Today's Front Page for August 25th, 2016


Today's Local News

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

It’s that time of year again, the kids are back to school. What does one local middle school principal have to say about helping kids succeed during those often difficult years? In the fourth part of a five part Back to School Series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Josh Manning, Principal at the Pella Middle School.

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville Mindy Kephart with Iowa State University Extension discusses the 4-H entrants in this year’s state fair.

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 9:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 26 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ONE ACCIDENT, FOUR MOTORIST ASSISTS, ELEVEN ATTEMPTS AT PAPER SERVICE, ONE REPORT OF HARASSMENT, ONE SUICIDAL SUBJECT, ONE THEFT, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE TRANSPORT, ONE RETURN PHONE CALL, ONE SUSPICIOUS PERSON, ONE DOG, ONE ATTEMPT TO LOCATE, AND ONE JUVENILE. IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 85 CALLS INCLUDING 18 911 CALLS. THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 47 SUBJECTS.

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Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:01 am

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Pella was among the hardest hit areas by Wednesday evening’s storms, with street flooding and low visibility reported due to rain.

Pouring rain and gusty winds prompted a severe thunderstorm warning in the eastern part of Marion County Wednesday evening.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:00 am

While they may be short on depth and numbers compared to other schools in the conference, Pella Christian Cross Country Coach Jocelyn Meinders is hopeful experience and leadership will help get kids to their end-of-season goals.

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Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:59 am

In Monday’s Knoxville Early Bird Cross Country Meet…the boys scored an early season win in the quad meet.

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Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:58 am

As the first high school football Friday night approaches, Pella High coach Jay McKinstrey still doesn’t have the answers that he is looking for on special teams.

He says that they’ve spent quite a bit of time on special teams in the preseason, but will need real game action to start shaking things out.

“I just need some kids to step up there and try and get some kids out there to play. In order to get a few kids some time off who are on the field both offensively and defensively, we need kids to be able to do that. We’ll need some game time to see that. Special teams are so important, a lot of big plays are made there, and we’ve made a lot of hay in 19 years on special teams.”

The two most visible players on any special teams are the kicker and punter. Sophomore Gabe Thomas will do the kicking duties, while junior Kaden Miedema is the punter.

Pella opens the 2016 season tomorrow night at home against Oskaloosa.

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 5:56 am

The Iowa Conference has released its preseason coaches’ polls for three of this fall’s nine sports.

With the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan, there are now nine teams in the league.

In the three coaches’ polls that have been released thus far, Central College is picked to finish sixth in women’s soccer and seventh in each men’s soccer and volleyball.

Iowa Conference coaches have tabbed Wartburg as the favorite in women’s soccer, and have picked Loras to win both men’s soccer and volleyball.

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