A major collision shut down traffic on 18th Ave. between Anson Street and Nevada Drive on Wednesday afternoon, and the Marshalltown Police Department advised the public to avoid the area for several hours. According to MPD Sgt. Andrew Cole, the driver of a Kia Sedona was heading northbound on 18thContinue Reading

Although workforce shortages are still a major concern both locally and across the country, Marshall County’s unemployment rate dropped substantially to 3.9 percent at the end of September. Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO John Hall finds that news encouraging amidst a prolonged economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “What’sContinue Reading

T-R PHOTOS BY TREVOR BABCOCK Marshalltown Public Library Youth Services Director Joa LaVille reads interactive stories to a group of costumed families during the library’s Halloween Storytime Party. Costumed children meet a talking, trick-or-treating monkey puppet.Continue Reading

PANORA, IOWA — Veteran Panorama cross country head coach Greg Thompson will received the IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction Award before Saturday’s Class 1A race at the state meet in Fort Dodge. The award honors the Iowa coach who “has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school,Continue Reading

October 18, 2021 Officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 200 block of N. 15th Street. October 19, 2021 A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 1700 block of Nile Kinnick Drive S. Damages were estimated at $1,500. October 20, 2021 Officers responded to a report ofContinue Reading

Report: COVID cases, deaths at packing plants were triple previous counts 3

The numbers of meatpacking workers infected and killed by the coronavirus are much higher than previously known, a congressional review has found. More than 59,000 workers of the country’s five largest meatpackers were infected, and about 270 died, according to a report by the House Select Subcommittee on the CoronavirusContinue Reading

U.S. attorney general defends FBI probe of threats against school board members 5

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland for more than four hours on Wednesday about a Justice Department investigation into threats made to local school board members in multiple states. Garland at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing declined to revoke a memo he wrote asking the FBI to meetContinue Reading

(UI Athletics news release)   IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s basketball sophomore forward Keegan Murray has been named to the 2021-22 Big Ten Preseason All-Big Ten team. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Big Ten Conference. It marks the third straight season that one or more HawkeyesContinue Reading