Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Memorial Day Rememberance

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

VFW Post Commander Paul Freeman discusses Sunday’s Memorial Day event in Pella, which starts at 2 p.m. in the Pella Memorial Building.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council and Electric Improvements

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses the latest surrounding improvements to the electric system in Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella High School Seniors Discuss Volunteer Initiative

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Brian Rundle and Taika Dennill are members of the Class of 2015, and they discuss their involvement in a first of its kind volunteering program at Pella High School.

Let’s Talk Pella – Marion County and Upward Mobility

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Data released from a Harvard study shows that children who grow up in Marion County have income mobility that’s higher than 89% of the United States. Director of Instruction at Pella Schools Lowell Ernst talks about the role schools play in that number, and why Iowa as a state is doing so well.

Let’s Talk Pella – Middle School Students Raise Money for Charity

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Seventh Graders Mason Diaz-Bandera, Priyasha Bose, Hanna Kendall, Elyse Johnson, Joe Beukelman, and Levi Sales helped their class donate more than $1600 to charities through their concession stand at Pella Middle School events.

Let’s Talk Pella – Service Surge

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Breanne Patel with ACTS talks about Saturday’s volunteer event.

Let’s Talk Pella – AFRAID Ride

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Wes Chaplin and Josh Cowman with the AFRAID Ride discuss the annual trek from border-to-border in Iowa.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools Latest

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses annual salary increases for staff and the latest with the budget.

Let’s Talk Pella – End of Central Academic Year

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

College President Mark Putnam reviews the semester and 2015-16 school year on campus, and discusses what’s next in the fall.

Let’s Talk Pella – Day With the Burgemeester

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm


President of Pella Historical Society Randy Sikkema has been the ceremonial mayor of Pella for 15 years at Tulip Time. KNIA/KRLS News had the chance to follow Randy as he met some of the thousands of visitors in town this past weekend.

Let’s Talk Pella – Sounds of Tulip Time

Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

We look back at a packed first day in the Tulip City for the 80th annual celebration.

Let’s Talk Pella – 5th Ever Tulip Queen Shares Memories

Posted: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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While this year’s royal court may be reaching the culmination of a childhood in Pella, many queens of the festival’s past still take in the sights and sounds of the city’s biggest–and most important–weekend of the year. Lee Zylstra is the 5th ever Tulip Queen, and has spent her life in the Tulip City. She’s witnessed Tulip Time first hand, including the very first event 80 years ago–and every single one in between.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Time Queen and Court

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Tulip Queen Eleanor Witt and her Royal Court made up of Megan Atkins, Emily Van Gorp, Jessi Vos, and Leah Wilborn, join us on the program to preview this week’s festival.

Let’s Talk Pella – Klompen Classic 5K

Posted: Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Crossroads of Pella Director Jim Hibma previews the 22nd annual Klompen Classic.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella High School Carnaby Club Shows This Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Director of Bands at Pella High School Jason Pentico previews the annual variety show tradition.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Christian Schools Latest

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Grade School Principal David De Jong discusses a Christian school task force and what they are working on to bolster area christian schools.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools Construction Updates

Posted: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling joins us on the program to discuss high school renovations and traffic flow improvements at Jefferson Intermediate.

Let’s Talk Pella – Central College Climate Change Conference

Posted: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Dr. Michael Roman, University of Cincinnati, has extensive connections with the island nation of Kiribati, through his time in the Peace Corps and years of anthropological research. He shares his thoughts about climate change and the impact it has had on the island nation.

Let’s Talk Pella – State Budget Latest

Posted: Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

State Representative Guy Vander Linden discusses budget difference between the House and Senate, and how long this Legislative Session could last due to budget negotiations.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Opera House to Celebrate 25 Years

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Opera House Executive Director Kevin McQuade discusses their 25th anniversary celebration, and what renovations they plan on completing.