Today's Front Page for March 3rd, 2015


Current Cancellations & Delays

Schools

Knoxville Schools closed (Tuesday)
Pella Schools closed (Tuesday)
Pella Christian Schools closed (Tuesday)
Lynnville-Sully Schools closed (Tuesday)
Melcher-Dallas Schools closed (Tuesday)
North Mahaska Schools closed (Tuesday)
PCM Schools closed (Tuesday)
Peoria Christian Schools closed (Tuesday)
Pleasantville Schools closed (Tuesday)
Sully Christian Schools closed (Tuesday)
Twin Cedars Schools closed (Tuesday)
Indian Hills Community College will open at 9am (Tuesday)
Montgomery Street Preschool closed (Tuesday)

Community

Meals on Wheels and senior center meals cancelled in Marion County (Tuesday)
Bibles for Missions Thrift Center closed (Tuesday)
Families 1st meet and eat cancelled (Tuesday)
Pella Community Food Shelf closed (Tuesday)
Classes at the Dans Company in Pella cancelled (Tuesday)
Pella Area Quilters Guild meeting cancelled (Tuesday)

Weather Advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS
MORNING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
MINOR…WITH A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
ANTICIPATED…THE WINTRY MIX WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL THIS
MORNING…INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE. UNTREATED SURFACES MAY
BECOME ICY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE
MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG
NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

Today's Local News

Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 8:17 am

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Some smoldering rolls of toilet paper were the source of a smoke call to a Knoxville home Tuesday morning.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 7:07 am

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Crews are on the scene of a fire at a home at 1206 N Roche in Knoxville.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 am

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A plea hearing has been set for a former Knoxville teacher and coach accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old student.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 5:59 am

A sentencing date has been set for a Pella man who possessed a large quantity of a chemical commonly used in making meth.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Third time was not the charm for Norwalk, as Pella High’s boys’ basketball team shut down the Warriors to earn their first trip to the Wells Fargo Arena since 2010 in last night’s 62 – 51 win in the Class 3A substate final.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 5:58 am

Pella Christian is a team conditioned for close basketball games as they prepare for the Class 2A State Boys Basketball Tournament.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 5:57 am

A Knoxville Panther has earned first team all-South Central Conference in boys basketball.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 5:51 am

Melcher-Dallas and Twin Cedars were each well represented on the Bluegrass Conference all-conference boys’ basketball teams for 2014-15.

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Today's Funeral Announcements

Posted: Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Posted: Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 2:14 pm
Posted: Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:01 pm
Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 6:03 pm