Archive for June, 2017

Pella Christian Softball Season Winding Down, Baseball Team Finishes LHC Play Tonight

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Both the Pella Christian baseball and softball teams are in action today.

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Marion County Lowest in Iowa for Dismissing Domestic Violence Cases

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:56 am

Over the past ten years Marion County leads the state of Iowa in the lowest number of domestic violence cases dismissed.

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Little Miss Firecracker and Mr. America Awarded Indoors After Thursdays in Pella Postponed

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:55 am


Despite a cancellation of all outdoor activities associated with Thursdays in Pella this week, a contest to award Little Miss Firecracker and Mr. America was held in the Pella Community Center.

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Pella’s Diers Wins State Award

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:55 am

Kobe Diers, a 2017 graduate of Pella High School, has won the Des Moines Register’s “I AM SPORT” award.

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Pleasantville Summer Squads Fall To I-35

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:55 am

The Pleasantville Trojan baseball and softball teams both fell to Pride of Iowa Conference rival Interstate 35 last night on their home fields, baseball 4-3 and softball 14-4.

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Pleasantville Firecracker 5k is Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:54 am


The 10th Annual Pleasantville Firecracker 5K will take place tomorrow.

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City of Leighton Celebrating Independence Day

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:53 am

The City of Leighton is celebrating Independence Day this evening.

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Texting and Driving Law takes effect Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:52 am

Tomorrow the new texting while driving law take effect across Iowa.

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Melcher-Dallas Squads Get Sweep Over Mormon Trail

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:52 am

The Melcher-Dallas Softball Squad defeated Mormon Trail last night eight-to-one thanks to a strong start.

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Twin Cedars Baseball Tops Murray; Clinches Co-BGC Title

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:50 am

The Twin Cedars Baseball Squad got back on the winning track with a 5-2 win over Murray last night, and with the win clinched a share of the Bluegrass Conference title.

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Central Unveiling Top 10 Images of the Year – NUMBER 2

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:00 am

Central College is unveiling its top 10 images of the 2016-2017 sports year, with a new image every day for 10 days.

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Gov. Reynolds to Tour Storm Damage in Marion County

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Governor Kim Reynolds and Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Mark Schouten will tour agricultural and home damage in Marion County on Friday.

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Wednesday’s Tornado Rated an EF-1

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Video by Chad Hines

Confirmed tornado near Pleasantville at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Photo by Deanna Sutter Rood.

The National Weather Service has completed the preliminary survey of a storm that damaged several buildings and snapped power poles and trees in the western half of Marion County Wednesday evening.

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Fiber-optic Line Cut Near Pleasantville

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 3:34 pm

A fiber-optic line was cut near Pleasantville. Mediacom and Windstream telephone and internet service may be interrupted. No timeline for repairs has been released.

IN DEPTH: Domestic Abuse in Marion County

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

What’s the philosophy behind the prosecution of domestic violence cases in Marion County?Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Attorney Ed Bull, and Assistant County Attorney Nicole Olsen.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Cassi Pearson

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxcille we speak to Knoxville School’s Superintendent Cassi Pearson about Monday’s school board meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Wellness and Lunch Policy

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Schools Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses wellness and lunch debt policies approved at the most recent Pella School Board Meeting.

Enclosed Trailer, Riding Mowers, Cutlass

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 10:14 am

For sale: 12 ft Enclosed trailer – $600
18hp Riding Mowers – $250 Each
94 Cutlass Supreme – $1250

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Marjory Andrews

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 10:10 am

A memorial service for Marjory Andrews, age 83 of Knoxville, will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville.

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Heavy Rain, Marginal Risk for Severe Weather Today

Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 8:58 am

After last night’s severe weather, additional thunderstorms are expected to pass through today.

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