Archive for August, 2018

Knoxville Coaches Must Be Smart With Lack Of Depth

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 6:00 am

The skill positions are pretty much solidified for the Knoxville Football Squad, and for the most part, the interior line is decided on.

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Pella Football Team Hoping to Temper External Expectations, Focus on Growth

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:58 am

A culture of success in football has also built external expectations to a sky-high level at Pella High School.

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Pella Christian Cross Country Boys Hoping to Return to State as a Unit

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:57 am

The Pella Christian boys cross country team is working to get past their recent district round hurdle and send a full team to the state tournament this fall.

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Trojans and Mustangs Clash in Scrimmage

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville and PCM football teams got the season underway last night battling in a scrimmage.

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Twin Cedars Football Opens With A Loss To English Valleys

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:52 am

It was not a great start to the Twin Cedars football season Friday night as the Sabers fell to English Valleys 70-6.

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Central Volleyball Team Pegged for 9th in ARC

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:50 am

American River Conference coaches are predicting a last place finish for the Central College volleyball team in the poll released this week.

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Racing Returns To Knoxville Next Week

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:48 am

The Knoxville Raceway will be silent tonight.

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Satellite Shows Additional EF-0 Tornado Near Pella on July 19th; Governor Writes Letter to President for Disaster Aid

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:01 am


A review of satellite imagery in the days following the July 19th tornado outbreak showed six additional EF0 tornadoes touched down in central Iowa.

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Ruck for Vets One Week from Today

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:00 am

The 2018 10K Ruck for Vets event hosted by the Knoxville VFW is next Saturday.

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Life of Pella’s Founder Celebrated on 150th Anniversary of His Death

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:59 am

The life of the founder of Pella was celebrated with a special ceremony at his gravesite.

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Knoxville Police Department Sends Back to School Safety Message to Kids and Parents

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:58 am

With local students going back to school, the Knoxville Police Department wants to remind students and parents to exercise caution when traveling near schools.

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Pella High School Alumni Win Supreme Championship at Iowa State Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:57 am

Two Pella High School alumni–and twin siblings, have won a top prize at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

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Congressman Loebsack Visits with Pella Regional Staff, Tours Hospital Friday

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:55 am

U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack stopped at Pella Regional Health Center Friday afternoon to talk with different administrators about challenges they face.

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Marion County Residents Earning Awards at Iowa State Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:54 am

Local residents are earning honors at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

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PACE Alliance Panel Discusses Workforce at Quarterly Meeting

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:53 am

The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance discussed strategies to retain and attract workforce talent at their quarterly meeting Friday.

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Marion County Extension Office Warns Residents of Bagworms

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:52 am

The Marion County Extension Office warns area residents to check for bagworms near their trees.

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Unemployment Rate at 18-Year Low in Iowa, Marion County Remains Below State Average

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:51 am

Unemployment in Iowa is at an 18-year low, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

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Dick Bruxvoort

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 10:53 pm

Funeral services are pending at Van Dyk- Duven Funeral Home in Pella for Dick Bruxvoort, 76, of Pella who passed away Friday at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.

Kathleen J. (Power) Blom

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Memorial services for Kathleen J. (Power) Blom age 71, of Pella will be Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 pm at Second Reformed Church in Pella. Visitation will follow the memorial service at the church. Memorial contributions may be designated for JDRF or Second Reformed Church for missions.

Uella M. (Dingeman) Peters

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Funeral Services for Uella M. (Dingeman) Peters age 88, of Pella will be Tuesday, August 21st at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church in Pella. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery at Pella. Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Monday with the family present Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be designated for the youth program of First Baptist Church or Hospice of Pella, Iowa.