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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Marshall County

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County Wednesday in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and ...

Public health nurse to move back to county, leave UnityPoint Health

Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson’s office will move from UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown to the county after a decision by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Following a Marshall County Board of Health recommendation, the supervisors decided the county will ...

Disaster declaration issued for Marshall County

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors signed a disaster declaration Tuesday morning due to the impact of flooding in the area since last week. The declaration reads: “Marshall County, Iowa has suffered from widespread flooding that started on March 12, 2019 and continuing causing ...

Man faces felony charge for meth possession

A State Center man was arrested by Marshalltown Police and taken to Marshall County Jail recently for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-third or subsequent offense, a Class D felony, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. ...

Spring is here, finally

It was a long winter. Such is the feeling of many Central Iowans, who in the course of a few months, have endured subzero wind chills, blizzards, white-out conditions, thunderstorms and now flooding in some places. March 20 marks the official first day of spring, with many people eager for ...

Newly-remodeled, new projects dominate downtown landscape

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Efforts continue to restore the iconic Marshall County Courthouse while to the south local Hay Construction workers build the Thompson True Value Hardware on Linn Street. Both projects reflect the significant investment made by local elected officials and businesses ...

Iowa’s frontier past topic of Thursday historical event

Noted historian Dr. Tom Morain will share insights into the life of a 19th century family at a presentation slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marshalltown Public Library as part of the Historical Society of Marshall County’s History on Third Thursday program. His presentation “Hymns and ...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

DES MOINES — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year. But that’s not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and ...

Opa!!! Grill now open

The wait is over. After spending around seven months getting the eatery ready, Opa!!! Grill, 4 W. Boone St., is now open. Owned and operated by George and Ruth Coutsougeras and their son Ioannis Coutsougeras, the eatery offers Mediterranean and American cuisine, spotlighting dishes from ...

Disaster declaration issued from Marshall County

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors signed a disaster declaration Tuesday morning due to the impact of flooding in the area since last week. The declaration reads: “Marshall County, Iowa has suffered from widespread flooding that started on March 12, 2019 and continuing causing ...

Marshalltown Schools FY 20 budget calls for 34-cent property tax increase

The Marshalltown School Board took the next step toward certifying the upcoming fiscal year’s budget Monday by setting a date and time for a public hearing on the proposed budget. One of the major changes coming to next fiscal year’s budget is an increase in the district property tax ...

Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges

A traffic stop in Aplington by local police resulted in a Marshalltown man’s arrest Sunday for methamphetamine possession. Andrew Andres Carrillo, 24, was taken into custody by Butler County authorities after he was stopped for driving while suspended. A police K-9 alerted law enforcement ...

Central Iowa flooding

Central Iowa was not immune to flooding across the Midwest from melting snow and rainfall on top of it. This aerial image shows area flooding on Saturday.

Local fire causes $40,000 in damage

No one was injured in a house fire that was estimated to cause $40,000 in damage Saturday. On arrival at 912 W. Boone St., Marshalltown Fire Department personnel found fire visible on the first floor and smoke venting around the windows on the second floor of a vacant residential structure in ...

Times-Republican dumpster fire under investigation

Quick action by a passerby who notified the Marshalltown Fire Department of a dumpster fire at the Times-Republican prevented injuries and serious interior damage to the 92-year-old building. The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a report of the fire at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE — Working as a hospice nurse

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. Jeni Mohr doesn’t always get to visit patients on the happiest day of their lives. ...

Opa!!! Grill now open, serving Mediterranean and American cuisine

The wait is over. After spending around seven months getting the eatery ready, Opa!!! Grill, 4 W. Boone St., is now open. Owned and operated by George and Ruth Coutsougeras and their son Ioannis Coutsougeras, the eatery offers Mediterranean and American cuisine, spotlighting dishes from ...

State Center entrepreneur speaks at Congressional committee

STATE CENTER – About 875 miles separate State Center and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., but one local entrepreneur brought her voice to national lawmakers last week. “It was a good hearing, it was kind of a celebratory hearing,” said entrepreneur and business owner Afton Stout of ...

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa forms mobile team in Marshalltown

Since the July 2018 tornado, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa has been on the ground helping with the rebuilding. It recently obtained the funds to form a mobile unit, headquartered in Marshalltown. “When the tornado happened, we didn’t have a local team in Marshalltown, so we had to bring in ...