Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Reaction from Tornado Striking Vermeer

Posted: Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


We recap some of the initial reaction to Thursday’s tornado. Stay tuned for more updates and interviews from the scene.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Latest

Posted: Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Assistant City Administrator Corey Goodenow provides an update from this week’s Pella City Council meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – Students and the Pella Youth Coalition

Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Students Grayson Parisee, Hanna Blom, and Keean Cadwell discuss their involvement in the Pella Youth Coalition. A youth block party for all high school students will be held on Thursday, July 26th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Caldwell Park, and the Pella Youth Coalition kick-off is on Wednesday, August 1st from 6 to 8 p.m.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools Summer Projects

Posted: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Schools Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses summer projects.

Let’s Talk Pella – Ongoing Scams

Posted: Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Police Detective Justin Bailey discusses ongoing scams.

Let’s Talk Pella – Central President Emeritus Remembers Governor Ray

Posted: Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Governor Robert Ray speaks at Central College Commencement, 1982.
Photo from The Pelican Yearbook, Central College Archives

Central College had a special connection with former Governor Robert Ray, who passed away earlier this week. Dr. Ken Weller, President Emeritus of Central, shares his memories of Ray and his impact on the campus and the state as a whole.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Scholte Conference in August

Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Historical Society Executive Director Valerie Van Kooten previews the upcoming Scholte Conference on August 15th through 17th.

Click here for registration details.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Youth Coalition

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Tricia Van Zee and Dave Beukelman with the Pella Youth Coalition discuss the goals of the organization trying to reduce substance use among teens in the community, and preview the upcoming kick-off event on August 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vermeer Global Pavilion.

Let’s Talk Pella – International Thespian Festival

Posted: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella High School Speech and Drama Director Suzi Jones and 2018 graduates Natalie Henry, Issac Zeimetz, and Brenna Hildebrand discuss their participation in the International Thespian Festival.

Let’s Talk Pella – Microbrewery Update

Posted: Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella City Administrator Mike Nardini provides an update regarding microbrewery laws in the community.

Let’s Talk Pella – Friends of the Pella Community Center

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pati and Arvin Van Zante discuss the new Friends of the Pella Community Center group.

Let’s Talk Pella – Downtown Streetscape Design

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Charlie Cowell with RDG Planning discusses the ongoing design process for the downtown Pella streetscape project.

A survey is available to the public for the initial phases of design at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pelladt

Let’s Talk Pella – Balloonfest Preview

Posted: Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Jill Vandevoort previews the Red Rock Balloonfest.

Let’s Talk Pella – 4th of July in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Paul Kingma discusses 4th of July activities in Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Venture Crew

Posted: Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Hans, Willa, and Wyatt Kelpe discuss Venture Crew and their upcoming fundraiser during 4th of July activities in the City of Pella.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Bike Share Program in Pella

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Kris Van Gent with Iowa Bike and Fitness, Kristi Leonard, Isaiah Smith, and Brian Campbell with Central College, and Pella Community Services Director Jeanette Vaughan discuss the new bike share program coming to Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Opera House Middle School Theater Experience

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Middle school students are learning about theater this week at the Pella Opera House. Student Director Dora Roorda and actors Gage Vander Heiden and Kelly Dykema discuss the various aspects of theater and putting together a show. The group presents Crumpled Classics on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., with a free will donation for admission.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella School Board Summer Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Superintendent Greg Ebeling provides an update from the first of two summer Pella School Board meetings.

Let’s Talk Pella – Balloonfest 5K

Posted: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Mike Buchheit discusses the 7th annual Red Rock Balloonfest 5K on July 7th, benefiting the cross country programs at Pella, Knoxville, and Pella Christian. Click here to register.

Let’s Talk Pella – Ag in the City

Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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Mary Van Zante with Marion County Farm Bureau previews this Thursday’s Ag in the City.