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Todays News

Gallery Garden to receive Best Development Award

The comprehensive rainwater harvesting system and the storm water management of the Gallery Garden will be honored by the 1000 Friends of Iowa. The non-profit organization is giving the Marshalltown Main Street landmark a Best Development Award on Jan. 21 in the Capitol Rotunda in Des Moines. ...

Local deputies pursue suspect at speeds up to 90 mph

Dillon Knight,29, of Marshalltown was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff deputies and taken to jail Thursday on charges of eluding, attempting to elude and violation of parole, according to a sheriff’s report. Knight faces seven other criminal counts ranging from failure to give ...

All stars spoken for in annual Adopt A Vet

The people of Marshalltown really came through for the residents of the Iowa Veterans Home. An annual tradition - Adopt A Vet - resulted in 285 veteran stars distributed to Marshalltown businesses. Each star carried a Christmas gift wish of a resident at the IVH. There were no value ...

Three Marshalltown men were at Pearl Harbor

As the nation mourns those killed at Pearl Harbor 78 years ago today, so too should area residents remember the ultimate sacrifice made by Seaman Second Class William Walter Henderson, 21. He perished on the U.S.S. Arizona during the sneak Japanese attack. Henderson was a Newton native ...

Marshalltown Botcats learn far more than robotics

Peppered in the Marshalltown High School’s club directory along with marching band and FBLA is the lesser-known engineering and robotics team, the Botcats. Community members can see the team in action at the FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo at 10 a.m. on Dec 14. The expo will take place in ...

MPD asks public’s help in locating three men

The Marshalltown Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating three wanted subjects. They are: • Jose Luis Ramirez-Sanchez, 64. He is 5 foot-9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is wanted for two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and pretrial release violations. The MPD ...

Veterans Home smoking ban takes effect Jan. 1

A number of smokers at the Iowa Veterans Home have “dug in their heels” and will continue to smoke until the facility’s no-smoking policy goes into effect Jan. 1, according to Commandant Timon Oujiri. Regardless, Oujiri said he and senior management have been extremely pleased with ...

Tornado damaged building now demolished

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY One of several buildings in the 100 block of West Main Street extensively damaged by the July 2018 tornado was demolished earlier this week by Corona Construction of Marshalltown. Here, a backhoe rented by the company works on demolishing the building’s south ...

North Third Avenue DQ plans upgrades

The North Third Avenue Dairy Queen marks the end of an era within the store this week. Many know that the topping bar is original to this DQ...installed in 1947 and still operating with the original 1947 freezer. The Wollam family, owners, have decided that 72 years is long enough and it’s ...

Jill Biden campaigns in Marshalltown

Saying Democrats, independents and some Republicans want change in the White House, Jill Biden stopped in Marshalltown Tuesday to get that message out for her husband Joe Biden. A meeting with the Times-Republican was part of his “No Malarkey” bus tour through 18 rural Iowa counties ...

MPD asks public’s help in locating three men

The Marshalltown Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating three wanted subjects. They are: • Jose Luis Ramirez-Sanchez, 64. He is 5 foot-9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is wanted for two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and pretrial release violations. The MPD ...

Officials keeping an eye out for increased flu cases

More cases of influenza B have popped up around Marshalltown in the last week but it is nothing to get excited over yet. Officials from UnityPoint-Marshalltown and the Marshalltown School District have all noted the increase and are watching it but are not calling it an outbreak. Stacey ...

Blackout plates popular in Marshall County

Since the “blackout” license plates were brought to Marshall County in September, it has been the latest popular vehicle accessory. Marshall County Treasurer Jarret Heil said 2 percent of the registered 56,000 vehicles in the county have the blackout plates. The blackout plates issued ...

Three men charged with assault

Garrett Lee Kaufman, 23, of Albion, Zachary Michael Kaufman, 27, of Oskaloosa and Cody Allen Rodemeyer, 26, of Marshalltown, were arrested Tuesday by Marshalltown Police. They were taken to jail in connection to a Nov. 23 incident at a tavern in the 10 block of North Center Street where a ...

Man arrested for burglary

Zachary Ryan Nulph, 31, Des Moines, was arrested by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a warrant charging him with two counts of second degree burglary and taken to jail stemming from an incident in June according to court records. Second degree burglary is a Class C ...

Woman dead, suspect in custody after bank robbery in Lu Verne

LU VERNE — A woman was fatally shot Wednesday during a bank robbery in a small northern Iowa town and a suspect is in custody, investigators said. Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said the suspect was detained hours after the robbery and shooting at the ...

20-year-old will be youngest woman elected in Iowa history

AMES — A 20-year-old Iowa State University student has become the youngest woman elected to office in Iowa history by winning election to the Ames City Council. Rachel Junck defeated incumbent businessman Chris Nelson in Tuesday’s runoff election. Nelson, 47, was seeking his third term on ...

UnityPoint to move to South Campus

A new hospital will grace Marshalltown in 2022. On Tuesday, officials at UnityPoint — Marshalltown received approval to move all services to the South Campus, and expand. Chief Operating Officer Jenni Friedly cried when she heard the news. “This is the best day ever,” she said. ...