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Pella Christian Students to Graduate Tonight

Posted: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 5:51 am

Pella Christian High School seniors will receive their diplomas tonight at the commencement ceremony.

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IN DEPTH: Senator Joni Ernst

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

What does one Iowa Senator think about being considered as a possible Vice-Presidential nominee, and more?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Senator Joni Ernst, from Red Oak.

Let’s Talk Pella – Butterfly Waystation at Pella High School

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Senior Jack Sytsma and Freshman Kaylin Vos helped discuss a milkweed garden project at Pella High to act as Monarch butterfly waystation.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- EMS Week- Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell and Deputy Chief Greg Higginbotham

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell and Deputy Chief Greg Higginbotham share their thoughts about Emergency Medical Services Week.

Pella’s First State Champion of 2016

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Chase Van Sant of Pella has won the 3A Long Jump State Championship with a leap of 22 feet and one half-inch.

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Pella Man Arrested for Firing Shotgun at Fisherman

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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On Thursday, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call along the Des Moines River and arrested a man for firing at fishermen with a shotgun and possession of methamphetamine.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 05-20-16

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 9:00 am

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED 100 CALLS AND 11 911 CALLS. IN THE PAST TWENTY–FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 18 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCUDING: ONE ESCORT, ONE REPORT OF A PERSON WITH A GUN, NINE PAPER SERVICES, ONE VICIOUS DOG, TWO RECKLESS DRIVERS, ONE REPORT OF RECOVERED STOLEN PROPERTY, AND THREE OTHER CALLS FOR SERVICE. THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 42 SUBJECTS.

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Lt. Derby Committed to Knoxville

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 6:00 am

Newly promoted Knoxville Police Lieutenant Corey Derby tells KNIA/KRLS News that he is fully committed to Knoxville.

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Pella Juvenile Charged with 1st Degree Arson After Incident at Pella Middle School Last Week

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:59 am

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A juvenile faces a felony charge for starting a fire at Pella Middle School last week.

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Emergency Services Week

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:58 am

This week is National Emergency Services Week.

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Casey’s Determining How to Proceed After Site Plan Proposal Failed This Week

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:57 am

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Casey’s General Store is now evaluating how to proceed after the Pella City Council denied their site plan request for a new store at the corner of Main and Union Streets at this week’s meeting.

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Flags to be Raised for Memorial Day

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:56 am

The American Legion, VFW, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are asking for volunteers to raise more than 250 Flags at Knoxville’s Graceland Cemetery in honor of Marion County Veterans.

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Pella Ambulance Staff Recognizing EMS Week

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:55 am

New Pella Ambulance

EMTs are the lifeline for many people in need emergency services.

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Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Picnic

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a potluck picnic at the Marion County Park on Thursday, June 2nd from 6-8 p.m. or as long as the fun lasts.

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Lake Red Rock Summer Fun Guide Released

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:53 am

The summer fun guide at Lake Red Rock has been released.

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Hormel Taking Part in Pollution Prevention Program

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:52 am

Hormel Foods in Knoxville has been selected to participate in an environmental program by the DNR.

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Day Two of State Track Continues in Des Moines

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:51 am

Day two of the high school state track and field meet continues today at Drake Stadium.

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IN DEPTH: Engage Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A representative from an Iowa think tank thinks our partisan politics are toxic, and that we need creative solutions to Iowa’s problems.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Ron Corbett, Mayor of Cedar Rapids and founder of Engage Iowa.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- Candidate Martin Duffy- Iowa House District 28

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville Candidate Martin Duffy answers questions about his campaign for election to the House. This is one part of a three part series on candidates for the House in District 28. Greg Heartsill spoke with us Tuesday and Lois DeWaard shared her plans Wednesday. DeWaard and Duffy are Democrats competing in a primary to challenge Heartsill.

Let’s Talk Pella – Tour de Toren

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Josh Cowman, Wes Chaplin, and Leah Garland with Bethany Christian Services discuss the new biking endurance test on the Tulip Toren.