Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – Housing Projects Approved in Pella

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Assistant City Administrator Corey Goodenow discusses the importance of approved planned unit development zoning changes for the Vintage Cooperative and Webster Park developments.

Let’s Talk Pella – Color Blast 5K Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Tim Brand and Emily Van Gent with Many Hands for Haiti preview the annual Color Blast 5K. Click here for registration details.

Let’s Talk Pella – Changing of the Season

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Dr. Paul Weihe, Biology Professor at Central College, discusses what to look for during the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn in south-central Iowa.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Fire Department 2nd Annual Breakfast

Posted: Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Justin Trenkamp and Mike Branderhorst with the Pella Fire Department preview their 2nd annual firefighters’ breakfast on October 6th (details below).

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Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Medical Clinic Walk-In Hours

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

Jessica Grimm, Manager of the Pella Medical Clinic, discusses the new walk-in service starting at the clinic Saturday. Click here for additional details.

Let’s Talk Pella – Senior Health Insurance Information Program and Welcome to Medicare

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

Senior Health Insurance Information Program Volunteers Keith Van Hemert, Bob Maurer, and Nancy Moreland discusss the upcoming Medicare enrollment period Oct. 15th through Dec. 7th, and the Welcome to Medicare event on Tuesday, September 25th. Contact Crossroads of Pella for more information at 628-1212.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tulip Queen Selection Process

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

Lori Lourens with the Tulip Time Steering Committee discusses the annual Tulip Queen Selection Process.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Meal Packing Event at The Well

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

Karin Peterson with Peace Lutheran Church and Paulina Loaiza with St. Mary’s Catholic Church discuss an event that featured over 150 volunteers packing 18,000 meals for those in need of meals in the area.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Youth Chorus

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

Director of the Pella Youth Chorus Joe Tangen discusses the group aiming to teach area elementary students in grades 2-6 how to be in a choir. The first rehearsal is tonight at Second Reformed in Pella from 6:45 to 8 p.m., with preregistration required by contacting Tangen at 507 360 9442 or tangenjb@gmail.com. Children can join the chorus through October 1st.

Let’s Talk Pella – Housing in Pella

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

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses the latest housing projects under consideration by the Pella City Council.

Let’s Talk Pella – Vermeer Tornado Update

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

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Vermeer Corporation provided an update in regards to how they have recovered from the EF-3 tornado hitting the mile on July 19th and what the future of the campus looks like.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Safety Officer

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

Officer Nathan Wolff with the Pella Police Department discusses his new role in working with students, staff, and administrators at Pella and Pella Christian.

Let’s Talk Pella – Derek Jorden to Visit Central College

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

In partnership with Central, the Prevention Research Institute and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Choices program, Derek Jorden, a former college swimmer, will present “The Light was Green When I Last Looked: Warning Signs on the Road of High-Risk Choices.” His presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in the H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse at Central.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Historical Society Update

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

Executive Director Valerie Van Kooten discusses big news for Pella Historical regarding the Forging our Future campaign, as well as upcoming events for the organization.

Let’s Talk Pella – Lake Red Rock and Labor Day

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Park Ranger Tracy Spry with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previews activities at the lake this weekend, and safety reminders at the campgrounds and while boating.

Let’s Talk Pella – School Board Latest

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses an early retirement plan and changes to donations at they relate to Title IX, as well as early enrollment counts in the district.

Let’s Talk Pella – Eagle Scout Project

Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jacob Byers with Pella Boy Scout Troop 373 discusses his Eagle Scout project at Big Rock Park.

Let’s Talk Pella – Bandstra Triplets and Special Needs Fundraiser

Posted: Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Mary Kate and Lucas Bandstra, both Pella Christian seniors, have a triplet brother, Ethan, who has a variety of special needs. Both share what they’ve learned about life and how to better face challenges because of the adversity Ethan faces.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council and Housing

Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini discusses the city council’s work as it relates to the Southwest Urban Renewal Area and the Vintage Cooperatives project.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Special Education Students

Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Marcus Goodyk and Caden Verhoef, students at in the Pella Community School District, share about their lives as participants in the special education programs at the high school and middle school. The students are highlighted as part of the ongoing Knights of Columbus Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, which continues in front of the Pella Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Fareway stores through Saturday evening. Proceeds benefit the Pella and Pella Christian special education classrooms, Christian Opportunity Center, and the Iowa Special Olympics.