Abbe Pelzer takes helm of Marshalltown Newspaper as Mike Schlesinger retires


Pelzer is an award-winning journalist with 15 years of newspaper experience, including five years as the managing editor at the Marshalltown Times-Republican and two years as the news editor of The Messenger in Fort Dodge. She also previously worked as a reporter in Iowa City and Marengo.

Like Schlesinger, Pelzer has been an active volunteer in her community. She has been a member of several organizations and boards including Newton Rotary Club, Young Professionals of Jasper County, United Way of Jasper County, Newton YMCA, Newton Fest and Jasper County Crime Stoppers.


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