Todays News

Corey Brown memorial bench unveiled at Animal Rescue League

It has been several months since the tragic news of Corey Brown’s death reverberated through the community, but the 13-year-old boy’s memory will not be forgotten. A new memorial bench set up at the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown will help ensure his memory lives on. The bench, ...

World Cup win inspires local soccer players

Earlier this week, the USA defeated the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It was the fourth World Cup championship for Team USA. Women all over the world, including Marshalltown Area Soccer Club players, excitedly watched the competition. “It was a big deal because they ...

Several events slated for tornado anniversary

In little more than a week, it will have been a year to the day that an EF-3 tornado swept through northern Marshalltown and left a path of destruction in its wake. Immediately after the storm and continuing to the present, Marshalltown residents and several out-of-town efforts have paved ...

Local UnityPoint Health volunteers will inspire on tornado anniversary

Come July 19, UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown Volunteer Coordinator Nora Byers and 10 high school student volunteers will have inspired tornado-weary residents to carry on. Byers and students from Marshalltown High School, East Marshall High School and West Marshall High School will have ...

Farmers Savings Bank is a finalist in Strong Communities Award

Farmers Savings Bank President/CEO Jerrod Leffler announced that FSB was recently notified that they have been selected as one of three finalists throughout the U.S. for a Federal Home Loan Bank Strong Communities Award. Marshalltown Strong! was the rallying cry following the July 19, 2018, ...

Central Iowa Fair standout

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Rylee Damman of the Laurel Lassies & Livewires 4H Club with She’s Suddenly Tough await judge’s remarks Thursday at the Central Iowa Fair 4H/FFA Horse Halter Performance Show at the local fairgrounds. The fair continues through Saturday.

Central Iowa Fair Sheep Show

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY 4H/FFA sheep exhibitors throughout Marshall County were busy Thursday displaying their animals before judges and spectators at the fairgrounds. The show featured 48 exhibitors in 15 classes, with several youngsters exhibiting more than once. The fair continues ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault third offense

A Tama man was arrested by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy and taken to Marshall County Jail as a result of a domestic abuse third or subsequent offense, a Class D felony. Donald Ray Martin, 51, was taken into custody after authorities determined he struck the victim in the face ...

Ottumwa man charged with domestic abuse assault third offense

Marshalltown police took an Ottumwa man into custody Wednesday as a result of a domestic abuse third or subsequent offense charge, a Class D felony. Joseph Dean Ashby, 37, was taken to Marshall County Jail after authorities determined he struck the victim several times in the head causing ...

Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

CHICAGO — The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation this weekend targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use of resources given the crisis at the border. The operation ...

Central Iowa Fair Queen crowned

Three young ladies waited with bated breath to see which among the trio would be named this year’s Central Iowa Fair Queen. Nineteen-year-old Ally Lamer was crowned fair queen, with Malorie Blink as First Runner-up. Blink was also awarded Miss Photogenic. Miss Congeniality went to Emily ...

Central Iowa Fair Little Miss Princess

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ This year’s Little Miss Princess honor went to 7-year-old Luella Fischer, who just finished kindergarten.

Governor Reynolds to commemorate tornado anniversary

Gov. Kim Reynolds will return to Marshalltown to speak at the Times-Republican’s Progress and Pride banquet on the one-year anniversary of the EF-3 tornado that ripped through Marshalltown. Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will also be in attendance at the event, a community fundraiser for Rebuild ...

Democratic candidate for Senate Eddie Mauro visits Marshalltown

Democratic candidate Eddie Mauro is a business owner, community volunteer, coach, father, and former educator who is campaigning to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. But before planning a swearing-in ceremony in January 2021, he has two major hurdles to overcome. First, he must defeat fellow ...

Bullock brings campaign message to Marshalltown

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, one of more than 20 Democratic candidates for president, returned to Marshalltown Wednesday with a message centered on reaching rural voters. Bullock was joined by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller at the Tremont on Main. The pair were in Marshalltown in April 2018 ...

Our town, our people — Dennis Drager

“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.  This month marks Dr. Dennis Drager’s 31 years in Marshalltown. He is the ...

While small, Optimist Park still serves

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. Optimist Park is very small and is only 1.2 acres, yet it can still ...

Fourth of July parade in Gifford

What began more than 50 years ago as a kiddies parade in the small Hardin County community of Gifford has today became a favorite of hundreds. Visitors annually swell the tiny village for the annual July 4 parade - this year 22 minutes in length. Here are some of the 2019 highlights.

Marshall County 2018-19 salaries approved

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved the 2018-19 listing of county official and employee salaries at Tuesday’s meeting. The action takes place each year. This year, the total of all the salaries came to about $8.9 million out of the county’s normal operating budget of about ...