Marshalltown Community School District Testimonials

We recently interviewed community members about the Marshalltown Community School District. We asked what things stand out as experiences or reasons why they love the Marshalltown Community School District. You can view all the videos on the Vision Marshalltown YouTube channel.

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Voting Open! Marshalltown Tagline

What makes you proud to call Marshalltown home?  Many organizations in the community are focused on inspiring, creating, and sharing pride among citizens. The City of Marshalltown, Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce, and Vision Marshalltown have prioritized community image and pride as goals. As part of a collaborative effort, the organizations realized the significance of creating a community tagline that everyone in the community could rally around.

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MHS Graduate Owns Design Agency

MHS Graduate Owns Design Agency

Tana M. Llinas followed her passion by tapping into her artistic creativity, which has led to success in the business world. Llinas is a 1998 graduate of Marshalltown High School, where she was known then as Tana Martin. She now is the owner and creative director for Brand Poets, a boutique brand design agency based in Miami and Los Angeles. Her main advice to the younger generation is to follow something with fervor.

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Chamber Off the Clock Program

Chamber Off the Clock Program

What better way to get people introduced to one another and Marshalltown than a discussion about networking tips and a community scavenger hunt? Those are just two of the activities planned for the Chamber’s Off the Clock program, a series of social and professional development events aimed at summer interns and newly hired employees.

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MCSD students earn dual credits towards college!

MCSD students earn dual credits towards college!

We recently asked the Marshalltown Community School District about college credits. We keep hearing about college credits and how a lot of high school students are taking advantage of “free college” while they attend MHS. We wanted to know how many college credits were taken in the 2018-2019 school year.

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Marshalltown trails provide means of exercise for residents

Marshalltown trails provide means of exercise for residents

Biking and walking on trails are an easy and fun family activity that keeps everyone active whether it’s biking, walking or running and helps to form a connection with the environment through scenic views.

“These trails provide accessibility around town safely and if people want to be environmentally conscious they can ride their bikes to different places without having to mess with cars,” said Geoff Hubbard, director of Marshalltown Parks and Rec. “It’s a great exercise where you could go from Riverview to Melbourne on the same path.”

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Downtown Master Plan promotes green space, housing, parking and new commerce

Downtown Master Plan promotes green space, housing, parking and new commerce

The Downtown Marshalltown Master Plan draft was unveiled to the public Wednesday. The concepts presented are six months in the making, encompassing ways to revamp the area following the July 2018 tornado.

The region spans Third Street to Fifth Avenue and Madison Street to Grant Street/Byron Street/Bromley Street, focusing on commercial, residential, industrial and open spaces.

“The plan is to present the Master Plan at Monday’s city council meeting for final acceptance,” City Housing and Community Development Director Michelle Spohnheimer said. “Whenever an individual project would come forward, those have to be approved if they require city funds, such as streetscaping, public improvements, etc. It would have to be approved by the council, project by project. This Master Plan gives us a guide, especially as we talk to private developers coming in and we have the opportunity to say what our vision is.”

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Volunteers maintain flowers in downtown Marshalltown on daily basis

Volunteers maintain flowers in downtown Marshalltown on daily basis

The flower baskets of the Marshalltown Central Business District provide beauty after a disaster and greenery in an urban jungle to the residents of Marshalltown as they drive or walk down Main Street.

There are two flower baskets on each light pole which totals 96 baskets from Third Street to Third Avenue. All of these baskets are provided by Isle of Green and each basket has 13 plants per basket.

Only six of the baskets were destroyed in the July 2018 tornado.

“We found the rest and these are really hardy plants, my team kept watering and they survived through it all,” said Jenny Etter, director of the Marshalltown Central Business District.

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Forget About Art in the Park, this Art is in the Airport

Forget About Art in the Park, this Art is in the Airport

Just as the Marshalltown Municipal Airport connects the world to Marshalltown, local artist, Melissa (Missy) Sharer-Pieters is connecting her art to the world. For its inaugural display, the airport is showcasing 16 of her acrylic paintings in the terminal lobby. The work will remain on the walls until Friday, August 30. They are available for viewing, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The showing is through a partnership between the Arts & Culture Alliance and the Airport.

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Community Foundation of Marshall County Rebuild Marshalltown Fund Announces First Round Grant Awards

Community Foundation of Marshall County Rebuild Marshalltown Fund Announces First Round Grant Awards

Marshalltown, Iowa, May 2, 2019: The Community Foundation of Marshall County is excited to announce the grant awards from the first 2019 funding cycle for the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund. The two grantees are the City of Marshalltown for the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Habitat for Humanity of Iowa for their Marshalltown Hammers Back project.

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