Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – PACE Alliance Latest

Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director of the Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance Karen Eischen discusses the latest ongoing with the organization.

Let’s Talk Pella – State Track and Field Meet

Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Hear interviews from the State Track and Field meet:

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Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Time Recap and Pella Historical Society Special Events

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director of Pella Historical Society Valerie Van Kooten discusses the 83rd annual Tulip Time and two special events coming to the Tulip City this summer.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Latest

Posted: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses the future of the Oskaloosa Street corridor and Pella Sports Park.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella High Students Getting Associate’s Degree Before College

Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Soon-to-be Pella High School Graduates Paighton Bogaards and Erica Nossaman discuss how they are getting their associate’s degree through DMACC before heading to a four-year school this fall. Nossaman, who is heading to Iowa State, has already received that diploma, while Bogaards, who will go to Iowa for a pre-dental school track, will finish the remaining credits this summer.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools’ 10-Year Facility Plan

Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Schools Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses a ten-year facility plan for the district.

Let’s Talk Pella – Community Services Update

Posted: Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Community Services Director Jeanette Vaughan previews Saturday’s e-cycling event, the tulip bulb dig date on May 21st, and upcoming summer programs for the community center and aquatic center.

Let’s Talk Pella – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session and the latest issues about agriculture in Iowa.

Let’s Talk Pella – LUCAS Compression System at Pella Regional

Posted: Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Tracey Hall and Susan Vander Molen with the Pella Regional Emergency Department discuss the automated LUCAS chest compression system.

Let’s Talk Pella – Friday Festivus

Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Mary Mansfield, a volunteer with the PACE Alliance, previews the upcoming Friday Festivus events in Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Watoto Children’s Choir

Posted: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Brenda Nugteren discusses tomorrow’s concert with the Watoto Children’s Choir at Calvary Christian Reformed Church.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Queen Brunch

Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The Tulip Queens of years past gather annual to share the stories of their experience representing the Pella Community during Tulip Time. 2018 Queen Juliana Van Gorp, her mother Jennifer–also a past queen, and Judy DeCook Steenhoek discuss the special event on today’s program.

Let’s Talk Pella – Dutch Ambassador Visits Tulip Time

Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

A special visitor from the Netherlands took part in the first day of the 83rd annual Tulip Time Thursday.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Burgemeester Previews Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella’s Ceremonial Mayor of Tulip Time Randy Sikkema previews the 83rd annual event.

Let’s Talk Pella – The Reluctant Pioneer

Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Local actress Beverly Graves discusses a show she’s been performing for over two decades titled “The Reluctant Pioneer,” the story of Pella’s founding mother Maria Scholte. The show will be performed at the Pella Opera House Friday at 10:30 a.m., and is open by reservation only. Contact the Pella Opera House at 628-8625 for more information.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Queen and Royal Court

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Tulip Queen Juliana Van Gorp and the Royal Court of Elise Beukelman, Lexi DeJong, Naomi Tripp, and Tressa Vos discuss their experiences promoting the 83rd Tulip Time throughout the state and what they look forward to most about the 83rd festival this Thursday through Saturday.

Let’s Talk Pella – National Track and Field Champion Thrives Off-the-Track

Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Central College Sophomore Will Daniels, an indoor national champion in the heptathlon, discusses his off the track pursuits.

Let’s Talk Pella – Drake Relays Tradition

Posted: Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Pella High School Teacher and Track Coach Kari Pingel discusses the Drake Relays and the impact it has had on her family, and the special milestone the Pingels are celebrating during the 109th edition.

Let’s Talk Pella – Drake Relays Most Beautiful Bulldog

Posted: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

John and Leanne Hill of Pella share the remarkable story of their bulldog Bow-Z, and her journey to the 109th Drake Relays.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Board Update

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses registration fees, enrollment for 2018-19, and a special parade float for Tulip Time.