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Todays News

Global marketing comes to middle school event

Marshalltown Schools, Emerson and Junior Achievement of Central Iowa came together Tuesday to teach seventh graders about global business and marketing. The event, JA in a Day, saw several lessons shared by Emerson employees who volunteered to teach the Miller Middle School students. Lessons ...

Consumers could be collateral damage if US expands tariffs

WASHINGTON — For many Americans, President Donald Trump’s trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. ...

Marshall County Courthouse dome taken down

One of the most striking images to surface in the wake of the July 19 tornado was the top of the Marshall County Courthouse being torn away by the high winds - on Monday afternoon, the damaged dome was removed. While the courthouse was originally built in the 1880s, its famous dome was ...

$500,000 in federal housing assistance funds coming

Local homeowners impacted by last July’s tornado will have another source of aid thanks to Region VI Regional Planning Commission. Marshalltown city councilors voted 7-0 authorizing a resolution to accept disaster-related Community Development Block Grant funds totaling $500,000 for housing ...

Sadie Weekley named MPD Employee of the Year

At Monday’s city council meeting, Sergeant Sadie Weekley received the Times-Republican’s seventh annual Marshalltown Police Department Employee of the Year Award. She was chosen by a select committee of MPD personnel, who made its decision after receiving nominations. Here, reporter Mike ...

The sights of spring

One of the most beautiful spring sights in Marshalltown is along Summit Street (Veterans Way) where this long row of flowering trees line the fence at the Iowa Veterans Home.

Man charged with domestic abuse assault, display of deadly weapon

An incident on May 9 led to Marshalltown Police arresting of Donald Freeman, 41, of Marshalltown. According to the criminal complaint filed by police, Freeman allegedly committed a domestic assault against a family member and used or displayed a dangerous weapon. Police report the incident ...

Toledo man arrested in Marshalltown

Angel Maldonado, 33, of Toledo was arrested by Marshalltown Police early morning Friday and charged with domestic abuse assault, causing bodily injury or mental illness. The incident allegedly took place on West Church Street and a no contact order was filed against Maldonado. Per court ...

Man arrested for child endangerment, domestic abuse assault

Christopher Salisbury, 34, was arrested by Marshalltown Police Saturday evening and charged with domestic abuse assault-first offense and child endangerment, according to criminal complaints. The incident reportedly took place in the Catalina Place neighborhood.

Governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

DES MOINES — Iowa farmers will have the option of growing industrial hemp next year under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month with just one no vote in the Senate and three in the House. The bill allows ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Ministry intern

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting various professionals in our community, highlighting the impact of their work. Have an idea for the series? Email sjordan@timesrepublican.com. Each day Melissa Christiansen comes to work, she’s met with the opportunity to offer ...

Marshall County Courthouse dome taken down

One of the most striking images to surface in the wake of the July 19 tornado was the top of the Marshall County Courthouse being torn away by the high winds - on Monday afternoon, the damaged dome was removed. While the courthouse was originally built in the 1880s, its famous dome was ...

Student in the Spotlight — Henry Randall

Building, deconstructing, searching. These are some of Anson Elementary School kindergartner Henry Randall’s favorite things to do at school and at home. In fact, Henry joins Extended Learning Program students most mornings to take part in fun projects. “We took a radio apart, like a ...

Auditions for ‘Grease’ set for May 19 and 20

The Marshalltown Community Theatre will hold auditions for roles in its upcoming musical “Grease” at 1 p.m. May 19 and 6 p.m. May 20 at the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse, 709 S. Center St. It will be a cast of at least 17 people, for those age 16 and up. Rehearsals will begin the first week in ...

Local sexual assaults drive need for highly-trained nurses

Since last fall, about a dozen sexual assault victims have come into Marshalltown’s emergency room. Though each case is invariably different, the staff members are trained to respond. Working with people on some of the worst days of their lives is not atypical in the medical field, but a ...

Self-impeach? Talk shifts toward Trump defiance of Congress

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump’s actions: “self-impeaching.” As Trump all but goads Democrats into impeachment proceedings , viewing the showdown as potentially valuable for his 2020 re-election campaign ...

Latest Matchstick Marvels is a 1970 Dodge Charger

GLADBROOK — When viewed from a distance, Pat Acton’s latest work, a 1970 Dodge Charger, looks as though it could leap from its display and cruise right down the road. But when one looks closely, you can see the car is constructed from a staggering 720,000 matchsticks, creating a 2/3-size ...

College student clocks in 100 volunteer hours at ARL

Making the lives of animals a little better and brighter are the goals of ISU student Scott Starr, who recently put in 100 volunteer hours at the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown. He will return in late August when school resumes to put in about 120 more hours. Starr participates in the ...

Central Iowa students make high school-, college-level achievements

May’s arrival brings graduation celebrations for high school and college students, and some local high schoolers’ hard work is about to pay off. Four students in the area were able to earn not only their high school diploma but also an associates degree from Marshalltown Community ...