Archive for October, 2017

Lois Byker

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Funeral services for Lois Byker, age 81 of Pella, will be held at 2:30 P.M., on Saturday, November 4,
with visitation starting 1:00 P.M. at Hawarden Christian Reformed Church, in Hawarden, Iowa.

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Dr. Paul Coggeshell

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Funeral services for Dr. Paul Coggeshell, age 77 of Joplin, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville, Iowa.

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IN DEPTH: Growth in Pleasantville

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Changes are coming to Pleasantville.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Joe Mrstik, Pleasantville Police Chief and City Administrator.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Election Information

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville we speak with Marion County Auditor Jake Grandia about the upcoming city elections in Marion County.

Let’s Talk Pella – 55th Annual Tour of Homes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Jill Vandevoort previews the 55th annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Pella on Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Click here for more information.

Pella Police Department Weekly Police Report = 10/22/17 to 10/28/17

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 10:15 am

The Pella Police Department engaged in the following activities during the week of October 22, 2017 to October 28, 2017:

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report for 10-31-17

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 9:57 am

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Tuesday, October 31

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 7:58 am

Birthday Winner: Michelle Harsin
Anniversary Winners: Greg & Bev Sanderson

Three in a Row! Pella Volleyball Sweeps Bondurant to Return to Cedar Rapids

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:01 am

No. 9 Pella surged past Bondurant-Farrar in straight sets (25-22, 25-11, 25-22) to qualify for their 3rd straight state tournament appearance Monday night.

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Knoxville’s Cumpton To Race In Senior All-Star Event

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:59 am

While the Knoxville Cross Country Season ended a couple of weeks ago, one member of the squad will run one final race this Saturday in the Senior All-Star Meet at DMACC’s course in Ankeny.

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Pella Christian Faces Tough Final Blockade on Road to State

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Pella Christian volleyball team travels to Grinnell tonight to take on third-ranked Grundy Center with a berth at the class 2A state tournament at stake.

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Unheralded Linebacker Pair Lead Trojans in Tackles

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:52 am

In their senior seasons and seeing their first major minutes on the varsity squad, the Pleasantville Trojan middle linebacking pair of Evan Mann and Tathan Clark have come up big for the Trojan defense, leading the squad in tackles.

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Central’s Hawkins, Verhun Honored by IIAC

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:50 am

Central College’s Blaine Hawkins and Rachel Verhun were honored by the Iowa Conference yesterday.

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Fire Damages Historic Building on Franklin Street in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:01 am

A historic Pella landmark at 914 Franklin Street in Pella was badly damaged by a Monday morning.

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Residents of Pleasantville Met their Candidates Monday Evening

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5:00 am


The Pleasantville Meet the Candidates Night was held Monday at Webb Shadle Memorial Library and was presented by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce.

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Kermode Envisions Council with High Citizen Engagement, Focus on Overall Development

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4:59 am

There are two races contested in the Pella City Council election, and one features three candidates.

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Local Elections Just One Week Away

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4:58 am


A week from today residents of Marion County will have the chance to cast their votes for city council and mayoral candidates within their respective cities.

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Beggar’s Night Safety Tips

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4:57 am

Local law enforcement is reminding all parents to go over safety tips with kids ahead of the annual Beggar’s Night celebration tonight in Marion County.

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Knoxville Man Arrested For 3rd Degree Burglary

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4:56 am


A Knoxville man was arrested Friday following an incident in which he is alleged to have stolen items from a home in September.

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Pella School Enrollment Sees Slight Increase

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4:55 am

According to official enrollment numbers, the Pella Community School District reported a slight increase in the number of students attending classes.

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