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Back to school

The first day of school for Marshalltown Community School District students on Tuesday was a welcome event for district staff and students. Miller Middle School Co-Principal Kristyn Kell said she thought the first day went really well. “We hope students felt welcomed and that we were excited ...

Annual food drive to be held Saturday

The Marshalltown Police Department will host the 2020 Arresting Hunger — Rolling Food Drive on Saturday. The drive is usually an annual event, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be rescheduled. Of course, its rescheduling turned out to be fortuitous because many Marshalltown residents ...

Lynn Steiert, 88

Lynn Steiert, 88, of Gladbrook, IA passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Public graveside will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Crystal Cemetery in Rural Gladbrook. Further arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Gladbrook. ...

Progress persists after derecho

A lot of progress has been made since a destructive derecho tore through Marshall County on Aug. 10. Power is being restored and most of the county will have electricity again by the end of the day Tuesday. On Sunday, the Alliant website listed 2,421 outages and 80,836 customers without power ...

World Central Kitchen arrives in Marshalltown

In the span of a few hours on Monday, restaurant owners in Marshalltown partnered with World Central Kitchen to provide free meals to residents impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho. The effort was quickly organized by Catherine Nobel, who received notice on Monday that Josh Phelps, with the World ...

Please help remove plant debris

Marshalltown residents are asked to pick up vegetative debris and tree limbs from the curb and transport them to the Marshalltown Compost Facility, if they are able. The facility is located at 901 Woodland St. Plant debris can be left on the curb for the city to pick up, but assistance is ...

Storm damage at the Iowa Veterans Home

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS The Iowa Veterans Home sustained a large amount of property damage as a storm passed through the campus. With winds of 100 mph many trees were damaged as well as some vehicles and signage. All staff and residents are safe and clean up began soon after the storm with ...

Goat farming a growing industry in Iowa

EPWORTH — When Craig Koopmann was 10 years old, he asked his godmother for a goat as a present. Since then, he and his brother Jack Koopmann have expanded Pleasant Grove Dairy Goat Farm to include a herd of 300 goats. The brothers have worked together since 2016, but they both were shipping ...

JBS hosts Drive-in Hiring Fair

JBS staff pose for a picture during the JBS Drive-in Hiring Fair. Applicants were able to apply for a job from the safety of their car.

Two years later: Recovery continues

Two years ago a tornado decimated Angie Torres’ home on Byron Street, her family has recovered, but her old neighborhood still needs work. On July 19, 2018 an EF-3 tornado swept through Marshalltown causing millions of dollars worth of damage, but luckily killing no one. Torres was born and ...

Iowa governor overrides schools, requires in-person classes

VAN METER — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday she would override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the ...

Mayor orders masks worn in city buildings

As Marshall County sees a rise in COVID-19 cases, the city has mandated the wearing of masks in all municipal buildings. Starting July 20 all person going into city buildings will be required to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Mayor Joel Greer acting under the ...

Kent Kroeger, 56

A Memorial Visitation for Kent Kroeger, 56, of Le Grand, was held July 12, 2020, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the care of Kent and his family.

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks. But the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are ...

Fireworks display

T-R PHOTOS BY LANA BRADSTREAM The fireworks display by the City of Marshalltown at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds brought hundreds of onlookers to the area. Everyone respected social distancing and either inside or on top of their cars as the 45-minute show lit the sky.

Hy-Vee expands bagged salad recall to 13 products

WEST DES MOINES - Hy-Vee announced Saturday the expansion of a recall of its salad products due to possible Cyclospora parasite contamination. The recall now covers a total of 13 varieties of store-brand salad sold in the grocery chain's eight-state trade region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, ...

Fourth of July celebrations in Marshall County

Even with COVID-19, Marshalltown residents will still be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and a fun community get-together. This Fourth of July, Marshalltown residents can watch fireworks from the Central Iowa Fairgrounds in their cars in the parking lot of the fairgrounds. ...

IVH is free of COVID-19

The Iowa Veterans Home became COVID-19 free on Tuesday. Resident Roger Broz, 72, had his second negative COVID-19 test Tuesday morning after being afflicted with the virus for 45 days. To celebrate, there was an impromptu parade of sorts. Broz was wheeled out of the designated COVID-19 unit ...