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Todays News

Feature of the year – A picture perfect memory

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a five-part series highlighting the T-R’s top feature stories of 2018. It originally ran on May 6. ALBION — One final photo outside their school. Saturday afternoon, alumni of the Albion Public School system gathered outside in front of the ...

Highlights of 2018

As we wrap up the year, we will feature photos looking back at memorable events in our community.

Scholarship program to benefit local college students

A new scholarship through the state Future Ready Iowa initiative is set to help fund higher education in key areas and officials hope economic benefit will follow. The Last-Dollar Scholarship was created when state lawmakers and Gov. Kim Reynolds passed the Future Ready Iowa Act into law ...

Man charged in auto theft

A Marshalltown man who said he wanted to test drive a vehicle earlier this week ended up in Marshall County Jail. Nickolas Scott Giannetto, 26, was charged with theft first degree, a Class C felony, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. ...

In Iowa, Democrats see 2020 as head vs. heart moment

DES MOINES — The romance of Barack Obama’s surprise victory in Iowa hangs like a championship banner in the minds of Democrats in the state more than a decade after they set him on the road to being the nation’s first African- American president. But as they begin to think about ...

Feature of the year — A ‘grand opening’

STATE CENTER — The stately brick building located at 309 2nd St. SE in State Center has served as the Gutekunst Public Library since 1974. As the result of a year-long building project, the facility has doubled in size — to 8,600 square feet. Today, the public is welcome to view these ...

Highlights of 2018

As we wrap up the year, we will feature photos looking back at memorable events in our community.

Historical Society requests $15,000 in county funding

The Historical Society of Marshall County works to make sure the local past is not forgotten, but they must also face present realities like operating costs. That’s why organization leaders met with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors earlier this week. They are requesting $15,000 in ...

Homeless man assaults two in residence

A homeless Marshalltown man was charged with two criminal counts of assault causing bodily injury earlier this week, according to complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Phillip Terrell Davis, 28, was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail on the complaints ...

City council tables resolution shortening city hall hours

Business hours at city hall will not be shortened 30 minutes. Councilors voted 4-3 at Wednesday’s noon meeting to indefinitely table a motion which if passed, would have closed city hall at 4:30 p.m. effective Jan. 1. Current business hours are 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, ...

John C. Culver, who represented Iowa in Congress, dies at 86

IOWA CITY— John C. Culver, who became an influential liberal while representing Iowa in Congress during the Vietnam War era following his time as a star football player at Harvard, has died at age 86. Culver died at his home near Washington late Wednesday after a long bout with chronic ...

Feature of the year — Bob’s swan song

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a five-part series highlighting the T-R’s top feature stories of 2018. It originally ran on March 3. Riverside Cemetery has not only been an icon of the community since 1863, but its lake’s waterfowl have become something of local ...

Cyclones dollar found in France, another one left for the Alamo Bowl

NORMANDY, France — Having a population of 3.4 million people and being a tourism Mecca, the odds of making a connection there with someone back home in Iowa are slim. But long-time Iowa State fans Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer and his wife Sharon Greer discovered Cyclone Nation reaches ...

Game Day grub

Information Compiled by Sara Jordan-Heintz Check out these game day recipes to add to your bowl game fun! Football Cheese Ball 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 (1.25 ...

Highlights of 2018

As we wrap up the year, we will feature photos looking back at memorable events in our community.

Man attempts to elude MPD

A Le Grand man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on six traffic offenses including eluding police. Jermaine Archie Oden, 20, was pulled over on East Anson Street. According to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court, the ...

Burglary suspect arrested

A local man was arrested earlier this week by Marshalltown police on a warrant which charged him with burglary in the first degree, a Class B felony. Criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court said Logan Andrew Calkins, 19, made forcible entry into a residence ...

Police ask for public assistance finding wanted subject

The Marshalltown Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jose Alfaro-Gamino, 65. He's 5’8 and approximately 180 pounds. Alfaro-Gamino, of Marshalltown, currently has active arrest warrants for harassment and assault from an incident that occurred in September ...

City council approves fire-police station change orders

As the new Marshalltown Public Safety Building nears completion, the Marshalltown City Council approved several contract change orders on the project Wednesday. A total of six such changes were approved for a total cost of $144,700. The project is currently under budget, said Marshalltown ...

Our town, our people — Lynn Olberding

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Lynn Olberding is the executive director of the Marshalltown Area Chamber ...