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Marshalltown Y offers community solution that deserves support

September 9, 2012 Four children died in the Iowa River this past summer — a trauma the community is still trying to overcome. The silver lining in these shocking tragedies is Marshalltown’s perseverance. more »»

Join us in effort to eliminate bullying

August 26, 2012 If you haven’t jumped on board with the Not In Our Town Marshalltown Project, this is the week to do so. more »»

Taking pride in our city

July 29, 2012 Marshalltown, you did it. Entertaining thousands of RAGBRAI participants took months of planning, dozens of volunteers and a lot of good, old- fashioned hard work and sweat. more »»

Let’s put our best foot forward for RAGBRAI

July 15, 2012 How often do you get a chance to have a sleepover with 20,000 people? Well, if you’re Marshalltown not very often. more »»

Let All-America City status propel us forward

July 8, 2012 What truly makes up a community? Brick and mortar buildings, tourist attractions or how many restaurants are open for bite? To some extent all of these make up a community, but they are not the... more »»

Revitalization of East Main is vital

July 1, 2012 East Main Street is rebounding. more »»

Keep kids active this summer

June 17, 2012 Summer has come to Marshalltown. While this means longer days, higher temps and the occasional thunderstorm it means something entirely different to the children of Marshalltown. more »»

Not In Our Town

June 3, 2012 “You’re an idiot.” “You’re a complete scum bag.” “You’re different. And I hate you. more »»

The city must invest in its future

May 27, 2012 As major development goes on Marshalltown’s Main Street, the city council has been asked to sweeten the deals for multi-million dollar projects lately — a dilemma many communities would like to hav. more »»

Traffic safety project a good reminder for drivers

May 20, 2012 Most of us rush off each day, focused on the busy day ahead. None of us thinks that one day our life will be changed forever by an unexpected accident. more »»

Early years are learning years

April 22, 2012 These days we know more than ever about the importance of our children’s early years and how they shape their learning and development. more »»

Well-rounded leaders have bright futures

March 18, 2012 On Saturday, the Times-Republican published its annual Leaders of Tomorrow section featuring 56 area seniors selected by their local high schools. more »»

When disaster strikes, who will be there?

March 4, 2012 We are one disaster away from realizing how important the American Red Cross really is. more »»

Pedestrian walkway is a good idea for downtown

February 26, 2012 Since its inception the Marshalltown Central Business District has worked on various projects to advance downtown — its recent proposal to transform an alley into a pedestrian walkway is the latest... more »»

Tragic week in community has a bright spot

February 12, 2012 Community leaders work hard to bring notoriety to Marshalltown. However, the news that hit the city this last week was not the type of limelight officials seek out. more »»

Supporting our schools

October 30, 2011 Earlier this month a group of community leaders and volunteers gathered in Marshalltown’s council chambers. more »»

Why it’s Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival

September 18, 2011 There’s a reason that Marshalltown’s Oktemberfest is dubbed Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival — because it is. more »»

One organization, 24 reasons to give

September 4, 2011 In Marshall County a family, struggling with personal crisis, has started on the road to recovery at the Salvation Army. more »»

One more back-to-school item: Talk to your kids about bullying

August 21, 2011 Somewhere in Marshalltown there is a boy who is dreading the first day of school. It’s not that he doesn’t like learning. If going to school was just about the curriculum, he might get better grade. more »»

City should approve Social Host Ordinance

August 18, 2011 The Marshalltown Police Department has introduced a proposed ordinance that would make hosts of underage drinking parties responsible for their actions. more »»



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