Today’s Local News

Hettinga Receives Up to 60 Years in Prison for Conviction Related to April 2017 Arrest

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 3:20 pm

A sentence of up to 60 years in prison has been handed down to a man convicted of several felony charges relating to an April 2017 arrest.

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IN DEPTH: Barnswallow Flowers

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

One local farm family is diversifying their operation–with flowers.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Meredith Nunnikhoven, with Barnswallow Flowers, part of Nunnikhoven farms.

Let’s Talk Pella – City Council Latest

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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

Let’s Talk Knoxville – End Polio Now

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of Let’s Talk Knoxville, we meet with T. Waldmann-Williams from the Knoxville Rotary Club, about its annual End Polio Now fundraising dinner on Wednesday, October 24th.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Report – October 18, 2018

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 12:00 pm

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 27 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

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Some Marion County Voters Listed as Inactive, Need to Re-Register

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 5:00 am


A certain number of registered voters in Marion County are listed as being “inactive” and may not be aware of that fact; so the County Auditor is reminding voters to check on their status, especially if they’ve moved within the county.

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Pella City Council Approves Contract for Asphalt Overlays

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:59 am

The Pella City Council approved contracts for several projects set to begin in the 2019 construction season.

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Knoxville Rotary Polio Fundraiser Returns Next Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:58 am


An international effort to wipe out polio once and for all returns to Knoxville on Wednesday, October 24th, as the Rotary Club of Knoxville holds its annual fundraising dinner for the End Polio Now project.

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Pella Christian Presents Oklahoma! Next Week

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:57 am

Pella Christian High School’s award-winning musical theater group presents Oklahoma! October 25th through the 27th.

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Knoxville Library Book Sale On through Saturday

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:56 am

The Friends of the Library book sale is now underway at the Knoxville Public Library; from now through Saturday, a variety of books are on sale to help support the library’s efforts.

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Otley Man, Des Moines Woman Face Several Felonies

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:55 am

Two people face several felony charges after an argument turned into police searches and investigation.

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Pleasantville Library Making Building More Accessible

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:54 am


A new paved sidewalk and outdoor area behind the Webb Shadle Memorial Library in Pleasantville will make it more accessible to persons with disabilities; and that’s just the first phase of a project to bring accessibility to the building.

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Pella Food Shelf Hosting Part Two of Food Truck Friday

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:53 am

The Pella Food Shelf will be collecting donations for the second week in a row, this time at the Pella Christian football game, for the second Food Truck Friday.

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Knoxville Area Community Theater Preparing for November Musical

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:52 am


It has the look and feel of a classic Broadway musical, but it’s only been around for a few years…and it’s coming to Knoxville next month.

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Local Cross Country Athletes Competing at State Qualifiers Today

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 4:51 am

Local cross country athletes have races today for the chance to qualify for state.

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IN DEPTH: “The Wish”

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A local author has a new book of fantasy and intrigue.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Ashley Lovell, author of “The Wish,” Book One of the Keeper of Souls series, from Knoxville.

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 Knoxville – Farewell Angelina

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, we meet with Randy Flack to discuss the Bravo Concert Series opening performers for this year, Farewell Angelina.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Report – October 17, 2018

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 12:00 pm

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 30 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

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Fillmore Drive Closed Due to Flooding

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 7:27 am


Fillmore Drive has been closed between G28 and 167th Place due to flooding.