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Todays News

What does future hold for Green Mountain?

The community of Green Mountain was platted in 1855, but it is the community's future that has Marshall County residents talking. The future may hinge on the construction of an estimated $4 million dollar sewage treatment facility to replace Green Mountain's existing network of septic tanks, ...

Winter weather causes legislative breakfast cancelation

The winter weather which rolled through Marshall County Friday afternoon put the Marshalltown Education Association in a bind. It led to the cancelation of the monthly legislative breakfast offered at the Marshalltown Public Library, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday. Brad ...

Orpheum to host rock ‘n’ roll-themed Winterfest Jan. 25

Winter blues may have set in, but Orpheum Theater director Bob Untiedt has a remedy — a progressive rock ‘n’ roll Winterfest at the iconic venue 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 25. The Sires and The Halfloves — two bands familiar to Iowa rock aficionados are fired up and ready to go. “Both ...

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in ...

Sports card collectors enjoy trip down memory lane

They are a small group with members in the upper single-digits to the low double-digits depending on the meeting. Sport card collectors are not a dime a dozen. They are an increasingly rare sight. But they are as passionate as any big convention about their common hobby. Saturday afternoon, ...

Fellowship is food

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Cooking is an art, but it is also a science. Rich King of Marshalltown has that science down to a T. King garnered interest in cooking at a young age after watching his mother spend evenings in the kitchen. Though his mother served as an inspiration into the craft, King’s ...

Just an ‘old-time preacher man’

Rick Bachman is not new to the area, in fact he has made Marshall and Hardin counties his home for most of his life. He says it is his diverse background that helps with his present ministry duties at First United Church of Christ in Marshalltown. After serving as interim pastor for the past ...

Teacher Spotlight: Jill Simons

Meet Jill Simons, sixth grade teacher at St. Francis School in Marshalltown. Simons was born in Marshalltown but spent most of her childhood growing up in Mankato, Minn. She graduated from Mankato West High School in 1977 and from Mankato State University in 1981 with a bachelor’s of ...

Jablonski builds new cat playground for ARL

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference — particularly at an animal rescue shelter, where cats, dogs and more wait for their lives to change through possible adoption. Marshalltown High School student Marek Jablonski took the little things to another level when he ...

Friends of Marshalltown residents are safe from Australia fires

Marshalltown has a connection to Melbourne, Australia — Steve and Andrea Kneebone are residents of a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, but they are friends with Ryan and Laura McIntosh who live in Marshalltown. The Kneebones, like many other Australia residents, have been effected by the ...

ICEC holding Winter Workshop in Marshalltown

The Winter Workshop for the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition takes place Jan. 24-25. The theme is “Iowa’s PHENOMENAL Natural Resources” — focusing on the natural phenomena in the state and how it can be used to help environmental education. The ICEC is an educational organization ...

Central Iowa veteran forms new business ‘Mission First’

A Central Iowa man’s passion to protect the public while employing fellow veterans led to the start a new business - Mission First Training Group, LLC. Mike Hines of Conrad retired from the U.S. Army after more than 20 years of service. He saw a business opportunity as a “win-win” ...

Riley Thede wins Miller Spelling Bee Final

The crowd of middle-school students at Miller Middle School’s auditorium burst into cheers the moment eighth-grader Riley Thede finished his attempt at the championship word during Thursday’s Miller Spelling Bee Final. The word was tetragonal. Thede stepped up to the microphone and gave ...

Man charged with felony child endangerment

Dennis Duane Armstrong, 35, of Marshalltown, was arrested by police Wednesday and taken to jail on one felony count of child endangerment-serious injury and two aggravated misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. Armstrong was also charged with first degree harassment, an aggravated ...

Meskwaki PD still seeking missing woman

Meskwaki Settlement — Five years ago on Jan. 16, 2015, Tribal member Rita Janelle Papakee was last seen at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. She has not been heard from since. Over the years, extensive searches on the Meskwaki Settlement and in nearby towns failed to turn up any clues to her ...

Marshalltown residents can get savings on Busch beer

Keep an eye on the snow totals in Des Moines this winter, Marshalltown residents — Busch Beer has given the entire state of Iowa a reason to root for a frosty 2020. Those of legal drinking age, of course. The company announced Tuesday a marketing campaign dubbed “Busch Beer Snow ...

Winter storms elicit snow ordinance reminders

When the Marshalltown Public Works department declares a snow emergency for Marshalltown, you should remove your vehicles from the designated emergency snow routes in order to help facilitate snow removal operations. The Marshalltown Police Department will ticket and tow vehicles found parked ...

New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory

DES MOINES — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That’s followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated ...

Oliver Beene Designs opens in Meadow Lane Shopping Center

After successfully operating an online and then home-based business, local entrepreneurs Lora and Rhonda Braudis found an ideal storefront in the Meadow Lane Shopping Center. Eager to show their wares to more customers, the two stocked their business — Oliver Beene Designs — with ...

Council talks Capital Improvement Plan

The City of Marshalltown’s Capital Improvement Plan was the focus of a long discussion for the city council, as city administrator Jessica Kinser and Finance Director Diana Steiner presented a first draft to the council on Monday. Two of the more up-for-debate inclusions in the CIP was the ...