Arnold Park Vandalized
Arnold Park, in Marshalltown, was recently vandalized. According to Geoff Hubbard, Marshalltown Park and Recreation Director, someone took spray paint to the slide, on the basketball court, and benches. Vandalism can take time to clean up, and while things need to be cleaned up, the Parks department could remove those elements. Spray paint on random signs, cars, walls was something the City Council discussed a few months back after multiple spots were tagged around town. The Council discussed banning spray paint to minors, that idea never passed a vote with the councilors.
Marshalltown police urge people to watch for scammers claiming to raise money for charity
Former Vice President Mike Pence announced he is running for president ahead of a trip to Iowa. A Dubuque woman is no longer facing charges after she was arrested for a fatal shooting, according to the Telegraph Herald. Man dies in Dubuque County crash near Sundown Mountain Resort. Updated: 5...
Scammers in Marshalltown
This past Sunday in Marshalltown, a group of people stood on the corner of Center St. wearing traffic vests and carrying buckets, asked for monetary support. Marshalltown Chief of Police, Mike Tupper spoke with KFJB about these groups. He goes on to say that distinguishing distressed people and panhandlers can...
Marshalltown Police Department issues scammer alert due to lying panhandlers
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marshalltown residents are urged to be on the lookout for scammers in a Facebook post from the Marshalltown Police Department Monday afternoon. The post alerts the public of people standing next to town roads wearing traffic vests and holding buckets to raise funds for a "charitable cause."
1st Graders Help Artist with Welcome Center Piece
The new Welcome Center for the Marshalltown Community School District is starting to take shape at the Orpheum Theater. Furniture has been ordered and now artwork is being discussed. Artist Greg Preslicka is working with 1st grade students and has them painting small tiles to be part of a bigger project. Preslicka will take the tiles and retrace all of the lines to create a larger image. Preslicka gave the students and district design options with main idea centered on the idea of diversity and inclusion. The 1st graders will be the class of 2034, but they are making their mark on the school district for years to come in 2023. There will be an open house and ribbon cutting for the Welcome Center June 27th at 5:30pm.
'The whole town is upset': Newton residents call closing of Maid-Rite sudden and unexpected
NEWTON, Iowa — "I am so sad," said Linda Pierce, a lifelong Newton resident. That is Pierce's reaction to the closing of the Maid-Rite in Newton. A community cornerstone for more than 95 years. This coming weekend is Newton Fest and Reunion weekend. It's a time when hundreds, if not thousands, of people come home.
GMG appoints new board member following Sienknecht’s resignation
GREEN MOUNTAIN – GMG’s school board has another new face among its directors’ ranks following a special meeting held on June 1. David Collins of Garwin was appointed during a meeting held last week Thursday to fill an open board seat left vacant following former board president Randy Sienknecht’s resignation. The meeting was held in the Green Mountain Library.
Resignations and RAGBRAI
TAMA – The June 5 Tama city council meeting started with a scramble to get council member Aaron Haughey on the phone so the meeting could begin. Council members Larry Thomas and Emily Babinat were also absent, leaving the number of those present dwindling. Once council member Haughey was present via speakerphone, the meeting commenced.
Racers gearing up for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race weekend
NEWTON, Iowa — Racers geared up and tested the track at the Iowa Speedway on Thursday ahead of the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend that takes place next month. Seventeen INDY NXT drivers tested the track by driving more than 1,350 laps at around 158 mph. INDY NXT Driver Christian Rasmussen has raced at the track […]
County on the hook for at least two payouts related to improperly passed septics
TOLEDO – The Tama County Board of Health recently found itself in a bit of a mess as it relates to septic transfers, and come July 1 will be on the hook for almost $13,000 in an effort to clean it up. During the board’s March meeting held over...
Blood, sweat, and tears
TAMA – The city of Tama is in mourning this week, as after 144 years of operation, Tama Paperboard has closed its doors. Last Friday, June 2, saw the final day of work for the more than 80 local men and women employed there. When it opened in 1878,...
Little Mr. and Little Miss 2023 Corn Carnival candidates announced
GLADBROOK – The 2023 Little Mr. and Little Miss Corn Carnival candidates were recently announced and include Adalyn Zitzow, Codi DeWitt, Charlette Bruene, Emma Bauer, Ella Thede, Jackson Gienger, Michael McHenry, Cooper Murty, and Bostyn Brallier. The crowning of the Little Mr. and Miss Corn Carnival will be held...
Man dies after falling into lake while fishing at Iowa state park
A Marshalltown man has died after falling into Rock Creek Lake while fishing over the weekend.
Car crashes into Iowa diner, no injuries reported
NEWTON, Iowa — Everyone is OK after a car crashed into a restaurant in Newton. It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at April's Diner. Police say the 68-year-old driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake while trying to park. The diner was closed at the time.
Free Lunch at Marshalltown School Buildings ALL Summer
The Marshalltown Community School District will offer free lunches for youth who are age 18 and younger throughout the summer. There is a schedule of when they are open and what buildings online. That is Lynn Large, Director of Food Service with the Marshalltown Community School District, one rule they...
The time warp
TOLEDO – The main bit of business on the agenda for the Tama County Supervisors at their June 5 meeting was the public comment policy. Many members of the public were allowed to speak their opinions during an open discussion time on the topic. It was the general consensus...
Newton Fest: Cap off each night with live music
Of course Newton Fest wouldn’t be Newton Fest without a little music, and organizers have managed to book crowd pleasers every night. Kicking of the Thursday evening festivities (yes, there most certainly is a pre-fest Newton Fest) is the always-entertaining Dueling Fiddles, featuring the very talented and sought-after Des Moines violinists Hanna Wolle and Geneviève Salamone. Their performance begins 7 p.m. June 8 at the Maytag Bowl.
Newton Fest: Here are events to get competitive and stay active
Staying active just got easier! Sure, we can exercise any day of the week, but it’s not often we get a chance to participate in a dodgeball or pickle ball tournament, go on a 5K and then be rewarded with a cold beer, indulge in some morning yoga or dive into Maytag Pool for — wait for it — even more yoga!
Here Is the Starting Lineup for the 2023 WHO Tractor Ride!
The PDF below is the current Color Group and Tractor Ride Number list for the upcoming 2023 Great Iowa Tractor Ride in Marshalltown. RIDERS: Please review for accuracy of your assigned color group, speed and number. Please make sure those traveling in groups are assigned properly. We want to stick...
Second Corn Carnival t-shirt quilt now on display
GLADBROOK – Kathy Anderson of Gladbrook recently created a second Corn Carnival quilt out of the yearly t-shirts. The tradition of creating a t-shirt depicting the Corn Carnival theme began in 1990. Kathy’s first quilt displays the artwork on the t-shirts from 1990-2005, while her recently completed second quilt...
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