Archive for November, 2017

Andy Van Berkum

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Services are pending at Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home in Pella for Andy Van Berkum, 87, who passed away Thursday at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Let’s Talk Pella – Iowa Winter Weather Preparedness

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Meteorologist Kelsey Angle with the National Weather Service discusses winter weather and how to prepare ahead of the coldest months of the year.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Staying Fit After the Holidays at the Knoxville Recreation Center

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville we speak with Wellness Supervisor for the Knoxville Recreation Center, Angie Jones about staying fit after the holidays and some events coming up at the center in December.

Marion County Sheriff’s Report for 11-23-17

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 12:38 pm

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Thursday, November 23

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 7:56 am

Birthday Winner: Judy Kephart
Anniversary Winners: Joe & Peggy Sweet

Pete Andreas

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 am

Funeral services for R. Peter “Pete” Andreas, age 77, will be held on Monday, November 27th at 11:00 am at the Second Reformed Church in Pella.

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Tulip City Volleyball Players Earn All-District, All-State Honors

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 am

Some of the best offensive players in Iowa High School volleyball reside in Marion County.

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Knoxville Wrestle Offs on Saturday

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:59 am

Knoxville Wrestling fans can see the Panthers in their season kick-off event on Saturday at two P-M at the high school gym.

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Future Filled with “Hope,” High Expectations for Pella Christian Football Team

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:58 am

While there is no doubt that the end of the Pella Christian football season was heartbreaking and just short of the team’s first ever state title game appearance, the program’s growth in the last 14 years is fairly unprecedented.

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Ranked Wrestlers Bring High Expectations for PCM and Pleasantville

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:52 am

The PCM wrestling team is ranked 9th as a team and boasts four individual wrestlers, while Pleasantville has a number one ranked individual wrestler according to IAWrestle.com which brings high expectations for both programs.

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Record-Breaking Performance for Dutch Women’s Basketball Team Over Westminster

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:50 am

Cloudy with a chance of trifectas must have been the forecast for Fulton, Missouri Wednesday afternoon, as the Central College women’s basketball team buried a program best 16 threes on route to a 73-61 triumph over Westminster College.

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Fire Destroys Home in Tracy

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:47 am

A home in Tracy is a total loss after a fire.

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Stay Healthy During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:00 am


Today is Thanksgiving, the annual holiday where Americans enjoy a day of feasting and football.

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Pella City Council Approves Final Plat for Fairway Meadows Subdivision

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:59 am

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The Pella City Council approved a final plat for a new subdivision near Bos Landen Golf Course at their meeting this week.

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HCI Hospice Care Services Offers Help with Grief During the Holidays

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:58 am


The holiday season is commonly referred to as one of the happiest times of the year.

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Residents Reminded to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather Before It Arrives

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:57 am

With winter weather fast approaching, the National Weather Service and local emergency agencies remind everyone to be prepared when storms arrive.

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Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Elects Three Board Members

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:56 am


The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce recently held their Board of Directors elections with ballots being returned this past Tuesday.

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Officers to Have Extra Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:55 am

The Thanksgiving Holiday is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

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Pleasantville FFA Takes Part in Fun Night of Trapshooting

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:54 am


On November 7th, the Pleasantville FFA Chapter held a fun night of trapshooting at the Marion County Sportsmen’s Club in Knoxville.

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Residents Encouraged to Buy Local for Holidays

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 4:53 am

Residents are encouraged to shop local for the holidays.

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