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Todays News

Social media post prompts MHS lockdown

The Marshalltown High School went into lockdown this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The lockdown ended at around 3 p.m. Marshalltown Police Department Chief of Police Mike Tupper said a person connected to a concerning social media post was located at a traffic stop made by MPD detectives. That ...

Building torn down on Main exposes another

The demolition of buildings damaged by the July 2018 tornado continues and some other businesses are feeling the residual effects. A vacant building nestled between The Optical Center and the duo Odds & Ends and Wax Xtatic on Main Street was torn down by Corona Construction of ...

Holiday pop-up open house gives shoppers one last shot at Christmas gifts

Marshalltown residents braved the wet weather and headed to 13th Street Friday evening, eager to get Christmas shopping done at the annual 13th Street District Holiday Pop-Up Open House. It is an event aimed at giving shoppers a chance to buy unique and often handmade gifts. The pop-up ...

Giveaway intends to remove some holiday burden

What is so often referred to as the season of giving could not be so without a season of shopping. To many, shopping and gift-giving is an expense that cannot be spared, so Amber Hill of Marshalltown is embracing the holiday spirit of giving by hosting the 1st Ever Christmas Giveaway at 1 ...

Ward arrested for meth possession

Torin Lee Ward, 32, of Tama was arrested by the Marshalltown Police Department Thursday on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver — a Class B felony — according to court documents. The charge stems from a July incident when a video showed Ward and another ...

Edgewood Street extension to improve safety, traffic

Pending the completion of engineering plans in February or March of 2020, the City of Marshalltown is moving forward with the Edgewood Street extension. A public hearing on the matter will be held in the early spring. The multi-million dollar project has been in the works since 2018. It has ...

Marshalltown High School goes on lockdown

The Marshalltown High School went into lockdown this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The lockdown ended at around 3 p.m. Marshalltown Police Department Chief of Police Mike Tupper said a person connected to a concerning social media post was located at a traffic stop made by MPD detectives. That ...

Setbacks keep courthouse dome grounded

The dome of the Marshall County Courthouse is still sitting on the front lawn waiting to be placed at the apex of the building. Buildings and grounds director Lucas Baedke said the initial plan was to get the feature placed before the end of November. However, some setbacks prevented that. ...

Law enforcement and local youth bond at ‘Shop with a Cop’

The Marshalltown Walmart was flooded with police officers on Thursday evening, but crime was not a part of the equation as local youth and officers came together as part of Marshalltown Police’s annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Youth recommended by their schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters ...

Wreaths Across America slated Saturday at IVH

The annual Wreaths Across America program honoring deceased veterans and Prisoners Of War will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Malloy Hall Leisure Resource Center on the Iowa Veterans Home campus. The event is open to the public and free-of-charge. Leading off will be the Young Patriot ...

Two men arrested for assault

David Gomez, 24, of Marshalltown and Marco Rico, 21, of Monmouth Ill., were arrested by Marshalltown Police Thursday for assault causing bodily injury. The charge is a serious misdemeanor On Thursday, police responded to the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown emergency department where a ...

Arrest leads to altercation with officer

Raymond Martinez Rodriquez, 21, of Marshalltown, was arrested by Marshalltown police Wednesday and taken to jail on charges of interference with official acts-inflicting bodily injury, and fourth degree criminal mischief. On Wednesday, police responded to a tavern on Turner Street upon ...

IVCC prioritizing use of $32 million bond

Iowa Valley Community College is moving forward with priorities for the use of a $32 million bond referendum passed last month. At its regular meeting at Marshalltown Community College on Wednesday, Chancellor Kristie Fisher told the board of directors that residents in communities who passed ...

2019 United Way campaign in home stretch

With 90 percent of its goal attained and 26 days remaining in the campaign, local United Way Executive Director Nancy Steveson said Wednesday the campaign is in the home stretch. She should know. Steveson is in her 41st year with the organization as employee and 25th as executive. “We ...

Marshalltown students sweep calendar art contest

Marshalltown Schools elementary students’ creativity and art skills were recognized recently, with all of the top 13 art pieces in the Marshall County Landfill’s annual poster calendar contest belonging to Marshalltown students. The contest, held in partnership between the landfill and ...

IBC will address barriers to workforce development

DES MOINES – The Iowa Business Council (IBC) announced its 2020 state legislative priorities following its final meeting of 2019. The Iowa Business Council’s legislative agenda is formed by the organization’s research and high-level initiatives. Specifically, IBC is focused on: ...

REM Bell Choir to perform at Great Western Bank Friday

A group of disabled adults practice skills on what they can do, and do not worry about what they cannot do. That is what makes the Marshalltown REM Bell Choir special. What the adults do when using their bell chimes is delight and bring a feeling of tranquility during one of the most ...

Shop with a Cop to serve 100 children

Shop with a Cop is set to be bigger than ever this year in Marshalltown. Marshalltown Police Department Office Andrew Cole said the department is really trying to hit a home run with the annual Christmas shopping event this year. He has been participating in the event since 2008, and he ...