Archive for January, 2017

Knoxville Snow Ordinance In Effect, Vehicles Must Be Off City Streets

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada tells KNIA/KRLS News due to the anticipated ice, the Knoxville Snow Ordinance will be in effect 10 p.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday to allow plows to salt & sand the streets.

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Cancellations and Delays

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The Knoxville Snow Ordinance will be in effect from 10pm Monday–8am Tuesday. Any vehicle parked on a street may be ticketed and towed.

Schools

Knoxville Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Pella Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Pella Christian Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Pleasantville Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Twin Cedars Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Melcher-Dallas Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Lynnville-Sully Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Sully Christian Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Peoria Christian Schools on a 2hr delay (Tuesday)
Stepping Stones in Knoxville-AM preschool canceled…daycare will operate as normal (Tuesday)
Morning Headstart in Knoxville is cancelled (Tuesday)
Montgomery Street Preschool morning classes are cancelled (Tuesday)

Community

Morning distribution at Pella Food Shelf is cancelled (Tuesday)

Dense Fog Expected Overnight; Patchy Ice Expected Off of Main Roads

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 4:46 pm

After dealing with slick roads for most of the day today, residents may have difficulty traveling tonight for a different reason.

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Dense Fog Advisory

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY…BELOW A QUARTER MILE…AND NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS WHEN VISIBILITY FALLS
RAPIDLY. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND DRIVE WITH
CAUTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE
YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

IN DEPTH: Story Slam!

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Story slams are coming to Pella. What’s a story slam?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Pastor Steve Mathonnet-Vander Well and Mike Montgomery, with Second Reformed Church, in Pella.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- Representative Greg Heartsill- Work on Balancing Budget

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville Representative Greg Heartsill tells us about the Legislature’s efforts to pass a balanced budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which is about $117 million short according to the Revenue Estimating Committee.

Let’s Talk Pella – Session Update

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

State Senator Ken Rozenboom discusses the latest from the Iowa Statehouse.

Road Condition Update

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 11:17 am

The Marion County Engineer’s office reports that area roadways are improving.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 01-16-17

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 20 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: TWO EACH MOTORIST ASSIST, RESCUE CALLS, RETURN CALLS, EXTRA PATROLS AND GRASS FIRES, ONE EACH ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES, POWER OUTAGE, SALVAGE TAG, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, THEFT, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, VEHICLE INSPECTION, ATTEMPT TO LOCATE FOR WELFARE CHECK, AND VEHICLE UNLOCK. IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 68 CALLS INCLUDING 19 911 CALLS. THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 38 SUBJECTS.

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Travel to Remain Difficult This Morning

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 8:00 am

Three vehicles plus a plow truck in the ditch by Swan

The Marion County Engineer’s office reports that many area roadways, both paved and gravel, are still ice covered and dangerously slick.

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Tassel Ridge Winery Weekly Anniversary Grand Prize Winners

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:58 am

Monday, January 16

Dwayne & Donna Betterton

Monday, January 16

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:58 am

Birthday Winner: Christine Meyers
Anniversary Winners: Norman & Janice Dieleman

Sunday, January 15

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:57 am

Birthday Winner: Sandra Chrisman
Anniversary Winners: Dwayne & Donna Betterton

Saturday, January 14

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:56 am

Birthday Winner: Peyton McMurray
Anniversary Winners: None

Ice Storm Warning Expanded to Marion County; Additional Ice Expected

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:02 am

Marion County has now been included in an ice storm warning that includes most of Central Iowa.

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Pella Christian Finds Sweep in Return to Class 2A Against Rival Des Moines Christian

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:01 am

After running the first round of the gauntlet that is the Little Hawkeye Conference, Pella Christian returned to same-class competition in a Saturday evening doubleheader sweep against rival Des Moines Christian, as heard live on KNIAKRLS.com.

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Ryan Van Wyk Eclipses 1000 Career Points in Pella’s Sweep of PCM

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am

Following a physical pair of conference tilts Friday night, Pella lit up the scoreboard in a pair of wins against PCM at Pella High School Saturday afternoon.

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Knoxville City Council Discussing Final 2017-18 Budget Tonight

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville City Council meets in regular session tonight.

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Second Half Surge By Xavier Too Much For Knoxville

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad traveled to Cedar Rapids Xavier Saturday, and for a half, the Panthers not only stayed with the Saints, but were leading at the half by two points.

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Water Quality to be a Priority in Upcoming State Session

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Water quality initiatives will likely be a priority for legislators in the 2017 session.

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