Apartment fire sends one person to the hospital
Plumes of smoke greeted first responders at an apartment building near the corner of
Fire destroys barn near
An early morning blaze destroyed a barn at
Local banks have money to loan
The national credit crunch hasn’t put a hold on local lending. Marion County Bank Vice President David Greving says they’re experiencing record loan demand right now fueled in large part by home refinancing. He says many homeowners are taking advantage of low-interest rates. Bob Wims is executive vice-president of Iowa State Savings Bank in
Council decides to re-bid waste collection contract
The Pella City Council chose to re-bid the city solid waste collection contract at their meeting Tuesday night. The city received bids from Midwest Sanitation and Waste Management of Iowa, with Waste Management as the low bidder. After two attempts to award a contract – first to Waste Management and then to Midwest Sanitation each failed – council voted unanimously to re-bid the contract.
Increase in business reduces 3M layoffs
Layoff numbers at 3M Co. in
Electrical fire closes HyVee briefly last night
A minor electrical fire caused a brief closure of the Pella HyVee late last night. The small fire near an electrical outlet was quickly extinguished by an employee with no damage to the building. Assistant Manager Scott Vandenberg told KNIA/KRLS News as a precaution they asked employees and customers to leave but the store was only closed for about 10 minutes.
Library Director to retire
The Knoxville Public Library Director is retiring at the end of May, after 14 years of holding the position. Jan Behrens tells KNIA/KRLS News that she enjoys serving the community, and will continue to remain involved in the library after her retirement. Behrens says the library board is already in the process of selecting a new director.
Several institutions receive gifts from Huyser estate
Several local institutions have received generous gifts from the estate of Francis G. and Jeanette Dekker Huyser. Sources say
KNIA/KRLS to participate in mock tornado drill
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues Wednesday with an annual statewide tornado drill being issued by the National Weather Service. The drill is set to take place at approximately 10:15 this morning, and KNIA/KRLS will also conduct a mock tornado drill with our Severe Weather Action Team at that time.
Asphalt overlay project to begin this month
An asphalt overlay project is set to start later this month. Pella Public Works Director Denny Buyert says the contractor Norris Asphalt will likely start work the week of April 20, provided the weather cooperates. Buyert says the project includes an asphalt overlay for sections of West Fourth, Edgewood,