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Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. — Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region’s deer herds with no end in sight. Among those at the two-day conference in Madison were wildlife officials from ...

Local Catholic radio stations return to the airwaves

After the July 2018 tornado tore through the city, the sound of silence was heard over the airwaves of the two local Catholic radio stations — 96.7-KCRM FM (English) and 101.5-KDNH FM (Spanish). Now, the stations are back over the airwaves, working out of a studio located inside the St. Henry ...

Supervisors hear North Center Street bridge detour concerns

After several years of planning, the North Center Street bridge replacement project is set to get underway next month, but some residents north of Marshalltown have taken issue with a planned detour route into the city. Michelle Gauthier of 186th Street off of Sand Road spoke and organized a ...

Council sees resident pushback on proposed 12th Avenue sidewalks

Installing sidewalks on 12th Avenue became a point of contention at Monday’s city council meeting. City Public Works Director Justin Nickel, as well as a number of 12th Avenue-area residents and businesses, want to know the answer from the Marshalltown city council. Councilors and Nickel ...

Main Street Madness coming to downtown

Marshalltown’s Main Street is seeing a revitalization after the area was badly damaged in last year’s tornado, and more and more events are returning to the downtown. One such event is Main Street Madness on Aug. 3, a block party-style celebration being held by the Marshalltown Central ...

Council evaluating railroad ‘quiet zones’

The estimated 656 locomotive horn blasts per day from 41 freight trains moving through Marshalltown may be an impediment to residents wanting to live downtown. City Administrator Jessica Kinser said numerous residents expressed their concern about train noise at downtown master plan public ...

Councilors discuss incentives for downtown development

For the second time in the last three council meetings, Marshalltown councilors and city staff discussed at length options to promote business development downtown. While nothing was finalized, it is clear councilors and staff want to have programs in place in the near future. Motivating ...

Wolfe Ranch to hold equine therapy demonstration Saturday

The O.K. Corral is coming to Quakerdale Family Services/Wolfe Ranch, 2932 240th St., this week to demonstrate the merits of equine-assisted psychotherapy. The public is invited to learn more about this concept there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in becoming certified in equine ...

Mega 10 Park keeps kids busy this summer

Editor’s note: This twice weekly series will spotlight some of Marshalltown’s 22 parks. Parks are a way for families to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city and a way for the city to bring the outdoors to families. Mega 10 Park is one of the larger parks in Marshalltown. With 15.5 ...

Grundy and Tama Counties crown 2019 fair queens

With the opening of two area county fairs last week, two more young ladies earned the title of 2019 fair queen and the opportunity to represent their respective county in the 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen contest later in August. Karly Wilhau was chosen at the 2019 Grundy County Fair Queen. She ...

T-R correspondant wins numerous awards at area county fairs

Times-Republican contributor Chuck Friend of Conrad recently won several ribbons at area county fairs for his photography. He received two purple, four blue and two red ribbons at the Central Iowa Fair; one blue, two reds and two whites at the Hardin County Fair; and seven purples, five blues ...

Attic fire causes damage on Saturday night

No injuries were reported involving a fire at 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, at 205 W. Nevada St. Apt. 2. However, eight to 10 residents were displaced. Communications advised that the occupant and caller witnessed fire dropping from the ceiling of an upper floor apartment. Upon the arrival of fire ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE – Recycling education coordinator

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Nancy Mach’s mission is to help people become good stewards of the earth. Since ...

Moon back in NASA’s court

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the ...

Teen activists score mental health days for students

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. But don’t call it ...

Central Iowa youth prepare for state fair

Summer is a busy time for young livestock showers in Central Iowa. Many just got done showing their pigs, sheep, cattle and other animals at the Central Iowa Fair last week. Now, their attention turns to getting ready for one of the biggest events of the year – the Iowa State Fair. ...

Sibling honored for reviving sister who stopped breathing

Not every 911 call has a happy ending. But the quick-thinking by 11-year-old Lyla Morgan of Marshalltown earlier this month resulted in a happy outcome. While mother Amanda Paigly was at work, Morgan stayed home to babysit her then 7-week-old sister Lilya Castillo. However, when the ...