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Todays News

Seuss books pulled from library over theft concerns

Six Dr. Seuss books have been discontinued, and the same six books are no longer available to check out at Marshalltown Public Library. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization managing the work of Dr. Seuss, announced on Tuesday the books “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” ...

More will be eligible for vaccines starting Monday

Beginning Monday, Iowa vaccine providers can officially start vaccinating additional priority populations. People 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 will be eligible. Those conditions, according to the ...

Lenihan staff help out Marshalltown eateries

The desire Marshalltownians have to help each other out has lasted through the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest example comes from the Marshalltown Community School District Lenihan Intermediate School. Fifth grade teacher Laura Fricke and secretary Lisa Crouch were founders of ...

No change in number of district COVID cases

The Marshalltown Community School District confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 among students and employees on Friday: • Total cases among students: two • Total cases among staff: one This week’s COVID number report from the district is identical to the last one issued on Feb. ...

Reporter faces trial in case seen as attack on press rights

IOWA CITY — An Iowa journalist faces trial Monday on charges stemming from her coverage of a protest against racial injustice, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from free press advocates who say she was just doing her job. The case of Des Moines ...

School district addressing increased mental health concerns

Historically a bleak time of the year, the freezing cold and grey skies of late winter months cause an uptick in mental health issues. “This time of the year is important really because of the environmental factors,” Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) Director of Special ...

Stolen car leads to pursuit, fugitive apprehension, drug seizure

A Wednesday afternoon high-speed pursuit in Marshall County ended with the capture of a fugitive and 2 pounds of methamphetamine. A Marshall County Sheriff's deputy located a vehicle reported stolen from California while patrolling Highway 330. The vehicle was in the southwest portion of the ...

No change in number of district COVID cases

The Marshalltown Community School District confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 among students and employees on Friday: • Total cases among students: two • Total cases among staff: one This week's COVID number report from the district is identical to the last one issued on Feb. ...

Vaccine quantities should increase in the coming month

Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson is hoping the number of COVID-19 doses will increase in the weekly shipments sometime in March. “They said we should receive the same amount we are now until mid-March,” she said. “The talk is it will increase after.” Since February, ...

Eclectic one-stop-shop opens up in Tama

A new store with a vintage flair is open for business in downtown Tama. Big Yellow, owned and operated by Matt Roberts, is a one-stop-shop for antiques, fabrics, soaps, figurines, purses, crystals, candy and more. Inspired by his grandparents his love for antiquing began at a young age. ...

MARSHALLTOWN adding manufacturing space

MARSHALLTOWN Company is expanding once again — despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the August derecho. The manufacturing business purchased the Dunham-Busch building and two others east of the factory on Feb. 1. Demolition of two of those buildings began shortly after and has been completed. ...

IVCCD sets public hearing date for exterior renovation project

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) set a public hearing date for an exterior renovation project at Wednesday night’s board meeting. “This is the project that in the Marshalltown community is most visible for the public,” Chancellor Kristie Fisher said. “One of the ...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives at JBS

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday to 51 companies, and JBS in Marshalltown is included. In fact, after the 11 a.m. press conference the governor held. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said ...

Gov. Reynolds gets vaccinated and encourages others to do so

JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine during her weekly news conference Wednesday to encourage Iowans to get vaccinated as soon as they can. Reynolds, her husband Kevin Reynolds and Iowa Department of Public Health Administrator ...

Police: Live pipe bomb found at polling place in Ankeny

ANKENY — The discovery of a live pipe bomb at a central Iowa polling place as voters were casting ballots in a special election forced an evacuation of the building, police said. Officers called to the Lakeside Center in Ankeny around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday found a device that looked like a pipe ...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives at JBS

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday to 51 companies, and JBS in Marshalltown is included. In fact, after the 11 a.m. press conference the governor held. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson said ...

Marshalltown man arrested, charged with burglary

Joseph Witte, 33, of Marshalltown was arrested on Tuesday and charged with burglary, among multiple other offenses. After a burglary and theft report was filed with the Marshalltown Police Department on Feb. 21, an investigation took place. A search warrant was executed in Marshalltown on ...

Art exhibit to showcase art professor’s career

As a farewell retirement exhibit, Greg Metzen’s display at Marshalltown Community College’s Ray Frederick Gallery is dedicated to his 24-year career as art faculty at Ellsworth Community College. Metzen’s exhibit is on display now through March 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the ...

Scammers impersonating DEA agents stealing identities, money

OMAHA, Neb. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which telephone scammers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to extort money or steal personal identifiable information. A new public service announcement aims to raise awareness ...

Porch pirates strike again

The Marshalltown Police Department is seeking to identify this female and vehicle responsible for the theft of packages. The vehicle is described as possibly a Nissan Altima or Maxima and the female a white female in her 20’s with brown hair. Please contact Officer Andrew Weispfenning at ...