Today’s Local News

Knoxville, Pleasantville, Bussey All with Fireworks Displays Tonight

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 6:00 am

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As the nation celebrates Independence Day, many cities will show their patriotism today with fireworks displays.

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Pella Independence Day Events

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Fourth of July Fishing at Caldwell Park (2014)

Fourth of July Fishing at Caldwell Park (2014)

The Pella Police Department is reminding those who plan to get through Pella today that many areas in town will be busy with ongoing 4th of July Activities.

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Knoxville Fireworks Display Parking Map Available

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:58 am

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Fireworks Committee Member April Verwers says a map is available for citizens to see where they can park to see Knoxville’s fireworks display.

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Iowa State Patrol Encourages Safe Driving This Weekend

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:57 am

The Iowa State Patrol is encouraging safe driving behaviors this holiday weekend.

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Knoxville Fire Chief Encourages Fireworks Safety

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:56 am

Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell wants citizens to be careful using fireworks this Fourth of July.

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Pella Schools Superintendent Says Governor’s Veto of Schools Funding Worsens Tough Budget Situation

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Governor Terry Branstad vetoed a line item in the budget Thursday that would have provided more than $55 million in one-time funding for schools.

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Murra Discusses How School Funding Veto Effects Knoxville Schools

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:54 am

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Knoxville Community School District Superintendent Cassi Murra is also weighing in on the governor’s veto of school funding.

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Thursdays in Pella was “Hip to be Square”

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:53 am

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This week’s Thursdays in Pella was all about being “square.”

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Melcher-Dallas Library Gets Land Donation from Iowa State Savings Bank

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:52 am

A lot owned by Iowa State Savings Bank has been given to the City of Melcher-Dallas to use for a new library.

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Lake Red Rock to Hold 4th of July Events

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 5:51 am

The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a day of activities at Lake Red Rock on the 4th of July.

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IN DEPTH: Spirit of America Part 5

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm

What do our local veterans organizations do? In the fifth part of a five part series on the Spirit of America, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Patrick Stark, with the VFW and American Legion, Pella.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Crop Damage in Marion County

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Knoxville Farm & Home’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, we’re joined by Marion County Extension Director Dale Miller to talk about the damage done to area crops due to recent flooding.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Central College Summer Research

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

While a majority of students are away from Central College’s campus during the summer months, some are still performing research that could have big impacts in the near future. This summer, Central students Abby Fyfe and Casey Link are working with Professor Paulina Mena to explore the genetic diversity of bees native to Iowa.

Plea Entered by Knoxville Man in Felony Drug Case

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 am

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A Knoxville man accused of providing narcotics to another person for the purpose of selling them, has pled not guilty to a drug charge.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Wants Roads to Stay Safe Over Independence Day Weekend

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:58 am

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to be safe on the roadways during this Fourth of July weekend.

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Pella 4th of July Committee Sets Schedule for 2015 Celebration

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:57 am

Fourth of July 2014 Parade

Fourth of July 2014 Parade

Pella is celebrating Independence Day with a variety of activities on Saturday.

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Fireworks Displays Set for Saturday in Knoxville, Pleasantville, and Bussey

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:56 am

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Several area towns will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and other activities.

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Leighton to Celebrate 150th Anniversary During Independence Day Celebration

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:55 am

The City of Leighton will be celebrating 150 years as a part of their Independence Day Activities on Friday:

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Flooding Impacting Crops in Marion County

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:54 am

Marion County Extension Director Dale Miller says the recent flooding has had an impact on crops around the county.

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Central Research Focuses on Preserving Bee Population

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 5:53 am

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While a majority of students are away from Central College’s campus during the summer months, some are still performing research that could have big impacts in the near future.

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