Chamber launches shop local campaign
The Pella Chamber of Commerce is launching a year-long shop local campaign. Residents will start noticing the "Go Local, Grow
Crews respond to fire near
The Knoxville Township Fire Department quickly responded to a fence and tree on fire on a property on Highway 14 north Thursday, just outside the city limits. Marion County Sheriffs Deputies also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.
Progress continues on VA transition
Progress continues on the Knoxville VA Campus transition process. That’s according to Knoxville Mayor Harv Sprafka. He says the meeting last month with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki helped to facilitate discussion with federal officials on building a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, or C-BOC. Recent progress this week included meetings held by local VA Taskforce and community leaders. Sprafka adds more details regarding C-BOC construction and bidding process are expected from federal officials May 15th.
Special deer hunt to return
The special city of
Local funeral home participates in procession to honor soldiers
Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville is participating in a funeral procession to honor the eight unclaimed remains of soldiers from Americas past wars Friday. Funeral Home Director Ray Bertrand says they’re working with the Missing in America Project to escort the soldiers remains from the funeral home in
Pella Christian High School Juniors and Seniors have their annual banquet tonight. Head Sponsor of the Junior Class Larry Hessing says the event features an underwater theme this year called "Into the Depths." Students will enjoy dinner and entertainment at the
Another furlough day for court workers
The next furlough day for the Marion County Courthouse is Friday as the state court offices will be closed due to state budget cuts. The state offices on the third and fourth floors of the
An old Southern folk tale comes to life on the
Sprint car racing season starts tomorrow
The 2009 Sprint Car racing season kicks-off Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway. Executive Director for the Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Bob Baker, encourages residents and visitors alike to attend the races this season, and to check out the museums new 42-seat sprint car movie theater, library and research center, and hall of fame pictures, all on the 2nd floor with a museum ticket purchase.
Library book sale exceeds expectations
The Friends of the Pella Public Library spring book sale made almost $1,200 this year. That’s according to