Today’s Local News

Let’s Talk Pella – Tax Prepration

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

CPA Brett Nikkel with Van Maanen, Siestra, Meyer, and Nikkel discusses tax preparation ahead of the January 23rd filing period.

Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Votes to Remove Themselves from Regional Airport Agreement

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 11:58 am

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted to remove themselves from a 28E Agreement between the City of Pella and City of Oskaloosa to build a new regional airport.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 01-18-17

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 9:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 18 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: THREE RESCUE CALLS, THREE TRANSPORTS, TWO PAPER SERVICE, AND ONE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ARREST WARRANT SERVED, DOG AT LARGE, RECOVERED STOLEN ITEM, MOTORIST ASSIST, RETURN CALL, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, TRANSPORT, FOLLOW UP, PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT AND ONE OTHER CALL FOR SERVICE. IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 108 CALLS INCLUDING 14 911 CALLS.THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 43 SUBJECTS.

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Pella City Council Approves Old Highway 163 Project and 2018 Budget Priorities

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:59 am

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The Pella City Council approved a resolution approving funds for resurfacing of Old Highway 163 later this year.

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Senator Grassley Shares his Thoughts On Ag Secretary for Trump Administration

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:58 am

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has yet to name a nominee for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Senator Chuck Grassley, who has been supporting Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey for the spot, tells KNIA/KRLS News he is expecting a nominee this week, but can’t speculate on who it might be.

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Planned Parenthood Funds Targeted by State Republican Majorities

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:57 am

Once a budget shortfall is accounted for by the Iowa Legislature, the all-Republican caucus will likely shift focus to legislative priorities.

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Coaches Versus Cancer Alumni Games Played Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:56 am

Coaches Versus Cancer events will fill a whole day Saturday.

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Tax Filing Begins January 23rd

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:55 am

With less than a week away until taxpayers can begin filing, they are reminded to make sure to have all documents ready.

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Knoxville Students Recognized for Essays on the American Flag

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:54 am

Members of Knoxville American Legion Post 168 presented ten fifth graders at Knoxville Elementary with certificates, flags and commemorative coins for their outstanding work on essays about what the American Flag means to them.

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Central to Remember Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:53 am

Central College honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service and arts events tomorrow.

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Nearwood Winery Shows Off Locally Sourced Offerings at Chamber After Hours Event

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:52 am

Nearwood Winery held a Knoxville Chamber of Commerce After Hours social and networking event last night.

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Free Vision Screening for Children at Pella Regional

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:51 am

Pella Regional Health Center and the Lions Clubs of New Sharon and Pella are offering free vision screenings for children, from six months old through kindergarten.

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IN DEPTH: Changes at HIRTA

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

There’s been changes to public transportation in central Iowa and Marion County. What are they?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Sarah Constable, with the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency.

Pella Police Department Weekly Police Report – 01/08/17 to 01/14/17

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The Pella Police Department engaged in the following activities during the week of January 8, 2017 to January 14, 2017:

Calls for Service 170
Traffic Citations 13
Traffic Warnings 46
Parking Tickets 15
Arrests 5
Charges 10
Warrant Services 1

COMMUNICATION CENTER WEEKLY STATS

The Pella Police Department Communications Center engaged in the following activities during the week of January 8, 2017, to January 14, 2017:
Incoming Telephone Calls 257
Requests for Assistance – Front Desk 56
Incoming 911 Calls 33

ARRESTS:

 On 01/08/17, Gregory A. W. Mack, 35, of Pella was charged with driving while suspended. Mack was cited and released with a court date.

 On 01/10/17, Diana L. Rick, 46, of Pella was charged with lottery fraud- forgery or theft of lottery ticket(s). Rick was incarcerated.

 On 01/10/17, Marcus Hill Jr., 36, of Pella was charged with three counts of forgery and theft 3rd degree. Hill was incarcerated.

 On 01/13/17, Emily J. Greenlee, 27, of Pella was charged with unauthorized use of a credit card, identity theft under $1000 and theft 3 rd degree. Greenlee was incarcerated.

 On 01/14/17, Dylan Larson, 19, of Pella was cited and released for .02 violation.

WARRANTS:

 On 01/10/17, Marcus Hill Jr., 36, of Pella was picked up on an Ottumwa correctional warrant. Hill was transported to Marion County jail, where he will await extradition to Ottumwa.

Let’s Talk Pella – Hydroelectric Update

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Vern Cochran with Missouri River Energy Services discusses the latest at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Dam Project.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- Chamber President Jake Hughes- Chamber Priorities

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville newly installed Chamber of Commerce President Jake Hughes talks about his goals for the Chamber in 2017.

Marion County Sheriff’s Report 01-17-17

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 9:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 16 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 10 MOTORIST ASSIST AND ONE EACH RESCUE, TRAFFIC CONTROL, DOMESTIC WITH INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT, PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT AND SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE. IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 117 CALLS INCLUDING 19 911 CALLS. THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 40 SUBJECTS.

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Few Accidents Reported in the County Despite Icy Conditions

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:00 am

Three vehicles plus a plow truck in the ditch by Swan

Few accidents were reported yesterday in Marion County despite the icy road conditions.

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Monday’s Ice Storm Led to Many Closures

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:59 am

Glaze of ice covering Oskaloosa Street in Pella at 11:30 p.m.

An ice storm late Sunday into Monday morning prompted closures throughout the area and caused treacherous travel conditions.

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Knoxville City Council Discusses and Conditionally Approves a Balanced Budget

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville City Council met in regular session last night.

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