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$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 ...

Official: “Those with the least resources will be hurt the most”

Mid-Iowa Community Action Executive Director Arlene McAtee said she and staff are preparing to help the city’s large number of lower-income residents deal with the tornado’s impact of crushed homes, businesses and morale. MICA is a social service and referral agency who has worked since ...

‘Tornado Savers’

In times of darkness, flickers of light emerge from the cracks. A group of six children, who reside along Jerome Street, decided their corner of the world could be a friendlier, more supportive space than the chaos around them. The Dolfies: Lincoln, 7 , Leona, 8, and Ella, 4, and their ...

Ready for riders

MELBOURNE — Thousands of bicyclists will roll through Marshall County next week during RAGBRAI and Melbourne officials said they’re ready for the influx on July 25. “We are looking forward to a fun day, we’ve ordered the weather to be absolutely perfect,” said Melbourne RAGBRAI ...

Governor backs agencies’ actions

WINTERSET, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday defended the state's handling of a 10-month­ workplace harassment investigation that ended with the firing of a state trooper and examined whether a top security official ignored a female worker's concerns. Reynolds told reporters that she ...

Marshalltown Water Works CEO passes away

Marshalltown Water Works Chief Executive Officer Steve Sincox passed away at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, according to MWW Board Member Kenn Vinson. Sincox had been CEO for a number of years, taking over from Leon Lamer when the latter ...

Bobcats KO’d by ranked 1A duo

The bitter taste of what felt like a near-miss lingered long enough to cost the Marshalltown softball team another woeful loss. Marshalltown played Lisbon to a 3-all tie for six innings before Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Lions erupted for 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 13-3 ...

What if God were (really) one of us?

What if God were one of us? Singer Joan Osborne famously asked that question in 1995. In her Grammy-nominated hit, “One Of Us,” she envisions the author of all creation as “a slob like one of us, just a stranger on a bus trying to make his way home.” The idea of eternity contained ...

Nine and counting

It’s been nearly two weeks since the West Marshall softball team has seen the loss column. The latest win in the Trojans’ current nine-game winning streak came by way of an 8-4 victory over Colfax-Mingo on Saturday in the team’s only game of the Bobcat Classic at the Marshalltown ...

Kevin C. Burns

Funeral services for Kevin C. Burns will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home where the family will have a time sharing. Public visitation will be held one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in ...

Marshalltown Regional Partnership CEO resigns

Marshalltown Regional Partnership Chief Executive Officer David Barajas, Jr. announced Friday he is resigning his position as CEO. Barajas, Jr. was the first CEO of the upstart Partnership and has been in his position since Jan. 2, 2014. "I am proud of the work that we did together at the ...

Highway 330 collision leaves injuries

A collision at the intersection of Iowa Highway 330 and 295th Street near Rhodes left injuries but no fatalities Wednesday morning. “One vehicle (was) southbound in the right lane, the other vehicle comes off of 295th (and) fails to stop at the stop sign,” said Iowa State Trooper Matthew ...

Ramblin’ man

Ever since he was a little boy, Marshalltown senior Nate Vance has dreamed of someday donning a college uniform and playing ball. The original hopes for the reigning Class 4A golf champion weren’t on the links, however. “I was always a baseball guy,” Vance said. “Now golf has been a ...

Bobcat baseball wins over Newton

NEWTON — The Marshalltown baseball team got its season started off strong on Tuesday with a win over rival Newton, 9-2. Nate Vance got the start on the mound for the Bobcats (1-0), pitching three innings of scoreless baseball with five strikeouts. Vance allowed no baserunners in his three ...

School board funds $140K roof rehab

Roof leaks leading to roof failure - that's what worries Chuck Springer when it comes to the Marshalltown High School-Community Auditorium, which he said has needed a roof repair for years. "In the lobby area, in all of the seating area, even backstage, we've got roof leaks," the Marshalltown ...

Refugee Services program offered through MICA

When refugees relocate to Marshalltown, either directly from their home countries or from other cities in the United States, it can be difficult finding housing, medical and educational resources — especially with the language barrier. Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) addressees the needs of ...