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Local fifth grader is a budding inventor

Eleven-year-old Claire Bohan, a fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, is the type of student that positively contributes to the academic experience. “She’s a really good example of how to treat people,” said teacher Julie Finch. “She comes to class with a smile and ready to ...

Times Ago

Nov. 13 • 10 years ago in 2006 South Tama High School alumnus Danny R. Yuska Jr. was the recipient of the 2006 Richard Riggleman “Speech Coach of the Year” award and a $3,000 scholarship at the Iowa High School Speech Association Coaches Convention. Yuska, 25, was teaching language ...

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New city administrator starts Nov. 14

Marshalltown’s new city administrator — Jessica Kinser — first day on the job is Nov. 14. Just in time for the first city council meeting of the month. Interim city administrator Mark Stevens confirmed Kinser’s start date in a telephone conversation with the Times-Republican. The ...

Boy Scout to build flag display at Gilman Cemetery

GILMAN — Andrew Abramson has begun fundraising efforts for his Boy Scout Troop #324 Eagle Scout project. He plans to construct and erect a triple flag display at the Gilman Cemetery. The display will have an American flag, POW/MIA flag and the Iowa flag displayed. There will also be a ...

Anthony Allen Vodochodsky, 52

Anthony Allen Vodochodsky, 52, of Marshalltown, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Memorial services for Tony will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation ...

Hillary’s High Crimes & Misdemeanors

If Hillary Clinton is elected president on Tuesday, and if what Bret Baier is reporting from FBI sources on Fox News is true, America is headed for a constitutional crisis. Indeed, it would seem imperative that FBI Director James Comey, even if it violates protocol and costs him his job, ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS
Hundreds bowed their heads as Pastor Dylan Does led three prayers for the officers killed in the Des Moines area earlier this week and for law enforcement officers and emergency personnel, local and national.

‘Flowers, letters and overwhelming support’

A time to celebrate, a time to pray. The nation was shocked earlier this week when two Des Moines-area police officers were ambushed and killed, and hundreds of central Iowans attended a vigil held in their honor Saturday. “I got a call from our son in Des Moines,” said Lois ...

It could always be worse

This is going to get into some weird territory; cults and robotic eyes and presidential politics ... just a heads up. Only a couple more days Americans all over are ready to tune into the exciting conclusion of “Election 2016” in just two more days! Ok, not all Americans. ...

Vet relates time with Atomic Cannon

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. Clemons native Richard Perry volunteered for the U.S. Army draft in 1953, ...

Thank you to everyone for food donations

On Oct. 22, area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the TAMAHA District participated in the 26th annual Scouting For Food Community Service project. More than 6,000 items of food were collected and given to the local food pantries in the Central Iowa area. I want to extend my sincere thanks to all ...

Protesters pepper-sprayed

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer. The confrontation came hours after ...

Officer cleared of all charges in Freddie Gray case

Associated PressBALTIMORE - Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.A judge cleared Officer Edward Nero of ...

Renovated Roundhouse hosts 2016 MHS graduates

It was a commencement of firsts and lasts.The first to be held in the newly renovated Roundhouse.And the last for Marshalltown Community School District Superintendent Marvin Wade and a host of other educators moving on to other opportunities or retiring.A packed house witnessed the first ...

Verdict expected in Freddie Gray-officer trial

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBALTIMORE - A judge is expected Monday to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.Officer Edward Nero faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges. Prosecutors say the ...

First grader is a joy in classroom, takes pride in work, is polite

By SARA JORDAN-HEINTZTIMES-REPUBLICANYaslin Ibarra Alvarado, 6, has already begun her young life seeing the merits of being kind to others and setting high personal goals. The first grader, who attends Anson Elementary School, is on the right path for continued success when she starts second ...