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Todays News

Protesters peacefully assemble on Center Street corner

As violent riots continue across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, a group of people in Marshalltown are setting an example of peaceful protesting. On Sunday, 20 people gathered on the corner of Anson and Center streets. Protesters held signs with statements such as ...

Bikers rally for IVH staff, residents

More than 50 motorcyclists revved their engine through the Iowa Veterans Home Sunday morning. In a contrast to the protests and turmoil around the country a group of motorcycle enthusiasts rode the grounds of the Iowa Veterans Home to pay tribute to its staff and residents. They sought to ...

Auditor’s office prepares for Tuesday primary

Marshall County’s primary is looking to have a higher turnout than the last two primaries. This year 5,200 ballots were requested to vote absentee and 3,600 ballots have already been mailed in as of Friday. Only 53 of those 3,600 came into vote, everyone else voted by mail. “We’ve had ...

Marshalltown Y starts phase 2 of reopening

Marshalltown’s YMCA/YWCA is closer to reopening completely. The Y is opening in phases and starting Monday the second phase will begin. “The opening is going well,” said Y executive director Carol Hibbs. The second phase will open the Y’s adult and youth locker rooms, drop-in child ...

Businesses making best decisions on reopening

By LANA BRADSTREAM TIMES-REPUBLICAN As businesses in Marshalltown go through reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber of Commerce is helping them with the process. “We have developed a toolkit that shares recommendations, guidelines and things to consider for organizations as ...

Free mask distribution continues all week

Free non-medical fabric masks can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at United Bank and Trust, 2101 St. Center St. People can get the masks by driving through lane three at the bank and requesting them. Mask quantity is limited to two masks per car, four on special ...

Des Moines police use tear gas as crowd damages courthouse

DES MOINES (AP) — Officers used tear gas Saturday night to break up a protest and vandalism at the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines. Live video from WOI-TV showed a small group of people spraying paint on the courthouse and breaking at least one window on the building's first ...

Couple relieved at return of wagon that belonged to son

FORT DODGE (AP) — Dennis Detmering found himself in a nightmare scenario when he went to a Fort Dodge garden center last Saturday to see his son’s toy wagon. The plastic red wagon, which holds sentimental value, had been stolen from one of the greenhouse buildings. “I was angry at ...

Cedar Rapids connects donated bikes with those who need them

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — While the wheels on the Cedar Rapids city buses weren’t going round and round this spring, the wheels began spinning for Brandon Whyte to find an alternate way to get people to their jobs — and hopefully into the recreational bike riding realm. Whyte, 38, of Cedar ...

Two new COVID-19 cases in Marshall County

DES MOINES — Marshall County only had two additional case of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours. As of Sunday, Marshall County has 894 cases of COVID-19, a rise of two cases. Marshall County dropped to sixth highest Iowa counties with COVID-19 cases. The other counties with higher ...

‘Exceptional’ city clerk in City Hall 1 more month

For about 20 years Shari Coughenour has been one of Marshalltown’s biggest supporters and cheerleaders.  Coughenour started as the Marshalltown City Clerk on June 1, 2000. Since then she has seen Marshalltown and the United States change. She has seen multiple council members, mayors and ...

One new COVID-19 case in Marshall County

DES MOINES — Marshall County only had one additional case of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours. As of Saturday, Marshall County has 892 cases of COVID-19, a rise of one case. Marshall County remains in the top five of Iowa counties with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The other ...

Non-4H, FFA 2020 Central Iowa Fair canceled

The 2020 Central Iowa Fair is canceled, except for 4H and FFA aspects. The Central Iowa Fair Board of Directors decided Thursday night to cancel all non-4H and FFA events during the annual event, which would have been held July 8-11 at the fairgrounds. Shannon Espenscheid, the fair ...

Police chief working hard on building trust

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has impacted law enforcement across the country, and members are speaking out against it — including Marshalltown Police Department Chief Mike Tupper. Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis on Monday, with the knee of a police officer on his neck. An almost ...

Lenihan student makes science project

Lenihan sixth grader Anessa Morrison has been working on her science project since fourth grade. Her air powered CAES, or compressed air energy storage, system uses a wind turbine made from a computer fan. The wind then collects in a balloon which goes to a generator that is used to power an ...

Geocaching around Iowa

Some Marshall County residents have found using longitude and latitude can lead to fun.  Geocaching uses the global position system or GPS to help navigate families and adventurers to different locations all over the world in a worldwide treasure hunt.  “It’s an electronic scavenger ...

Marshalltown resident delights community with baked goods

Peggy White, a bus driver for the Marshalltown Community School District, has reached much of the community with her delectable treats. She was introduced to the joys of baking through her family. Her mother’s many siblings all enjoyed baking, so White was exposed to it from a young ...

Owners, patrons happy to be back in Marshalltown bars

Marshalltown bar owners were more than happy to reopen doors to their businesses on Thursday. Customers walked through doors with smiles on their faces and greeted friends with fist bumps or elbow knocks. After being shut down since March for the COVID-19 pandemic, bar owners have struggled ...

42 new COVID-19 cases this week

EDITOR’S NOTE: The weekly COVID-19 Marshall County case report will continue to be available in the Times-Republican every Friday. The daily COVID-19 reports are available on the website, timesrepublican.com. New COVID-19 cases have slowed with only a double digit increase in Marshalltown ...

Police chief working hard on building trust

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has impacted law enforcement across the country, and members are speaking out against it - including Marshalltown Police Department Chief Mike Tupper. Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis on Monday, with the knee of a police officer on his neck. An almost ...