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Todays News

Bridge work continues

Concrete is poured for the deck on the first of four bridges on North Center Street. Bridge work is being done one at a time so that future access to the Iowa River Bridge from both sides can be accomplished. According to Marshall County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt the first bridge deck is 150 ...

Suspect punches victim repeatedly

Angela Todd Davis, 39, of Marshalltown was arrested by local police and taken to jail on Tuesday on assault causing bodily injury charges. She is accused of punching the victim in the face multiple times during an altercation early Tuesday morning in the 400 block of West Nevada Street, ...

Hospital navigating recent changes

The changes at UnityPoint-Marshalltown have been felt by everyone in the community and concerns about the future of the hospital are known. The health care entity is navigating not only local changes but also national. UnityPoint-Marshalltown president Jennifer Friedly said the hospital is a ...

Kaye wanted by Marshalltown authorities

The Marshalltown Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a wanted man, Seamus Mickell Kaye. Kaye is wanted on theft charges. He is approximately 5’10” tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen in the area of 111 S. Third Ave. on Feb. 2. If you have information ...

Federal trial set for local man on child porn charges

Jeffrey G. Roads pleaded not guilty to federal charges of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. A jury trial will begin Dec. 2 in the federal courthouse in Des Moines with District Judge Stephanie Rose presiding. Roads, formerly employed by ...

Necessary noise

American voters are motivated by a fever pitch. That’s the message from last week’s elections. The headlines were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the entire state government under Democrat control for the first time in 25 years and the defeat of ...

School board sets public hearing for tennis complex

The Marshalltown School Board is moving forward on notifying the public about plans to construct tennis courts and pickle ball courts in what would be called the Marshalltown Tennis Complex. At the regular Monday meeting, the board set 5 p.m. Dec. 16 as the date of a public hearing to use ...

City council awards sale of bonds

The Robert Baird Co. was awarded the sale of slightly more than $8.8 million dollars in general obligation bonds Monday at a special city council meeting. The bonds are a loan that must be repaid to Robert Baird. Of the borrowed amount, $5.6 million is allocated to finance six new city ...

Primary Health Care staff cite funding concern

Unless a continuing resolution is passed by Congress soon, Central Iowans dependent on Marshalltown’s Primary Health Care services will experience a reduction in services. “PHC-Marshalltown serves more than 50 percent of the county’s low income population which is much higher than other ...

Sanders opens campaign office on Main Street

Dozens of residents attended the grand opening of a presidential election campaign office for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday. Walking inside the office, the atmosphere was relaxed and hopeful, with pizza, cookies and coffee standing by. There is also a make-shift wall with numbers ...

Iowa records first flu-related deaths of the season

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced the first flu-related deaths of the 2019-20 influenza season: an older adult (61-80 years of age) Central Iowa woman and an elderly (81+ years of age) northwest Iowa woman. Both women had underlying conditions or contributing factors. This week ...

Born again man gives testimonial at Marshalltown church

At a Saturday morning Great Commission Church gathering, guest speaker Nathan Varble broke a sweat during a powerful and impassioned sermon about his journey of being born again. Lasting more than one hour, many of the attendees said ‘amen’ repeatedly to central points in Varble’s ...

Downtown building qualifies for post-tornado makeover

An historic downtown building key to providing affordable housing which suffered extensive damage from the July 2018 tornado is in the running for a major makeover. Before the tornado, the Marshalltown Senior Residences building located at 201 E. Main St., provided 28 one and two-bedroom ...

VanGundy retiring from UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown

Well-known Marshalltown physician Milt VanGundy is retiring after 45 years. His last day as medical director of the Wound Healing Center is Dec. 4. The public is invited to a reception for VanGundy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 3, in the front atrium of the local UnityPoint Health Medical ...

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly

DES MOINES — Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion access that rankled social conservatives, has died at the age of 66. Cady died unexpectedly Friday night from a heart attack, his family said in a statement ...

Worker killed in central Iowa industrial accident identified

NEVADA — Authorities have identified a worker killed in an industrial accident at a biofuels plant in central Iowa. Police tell television station WOI that Carlos Mauricio Partillo Montufar was pinned under equipment Thursday at Verbio North America's Biorefinery in Nevada, which is about ...

Couple starts nonprofit dedicated to wildlife sanctuary

AMANA — When Colleen Koss walks through the 100 acres of property she and her husband Duane Koss own on the outskirts of Amana, she knows the wooded land is not just meant for their family. “It’s very peaceful out here for me, and I think for other people,” she told the Cedar Rapids ...

Marshalltown City Council

What: Special City Council Meeting When: Nov.18, 2019, Noon Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 10 W. State St. Agenda Item: Resolution awarding sale of general obligation corporate purpose and refunding bonds, series 2019. The Issue: City council discussed and voted over a period of ...

Marshalltown School Board

WHAT: Marshalltown School Board meeting WHERE: Central Administration Office, 1002 S. Third Ave. WHEN: 5 p.m. Monday AGENDA ITEM: Resolution fixing the date for a hearing on the proposed use of SAVE revenue for an athletic facility infrastructure project. THE ISSUE: A public hearing ...

Six homes to receive donated roof replacements

A home in Marshalltown is slated to get a brand new roof free of charge early next week. Feller Roofing has partnered with GAF and Habitat for Humanity to provide materials and installation of six new roofs in Marshalltown before the end of 2020. “GAF is donating the materials and we are ...