Todays News

Public entrances, courtrooms to see changes at courthouse

County leaders intend to facilitate all public entry through one entrance at the Marshall County Courthouse for security reasons. It will still be several months before Marshall County residents can walk the halls of the historic building, but planning is well underway to get everything ...

Our town, our people — Cindy Velazquez

“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.  Cindy Velazquez has lived in Marshalltown for 25 years and works at YSS as ...

2019 legislative session discussed at supervisors meeting

Many decisions made every year during the Iowa legislative session have impacts at the local level, and some of those impacts were discussed at the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this week. Among the topics discussed were property taxes and mental health regions. “It ...

Two 13th Street District events slated this summer

The people have spoken and the 13th Street District volunteers have listened. 13th Street District President Neil Dalal of Marshalltown said the organization has been listening to district residents, and those city-wide in scheduling two events this summer. A Harvest Market is set for July ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail as a result of a domestic abuse incident. Shane Lee Charlton, 48, was taken into custody Tuesday after officers determined he struck and strangled the victim, causing injury, according to a criminal complaint ...

Veterans Memorial Coliseum fundraiser concert slated for July 6

An evening of music at an outdoor concert, to benefit the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will take place outside the building (along State Street) the evening of July 6. Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer said the goal of this event is to raise at least $150,000 to $200,000 toward ...

What to know about fireworks laws in Marshalltown

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like ice cream and apple pie for many people in America, but local safety officials are warning caution and awareness when using such products. Marshalltown city officials emphasized that fireworks use within city limits is illegal. The state law ...

County budget: Engineer’s office to receive $8.4M, sheriff’s $6.1M

With the new fiscal year beginning in a few weeks, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved each county department’s budget going into FY2020 at Tuesday’s meeting. This year’s total appropriations come to about $47.8 million, but a large chunk of that money is coming from ...

Special supervisors meeting on courthouse space scheduled Wednesday

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will meet in special session Wednesday morning to discuss and possibly take action on the official Marshall County Courthouse layout. The layout will include the planned locations of everything from department offices to doors and windows to ...

Where to fish this summer near Marshalltown

Summer is here and kids are out of school, so what can parents do to keep them busy? Fishing is one activity that is fun for all ages and gets the kids outdoors. There are plenty of places around Marshalltown to fish, you just have to look. Residents and non-residents of the state of Iowa ...

City to spray mosquitoes Thursday night

It will be round one: Marshalltownians vs. mosquitoes. The Marshalltown street department will be spraying for the insects across the city Thursday night into early Friday morning. “Weather permitting, crews will spray from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.,” Public Works Director Justin Nickel said. ...

Fourth of July Marshalltown celebration still seeking funds

Independence Day is a little more than a week away, and funds are still being sought for a local celebration at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds. Local businesswoman Luisa Ortega is again coordinating the Fourth of July Marshalltown celebration this year. She said funds are coming in, but more ...

Four recognized for service to county

Four women are recognized for their years of service for Marshall County. They are, from left, Danielle Fleming, Mary Jane Bethel and Deann Tomlinson of the Marshall County Treasurer’s Office and Joyce Novak of the Marshall County Attorney’s Office. Each has worked five years at the county.

Marshalltown Chamber donates $15,000 to coliseum renovation fund

Staff and volunteers from the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce presented a $15,000 check for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Renovation Fund at Monday night’s city council meeting. From left, Lynn Olberding, president and CEO of Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce, Val Ruff, director of ...

Man charged with displaying deadly weapon

A local man was arrested on a warrant issued by Marshalltown police after he admitted to pushing down a victim while holding a hammer in a threatening manner, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. The offense is an aggravated misdemeanor. At ...

‘Miracle baby’ born in hospital parking lot meets emergency team

Monday afternoon, Brooke and Garrett Ballard and their two children met with the emergency team that helped their newborn son Guy enter the world in the early hours of April 30. The baby was born in the parking lot of UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown after Brooke went into labor. Minutes ...

Marshalltown U-Haul facility now open in former K-Mart location

U-Haul Co. recently opened an office in the former K-Mart location. Staff are renting a wide variety of trucks, trailers and towing equipment, said Executive Assistant Julie Lloyd of the company’s Des Moines office. Also available is 24-hour equipment drop off. Storage space rental will ...

City: ‘Community must be proactive making downtown development plan work’

Housing and Community Development Director Michelle Spohnheimer challenged Marshalltown residents from every section of the city to help make the newly approved downtown development plan work. At Monday night’s regular council meeting, Spohnheimer said volunteers will be needed to serve on ...

City accepts bid to demolish Senior Citizen Building

The end is near for the Marshalltown Senior Citizens Building. City councilors voted 6-0 (one councilor was absent) at Monday night’s regular meeting to accept a bid of $191,850 to demolish the 98-year-old structure at 20 E. State St. Lansing Bros. Construction Co. of Luxembourg submitted ...

— SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL PARKS —

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. At 9.4 acres, Anson Park is nowhere near the largest park in ...