Today’s Local News

Tulip Time Forecast Shows Good News for Outdoor Celebrations

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:59 am

IMAG0244

Weather prospects are looking up for the 81st Tulip Time festival this weekend.

Read the rest of this entry »

Baseball Bat was Used in Attempted Murder

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:58 am

13138804_1330335386981607_2494010338205352903_n
Keaton Armstrong

13139343_1330335443648268_3423038150991564318_n
Dalton Sharp

Two men were arrested over the weekend for attempted murder. Court records indicate that Keaton Riley Armstrong, age 18, from Indianola and Dalton Aurik-Wade Sharp, age 19, of Melcher Dallas met with their victim in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 30th and attacked with what court records describe as a “blunt object” and with the intent to rob the victim.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pella Sports Park Grand Opening Scheduled Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:57 am

Pella Sports Park 2016

The Pella Sports Park will open in grand fashion tonight.

Read the rest of this entry »

New Clinic Named for McKeever after 53 Years of Service

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:56 am

IMG_0604

A special dedication was held Monday in the new Knoxville Hospital and Clinics entrance lobby.

Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Marijuana Expansion Among Bills to Wait Until 2017

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:55 am

Many bills in the Iowa House and Senate did not make it past adjournment of the 2016 Legislative Session.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hardee’s Fire Quickly Controlled

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:54 am

IMG_0595

Knoxville Fire and Rescue responded to an oven fire at Hardee’s early Monday morning.

Read the rest of this entry »

Annual Race to Benefit Crossroads in Pella Set to Kick Off Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:53 am

Klompen Klassic 2015

An annual racing tradition is returning to Pella ahead of the Tulip Time celebration.

Read the rest of this entry »

Free Sports Physicals for KHS Students

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:52 am

The Knoxville Hospital and Clinics are offering KHS students free sports physicals.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pella Regional Rehabilitation Staff Holding Free Speech Screenings

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 5:51 am

Staff in Rehabilitation at Pella Regional Health Center are offering free speech and language screenings for the community throughout the month of May for Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Read the rest of this entry »

Attempted Murder Weapon was a Baseball Bat

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 3:01 pm

13138804_1330335386981607_2494010338205352903_n
Keaton Armstrong

13139343_1330335443648268_3423038150991564318_n
Dalton Sharp

Two men were arrested over the weekend for attempted murder. Court records indicate that Keaton Riley Armstrong, age 18, from Indianola and Dalton Aurik-Wade Sharp, age 19, of Melcher Dallas met with their victim in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 30th and attacked with what court records describe as a “blunt object” and with the intent to rob the victim.

Read the rest of this entry »

IN DEPTH: Tuttlemania!

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The Historic Pella Trust has a new location, and a new acquisition. What’s happening?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Lynn Branderhorst and Jan Vandenberg.

Let’s Talk Pella – State Senate Recap

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Senator Ken Rozenboom recaps the 2016 Legislative Session.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- Sheriff Jason Sandholdt- Medication Dropbox

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville we speak with Sheriff Jason Sandholdt about the unused medication drop box being installed at the Law Enforcement center.

Change of Venue in Liggett Trial

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 11:28 am

Michael Lee Liggett

A hearing was held this morning in Marion County Court on a motion for a change of venue filed by the defense in the trial of Michael Lee Liggett of Monroe. County Attorney Ed Bull explained the motion was based upon concerns of possible prejudice in the jury pool. The motion cited “inaccurate and unfair factual matters” published in an article in the Knoxville Journal-Express Friday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pella Police Department Weekly Police Report – 04/24/16 to 04/30/16

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 am

The Pella Police Department engaged in the following activities during the week of April 24, 2016, to April 30, 2016:

Read the rest of this entry »

Two Men Arrested for Attempted Murder, Victim in Critical Condition

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:01 am

news (1)

Dalton Sharp

news (2)

Keaton Armstrong

UPDATE: story first posted 9:45 p.m. April 30

Two men, 18-year-old Keaton Armstrong from Indianola and 19-year-old Dalton Sharp from Melcher-Dallas, have been arrested and charged with attempted to commit murder, willful injury and 1st degree robbery by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Read the rest of this entry »

Knoxville City Council Hearing Public On Senior Board Separation

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:00 am

IMG_0536

The Knoxville City Council will meet in regular session Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pella City Council to Focus on Electric Matters at Meeting Tonight

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 5:59 am

Electric Improvements

The Pella City Council will look to approve contracts for upgrades to the city’s electric system at their meeting Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Medication Drop Box at Law Enforcement Center

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 5:58 am

A permanent medication drop box will be placed in the lobby of the Marion County Law Enforcement Center according to Sheriff Jason Sandholdt.

Read the rest of this entry »

Lawmakers Debate Impact of DOT Budget Cut Compromise

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 5:57 am

Iowa-DOT-logo_rectangular-with-tagline_color

The second major issue that forced the 2016 Iowa Legislative Session into overtime was a proposed $9.7 million boost to the Iowa DOT that split legislators along party lines.

Read the rest of this entry »