Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Hope in the Dark

Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Rachel Matthews and Geoff Bond, both from Britain, came to Pella at the invitation of Piet Van Waarde to participate in an event hosted by the Pella Youth Coalition called “Hope in the Dark.”

Let’s Talk Pella – RDG Planning and Design

Posted: Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Charlie Cowell and Patrick Dunn with RDG Planning and Design provide an update about the ongoing design phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project.

Let’s Talk Pella – Jefferson Intermediate Teacher Nominated for National Honor

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Fifth-grade teacher Jill Payne discusses her recent nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in Iowa.

Let’s Talk Pella – 3rd Graders and Central Wrestlers

Posted: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program, we take a special look at a unique relationship between 3rd graders at Lincoln Elementary in Pella and Central College wrestlers.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Breast Cancer Awareness Radiothon in Pella

Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Medical Imaging Supervisor at Pella Regional Health Center Marilou Ozinga previews the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Radiothon, to be held tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. on KNIA/KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Historical Society Latest

Posted: Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director Valerie Van Kooten discusses ongoing fall programs at Pella Historical Society.

Let’s Talk Pella – Friends of the Pella Library

Posted: Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Connie Heberer with the Friends of the Pella Library discusses what the group does for the public library, and their upcoming book sale Oct. 12th – 21st.

Let’s Talk Pella – Flu Vaccines and Pella Regional

Posted: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jen Henley, Infection Prevention Coordinator at Pella Regional, discusses the upcoming flu season and the importance of the vaccine.

Let’s Talk Pella – Spirtual Awareness Day for Diasabled Persons

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Michelle De Bruin, Spiritual Services Coordinator at Christian Opportunity Center, previews a spiritual awareness day for persons with disabilities this Sunday, to be held at numerous area churches.

Let’s Talk Pella – Future Ready Iowa and Local Schools

Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Central College President Mark Putnam and Director of K-12 Instruction at the Pella School District Lowell Ernst discuss the Future Ready Iowa Imitative and last week’s regional summit at Central.

Let’s Talk Pella – Fire Prevention Week Starts, Pella Fire Breakfast Saturday

Posted: Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom discusses fire prevention week and their annual breakfast Saturday morning.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Latest

Posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses this week’s council meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – Historic Pella Trust Block Party

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jill Jansen and Rhonda Kermode preview the upcoming block party on Broadway Street this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Let’s Talk Pella – Joan Becker to Visit Central

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Author of “Sentenced to Life: Mental Illness, Tragedy and Transformation” Joan Becker, shares her story of mental health advocacy over the last nine years, after her son Mark killed famed-football coach Ed Thomas.

Let’s Talk Pella – Chris Weaver Returns to Central

Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Widely-known for his performances on The Voice, Central College 2010 alumnus Chris Weaver returned to campus for the first time in years to celebrate the opening of Douwstra Auditorium. On today’s program, he reflects on his journey to Central, to a career in music, and then back again.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Police Department Reserves

Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Lt. Shane Cox discusses the reserve officer staff at the Pella Police Department, and the ongoing recruitment for more officers this fall. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at the Pella PD, with applications available in their main lobby at Main and Liberty.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Board Latest

Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling provides an update from this week’s Pella School Board meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – Medalist Manufacturing and The “Eternal Fan” Piston

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Dale Van Arendonk and Ken Veenstra with Medalist Manufacturing and Ken Bettger with Timeless Innovations discuss a unique project constructed in Pella, now in display at a NASCAR track in Richmond, Virginia.

Let’s Talk Pella – Homecoming Royalty

Posted: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Homecoming King Luigi Lopez and Queen Hanna Blom discuss festivities this week at Pella High School.

Let’s Talk Pella – Celebrate Recovery Coming to The Well

Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Brian Bandstra with Celebrate Recovery and Josh Conrad with The Well discuss how the assistance program came to The Well, and this Thursday’s kick off event.

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