Cub Scouts hold annual banquet
The Pella Cub Scouts held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet this past Friday. Pack 374 includes seven dens, or about 60 scouts, according to Pack Leader Tim Williams. Scouts were awarded different badges and Williams was recognized with the Wood Badge Award. Williams says a graduation ceremony will be held in May where scouts will advance in rank.
The Knoxville City Council will consider the first ordinance reading establishing the Knoxville Downtown Streetscape Committee as a city committee this evening at 6:15 in city hall. The council will also review proposed city governing body rules, and consider a request to purchase lockers for the
Legislators propose school consolidation study
A bill introduced in the state house would study reorganization of school districts. This bill came after Democratic State Senator Matt McCoy raised the idea of forced consolidation of rural school districts with less than 750 students. Republican State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven says he hopes they can look at the whole picture, as this proposal does raise transportation issues. He also stresses the importance of maintaining quality education in rural
Deadline nears for naming of K-9
Residents have from now until this morning at 8 to suggest a name for Knoxvilles new K-9 Police Dog. That’s according to Knoxville Police chief Dan Losada. He says he hopes to announce the winning name at
Business community undergoes changes
Residents may have noticed some recent changes to the
Daylight saving begins Sunday
It will be time to spring forward an hour as Daylight Saving time begins Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada says the change will mean darker mornings and more daylight in the evening, and urges drivers to watch out for pedestrians or cyclists on the road. He says despite some cars having automatic headlights, residents should manually turn them on if needed. Losada says pedestrians should wear bright colors or reflectors in dim lighting conditions.
Metro Opera to perform at
The opera is coming to
Residents required to have trash pick-up service
Volunteers sought at
Volunteer opportunities are still available at Lake Red Rock, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps says some volunteer positions come with a free campsite at Lake Red Rock. Volunteers perform a variety of duties such as assisting campers, collecting fees and cleaning the bike trail. For more information, contact Park Ranger Junifer Kruse at 628-8690 or 828-7522.
Drivers encouraged to use caution as weather warms
With spring just around the corner, local law enforcement says drivers should report any suspicious or unsafe behavior on the roads. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that on any given weekend in the evening, one in 10 drivers on the public roadway is legally impaired. Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada says drivers should use caution as the weather warms up and more children, bicycles and motorcycles will be in the area.