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Todays News

‘For the love of Binford’

The annual For The Love of Binford Valentine Dinners were held Friday and Saturday evenings. The events were sponsored by the Federation of Women’s Clubs in Marshalltown with the proceeds going to the Binford house. According to spokesperson and board member Cynthia Hubbard, 16 guests ...

Community theater ready to ‘Play On’

Get ready to get a behind-the-scenes look at community theater through “Play On.” The Marshalltown Community Theater will bring the production to the Martha Ellen Tye Playhouse Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 1. Directed by Bill Roberts and written by Rick Abbot, the play tells the story ...

A taste of New Orleans in Marshalltown

The NOLA Jazz band staged a New Orleans style Mardi Gras concert on Saturday at the Orpheum theater in Marshalltown. Orpheum director Bob Untiedt said this was the first of several “big name” concerts that will be held throughout the year, and the summer Friday evening lineup is almost set. ...

Cartwright Farmers Market gearing up for new season

Snow is on the ground and temperatures still hover around zero, but work has begun for the Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market new season. “The 2019 season was great, and we plan to offer even more this year,” farmers market coordinator Trish Wilder of Marshalltown said. The non-profit ...

Smith elected as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party

Rep. Mark Smith of Marshalltown is taking on a new role as the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. The Iowa Democratic Party Central Committee held an emergency meeting to elect an interim chair on Saturday. The candidates were Smith, Bob Krause, Joe Henry and Gabriel De La Cerda. Smith ...

Courthouse dome could be placed this spring

Work continues on the Marshall County Courthouse dome and it is difficult to determine when the government building will finally get its iconic feature back. Buildings and grounds director Lucas Baedke said the plan is to place the dome on top of the building sometime in early April or ...

Iowa employers, religious leaders clash over religious freedom bill

Representatives of some of Iowa’s major employers squared off against religious conservative advocates for the third straight year over legislation to replicate federal religious freedom language in Iowa law. The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets a higher court standard for ...

House of Compassion to host Soup Bowl Luncheon

The House of Compassion will host the annual Soup Bowl Luncheon on March 15. The event serves as a fundraiser for the many services provided at the House. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for renovating the upstairs shelter. The cost is $10 per person or $25 for families of three ...

Career chef creates menus at Legends

The chef behind the food at Legends American Grill in Marshalltown not only creates legendary dishes but also a fun and friendly atmosphere for customers and staff. Chad Tiller, 40, navigates a large kitchen in the back of the restaurant as easily as he creates menus or interacts with his ...

‘Living the good life doing what he loves’

STATE CENTER — “One dollar, one dollar, who’ll give me two? I got two dollars, who’ll give me three?” The melodious chant of the auctioneer is now one of the ways of life for State Center native Jake Goecke, who after graduation from Iowa State University has rooted his life in ...

Teacher Spotlight: Rachel Schoenfelder

Meet Rachel Schoenfelder, second grade teacher at St. Francis School in Marshalltown. Schoenfelder, 40, grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa near a town called Hopkinton She attended Loras College in Dubuque and graduated in 2002. Prior to that, she went to a Catholic elementary school in ...

Turn the page

Who said books and horses don’t go together? Well, no one at the Wolfe Ranch of Quakerdale anyway. For the third time, the ranch is hosting Storytime at the Stables from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Kids can get a storytelling experience at the ranch, located at 2932 240th St. The ...

Smith elected as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party

Rep. Mark Smith of Marshalltown is taking on a new role as the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. On Saturday, the Iowa Democratic Party Central Committee held an emergency meeting to elect an interim chair. The candidates were Smith, Bob Krause, Joe Henry and Gabriel De La Cerda. Smith ...

Police seek witness in Hy-Vee Christmas burglary

The Marshalltown Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a witness to the Dec. 25, 2019 burglary of Hy-Vee in Marshalltown. Capt. Brian Batterson said the individual in the photograph is someone who might have some information regarding the crime. The person is ...

Activists admit livestock confinement moratorium dead for this year

For all their sign-waving and news conference comments, environmentalists admitted this week they have virtually no chance of getting even a hearing on their proposed moratorium on large livestock confinements in Iowa. Emma Schmit of Rockwell City was in town Tuesday in her role as a Food ...

Someone loves you

On Friday, Cherilyn Eveleth, a fourth grade teacher at St. Francis Catholic School, enjoys a selection of love songs delivered by Marshalltown Mens Chorus members Randy Hilleman, Russ Yarrow, Chuck Goecke, Joe Griffiths and Bob Anson. The Mens Chorus has provided singing Valentines for several ...

Tama supervisors approve $995,393 radio payment

Tama County supervisors approved the second payment totaling $995,393 for the new system being assembled for law enforcement, fire and ambulance radio communications on Monday, Feb. 10. Laura Kopsa, county auditor and board secretary, said this amount is the same as the first payment made in ...