Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Project Lead the Way

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Middle School Science and Engineering Teachers Susan Lyons and Josh McCollam and David Neumann with Cargill discuss a donation of a 3D printer by the manufacturer to the school.

Let’s Talk Pella – Jazz Band Season Starts

Posted: Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Students Hanna Blom, Annaleigh Babcock, and Levi Dugger discuss the 2018-19 Jazz Band season and their upcoming trip to Orlando during Winter Break with the Marching Dutch.

Listen below, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS, and read more here: http://kniakrls.com/2018/12/pella-jazz-season-underway-band-students-preparing-for-winter-trip/

Let’s Talk Pella – Holiday Heroes in Pella

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Lt. Paul Haase with the Pella Police Department, Wendy Sims with Schuring and Uitermarkt, and Firefighter Lance Van Zee share their experiences from the 2nd annual Holiday Heroes Program.

Let’s Talk Pella – End of Year Tax Preparation

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Brett Nikkel with Van Maanen Sietstra Meyer & Nikkel discusses end of year tax preprations ahead of the filing period early next year.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Latest

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses the most recent Pella City Council meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – PACE Alliance Latest

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director Karen Eischen discusses shopping local for the holidays, their upcoming Impact awards, and training available through DMACC.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Middle School Student Council Giving Back

Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Members of the Pella Middle School Student Council Ashlyn Branderhorst, Emily Blom, Braelyn Ensor, Mallory Westerkamp, Tess Hopkins, Ryan Sales, Kelby Sorheim, Eli Ebeling, and Ryder Bates discuss the service projects they’ve been working on this year and the importance of giving, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Read more here: http://kniakrls.com/2018/12/pella-middle-school-student-council-giving-back-through-various-projects/

Let’s Talk Pella – Holiday Heroes

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Photo provided by Pella PD

Lt. Paul Haase previews the second annual Holiday Heroes program.

Let’s Talk Pella – The Joy of Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Local singer Jara Johnson previews her two night holiday concert “The Joy of Christmas” Dec. 13th and 14th at the Pella Opera House.

Purchase tickets here.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Board Latest

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses the most recent Pella School Board meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Upcoming Presentations

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses presentations the council will receive soon about the telecommunications utility and Streetscape renovation.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Forte at State

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Mackenzie Overbergen and Julia Smart with Pella High School’s Pella Forte dance team discuss the state competition this week and the upcoming performance season this winter, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Dollars for Scholars

Posted: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

President of Pella Dollars for Scholars Mary Mansfield previews this week’s fundraiser to support scholarships for soon-to-be graduating Pella and Pella Christian seniors and the upcoming application process, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Jefferson Intermediate School Food Drive

Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Fourth grade teacher Linda Goodman and students Isabel Branderhorst and Carson Hughell discuss the annual Jefferson Intermediate School Food Drive, benefiting the Pella Community Food Shelf, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Union Street Players Present The Little Mermaid

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid join us on the show to preview their upcoming productions November 27th through December 9th at the Pella Community Center, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS. Tickets are available online at unionstreetplayers.com

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Historical Society and the Holiday Season

Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Valerie Van Kooten discusses upcoming activities for Pella Historical Society and Museums during the holiday season, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools Budget

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses the upcoming budget process for the Pella School Board, as heard live on KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Red Kettle Campaign

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Bells will soon be ringing at the Pella Hy-Vee and Walmart for the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Doug Polking discusses the kick off to their campaign on Monday, November 26th, which continues through December 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. As heard live on KRLS.

Sign up for a time slot at this link: https://goo.gl/NYS6yE and hear more about the annual Red Kettle Campaign on today’s Let’s Talk Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Safe Driving During Thanksgiving

Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Iowa State Patrol Safety Officer Alex Dinkla discusses the busy travel week ahead and winter driving tips, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Youth Coalition Event

Posted: Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Dave Beukelman and Marty Duffy discuss tonight’s Pella Youth Coalition event at 7 p.m. at the Pella High School Auditorium, highlighting the stories of first responders and medical professionals as they relate to drug use, as heard live on KRLS.