IN DEPTH: Safety Issues at Pella Walmart

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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Tragedy struck Pella last week, when three people died and two were injured when a pickup truck went through the front doors of Walmart at an apparently high rate of speed. Were there safety issues with the Walmart entrance? One expert thinks so.

Walmart Statement in Response
“The safety of our customers and associates is among our top priorities. We have consultants and engineers who designed this parking lot in accordance with local laws and regulations, and we go through permitting required by local jurisdictions for stores we own and operate.”

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Rob Rieter, with the Storefront Safety Council.

IN DEPTH: Community First Credit Union Comes to Knoxville

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A new credit union has opened in Knoxville. What’s a credit union do, what services do they offer, and why did they choose Knoxville?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with the management and staff of Community First Credit Union

IN DEPTH: Indianola’s Holiday Extravaganda

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 10:00 am

Indianola is hosting a special holiday event–”Rockin Around the Square Holiday Extravaganza,” and we’re all invited.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Brenda Easter, Executive Director, and Rick Wilson, member of the Indianola Chamber of Commerce.

IN DEPTH: Bob Vermeer Recognized

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 2:00 pm
2016 AEM Hall of Fame/Finale Dinner on Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Association of Equipment Manufacturers)

2016 AEM Hall of Fame/Finale Dinner on Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Association of Equipment Manufacturers)

A local man has just been recognized and his name enshrined in a national hall of fame.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Bob Vermeer, with the Vermeer Corporation.

IN DEPTH: The Pella Barbershop Chorus

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

An a cappella singing group in Pella loves to entertain.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with members of the Pella Barbershop Chorus

IN DEPTH: 80+ Years at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Posted: Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Two Knoxville Hospital and Clinics employees who each have worked for over 40 years with the organization are retiring this week. What are some of their memories, and plans for the future?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Carol Troedle and Cindy Pettyjohn.

IN DEPTH: Wildlife Habitat

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

What can we do to help to preserve wildlife habitat?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Adam Janke, Wildlife specialist with the Iowa State University Extension Service.

IN DEPTH: The First Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Today is Thanksgiving Day. Let’s go to the location of the first Thanksgiving. In a program that first aired in 2011, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Kathleen Curtain, Food Historian, at Plymouth Plantation, Plymouth Massachusetts.

IN DEPTH: Green Bean Casserole

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Let’s consider perhaps that most famous side dish of holiday dining–the green bean casserole.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Sheila Miller, Senior Manager of the Consumer Test Kitchen at Campbell’s Soup.

IN DEPTH: National Hospice Month

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm

It’s National Hospice Month. What do we need to know?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Mary Jo McClain, with HCI Hospice Care Services, Knoxville.

IN DEPTH: “Bestow on us Your Grace

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A Pella author has a new book out.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Jean De Vries, author of “Bestow on us Your Grace”

IN DEPTH: National Adoption Day

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Tomorrow is National Adoption Day.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Leah Garland, with Bethany Christian Services.

IN DEPTH: Kids and Technology

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

How do we best help our children take advantage of 21st century technology in a responsible manner?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Laurie Hayungs, Family Life Specialist, with the Iowa State Extension Service.

IN DEPTH: Antibiotics Stewardship Week

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

It’s Antibiotics Stewardship Week.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Mindi Jorgenson, Director of Pharmacy, and Jen Henely with Infection Control at the Pella Regional Health Center.

IN DEPTH: Child Evangelism Fellowship

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Want to get your children involved in a children’s ministry?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Jill Lake, with Child Evangelism Fellowship

IN DEPTH: Freedom for Youth Ministries

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A local ministry is reaching out to help teach kids some skills they will need in our modern world.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Kelsey Schippers, with Freedom for Youth Ministries, Knoxville

IN DEPTH: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted: Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Three Marion County men climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for a great cause.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Tim Tripp, Eric Recker, and Mark Van Roekel from Pella

IN DEPTH: The Holocaust and the Refugee Crisis

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

What did Iowa do during the holocaust, and what can we learn from that terrible event about the current refugee crisis?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Michael Luick-Thrams, executive director of Traces Center for History and Culture in Mason City.

IN DEPTH: Historic Quilt in Pleasantville

Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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A quilt that represents the spirit of one of our small towns during the Great Depression is going on display.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Susan Tinder and Ruby Warren, from Pleasantville

IN DEPTH: Solar Energy Developments at Pella Cooperative Electric

Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A local utility is diversifying its sources of energy.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Jon Miles, CEO of Pella Cooperative Electric.