Todays News

Unity PointHealth Auxiliary quilt auction Thursday

This Thursday is the 66th anniversary of the UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown Auxiliary’s founding. And what better way to celebrate an anniversary than hosting an event the charitable group is renown? The featured attraction is a live quilt auction at the Medical Park directly across from ...

Iowa, New York home to winning $688M Powerball tickets

THE Associated Press NEW YORK — The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot said he likely sold the winning ticket, but he has no idea who won. Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli, which lottery ...

‘We just want to go back home’

Mixed in with the broken glass, brick and cement rubble of the remains of 309 Bromley Street are reminders of a past life for a Marshalltown family, a pre-July 19 life. Lacie Smith, her husband, Antonio Banderas Jr. and their children are doing what many north Marshalltown families are doing: ...

Marshalltown Schools hit with $600K IRS fine

The IRS charged Marshalltown Schools more than $602,900 in penalties after a district employee failed to process payroll tax deposits in a timely manner for more than one year. Former district payroll tax specialist Allison Meyer neglected to pay the deposits in a timely manner, according to ...

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH — A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history. The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation ...

Conrad Native organizes “Boo At The Barn” for Miracles in Motion

Conrad Native Mary (Klein) Chadwick (in Crayola Box Costume), Special Events Coordinator for Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Riding Center near Swisher, Iowa, introduces some of the youngsters who attended the Oct. 27 “Boo At The Barn” event to Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Princess Anna of ...

Historian unravels the mystery behind the Salem Witch Trials

While most everyone has heard of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693, few people have heard the details that have come to light through recent historical evaluations. Saturday afternoon at the Marshalltown Public Library, ...

Survival mode

Tim Wignall usually starts his day very early in the morning. When he saw his daughter Maddison was calling him at 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 6, he figured it was nothing out of the ordinary. He thought she was calling to check in from her trip in Europe. It would be about lunch time for her with the ...

Iowa State researchers evaluate impact of Marshalltown tornado

Sometimes the most important things to learn exist outside the classroom. A team of Iowa State University researchers are studying the impact of the July 19 tornado in Marshalltown and are talking to hundreds of impacted residents about their experiences. “What I’m hoping is that some of ...

Man threatens deputy and his family after narcotics arrest

A local man who was being processed at Marshall County Jail after a narcotics arrest Thursday threatened one of the arresting officers and his family, said Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman. Ramon Alejandro Medina Angel, 25, made the threats which were witnessed by an MCSO jailer. ...

New state anti-harassment rules could keep public in dark

DES MOINES — New rules about sexual harassment of Iowa state government workers could make it tougher for taxpayers to learn about such cases and what the state is doing about the allegations. The new rules hurriedly approved Thursday by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review ...

Spooktacular time at Pumpkinfest

CONRAD – No tricks but plenty of treats! The annual Pumpkinfest on Main Street sponsored by the Conrad Chamber was held Thursday with a large turnout of costumed youngsters and their parents in town to enjoy the festivities. Activities included a hayrack ride, decorating pumpkins and ...

Man arrested on warrant resulting from meth possession

A Burlington man is in Marshall County Jail after he was arrested earlier in the week on a warrant stemming from an incident investigated in June by the Marshalltown Police Department. Daniel Joseph Fritzjunker, 32, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to ...

MFD crews extinguish two Lennox fires

Marshalltown Fire Department personnel spent part of Thursday fighting two fires at Lennox in the 200 block of South 12th Ave. One civilian at the first incident was evaluated for smoke inhalation and released by emergency medical services. No fire service personnel were injured as a ...

House of Compassion works to reopen overnight shelter, repair tornado damage

Providing social services as a non-profit organization can sometimes feel like taking two steps forward and three steps back. The House of Compassion, 211 W. Church Street, is in the process of working to reopen its overnight emergency shelter, as well continue to evaluate the over $90,000 ...

Union Pacific R.R. to cut 475 jobs

The Union Pacific Corp. said earlier this week it would cut 475 employees in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020, Reuters reported. “The cuts will be system-wide as part of an effort to reduce our general ...

State, city announce winterizing assistance for Marshalltown tornado victims

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer announced a new program Friday to provide temporary minor emergency home repairs to eligible Marshalltown residents impacted by the July tornado, according to a release. Voluntary Agencies Leading and Organizing Repairs (VALOR) will use ...

Man charged with third degree sexual assault

TIMES-REPUBLICAN A local man was arrested earlier this week by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail for sexual assault third degree. Shaddare Jammal Watkins, 25, allegedly participated in a sex act with the female victim earlier this month at a residence in the 400 block of ...

Cleanup still underway

T-R PHOTO BY GARRY BRANDENBURG Tornado damage from July 19 are in the process of being cleaned up by crews from Asplundh along East Main Street Road. Trees that had overgrown an old railroad bed captured tornado wind blown debris primarily from the destruction of portions of the Lennox ...