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A sure sign that spring is near – the
Hundreds of residents turned out for the Knoxville FFAs 72nd annual banquet Saturday at
Court reviews medical records of murder victim
The medical records of the man 39-year-old
Repairs continue at Howell Station
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to re-open their largest campground on Lake Red Rock by the end of May. Assistant Operations Manager John Holt says the goal is to have Howell Station Campground open on a first-come first-serve basis by Memorial Day. The campground suffered significant damage in the flood last year and has remained closed ever since. Holt says repairs were needed to underground electric and sewer utilities, including the installation of a new lift station. He says many of the utilities already were in need of an upgrade.
Knoxville man sentenced on meth charge
A 49-year-old Knoxville resident was found guilty of manufacturing less than five grams of methamphetamine Friday, and was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Marion County Courthouse documents report Jimmy Lee Dabb must also pay a $1,000 fine plus surcharge and court costs. Dabb pled guilty to the September 2008 charge last month.
Law enforcement emphasizes motorcycle safety
Drivers need to start watching for motorcycles as the weather begins to warm. Lieutenant John Van Haaften with the Pella Police Department says motorcycles tend to be less visible to other motorists especially coming out of the winter season. In addition, he says motorcyclists should use caution as sand from the past winter can accumulate at intersections, which can lead to a loss of traction.
A public hearing on leasing city-owned farmland for hay ground use is set during the Knoxville City Council’s meeting at 6:15 in city hall. Considering the approval of an agreement b
etween the city and the Iowa Department of Transportation for financing a street overlay project with federal funding, and considering support of a grant application by Hormel Foods is also set, among other issues.
Plenty of activities for students on spring break
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