Schools

Each August, Marshalltown Schools welcomes a new crop of teachers and readies them to instruct district students. “We start with an introduction to our district and we also talk about effective teaching strategies to use with the students in our district ... what the initiatives are in our ...

Sunday updates on community recovery

CURFEW There will be a curfew again Sunday starting at 9 p.m. until 5 am. The curfew only applies to the downtown area and other storm-impacted areas. The south side of town is not part of the storm zone. MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Counseling services Marshalltown Community ...