Archive for June, 2018

Local Communities to Celebrate Independence Day

Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 4:51 am

Many area communities will be celebrating Independence Day.

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Virgil “Hud” Hudson

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Memorial services for Virgil “Hud” Hudson, age 88 of Oskaloosa, will be Friday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa.

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Knoxville Nationals Winner Jason Johnson Passes Away Following Racing Accident

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 9:17 am

2016 Knoxville Nationals Winner and World of Outlaws Driver Jason Johnson died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained in a racing accident in Beaver Dam, WI Saturday night according to a release from his race team’s website.

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Sunday, June 24

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 7:35 am

Birthday Winner: Brenda Kelderman
Anniversary Winners: Tom and Kari Orr

Saturday, June 23

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 7:34 am

Birthday Winner: Gavin Brown
Anniversary Winners: Tom and Nancy Parker

Knoxville Baseball Claims Runner-Up Spot In Waterloo Invitational

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Baseball Squad placed second at the Waterloo Bucks Invitational on Saturday.

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Melcher-Dallas Softball Is Runner Up At Coal Miners Invitational

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The Melcher-Dallas Softball Squad finished runner-up in the Coal Miners Invitational on Saturday.

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Trojan Softball Splits Ankeny Tournament

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville softball team hit the road to Ankeny for a tournament on Saturday and split a pair of games.

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Dutch AD Joins us Monday on Central Coaches Corner

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 5:50 am

Monday night’s guest on the Central College Radio Coaches Corner is Athletic Director Eric Van Kley.

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Brown Tunes Up For World of Outlaw Weekend With His 6th Knoxville Win

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 5:48 am

Brian Brown had made sure that he is the local favorite when the World of Outlaws come calling next week at the Knoxville Raceway. Brown won for the sixth time this season at Knoxville and had to battle a tricky track, and Kerry Madsen until a slide job by Brown got Madsen in the cushion and Madsen went for a tumble. He was O-K, but out of the race, and Brown sailed to the win. After the race Brown told KNIA/KRLS Sports the cushion was not the place to be. Clint Garner took advantage of a restart on lap six of the 360 race to record his third win of the season, and the question on everyone’s minds going in was could anyone stop Eric Bridger in the 305s. The answer, and emphatic no, as Bridger dominated another 305 A-Main to win his fourth consecutive race. Next week the World of Outlaws make their only visit to the Knoxville Raceway for a Friday and Saturday show.

Knoxville School Board to Consider Diesel Fuel Purchase Agreement

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session tomorrow.

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Heavy Rain Possible Through Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:59 am

After numerous rounds of rainfall dropped over most of the region last week, more heavy rainfall and strong storms are possible to begin this week.

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Marion County Board of Supervisors to Consider Special Event Applications

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:58 am

The Marion County Board of Supervisors meet in regular session Tuesday.

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Pella School Board to Hold First of Two Summer Meetings Monday

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:57 am

The Pella School Board will consider numerous resolutions at the first of two summer meetings Monday.

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Melcher-Dallas Coal Miner’s Day Celebration Draws Big Crowds

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:56 am

The 2018 Coal Miner’s Day celebration was this Friday and Saturday in Melcher-Dallas.

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Historic Pella Trust Receives Grant from Marion County Community Foundation

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:55 am

Historic Pella Trust received a grant from the Marion County Community Foundation to kick off a new project connecting the Sunken Gardens and the Tuttle Cabin.

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Pella City Council Approves Engineering Services Contract for Asphalt Overlay

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:53 am

Numerous streets in Pella will be resurfaced with asphalt late this summer into the fall.

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Large Crowd Enjoys 25th Annual Family Fun Fair in Knoxville

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:52 am

The 25th annual Family Fun Fair was held this Saturday, as families from across Marion County flocked to Auld Park in Knoxville for the annual free family-oriented event.

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City of Pella to Share Information about Downtown Streetscape

Posted: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4:51 am


The City of Pella will discuss the upcoming downtown streetscape planning process at the next Thursdays in Pella.

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Megan Moore Crowned 2018 Marion County Fair Queen

Posted: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Megan Moore of Knoxville was crowned 2018 Marion County Fair Queen on Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, with Shaelyn Vanderhart being named runner-up.

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