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Todays News

Marshalltown raising funds for family of second grader killed in accident

Marshalltown community members are raising money for a family coping with the loss of their 8-year-old son who died in an accident. Christian Maxon, a Franklin Elementary School second grader, died from injuries after being hit by a vehicle near the school building Wednesday. Marilyn Diggins, ...

Local man gears up for Honor Flight

Veteran Kenny Duncan, 87, has waited several years to be chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take an Honor Flight. He and approximately 250 other Iowa veterans will get their chance May 21 for the Fourth Annual Central Iowa Honor Flight. A native of Marshalltown, Duncan served in the ...

8-year-old student dies of injuries from crash

A Franklin Elementary School student has died after being hit by a vehicle near the school building Wednesday, according to Marshalltown Police. The school identified the student as second grader Christian Maxon. “The 8-year-old child, who attended Franklin Elementary School, was on his ...

Drug Task Force bust yields felony drug charges against six local residents

Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force personnel arrested six residents — including four family members — on felony drug charges on Thursday. The charges were filed after executing three search warrants at local residences 107 S. Seventh Ave., 309 W. Nevada St. and 106 W Nevada St. Charges • ...

Rain delays construction of sidewalk connecting Freedom Rock to F-4 jet

“Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day.” The popular children’s nursery rhyme has special meaning for local resident Kevin Huseboe. The U.S. Army veteran is project manager of an initiative to install a sidewalk, benches and lighting from the Marshall County Freedom Rock to ...

Call to artists underway for public safety facility

Enthusiasm and support for public art has paved the way for another initiative — public art at the new joint Marshalltown Police Department/Fire Department facility. Long-time public art advocate Heidi Dalal of Marshalltown cited public art’s growing endorsements and momentum gained from ...

Memorial Day Weekend events planned in Beaman

BEAMAN - Activities for the entire family and for all ages have been planned to take place in Beaman the weekend of May 25-27. May 25 is fun day with many activities taking place on the town’s Main Street. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. the annual Fireman’s Breakfast will be held at the Memorial ...

8-year-old Marshalltown student dies of injuries from crash

A Franklin Elementary School student has died after being hit by a vehicle near the school building Wednesday, according to Marshalltown Police. The school identified the student as second grader Christian Maxon. “The 8-year-old child, who attended Franklin Elementary School, was on his ...

Central Iowa Art Association celebrates 75th anniversary

Since 1944, Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA)-The Art Center has served as a purveyor for all things related to creativity and the arts locally. It is known for its art classes — for children and adults — plus its ceramics, sculptures and other art pieces. Housed in the Fisher Community ...

Franklin student hit by vehicle in critical condition

A Franklin Elementary School student is in critical conditional after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of 13th Street and West Main Street Wednesday afternoon, according to a paramedic who was on scene. Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department said he could not ...

Our town, our people — Dex Walker

“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.  Dex Walker works at the Iowa Veterans Home, currently working as a ...

Lt. Gov. Gregg tours Conrad apartment

CONRAD — Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg toured Conrad Wednesday and met with city officials to speak on rural development grants, and in particular upstairs housing grants. While in town he met with Executive Director of Conrad Chamber-Main Street Krista Grant, Mayor Jeff Martin and Dan ...

Public Works: ‘Storm sewers not for dumping’

City of Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel has a simple request of residents: Do not dump grass, leaves or automotive and household by-products into city storm sewers. “The only thing going into storm sewers should be clean water,” Nickel said. Councilor-At-Large Bill ...

Marshalltown Schools retirees celebrated

Each year, leaders from Marshalltown Schools and the Marshalltown Education Association come together to celebrate a new class of retirees from the district. The retirees were joined by their family in Dejardin Hall Wednesday evening to celebrate their combined centuries of service in ...

Local man attempts to elude deputies

A Marshalltown man who attempted to hide from Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputies between two hay bales was later discovered, arrested and taken to jail recently for a host of crimes. Jeffrey James Krupp, 48, was taken into custody for interference with official acts-bodily injury, ...

Man arrested after choking victim

A Marshalltown man who choked a victim by grabbing her around the throat, hitting her in the face and upper arms with his fists, and kicking the victim in the stomach was arrested recently by Marshalltown police. Daryl L. Carter II, 25, of Marshalltown was charged with domestic abuse assault ...

Franklin student hit by vehicle in critical condition

A Franklin Elementary School student is in critical conditional after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of 13th Street and West Main Street Wednesday afternoon, according to a paramedic who was on scene. Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department said he could not ...

New Timber Creek Park footbridge slated

A footbridge at the west end of popular Timber Creek Park was washed away during a flood last year, but Parks and Recreation Director Geoff Hubbard and Public Works Director Justin Nickel are working to get it replaced. The issues are when and at what cost. The footings and foundation were ...

County ordinances updated

Several changes were proposed to Marshall County ordinances to match state law at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting. Most of the changes were simple, such as changing the title of an ordinance, but one major change was getting rid of the county’s ordinance on tobacco smoking to ...

Marshalltown JCPenney general manager receives Founder’s Award

Marshalltown JCPenney general manager Steven Pankratz has received the company’s Founder’s Award for outstanding accomplishments in 2018. The award is given to those who “excel in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service and business expertise.” “It’s a ...