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Gutter Point Patio combines backyard with brews

Only open for five months at full capacity before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, co-owner of Wayward Social Aaron Buzbee said he still isn’t quite sure what his new business venture is capable of. ”Right before COVID hit, we were seeing just amazing business,” he said. “It was the first ...

MARSHALLTOWN expands, grows

When MARSHALLTOWN hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a 60,000-square-foot addition of manufacturing space in May, it was the company’s first groundbreaking ceremony in their 131 year history. However, MARSHALLTOWN has broken a lot more ground than just their most recent expansion. ”I ...

New, updated grocery stores grace Marshalltown

The grocery scene in Marshalltown is growing and changing rapidly and bringing new shopping opportunities to residents. All of the grocery stores near south Center Street have upgraded and renovated in some way and a brand-new grocery store - Supermarket Villachuato - is gracing downtown. ...

Fogle Brothers have successful pandemic year

With home floor installation being the Fogle Brothers business, 1712 S. Center St., the expectation would be the number of customers in 2020 would be down from 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Fogle Brothers didn’t miss a beat and appears to be growing even more following ...

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13th Street District continues development

Most cities and towns have a neighborhood that stands out from the others and is a major tourism spot. Marshalltown has the 13th Street District. The 13th Street District is located on the northwest side of town. It is a growing and developing area which has the potential as a tourism hot ...

Doubling Marshalltown’s population

A bold goal has been set by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber wants to grow Marshalltown’s population from roughly 27,000 to between 50,000 and to 70,000 by December 2030, while also cutting Marshalltown’s commuter rate of 22 percent in half by 2024. Joe Carter, ...

Capital campaign begins for MACC

As work continues on the Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center (MACC), formerly known as the Fisher Community Center, efforts are ongoing to raise funds for the $6 million project. Karn Gregoire, the project coordinator and member of the Fisher Governor Board of Trustees, said a capital ...

Implementation Plan nearing Phase 1 construction

A long road of planning is in the rearview and the city is at the doorstep of decision time for the Downtown Implementation Plan. Consulting firm Bolton and Menk and city staff have conducted community surveys, held discussions on the plan and researched seemingly every facet of work that ...

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MCC offers career development courses

As a part of its online educational program, Marshalltown Community College is offering six-week career development courses meant to fit a variety of different careers. One of the main courses is utility fundamentals. “This is a course that’s a great example of meeting employer ...

MCC updates a ‘huge win’ for students, staff

The summer has been anything but slow at Marshalltown Community College. The bond passed for Iowa Valley Community College in November 2019 is being put to use at the college to improve facilities and create a better learning environment. MCC is undertaking interior renovations and is ...

New MHS Honor Wall celebrates decades of Bobcat athletic excellence

Several decades of Bobcat athletic achievements are on full display at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse with the addition of the new Wall of Honor (1906-1964). Students, staff, alumni and visitors have long enjoyed displays honoring Bobcat student-athletes’ successes from ...

Graduation rate tops 90 percent

The Marshalltown Community School District achieved a milestone this school year — one it’s been working on for years. Reported in March, the 2020 graduation rate was 90 percent, the highest in more than a decade. The 2020 graduation rate exceeds the 2019 rate by more than four points and ...

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Marshall County successful in vaccine effort

Vaccines for the COVID-19 virus became available on a limited basis toward the end of 2020, beginning of 2021. And Marshall County was in line to get shipments so residents could be inoculated. Waiting in that line and leading the way was Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson. ...

UnityPoint rakes in awards

UnityPoint locations in Marshalltown are racking up awards this year, all of which have to do with patient care and patient satisfaction. The Wound Healing Center has become a model of patient care consistency. The Wound Healing Center is one of three centers (one in Oregon and one in ...

McFarland brings back occupational medicine

At McFarland Clinic, there are many special types of care provided to customers, some are not well known to patients. One that is not well known is occupational medicine, which is returning to McFarland Clinic, 312 E. Main St. “We're really excited to have that service available,” ...

Huge healthcare growth on the horizon

The beginning of an exciting chapter has started in Marshalltown - a chapter about growth. Three medical facilities are under construction - a $36 million hospital expansion at the UnityPoint South Campus, an $18 million McFarland clinic behind Walmart and a new UnityPoint Urgent Care by ...