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Todays News

Hygiene items being collected for Marshalltown school district

The 2019/2020 Iowa Valley Leadership Class is running a holiday drive to collect hygiene items for the Marshalltown School District. Community members can drop off deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, body wash and other goods at: • Brown’s Shoe Fit, 10 E. Main Street • Child ...

Work continues on North Center Street bridge

Construction crews and equipment are pictured Tuesday on the North Center Street bridge over the Iowa River. Work costing $2.7 million started earlier this year on the bridge, and one adjoining. A combination of federal and state funds provided resources and not property taxes.

Students getting ready to graduate with high school diplomas

Around 15 people will finally obtain their high school diplomas from the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center. There will be a ceremony for HSED - high school education diploma — graduates, complete with “Pomp and Circumstance” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Orpheum Theater. The ...

City approves Stage I work for West End Park

Marshalltown Parks and Recreation, West End Park users and 13th Street District members who all teamed up to seek improvements to the park can officially celebrate. At Monday night’s council meeting, councilors voted 5-0 (two were absent) to approve the final design and construction ...

Man charged with intent to deliver meth

Robin Patrick Hodson, of Marshalltown, was arrested by Marshalltown police Sunday at a residence in the 10 block of North Sixth Street on a warrant issued by Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. Hodson was taken to jail on charges of possession of meth — 3.28 grams — with intent to deliver, a Class ...

Lawsuit claims assault by MPD officer

A Marshalltown woman has filed suit against three members of the Marshalltown Police Department and the city. Holli Lynn Lillibridge, 47, who is the spouse of a defendant in a 2019 high-profile Marshall County court case, alleged she was assaulted in a court facility when an officer attempted ...

The eagles have landed in Marshalltown

The eagles are arriving in Marshalltown. Every year, bald eagles migrate south after the rivers and lakes to the north freeze. Marshall County Conservation Board Director Mike Stegmann said the migratory birds started showing up a couple weeks ago. However, Marshall County is home to at ...

Christmas spirit of giving abounds at Adopt A Vet

If Santa Claus ever wanted to take a Christmas off no doubt the Marshalltown Central Business District volunteers and Iowa Veterans Home staff who coordinate the annual Adopt A Vet program could substitute. On Sunday night volunteers, staff and more were in action in Malloy Hall on the IVH ...

The music of the ‘Messiah’

The Central Iowa Choral Society and the Brass Quintet drew a crowd of at least 150 people to the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown on Sunday. The groups performed a variety of songs in the 67th presentation of George Friderik Handel’s “Messiah.”

Author releases second installment of ‘Marshall T. Trowel’ books

The father/daughter duo of Joe and Hanna Carter recently released their second book — “Marshalltown T. Trowel and Family — Drywall — You Can Be Anything You Want to Be.” Joe Carter was at the Marshalltown Public Library on Sunday to sign copies of both books for customers. One ...

Country Christmas in Conrad captivates large crowd

Conrad Chamber-Main Street held its annual Christmas in Conrad celebration on Dec. 7 with a large crowd in attendance. Activities included a pancake breakfast, soup supper, business open houses, cookie decorating, trolley rides and the snowball drop.

World War I photo links two prominent Marshalltown families

A vintage 1918 photo chronicling the largest contingent of Marshall County men drafted into World War I has reinforced a bond between two families. “This picture is neat,” Vic Hellberg said at his Main Street business recently. “It is something we can show our grandchildren.” The ...

Council to consider authorizing final design to West End Park

Approval for final design and construction services — a prelude to making major improvements to West End Park — is waiting in the wings. The design may be approved at Monday night’s regular Marshalltown City Council meeting. Bolton & Menk, Inc. (BMI) of Des Moines proposed to ...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

WASHINGTON — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House ...

Klobuchar gaining traction in Iowa with Midwest sensibility

INDIANOLA — Quick with a joke and unsparing in her mockery of President Donald Trump, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Midwest sensibility show signs of gaining traction in Iowa, her neighboring state and where her presidential ambitions rise and fall. She regularly ignites laughter ...

Marshalltown City Council

WHAT: Marshalltown City Council meeting WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, second floor, 10 W. State St. AGENDA ITEM: Resolution to approve the facade grant application for Doo Dah’s Cafe, 128 E. Main St. THE ISSUE: Owners have applied for funds from locally ...

Addition to STC High recommended to replace present Middle School

An addition to the present South Tama High School in Tama is the recommendation of Brad Leeper and Laura Peterson, members of the Invision Architect firm of Waterloo. They told the South Tama School Board it was “most cost effective” to meet needs of the school district. “All options ...

Bring on the smoked mac and cheese

With the help of his mother, Kandy Fisher, rural Marshalltown resident Blaine Fisher has finally made his dream of owning a restaurant a reality. He bought a food truck in November and will call it Blaine’s on Main. The food truck will debut in the spring of 2020 and will serve primarily ...

Challenging to Rewarding: All in one day

It is no secret that children face challenges every day, and it is comforting to know that the elementary school counselor may be just who they needed in their life to be able to cope. Marshalltown’s Rogers Elementary Counselor Mark Church said his job can be very challenging, but can go to ...

Teacher Spotlight: Erica Sanchez

Meet a veteran teacher of the Marshalltown School District — Erica Sanchez. Sanchez is originally from Cedar Falls. She and her husband, Elias, have two children — a 6-year-old daughter named Arlet and a son, Ezra, 3. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls ...