Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Daughter of Fallen Pella Officer Remembers His Life and Legacy

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

John Van Haaften and family. Photo provided by Tricia Van Zee.

As part of National Peace Officer Memorial Week, Tricia Van Zee discusses the life of her late father John Van Haaften, a Pella Police Officer shot and killed while performing an undercover drug bust in 1980.

Let’s Talk Pella – Aquatic Center Preview

Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Aquatic Center Manager Alex Meyers discusses the upcoming summer season.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Adaptive P.E.

Posted: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

With classes winding down and seniors preparing to graduate, there’s no shortage of the excitement summer vacation is bringing to the hallways of Pella High School.

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Let’s Talk Pella – City Infrastructure Updates

Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Let’s Talk Pella – PACE Alliance Housing Review

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance Executive Director Karen Eischen previews their upcoming quarterly meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – Middle School Student Gives Bears to Ailing Children

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Middle School student Callista Webb discusses a fundraiser she held to give comfort to children undergoing surgeries at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Schools Latest

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses the latest from this week’s Pella School Board meeting.

Let’s Talk Pella – ALICE Training

Posted: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

KC Valster with Pella Fire and Third Reformed Church discusses upcoming ALICE certification training in Pella May 24th and 25th. Click here for more information.

Let’s Talk Pella – Students from Holland Visit Pella

Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Students from the Netherlands, their teacher Kate Van Wijck, and host family coordinator Carrie Andringa, share their experiences in an exchange program that brought the students to Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Long Time Tulip Time Spieler to Hang It Up After 30 Years

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

John S. De Vries interacts with visitors from Holland

An essential experience for those making their first-ever trip to Pella for Tulip Time is to take a wagon tour of the Tulip City.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Miniature Village

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Larry Toom and Ivan Mulder discuss the Pella Historical Village’s hidden treasure.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Queen and Royal Court

Posted: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

The 2017 Tulip Queen Halle Van Vark and Royal Court members Sophia Steenhoek, Hannah Emmert, Jessa Bokhoven, and Jennifer Van Haaften discuss their time spent promoting Pella ahead of the 82nd annual Tulip Time festival.

Let’s Talk Pella – Klompen Classic

Posted: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Director of Crossroads of Pella Jim Hibma previews the annual event raising funds for the not-for-profit organization. Register here.

Let’s Talk Pella – Carnaby Club

Posted: Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On this special edition of Let’s Talk Pella, Ryan Van Maanen and Cameron Blom look back at the annual Carnaby Club shows at Pella High School.

Let’s Talk Pella – National History Day

Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Sixth grade students at Jefferson Intermediate School discuss their participation in the National History Day competition. They next travel to state on May 8th.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Time Entertainment

Posted: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Steering Committee Chair Paul Jones previews Tulip Time entertainment at next week’s festival.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Board Latest

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Schools Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses the Pella High School renovation project and the latest surrounding district sharing agreements with Knoxville and Lynnville-Sully.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Christian Grade School Expansion

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Head of Schools David Te Grotenhuis discusses an upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovation of Pella Christian Grade School.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Middle School Donations

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Pella Middle School Seventh Graders discuss their donations to charity through a concession stand run by the Social Studies class.

Let’s Talk Pella – Forever Dutch Celebration

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Central College President Mark Putnam and Athletics Director Eric Van Kley discuss completion of the Kuyper Athletics Complex expansion and what’s next for the Forever Dutch Initiative.