Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – 5th Graders Help Meals from the Heartland

Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jefferson Intermediate School Students Samuel Carlson, Benjamin Dothager, Meav Swank, and Harry Tallman discuss their class project, packaging thousands of meals with Meals from the Heartland, as heard on 92.1 KRLS. Fifth graders packed thousands of meals, and raised over $4000 as a class to make the trip possible.

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Let’s Talk Pella – 2019 Tulip Queen and Royal Court

Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Tulip Queen Olivia Vander Leest, and Mary Kate Bandstra, Isabella Baugh, Camryn Huyser, and Emily Schreur with the Royal Court react to being selected to represent the community ahead of the 84th annual Tulip Time.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Dog Park Association

Posted: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Christy and Tim Dykstra, and Fred Koogler with the Pella Dog Park Association discuss their vision of bringing a dog park to the Tulip City. Learn more about the group at their website: https://pelladogpark.org/

Let’s Talk Pella – The Well Upcoming Events

Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jayson Henry and Eden Youngberg with The Well preview upcoming fundraisers benefiting the not-for-profit.

Let’s Talk Pella – Merlin’s Fire

Posted: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Pella Christian Middle School students join us on today’s program to talk about their upcoming performance of Merlin’s Fire this Friday and Saturday at the Vermeer Auditorium.

Let’s Talk Pella – Habitat for Humanity Moving Homes in Pella

Posted: Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director Robin Pfalzgraf discusses two different house moves planned for a pair of structures on Independence Street in Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – Historic Pella Trust Annual Meeting

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Dave Baker, now residing in Ankeny, will host a program titled “In the Details” on Thursday, November 8th at 7 p.m. at the Historic Pella Trust’s annual meeting.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Crossroads of Pella and the Holidays

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Jim Hibma with Crossroads of Pella discusses their holiday season programs, as heard on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – The Sound of Music

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The cast and crew of Pella High School’s production of The Sound of Music discuss the upcoming run of shows, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Executive Director of the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau Jill Vandevoort previews the 56th annual Christmas Tour of Homes Nov. 29th through Dec. 1st. Tickets are available here or at numerous local retailers.

As heard on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Hydroelectric Project Update

Posted: Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Photo by Missouri River Energy Services

Vern Cochran with Missouri River Energy Services provides an update about the Lake Red Rock Hydroelectric Project.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella School Board Latest

Posted: Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses enrollment numbers for the current fiscal year, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Boardwalk House Move

Posted: Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Mikol Sesker is the new owner of the Boardwalk House, once at the corner of University and Broadway Street at Central College, and she and former resident of the house Judy Gustafson discuss their reaction to the big moveing project to southern Marion County. As heard on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Christian Presents Oklahoma

Posted: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The cast of Pella Christian High School’s production of Oklahoma discusses the show coming to the Vermeer Auditorium this Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the PCHS Main Office at 628-4440.

On the show: Tyler Egesdal, Lindsey Breon, Colby DeVries, Jocelyn Gritters, and Halie Vermillion

As heard live on 92.1 KRLS.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Christian High School Tree Planting

Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Seniors Jaydon Vande Noord and Ivy Terpstra discuss a project in their biology class that led to over 50 trees planted on their campus at Eagle Lane. AAs heard on 92.1 FM KRLS

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.