Todays News

Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying ...

North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un's new policies the emphasis was firmly on building up the economy, not on nuclear weapons. The North rolled out some ...

Binford House rebounds after tornado

After the July 19 tornado devastated many homes and businesses, property owners waited anxiously for damages to be evaluated. While no one has lived in the historic Binford House, 110 N. 2nd Ave., for decades, it bustles almost daily with club meetings, presentations and catered events. The ...

UPH – Marshalltown brings new OB/GYN specialists to the community

Earlier this month, The Women’s Care Group, an independent medical provider for OB/GYN services which practices in Marshalltown announced they are closing their offices as of Oct. 1. The group, not associated with UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, announced this decision on their own ...

Kibbey Building ribbon-cutting Tuesday

Credit local businesswoman and resident Barb Hagstrand for keeping her word. Nearly one year ago - Sept. 28 - Hagstrand said at the Gallery Garden ribbon cutting she would host a ribbon cutting once the ground floor of the historic structure in the 100 block of East Main Street was ...

Iowa monument continues to recover stolen human remains

HARPERS FERRY — David Barland-Liles wishes his place of employment was known only for its magic, rather than also for the crime he helped solve. But if the story of the park superintendent who stole human remains sparks public interest in Effigy Mounds National Monument, so much the better, ...

Sioux City woman, 95, retires after 80-year retail career

SIOUX CITY — Marguerite Kuhl is convinced that the second time will be the charm. Closing Kuhl's Dress Shop in 1995, she retired — for the first time — at the age of 72. But then she got bored. She re-entered the workforce as the manager of Health Plus at the Southern Square ...

MHS homecoming dress distribution a hit

The main entrance to Marshalltown High School was unusually busy for a Saturday morning, as dozens of MHS female students - many joined by moms - checked out some 700 homecoming dresses. A multitude of colors - from red to pink to blue - greeted those anxious to find the "just right" ...

Marshalltown City Council

WHAT: Marshalltown City Council meeting WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: Council Chambers, second floor of the Carnegie Building, 10 W. State St. AGENDA ITEM Resolution 2018-156 approving the owner-initiated demolition of a public nuisance tax sale property at 109 Helm St. THE ISSUE ...

Hubbell hears about local providers’ Medicaid ‘disaster’

Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell got an earful from one local provider who serves a large number of Medicaid patients. Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa Executive Director Vicki Lewis called the state’s Medicaid program, run by two managed care companies, “a ...

High rain, river levels cause farmers headaches

While weather forecasts call for a cease to the near-constant rain that pounded central Iowa in the last week, farmers may have concerns about the damage done by all that water. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Meaghan Anderson said the rain may have helped less-mature crops ...

Enrollment drop at 2 Iowa universities intentional

DES MOINES — Enrollment is down at three of Iowa's public universities, but officials said the decline is intentional at two of the schools. The University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa saw overall enrollment drop of more than 2 percent this fall totaling ...

Hellberg’s Jewelers — 120 years strong

Not many family businesses sustain into the triple digits of time, but Hellberg’s Jewelers, 13 W. Main Street, celebrated its 120th anniversary on Friday. “I did research and discovered Sept. 7, 1898 was the day my great-grandfather (William Hellberg) opened the store in Marshalltown. It ...

Crime Stoppers taking criminals off the streets

Marshall County residents are safer because residents working in partnership with law enforcement has been successful in taking criminals off the street. Now entering its fourth year of operation, the Marshall County Crime Stoppers program is a proven crime-fighter. The results, according ...

How potential changes in school funding could affect your taxes

The cost of the Marshalltown Schools Instructional Support Program is currently 100 percent funded by taxpayers through property tax dollars — that could change. The possibility of tax changes for the Instruction Support Program, a mechanism for schools to increase their general fund ...

A fresh look and new menu for Ocean City Chinese Restaurant

Taylor Cao, who assumed duties as general manager of Ocean City Chinese Restaurant in January when the establishment came under new ownership, was on the verge of unveiling a revamped “Asian fusion” menu before the July 19 tornado hit. While the interior sustained minor damage, the front ...

Live on Stage concert series kicks off with Maureen McGovern on Sept. 10

Now in its 80th year, Live on Stage Marshalltown (LOSM) begins its 2018-2019 concert series with a performance by award-winning vocalist Maureen McGovern at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Marshalltown High School Auditorium. LOSM, an all-volunteer non-profit concert association, brings six events ...