Archive for February, 2015

Pella Christian Set to Play Western Christian in Round One of Class 2A State Tournament

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 10:24 pm

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The battle-tested Pella Christian Eagles boys have punched their ticket to Wells Fargo Arena after beating Des Moines Christian 48-41 on Saturday night.

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Fire Causes Severe Damage to Knoxville Home

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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Knoxville fire crews fought freezing temperatures and other obstacles as they battled a house fire Saturday morning.

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Fire in Knoxville

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 10:46 am

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At approximately 10:30 this morning, local fire crews were paged to 501 West Pearl St. in Knoxville.

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Saturday, February 28

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 8:00 am

Birthday Winner: Beth Meinders
Anniversary Winner: None

February 28th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED 89 CALLS AND 3 911 CALLS

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Sex Abuse Charge Filed Against Oskaloosa Man

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Bond has been reduced for an Oskaloosa man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old.

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Knoxville Wrestling State Qualifyers Had To Earn Their Spots At State

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Wrestling Squad sent two wrestlers to the state tournament last night.

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Chohan Deported for Felony Conviction

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:59 am

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A man convicted of sexual abuse in Pella has been deported.

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Eagles’ Boys Ready to Go Against Lions

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Only two teams in our area are still playing basketball, and one of them hopes to be among the final eight left in the state after tonight’s substate final in Class 2A.

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Safety of Students, Staff Main Focus After Second KMS Bomb Threat

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:58 am

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Another bomb threat was made against Knoxville Middle School on Thursday.

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Oil Executive Visits Central Thursday; Opens Dialogue About Sustainability Issues on Campus

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:57 am
Harry Smith interviews Harold Hamm. Photo by Dan L Vander Beek for Central College

Central’s Harry Smith interviews Harold Hamm on Central College’s
campus. Photo by Dan L Vander Beek for Central College.

One of the oil and gas industries’ top executives made a visit to Central College Thursday.

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Dutch Sophomore Big Key to Pella’s District Final Win

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:57 am

It was the closest game they played since edging Grinnell a month ago, 64 – 56, but Pella High found a way to end up on top of a furious Chariton charge in Thursday’s district final.

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Sinclair ‘Disappointed’ with Tactics Used to Help Pass Gas Tax

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:56 am

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Many state officials are displeased with new 10-cent gas tax that goes into effect Sunday.

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Snow Returns to Area Tonight; Mixed Precipation Predicted for Monday Night

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:55 am

After near record breaking cold made its way through the area this week, more snow is expected to accumulate tonight into Sunday.

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Marion County Budget Hearing Scheduled for March 10th

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:54 am

A public hearing on the 2015-2016 Marion County budget will be held early next month.

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Encore Performance Red Rock Retro Radio Theater Set for Sunday on KNIA

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:52 am

A final opportunity to hear the Red Rock Retro Radio Theater Music and Comedy Variety Show will begin this weekend.

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Wetterling Selected for Shrine Bowl

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:51 am

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Melcher-Dallas senior, Chase Wetterling, was selected to play in the 43rd Annual Shrine Bowl Game at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls this summer.

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Pella Christian to Play in Substate Basketball Tonight

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:51 am

The Pella Christian Eagles are one win away from a state tournament berth, but will have to face yet another rival today to do so.

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Dutch Men Second Place Entering Final Day of League Indoor Track Meet

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:50 am

Three points separate the Central men’s track and field team and Wartburg after the first day of the Iowa Conference indoor meet on Friday.

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Sheryl Ellinwood

Posted: Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Funeral services are pending for Sheryl Ellinwood age 55 of Pella at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Pella. Sheryl passed away Thursday February 26th in Knoxville.