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Marshall County drops to 16th most COVID cases

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Marshall County fell out of the top 15 counties in Iowa with the most COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic this week. Meanwhile the United States is on pace to reach 400,000 deaths from the virus in less than two weeks. Recording 82 cases in the last seven days, ...

Essential worker vaccines to possibly start Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines for essential workers are coming, and it is estimated the earliest they will be given is Feb. 1. Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson has been asking businesses to prioritize employees. “They need to determine who the essential workers are, how many want it ...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

DES MOINES — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern ...

Iowa Senate panel advances death penalty legislation

Several crime victims and their advocates joined more than a dozen other Iowans who spoke Thursday against a legislative proposal to reinstate the death penalty in Iowa. Clinton native Christy Wolfe’s two younger sisters, Susan and Sarah, were killed by a neighbor in Pittsburgh, Pa., in ...

Iowa National Guard sending 250 troops to Washington, D.C.

DES MOINES — Iowa is sending 250 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., in response to a call for additional support during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the head of the Iowa National Guard said Thursday. Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ben Corell said initially Iowa had ...

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. ...

Grassley visits with Marshalltown students

Accompanied by Capitol Police, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) spoke with students at Marshalltown High School on Wednesday. Exactly one week prior, Grassley was in the U.S. Senate Chamber, working on certifying the results of the November 2020 election of President-elect Joe Biden. At about ...

Sports games cancelled Thursday for East Marshall

The East Marshall High School wrestling contest and Junior High basketball contest scheduled for Thursday afternoon and evening are canceled. School will be dismissed at normal time.

Winter weather advisory remains in effect

Marshall County residents can expect extremely stout winds coupled with moderate to heavy snow will lead to blizzard-like conditions tonight and throughout much of the day Friday over the central to western sections of Iowa, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations is ...

Trump impeached in historic second charge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed ...

District unable to guarantee safety with in-person schooling

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address gave Marshalltown Community School District Superintendent Theron Schutte a lot to think about. In her Tuesday address, Reynolds said she wants to require school districts to offer 100 percent in-person student attendance to parents during ...

National Weather Service warns of winter storm

A National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Marshall County and the surrounding area. Light rain, snow and a wintry mix is predicted to develop Wednesday night. On Thursday and Friday, more snow is expected, along with strong wind gusts creating hazardous travel ...

Iowa reports 83 additional deaths amid the latest surge in infections

Iowa recorded 83 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, one of the state’s highest single-day death tolls during the 10-month pandemic. The state also recorded 1,480 new infections, according to the New York Times’ COVID-19 tracker. Over the past week, there has been an average of 1,565 new ...

Powerball jackpot hits $550M as Mega Millions grows

DES MOINES — Another night, another chance to win a giant lottery jackpot. On Wednesday night, it will be a $550 million Powerball prize. It will come only a day after no one won a $625 million Mega Millions jackpot, causing that prize to grow to $750 million ahead the next drawing on ...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by ...

First round of COVID vaccines administered at Iowa Veterans Home

Tuesday was the beginning of Operation COVID Freedom for the Iowa Veterans Home. The effort to give vaccinations to residents and staff began at 5 a.m. Through a partnership with Walgreens, the vaccines were brought into Malloy Hall and kept in coolers. Different stations were set up in ...

National Weather Service warns of winter storm

A National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Marshall County and the surrounding area. Light rain, snow and a wintry mix is predicted to develop Wednesday night. On Thursday and Friday, more snow is expected, along with strong wind gusts creating hazardous travel ...

The Flying Elbow dropping on 13th Street District

Not even a natural disaster can keep The Flying Elbow on the mat. The restaurant specializing in over-the-top hot dogs and sandwiches is making a comeback with a new location at 13th Street and Summit. Co-owners Garrett and Dani Goodman were dealt a blow by the tornado that impacted their ...

FBI: QAnon backer from Iowa was among 1st to breach Capitol

IOWA CITY — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly pro-Trump insurrection, chasing and menacing a Black police officer, federal agents said Tuesday. Douglas A. Jensen, 41, surrendered to police in his ...

Reynolds requests full-time classroom learning option

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday night that she will ask lawmakers to immediately send her a bill to sign into law that would require schools to offer parents the option of having their children in classrooms full time despite continuing high levels of coronavirus throughout ...