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Todays News

DOT: Highway 14 construction could be done next week

A $3.1 million dollar street and highway improvement project that has impacted some of Marshalltown’s busiest intersections is coming to an end soon. Iowa Department of Transportation Resident Construction Engineer Dustin Skogerboe said work on Highway 14 reconstruction will be complete ...

Local woman’s license revoked after tragic accident

A Marshalltown woman who pleaded guilty for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk which resulted in the death of a eight-year boy was sentenced last week to one year of suspended probation according to court records. Additionally, her drivers’ license was revoked for 180 days. ...

‘This is not a done deal’

The agreement announced recently between the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture that was negotiated by President Donald Trump is by no means a “done deal,” according to Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. The ...

Appeals court to hear judge appointment case

DES MOINES — The Iowa Court of Appeals has decided to hear arguments in a case in which Democratic lawmakers and lawyers sued Gov. Kim Reynolds to challenge a new law that gives the governor more power over the selection of supreme court and appeals court judges. Chief Judge Thomas Bower ...

Botched Miranda warning excludes statements in Tibbetts case

MONTEZUMA — Part of the case against a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts appears to be in jeopardy because an officer failed to properly read him his Miranda rights. Prosecutors have agreed to exclude at ...

School district sees substitute teacher shortage

The Marshalltown School District uses 19 substitute teachers on an average day and that is not enough. Nora Ryan, director of human resources for the school district, said the last count of substitute teachers available was 90. “This list has not been updated in several years so I would ...

Candidate Q&A: Sean Heitmann

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a five-part question-and-answer series on the Marshalltown School Board candidates. Part three is dedicated to candidate Sean Heitmann, 40, attorney at Moore, McKibben, Goodman & Lorenz in Marshalltown. Originally from Victor, Heitmann received a ...

Horbach: “a major announcement” may be in works for hospital

Lance Horbach is very passionate about keeping health care in Marshalltown. The president of UnityPoint - Marshalltown Board of Trustees told a crowd of 25 people at a Sunday public information meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Toledo that he predicted a “major announcement” ...

Deadline approaching to register for Introduction to Health Careers

Area high school students have until Oct 25 to complete the application form to register for a free educational workshop in Marshalltown where they can learn more about healthcare career opportunities. The workshop titled “Introduction to Healthcare Careers” will be held from 7:30 a.m. ...

Blue Jean Harvest Ball

People living near and far do not have to wait until the annual Blue Jean Harvest Ball help out. The event is the largest fundraiser for Marshalltown’s St. Francis Catholic School and is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Impala Ballroom in Marshalltown, “This is the school’s biggest ...

‘Bark in the Park’ slated for Saturday

Celebrating dogs and connecting pet owners with resources in the Marshalltown area are the goals of Bark in the Park. The annual event, hosted by the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Park, 402 Woodland St. ARL executive director Shelly ...

Candidate Q&A: Sara Faltys

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a five-part question-and-answer series on the Marshalltown School Board candidates. Part two is dedicated to candidate Sara Faltys, 44, who is an administrator of laboratory services and medical records at the McFarland Clinic and is an active member of ...

Woman charged in arson fire

A second person faces arson charges in connection with a vacant house fire last month. Cheyenne L. Johnson, 19, Marshalltown, was arrested on a warrant for second-degree arson in a Sept. 15 house fire caught on surveillance footage. Johnson and Tyrone L. Eatmon were both linked to the crime ...

Man charged in Corvette theft

Richard L. Sweet, 44, of Marshalltown, was arrested on first-degree theft by local police and taken to jail Wednesday. Police stopped Sweet driving a black 1979 Corvette, on a traffic charge Aug. 11, Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department. After an investigation, it was ...

Flying Elbow to return downtown

Thanks to the Marshalltown City Council and other supporters, Garrett Goodman and spouse Dani Goodman can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The July 2018 tornado created a tunnel of sorts for the Goodmans when it severely damaged 25 N. Center St., which housed their restaurant, The ...

Supervisors set hearing for Green Mountain project

After more than 10 years of work, the village of Green Mountain is one giant step closer to having a wastewater treatment facility. But one more hurdle remains. The Marshall County Board of Supervisors set 9:05 a.m., Oct. 29. in the Great Western Bank Conference Room as time, date and ...

Marshalltown High School sophomores tour local businesses

Sophomores at Marshalltown High School were once again provided the chance this week to explore possible careers of their choosing in depth, through the annual Sophomore Tours. The week-long event is sponsored by the Student Partnership Committee (SPC) of the Marshalltown Business Education ...

Busy ballots to appear in Marshall, Tama counties

Not only do local election ballots feature candidates for city councils and school boards in Marshall County, but also five ballot measures. Public Measure C for the Marshalltown School District and Public Measure E for the Gladbrook Reinbeck School District pose the question to voters on ...

Candidate Q&A: Niko Aguirre

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a five-part question-and-answer series on the Marshalltown School Board candidates. Part one is dedicated to candidate incumbent Nicolas “Niko” Aguirre, 36, of Marshalltown. Aguirre is the human resources director at JBS Marshalltown and moved to town ...

Marshalltown transit awarded ‘most improved’

Marshalltown Municipal Transit Services director Kevin Pigors and staff was awarded most improved transit system in Region VII from the Federal Transit Administration. Marshalltown Public Works Director Justin Nickel presented the award to Pigors at Monday night’s council meeting. “We ...