Todays News

How and where to vote

Iowa’s polls are open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. In Iowa you are not qualified to vote if you have been convicted of a felony and have not received a restoration of voting rights. You must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years old on or before Election Day. There will be ...

Marshalltown Schools certified enrollment down from last year

After two years of increased certified student enrollment at Marshalltown Schools, state data shows a decrease of 90 students for the current school year. Certified enrollment is one of the major sources of funding for public schools. In Iowa, each public school student brings in $6,731 of ...

School board approves new buildings and grounds equipment bid

Marshalltown Schools Director of Buildings and Grounds Chuck Springer will soon have new equipment to help with day-to-day tasks around school property. “I come before the board because we are looking at purchasing a tractor,” he said. He said his department recently went out for bids ...

Water main break downtown

Crews worked through the day on a water main break in downtown Marshalltown. Residents were asked to avoid State Street between Center Street and First Avenue. There was no information at the time of publication about the cause of the break.

Man arrested for theft of dump trailer

A West Des Moines man was arrested by the Marshalltown Police and taken to Marshall County Jail last week on theft-second degree charges. Anthony David Straley, 44, attempted to sell a stolen dump trailer for $1,500 to a business in the 800 block of East Main Street, according to a criminal ...

Local man worked to preserve Mamie Doud Eisenhower birthplace

First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower’s birthplace museum, 709 Carroll St. in Boone, has come under controversy in recent years. One Marshalltown man has a piece in its history. The museum has been closed since fall 2017. Former members of the Boone County Historical Society have accused the ...

UnityPoint Health VP reflects on time with hospital

Conventional wisdom dictated from day one - May 15, 2017 - UnityPoint Health Marshalltown VP of Operations Dustin Wright had one of the toughest jobs in town. Priority one: Play a critical role in turning-around the bankrupt, 103-year old not-for-profit hospital formerly known as Central ...

Student in the spotlight – Alejandra Morales Fernandez

Even though the two countries are only 90 miles apart, Marshalltown High School senior and Cuba native Alejandra Morales Fernandez said the two are worlds apart. She and some of her family moved from the Caribbean Island nation about two years ago, and came to Marshalltown about a ...

T-R phone line down

A power outage Saturday damaged the phone line at the Times-Republican and service isn’t expected to be restored until Tuesday. Customers and subscribers should contact staff members via email during this time.

Gable brings message of community importance to Conrad

CONRAD - “Small town communities really determine the effect and popularity of their own area. They can do a lot and it is in their hands,” said legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable when he spoke to a gathering in the BCLUW gym on Nov 4., to kick off the appearance of the Smithsonian ...

Letts-Fletcher building opens door to Marshalltown’s past

Marshalltown history echoes from the former Letts-Fletcher/Western Grocer Co. building, 201 E. Main St., more recently known as Marshalltown Senior Residences. Fittingly, Letts-Fletcher and related enterprises once contributed to the town’s one-time legacy as “Little Pittsburgh” - a ...

Marshall County Board of Supervisors campaign spending report

Editor’s note: This is one of three reports on expenditures made by local candidates running for county or state office based on information from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The figures below are expenditures the campaigns have made since June 6, the day after this year’s ...

Iowa House District 71 campaign spending report

Editor’s note: This is one of three reports on expenditures made by local candidates running for county or state office based on information from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The figures below are expenditures the campaigns have made since June 6, the day after this year’s ...

Iowa House District 72 campaign spending report

Editor’s note: This is one of three reports on expenditures made by local candidates running for county or state office based on information from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The figures below are expenditures the campaigns have made since June 6, the day after this year’s ...

Chasing Iowa’s first-time voters, but are they paying attention?

While some first-time Iowa voters say they are well informed about the 2018 gubernatorial race of Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds, Democrat Fred Hubbell and Libertarian Jake Porter, others getting ready to vote for the first time said they still were doing research. And some 18- and ...

Armed robbery at Git N Go on Lincoln Way

Marshalltown police were dispatched to The Git N Go convenience store, 902 W. Lincoln Way, at 11:54 p.m. Friday concerning an armed robbery. A male suspect entered the store and displayed a weapon while demanding money from an employee according to a MPD press release. The individual fled ...

150th Quilt of Valor awarded to local veteran

The many talents of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety (CIQS) were on display Saturday at the local E-Free Church as 16 veterans received Quilts of Valor. Members of the CIQS devoted hundreds of hours of work to assemble the quilts each as unique as the veterans themselves. A standing room ...

Marshalltown looks to fill two vacancies

The sudden death of City of Marshalltown Transit Administrator Richard Stone last month leaves the city needing to fill two department head vacancies. Stone’s death was coupled with the August resignation of Parks and Recreation Director Ann Selness to accept the position of Spring Grove, ...

International students study at Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown, Iowa may not come to mind for many people around the world as a place to come for an education, but that’s exactly what 74 students have done this year at Marshalltown Community College. Those students come from countries all over the world, bringing their life experiences ...