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MPD offers up space to complete online sales transactions

The Marshalltown Police Department frequently receives complaints or concerns regarding internet fraud schemes. In an effort to protect community members from these types of crimes, the Marshalltown Police Department, 909 S. Second St., has designated the public lobby and the parking in ...

IVH courtyard makeover complete

A new courtyard for residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown was opened on Friday. However, snow and cold weather has not allowed people to readily utilize the upgraded feature on the campus. A ribbon cutting scheduled for Wednesday was postponed. Commandant Timon Oujiri said ...

Seven staff test positive for COVID at Iowa Veterans Home

The Iowa Veterans Home is reporting seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 this week and are on leave. There are no active cases among residents at this time. IVH Commandant Timon Oujiri said all residents have been tested. The first three positive tests were identified ...

Need a lift on Election Day? City transit offers free ride to polls

Marshalltown Transit will offer free rides to and from all polling places in Marshalltown on Election Day. All passengers who take advantage of this service are asked to wear a mask and to let the driver know which polling location to go to. Rides to the polls are offered between the hours of ...

$2.3M tennis complex set to serve community

The Marshalltown Community School District unveiled its new court complex Tuesday. Despite the colder temperatures, Marshalltown residents, school district and city officials arrived to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the complex, which will bring improved outdoor recreation and ...

City’s derecho debris cleanup likely $4 million

The cost to clean up debris in Marshalltown after the August derecho is likely to reach $4 million, according to city administrator Jessica Kinser. Kinser said her initial thought was the cleanup effort would cost about $3 million before bids came in. Cornerstone Demo and Clearing was the ...

Additional courthouse metal work approved

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved, at its regular Tuesday meeting, additional metal work to take place on the Marshall County Courthouse. The work will be done by Renaissance Roofing of Belvidere, Ill., for $55,162.24. Marshall County Buildings and Grounds Director Lucas ...

Residents voice concerns over Southridge housing development

Residents of Kester Cross Country Estates urged the Marshalltown City Council to reject an updated plat for the Southridge Estates Subdivision and revert to the previously proposed plat during Monday’s regular meeting. The city purchased land on Southridge Road near Governor Road to develop ...

Almost 10,000 Marshall County votes cast

Only one more week before the general election on Nov. 3, and almost 10,000 ballots have been cast absentee or early in Marshall County. Auditor Nan Benson said 9,988 ballots, or 85 percent of those requested, have been turned in. “We have a really high return rate,” she said. Marshall ...

Fighting for ethanol industry is key in Iowa’s Senate race

Iowa’s ethanol industry is suffering worse losses than economists originally predicted, increasing pressure on Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide aid to struggling farmers and ethanol producers. While both U.S. Sen. Joni ...

Ribbon cutting for tennis court complex to be held Tuesday afternoon

The Marshalltown Community School District is unveiling its new court complex today. A ribbon cutting and grand opening event is set for 4:30 p.m. at the complex, 1602 S. Second Avenue. Face coverings and social distancing are required. The complex includes 12 tennis courts and three ...

MPD logs almost 500 domestic abuse calls yearly

October may get its reputation for the Halloween holiday with the plethora of candy and costumes, but since 1989 the month has also represented a time of awareness and education for domestic violence and abuse. And Marshalltown community members want more focus placed on domestic ...

Trump aide says pandemic control will not happen

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, little more than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president’s top aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of ...

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

RICHMOND, Va. — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for ...

City issues snow ordinance reminders

As we transition from fall to winter, the Marshalltown Police Department reminds residents of parking regulations during winter storms. The city will typically declare a winter storm emergency if there is a forecast of two or more inches of snow. Once a winter storm emergency has been ...

Iowa man died after apparently falling out tree stand

OLLIE — A 76-year-old man died after he apparently fell from a tree stand while hunting, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said. The agency said law enforcement officers found Raymond Byers' body after he was reported missing Thursday when he didn't return home from hunting on his ...

Trick-or-treating a go but mayor’s light staying off on Halloween

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer chose the time and date for trick-or-treating but clarifies he is not endorsing the Halloween tradition this year. Trick-or-treating will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. The city is advising recommendations in line with those issued by the Center ...