The latest significant coronavirus variant — dubbed “omicron” by the World Health Organization on Friday — has several troubling mutations that might boost its ability to spread, but the changes also make it more quickly detectable by the State Hygienic Laboratory, which processes the tests of Iowa residents. “Fortunately forContinue Reading

FAIRFIELD — Two southeastern Iowa teenagers pleaded not guilty Monday to killing their high school Spanish teacher, whose body was found earlier this month in a park where she took daily walks. Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, both 16, are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy toContinue Reading

Diversity, speeding and building inspections were among the most debated topics at the 2022 strategic planning session held on Monday. City council members and staff met at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to review the strategic plan for 2021 and begin drafting their plan for next year. The session included newlyContinue Reading

The Marshalltown Community School District has recognized Marshalltown Company’s outstanding support and service to Bobcat students, parents and District staff in Bobcat Ready career readiness efforts. Marshalltown Company CFO John Landherr accepted an MCSD “Career Readiness Partner” award from Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte on behalf of the company at theContinue Reading

After cancelling the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvation Army of Marshalltown returned with its annual Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. A total of 209 meals were served with 125 delivered, and 55 pounds of potatoes – 200 pounds of turkey – 2 cases of cranberries –Continue Reading

TIMES-REPUBLICAN Sherry Kubalsky, once a resident of Marshalltown for 18 years before moving to Ankeny upon retiring in 2016, promoted her new book “The Square Wreath” during a signing event at the Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore on Friday. Kubalsky has always wanted to write children’s books with a Christian message,Continue Reading

New COVID-19 cases continue to remain low at the Marshalltown Community School District. As of 12 p.m. noon on Friday, six new cases had been confirmed within the district — five among students and one among staff. The next report will be issued on Dec. 3.Continue Reading

Iowa’s Buddhist population grew in the last several decades with new places to practice — Cedar Rapids, Clive, Decorah. Now Indianola. The latest is in Warren County’s county seat of Indianola, where the former Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, built in 1958, will become a Buddhist temple. The Board of AdjustmentContinue Reading

During her final meeting as a school board member on Nov. 15, Bea Niblock was understandably emotional in closing the book on a difficult but rewarding eight-year chapter in her story. The circumstances, however, still didn’t stop her from asking her trademark question — What have we done to improveContinue Reading

On Wednesday, two extraordinary individuals were honored during a public recognition ceremony at the Marshalltown Police and Fire building. Thomas “Tommy” Thompson and Robert “Bob” Schubert were acknowledged for their extensive involvement within the community and their unwavering support for the building of the new combined police and fire facility.Continue Reading