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Todays News

Iowa State Fair vendors ordered to take credit cards by 2020

DES MOINES — Starting next year, those pork chops on a stick can be bought with a card. The Iowa State Fair has confirmed that it will require all food and drink vendors to accept credit and debit card payments beginning in 2020. Cash has long been the dominant method of payment for the ...

Family starts fundraiser for Marshalltown woman who died

Family and friends remember Ginger Carter for being a fun, loving person. Ginger, 39, was found dead Sunday morning at her place of employment, Center Cuts & More, 19 S. Center St., Ste. 6. The circumstances of her death are still under investigation. "Thank you to everyone who has ...

Student in the Spotlight — Ella Stalzer

St. Francis Catholic School first-grader Ella Stalzer is a quiet student, but her positive impact on her classmates has not gone unnoticed. “The great thing about Ella is when things get tough for her, she doesn’t stress out,” said St. Francis teacher Stephanie Ricken. “She’s a ...

Snow ordinance going into effect Monday afternoon

The Marshalltown Public Works department has declared a snow emergency for Marshalltown. The snow ordinance will go into effect on Monday at noon. It is anticipated snow fall will continue until early morning Tuesday. Snow ordinance parking restrictions will remain in effect until plowing ...

Times-Republican takes home several state awards

The Times-Republican staff brought home several awards from the 2019 Iowa Newspaper Association conference, including being selected as a finalist for the Community Leadership award for tornado coverage. The annual awards recognize the best newspapers in the state across several categories ...

Church opens doors to congregation displaced by July 19 tornado

The July 19 tornado not only battered and destroyed many homes and businesses, it displaced houses of worship. Iglesia Pentecostés Fuente de Vida, a Spanish-speaking Pentecostal Church, was forced to stop holding services at its 7 E. State Street location because of damage sustained in the ...

Iowa sees higher-quality meth, increased drug use

SIOUX CITY— Based on a rising number of drug users seeking treatment, methamphetamine use in Iowa is increasing, state public health officials announced recently. Law enforcement officers say use of the highly addictive drug has remained high since the 1990s, when news stories about users ...

Undercover spy exposed in NYC was one of many

LONDON — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their ...

State Center-based clean water team building wells in South Sudan

Editor’s note: Reporter Mike Donahey is a former WellSpringMission board member. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; and optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill A dedicated group of Central Iowans have taken Churchill’s advice to ...

Marshalltown Police identify woman in death investigation

The Marshalltown Police Department received a report of an unattended death at a private business Sunday morning. Ginger N. Carter, 39, of Marshalltown has been identified as the deceased, according to Marshalltown Police. "The cause and manner of this death have not yet been determined and ...

Times-Republican announces Progress and Pride banquet on tornado anniversary

The Times-Republican will host a Progress and Pride banquet on the one-year anniversary of the EF-3 tornado that swept through Marshalltown. The July 19 banquet will be a fundraiser for the Community Foundation of Marshall County’s Rebuild Marshalltown fund and will include an event ...

Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal

WASHINGTON — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they’re trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak. She’s ...

Hair Junkie salon remains closed following July 19 tornado

For cosmetologist Angel Vaughan, opening her own salon proved a dream come true in February 2013. However, the July 19, 2018 tornado forced her business to close. Now, she says, she’s keeping her options open and staying optimistic about the future. Vaughan’s shop, Hair Junkie, 202 E. ...

Marshall County rural schools: A history

Editor’s note: This is the first part in a Times-Republican Education Corner series on some of the area’s rural schools. The series will look at the history and formation of the schools, as well as what challenges they face in modern times. It’s been well over a century since the first ...

Presidential hopeful Cory Booker campaigns in Marshalltown

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first 2020 presidential candidate to campaign in Marshalltown when he spoke to a full house at the Iowa River Brewing Co. Saturday afternoon. He focused on Democratic Party unity, positive change for the country and improving the lives of everyday ...

Nearly $20K raised for sidewalk connecting Freedom Rock to jet

Ice and snow covers the ground now, but once consistently warm weather arrives, contractors will begin installing a sidewalk connecting the local Freedom Rock to the iconic Phantom F-4 jet. More than two years of planning, coordination and fundraising by local American Legion Post 46 member ...

Acting AG overseeing Mueller probe says he’s not interfered

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing before the House Judiciary ...

Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court’s center

Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court’s other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Roberts didn’t explain his decision late Thursday to join ...

Hairdressers operates out of temporary location

Hairdressers Salon & Tanning has been a staple downtown business for the past 49 years. However, the July 19 tornado forced the salon to temporarily set up shop inside the Nicholas Center, 2501 S. Center St. The salon was founded by Bonnie Gaskill on March 17, 1970 at 19 S. First St. She ...

Mississippi city leaders visit Marshalltown

t by an EF-3 tornado, and the community comes together to help clean up and recover. The effort is still ongoing. To central Iowans, that’s exactly what the last six months have looked like in Marshalltown, but a similar community far to the south dealt with those same circumstances in ...