Archive for January, 2017

Henry Van Kooten

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 7:36 am

Henry Van Kooten, age 90 of Pella passed away. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery at Pella. The visitation will begin Monday after 1:00 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella where the family will be present Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Second Christian Reformed Church.

Pella Christian Girls Rout Oskaloosa; Boys Shooting Off in Loss to Indians

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 6:00 am

For just the second time this season, the Pella Christian basketball teams found themselves in a split in which the boys lost.

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Knoxville Takes Out Davis County

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville Basketball Squads managed a sweep over Davis County last night.

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Local Political Expert Reflects on Trump Inauguration After Watching in Person

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:59 am

Photo courtesy of Andrew Green, Central College

Many Iowans made the trek east to Washington D.C. to watch Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States.

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Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Names 2017 Board Members

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors has confirmed 2017 Board Members.

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#1 Lady Dutch Fall to #4 Grinnell, #3 Pella Boys Take Solo 1st in LHC with Win

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Pella High girls basketball team dropped its first Little Hawkeye Conference game of the season, 58-44 to Grinnell, while the Little Dutch boys took first place in the league with their 59-45 victory over the Tigers in a doubleheader heard live on www.kniakrls.com.

Grinnell’s Kyra Hungerford scored 12 first quarter points as the Tigers built a double digit lead. Pella chipped away to make it a five-point game at intermission, but Grinnell outscored the Lady Dutch 18-6 in the decisive third quarter to put the game away.

Katie Vander Molen led Pella with 14 points, and Kiara Bradley chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds in her first game in two weeks.

The Lady Dutch drop to 12-2 and 6-1 in the LHC.

In the boys game, it was Pella that burst out to the big early lead, grabbing a 20-8 advantage after one quarter. The Tigers clawed back within 8 at halftime, cut it to 5 after three, and trailed only 45-42 early in the fourth.

That’s when Nick De Jong scored his only two points of the game, on a third-chance basket that kept the Tigers at arm length. Nick Finney then buried back-to-back three pointers to ice it.

Finney’s 16 points was high man for Pella. Donovan Holterhaus added 15 points and Drew Pringle scored 10 and grabbed 8 boards.

Pella is now 12-1, 6-1 in the LHC, and in solo first place after Pella Christian’s loss to Oskaloosa.

Both the Pella girls and boys will play Indianola tonight. Pregame coverage starts at 5:45 with the opening tip of the girls game at 6:00. Andrew Schneider, Brian Vande Lune and Mike Buchheit will call the action on 92.1 KRLS.

Knoxville Panther Scholarship Foundation Offers Aid to All Graduates Who Apply

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:56 am

Students graduating from and previous graduates of Knoxville High School continuing their education are eligible for a $500 scholarship if they complete an application.

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Exploring Post at Central College Focuses on STEM careers

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:55 am

Central College will sponsor a post of the Exploring program dedicated to STEM.

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Johnston Communications Makes Opening Official With Knoxville Chamber Ambassadors

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce did an official ribbon-cutting at Johnston Communications on the Knoxville square Friday.

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High School Speech Teams to Compete at Districts Today

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:53 am

Area high school speech teams will begin the competition season today.

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Twin Cedars Gains A Split With Mormon Trail

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:53 am

Twin Cedars managed a split at Mormon Trail last night.

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Knoxville High School Athletics Hall of Fame Honors Four

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:52 am

Knoxville High School Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees were honored Friday at two ceremonies, a luncheon at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and a ceremony between Friday’s basketball games.

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PCM Basketball Sweeps C-M-B, Girls Stay Undefeated in 2017

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:52 am

Getting back to conference action after a sweep of Fairfield on Thursday night, the PCM Mustang Basketball Teams swept C-M-B at home in a girl-boy doubleheader.

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Trojans Sweep the Eagles

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took two wins from the East Union Eagles on Friday with a 65-37 win for the girls and a 72-62 win for the boys.

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Melcher-Dallas Gets A Split With Diagonal

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:51 am

Melcher-Dallas split with Diagonal.

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Pella Christian Basketball Teams to Join Knoxville Coaches vs. Cancer

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:51 am

The Pella Christian community is invited to help Knoxville with their best-in-the-nation Coaches vs. Cancer event.

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Simpson Basketball Faces Familiar Foe in Coe College

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 5:50 am

Exactly one week after hosting the Kohawks in a doubleheader at home, the Simpson Storm Basketball Teams are on the road to Coe College this afternoon.

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IN DEPTH: Friends of the Wigwam; A Civil War Story

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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An Illinois author believes the role Iowa, Illinois and other Midwestern states played in saving our union during the Civil War is underappreciated. And, he thinks a Marion County man played a major role in leading the north to victory.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with John Huelskamp, author of “Friends of the Wigwam; a Civil War story.

Local Political Expert Reflects on Trump Inauguration After Watching in Person

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Photo courtesy of Andrew Green, Central College

Many Iowans made the trek east to Washington D.C. to watch Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States.

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Let’s Talk Knoxville- Angie Uitermarkt- Coaches Versus Cancer Update

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville Angie Uitermarkt shares new information the day before Coaches Versus Cancer. Filling us in on the amount of money raised so far and the events that we can expect at Knoxville High School on Saturday.