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A DAY IN THE LIFE — Child advocate

Todays News

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Marshalltown native Dee Strickler Witte is living out her own version of “Cheaper By ...

Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

Money & Markets

BIARRITZ, France — Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other ...

‘Angel Has Fallen’ tops box office with $21.3M debut

Entertainment

NEW YORK — “Angel Has Fallen” easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer. The Lionsgate film beat expectations going into ...

GMG Elementary gets art upgrade

Todays News

GREEN MOUNTAIN — Over the years, Peggy Stonewall has played a lot of roles at Green Mountain-Garwin Elementary School, from bus driver to paraeducator. Now, she has taken on the role of resident artist. Stonewall got to work this summer painting a voluminous amount of pictures and words on ...

Mildred Wise Johnson Endowment will award $20,000

Todays News

The Community Foundation of Marshall County is pleased to announce that the Mildred Wise Johnson Endowment will be awarding $20,000 in grants to eligible organizations this year. In 2014 Mildred Wise Johnson’s estate established a permanent endowment fund with the Community Foundation of ...

Ice Cream Social

Todays News

Plenty of dessert options stretch before two guests at Sunday’s ice cream social fundraiser at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Proceeds will go to Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters and Youth and Shelter Services of Marshall County.

Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account info being sold

Todays News

DES MOINES— An Iowa-based grocery chain says it’s aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online. The Des Moines Register was the first to report that credit and debit card information of some Hy-Vee customers is being sold on an internet site for $17 to ...

November General Election

Todays News

Marshalltown area voters will have a lot to consider going into the polls for the Nov. 5 city and school elections. One major change this year will be the combined nature of the local elections. Previously, school elections took place in September and city elections in November. That is ...

Nature’s cycles of life

Outdoors Today

FALL IS ONE MONTH AWAY. Okay, maybe you didn’t want to be reminded of this fact concerning the earth’s annual trip around the sun. Fact is that daylight hours are getting shorter, cooler weather is just around the corner and trees will soon respond by subtle changes that in two months time ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters gears up for new school year

Todays News

Making a difference in the life of a child is the mission of Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters, 31 S. First St. Executive Director Lynne Carroll said the bonds formed between mentors “bigs” and their kids “littles” can have a life-long positive impact. Diana Espinoza, 15, has ...

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

Todays News

KEOKUK — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. “There’s a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don’t see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff ...

Historic convoy rolls through town

Todays News

It has been 100 years since a United States Army lieutenant colonel by the name of Dwight D. Eisenhower took part in a cross-country convoy on the Lincoln Highway, and homage was paid to that first journey in Marshalltown Friday evening. The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) is ...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, ...

‘Power’ heads toward its finale, but its influence grows

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson believed in “Power” so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago. Since then, Jackson has joyfully watched as his words have ...

Local VFW ‘tip night’ slated for Monday

Todays News

At times it is the little things in life that matter. For many Iowa Veterans Home residents, having a weekly television guide is important, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 839 is working to make sure they are available. From 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Monday, auxiliary members ...

Summer projects wrap for beginning of school year

Todays News

Thousands of Marshalltown students are about to flood back through the doors of local school buildings and principals, teachers and janitors have been working hard in preparation. Several staff members must combine efforts so that learning can start on day one of the school year. “We do ...

‘Our bigger enemy’: Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

Todays News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more “did NOTHING!” and wondering who is “our bigger enemy” — Powell or China’s leader. The outburst ...

Security a priority for school officials

Todays News

Residents in the Marshalltown Community School District will have another matter to consider on the Nov. 5 election ballot, and that decision may impact district plans to up security measures. The school board voted unanimously to set an election for an updated revenue purpose statement on ...