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Todays News

Rising country artist headlines concert benefitting local tornado relief

Marshalltown, welcome the new “Music Man.” With apologies to the late Meredith Wilson of Mason City, Casey Muessigmann (pronounced “music man”) is ready to make a name for himself while helping Marshalltown’s tornado victims. He is slated to do both at the local Midnight Ballroom, ...

United Methodist Church upholds ban on same-sex marriage, gay clergy

Local Methodist pastors are as split on same-sex marriage and gay clergy as leaders of the United Methodist Church. At a recent special session of its General Conference, leaders of the United Methodist Church rejected the One Church Plan, a measure that would have overturned restrictions on ...

Consultant to help Marshalltown Police with policy manual

The Marshalltown Police Department will soon be getting professional advice on preparing its policy manual. Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper received permission from city councilors last week to hire a consultant — Lexipol Police Policy Services — to help officers prepare the ...

Des Moines man arrested on multiple felony sex abuse charges

A Des Moines man is in Marshall County Jail on four sex offense charges involving a female juvenile. Kyaw Maw, 37, was arrested by authorities Thursday on three felony criminal counts, according to complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court. Maw is charged with sexual ...

Public art slated for new public safety policy

“Echo” In West End Park. “Drills” at Marshalltown High School. Those are two of the more prominent pieces of public art the Marshalltown Public Art Committee (MPAC) and other supporters have successfully installed. Their next opportunity is to place public art in the new, joint ...

Man arrested on felony narcotics charges during Thursday drug bust

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police Thursday on several felony drug counts during an incident which resulted in two officers firing their guns. No one was injured as the officers fired their weapons upon encountering an armed man while executing the drug search warrant at 302 N. ...

More than 2,000 visitors expected for YMCA State Swimming Championship

For the 16th year in a row, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA will host the Y State Swimming Championship, which has attendance of 2,000 people over the two-day event. It kicks off Saturday morning. A total of 435 girls from around Iowa will compete on Saturday and 421 boys from all over Iowa will ...

Marshalltown Schools health insurance decisions looming

After months of planning and sometimes contentious public comments at meetings, the Marshalltown School Board is likely to take a vote on new health insurance plans for school staff at next week’s meeting. The new plans were discussed at a school board committee meeting earlier this week. ...

Health experts urge caution as flu, colds make rounds

For some in Central Iowa, there’s more to be miserable about than the next huge snow storm or frigid, face-burning cold. Illnesses like the flu, stomach flu, colds and more come in full force this time of year, and medical professionals say that means extra caution should be practiced to ...

YouTube suspends comments on videos of kids

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children. The change comes as ...

Shots fired during Marshalltown drug bust

During a drug investigation involving Marshalltown Police Thursday morning, two officers fired guns upon encountering an armed man. The investigation involved law enforcement personnel executing a drug search warrant at 302 N. Second St, according to Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper. ...

Revamped food pantry opening Friday at Salvation Army

The Marshalltown Salvation Army has reworked its food box program with the launch of Sal’s Cupboard, which opens Friday. Previously, folks residing in Marshall County had access to a box of food with pre-chosen items on a weekly basis. These individuals will now have access to a larger ...

Shots fired during Marshalltown drug bust

During a drug investigation involving Marshalltown Police Thursday morning, two officers fired guns upon encountering an armed man. The investigation involved law enforcement personnel executing a drug search warrant at 302 N. Second St, according to Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper. ...

Our town, our people — LaVonne Foix

“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.  LaVonne Foix is a branch office administer trainee at Edward Jones ...

Marshalltown councilor outspoken on consulting firm’s expenses

Marshalltown Councilor At-Large Leon Lamer let his dissatisfaction be known at Monday night’s council meeting about the city contracting the Bolton & Menk consulting firm for project inspection, among other services, at an additional cost of $167,700. Before the vote was taken, Public ...

‘Murder on the Nile’ opens Friday

Suspense. Deception. Denial. These are the thrills to be had at the Marshalltown Community Theatre’s presentation of “Murder on the Nile,” which opens Friday at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse. Director Bill Roberts said he was eager to put this show on, as stories by Agatha Christie are ...

‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress

WASHINGTON — In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president’s former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and who lied throughout the 2016 election campaign about his business ...