Archive for February, 2017

Warmest February on Record Ends With Severe Storm

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Photo of hail near Melcher-Dallas by Michelle Clatt Doty

The warmest February on record ended with a severe thunderstorm warning throughout parts of Marion County today.

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Ralph Arthur “Cappy” Capitani

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 4:18 pm

A celebration of Life for Ralph Arthur “Cappy” Capitani age 84 of Knoxville will be Friday March 3rd at 11am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Knoxville.

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IN DEPTH: Eagles!

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

It’s that time of year again. The eagles are gathering.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Naturalist, Marla Mertz.

Let’s Talk Pella – Early Childhood Night at Lincoln Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Teachers Wendy Visser, kindergarten, Katie Trainer, preschool, and Mary Wisniewski, Pre-K, discuss an early childhood informational night coming up at Lincoln Elementary from 5:30-6:30 PM on Thursday, March 2nd.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – New VA Clinic Opening Soon

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville we sit down with Maureen Nichols to discuss when the new VA clinic.

Generations Sundays

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 8:50 am

You’re invited to the Knoxville Church of the Nazarene for a program emphasizing Generations on Sundays starting March 19th-April 9th during Sunday School hour.

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Ladies Conference

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 8:40 am

The Pleasantville Baptist Church invites all ladies to the 2017 Ladies Conference called “Complete In Thee” April 28th and 29th.

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Tuesday, February 28

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7:54 am

Birthday Winner: Marla Pokorney
Anniversary Winners: Rick & Lisa Alexander

Ralph Capitani Passes

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:02 am

Sprint Car racing Legend Ralph Capitani passed away yesterday. Here is a statement from the Knoxville Raceway:

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Joan Kuyper Farver Passes Away

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:01 am

The chair emerita of Pella Corporation has passed away.

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Fourth Quarter Run Sends Pella Boys Back to State Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:01 am

Donovan Holterhaus gives Pella a 52-50 lead with a steal and score

Trailing by four with just over two minutes remaining, the Pella High boys basketball team did what it has all year – stay composed, finish strong, and win the game. The rallied Little Dutch to top Grinnell 55-53 last night in a game heard live on 92.1 KRLS – sending Pella back to the state tournament.

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Knoxville School Board Reviews 2016 Fiscal Year Audit

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:00 am


The Knoxville Community School Board met in regular session on Monday.

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Pella Regional CEO Expresses Concerns with Certificate of Need Legislation

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Despite a major bill surrounding the topic effectively dying in subcommittee Monday, some Iowa Legislators may review oversight laws for healthcare organizations statewide this session.

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Local Students Advance to State Speech Competition

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville High School speech team as well as the Pleasantville High School speech team performed at the district competition in Newton on Saturday.

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Wrestling Offseason Important To Development Of Panther Wrestlers

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:58 am

The offseason for wrestlers is just as important as any other sport.

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Area Schools Earn High Marks at Individual Districts

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Local schools earned top marks at the District Speech competition this past weekend.

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Pella Christian Boys Await State Tournament Foe

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Typically, the Pella Christian boys basketball team would already be preparing for a specific opponent at next week’s state tournament. A change in the selection process means the Eagles, and all other qualifiers, must wait until tomorrow afternoon to see the bracket.

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New Gun Law Legislation Advancing at the State Capitol

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:56 am

A new gun bill introduced last week that would bring a stand-your-ground provision as well other changes to current gun laws in Iowa was approved by a Republican led subcommittee this past Thursday.

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SCRAA Board to Review Finances, Officers, FAA Updates at Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:55 am

The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) is holding their first quarterly meeting of the year in Pella this evening.

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A Royal Breakfast and Royal Tea Party Set for Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville High School After Prom Committee is sponsoring two events this Saturday in conjunction with the high school’s production of Cinderella.

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