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Nothing to do in Marshalltown? Hardly!

July 31, 2010 “There is nothing to do in Marshalltown.” That is a refrain we at the Times-Republican have heard from citizens or read via online from readers.  They are wrong. more »»

Garbage proposal needs more exploration

July 26, 2010 The mayor is right. There are some irresponsible residents in the city of Marshalltown who have decided that trash removal is an optional service, much to the chagrin of their neighbors. more »»

Orpheum — Welcome back to East Main Street

July 8, 2010 Just two weeks ago the historic Orpheum Theater reopened with a bang — a four day gala event that put Marshalltown in the national spotlight. more »»

Thanks to Dick Hierstein

July 1, 2010 For nearly seven years City Administrator Dick Hierstein has managed the day-to-day operations of the city’s departments, monitored a multi-million dollar budget and worked with city leaders to make... more »»

Objections to OHV Park expansion should be voiced

June 11, 2010 The Marshalltown City Council will likely vote whether to expand the existing Nicholson-Ford OHV Park on Monda. more »»

Leave only your footprints

June 4, 2010 A pair of geese and their goslings. A bullfrog. Three painted turtles. All are creatures of nature that could easily be enjoyed and admired at Riverview Park in Marshalltown. more »»

A grand entrance

May 28, 2010 The Emerson Innovation Center opened last week marking a $30 million investment in Marshalltown and a grand entrance to downtown. more »»

Projects will help revive Marshalltown landmarks

May 21, 2010 Large-scale projects planned for two iconic school district buildings will help boost Marshalltown’s image throughout the state. more »»

Child care providers deserve our thanks

May 6, 2010 All working parents know the routine. Those with on a “regular” work shift wake early Monday through Friday to enjoy at least a short time nurturing and caring for their children. more »»

Support our troops

April 30, 2010 Last week Capt. Scott Martin got a break from his usual routine while serving our country as a soldier in Afghanistan. more »»

Earth Day is an opportunity

April 22, 2010 Earth Day celebrates its 40th anniversary today. more »»

Dog park is a model for motivated citizens

April 21, 2010 “Join us for the planning, the building, the fun.” That’s how the Marshalltown Dog Park Committee formally initiated its campaign last July to build a 4. more »»

Early childhood education is something to celebrate

April 15, 2010 Within the next three years Marshalltown will offer preschool in all of its elementary school buildings. more »»

Hey city council — tell us what you know

April 15, 2010 After two days of introducing four finalists for the city administrator position to Marshalltown, the city council met in closed session Thursday to make a decisio. more »»

Be prepared for severe weather

April 7, 2010 Thunderstorms. High winds. Flooding. Hail. Funnel cloud. more »»

Blooming baskets need your support

March 24, 2010 It’s a special touch not every downtown has — and in its ninth year we can hardly imagine Main Street without the. more »»

Let the sun shine

March 13, 2010 Tomorrow we kick off Sunshine Week, a celebration of Iowa’s open government laws. more »»

Nobody’s messing with my Maid-Rite

March 10, 2010 The future of Marshalltown’s historic icon Taylor’s Maid-Rite appears to be in the hands of the state. more »»

Raises one week, budget shortfall the next

February 24, 2010 If we weren’t questioning the logic of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors before, we definitely are now. Just a week after the board approved raises for elected officials (ranging from 3.5 to 5. more »»

Strong city government requires a city administrator

February 18, 2010 • A $39 million budget. • 170 full-time employees. more »»



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