Todays News

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Child advocate

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 ...

GMG Elementary gets art upgrade

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters gears up for new school year

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

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

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 ...

Local VFW ‘tip night’ slated for Monday

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

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

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

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 ...

Marshalltown police officer breaks leg in struggle

Marshalltown police officer Steven Sheets suffered a fractured leg when he, other officers, and an uncooperative suspect fell during a struggle to remove the suspect from a vehicle Wednesday. “The officer’s lower leg was fractured when it became entangled with others as they fell,” ...

Hairdressers Salon & Tanning is now 19 Salon & Spa

Hairdressers Salon & Tanning, 19 S. 1st St., has been a staple downtown business since it was founded in 1970 by Bonnie Gaskill. But like all businesses, change was inevitable. Gaskill sold the business to her son Shawn Hovel in September 2015 but stayed on as an employee. Damage ...

Woman arrested by MCSO after discharge from prison

A suspected forger, address unknown, was arrested by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday after she was discharged from the Mitchellville Correctional Facility on a warrant charging her with several felony counts. Michelle Lynn Anderson, 45, was charged with ongoing criminal ...

O’Rourke returns with local forum

A dozen local leaders sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke Wednesday to discuss immigration policy. The group, along with audience and media members, was packed into a dining area at La Carreta Mexican Grill. O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, said he wanted ...

Two local families launch Remix Dance Academy

Rather than see a downtown dance studio close its doors, two local families decided to buy it and make it their own. Kevin and Dianne Griggs, Skyler Evans and Angie Torres purchased Xtreme Dance Studio, 119 E. Main St., when its owner, Michael Quick, retired this year. In June, they got to ...

Our town, our people — Cindy Brodin

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email news@timerepublican.com Cindy Brodin is the owner/realtor of Premier Real Estate who grew up in Marshalltown, moved away for 10 years and ...