Today’s Local News

Population Estimates Show Slight Decline in Marion County

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:59 am

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The latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau showed another slight decline in population for Marion County and many adjacent counties, while other neighboring counties see continued growth.

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Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Holds Lunch and Learn Event

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:58 am

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce held a Lunch and Learn event yesterday, discussing their plan for the 2018 Knoxville Nationals.

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Activities Set for 7th Annual Red Rock Balloonfest

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:57 am

Activities has been announced for the 7th annual Red Rock Balloonfest.

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Knoxville Library Presents Duke Otherwise on Monday

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:56 am

The Knoxville Public Library and First United Methodist Church are hosting musician Duke Otherwise for a concert on Monday evening.

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4th of July Celebration in Pella Held on Independence Day

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:55 am

The City of Pella is hosting activities for Independence Day on July 4th.

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Third Annual Bible Reading Marathon Starting in Late June

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:54 am

The third annual Bible Reading Marathon at the Marion County Courthouse will be held in the coming weeks.

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Pella Professional and Business Women’s Forum Features Career Academy of Pella

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:53 am

The Pella Professional and Business Women’s Forum (PPBWF) will highlight the Pella Community School District this month.

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Father’s Day Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:52 am

Tomorrow is Father’s Day, a day of celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

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Special Activities Continue at Pella Library for Summer Reading

Posted: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 4:51 am

The Pella Public Library is hosting special events next week as part of the youth summer reading program.

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One Person Drowns at South Tailwater Area

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Authorities have confirmed one person has drowned in the Des Moines River downstream of the Red Rock Dam.

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Search Concluded for Possible Drowning Victim at South Tailwater

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:24 pm

UPDATE AT 5:55: One fatality has been confirmed by police.

UPDATE at 5pm: Rescue crews have found an individual believed to be a possible drowning victim at Lake Red Rock.

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IN DEPTH: Knoxville’s “Road Diet”

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A “road diet” is coming to the busiest roadway in Knoxville–Highway 14, or Lincoln Street. Why is it happening, and how will it work?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Knoxville City Manager, Aaron Adams.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Historical Society Summer Camps

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Associate Director of Pella Historical Society Allison Limke discusses upcoming summer programs at the Historical Village, as well as opportunities for students to grow while class is in session. Click here for more details.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Certified child passenger safety technician Chelsea Kingery

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, we talk with Certified child passenger safety technician Chelsea Kingery who is hosting a free clinic tomorrow.

Candidate for Governor Fred Hubbell to Visit Knoxville

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:52 am

Democratic Party nominee for Governor Fred Hubbell is traveling to Knoxville for a meet and greet at Corigliano’s Pizza on Wednesday, June 20th.

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Heat Advisory Continues Through Sunday

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:01 am


A heat advisory is in place for most of Central Iowa through Sunday.

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City of Knoxville Understands Concerns Over “Road Diet”

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:00 am

The City of Knoxville has received a recommendation from engineers in the Iowa Department of Transportation to alter Highway 14/Lincoln St. through a “road diet.”

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Drought Relief Seen Throughout Region

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:59 am

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Photo at Pella Regional by Terri Lautenbach Chapman

Most of Marion County is no longer experiencing drought, however, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, abnormally dry conditions remain in place.

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Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to Discuss Plan for 2018 Nationals

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:58 am

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn today. The lunch will center around what the Chamber has planned for the 2018 Knoxville Nationals.

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Thursdays in Pella Game Night Held Yesterday

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:57 am


The theme for Thursdays in Pella this week was Game Night.

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