2.3 inches of rainfall hit
Pleasantville FD responds to fire early this morning
The Pleasantville Fire Department responded to a fire in the 400 block of
Legislative Coffee generates lively discussion
Residents discussed state and city issues at a Pella League of Women Voters Legislative Coffee Saturday. State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven and Pella Mayor
School board to set hearing date on energy proposal
Greening the school district is one topic on the Pella School Board agenda today. The board is scheduled to set a public hearing date on a proposal that aims to make the district more energy efficient. This has become an ongoing issue for the school district since a study was commissioned in August of 2006. In other business, the board will consider a staff development proposal and receive a legislative update. The Pella School Board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the administration office.
Board to review budget recommendation
The Knoxville School District Budget Review Committee will report to the School Board at their meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building. Superintendent Dr. Randy Flack says the committee will review the original recommendation, which includes reconfiguring kindergarten through 8th grade. A summary of alternative cuts will be presented at the March 25th school board meeting if the board does not approve the reconfiguration of grades K-8.
Bald Eagle Day a success
Organizers estimate that between 800-1000 people attended Bald Eagle Day this year. The 21st annual celebration of the Bald Eagle featured live eagle and raptor programs at
New electrical permits required
ing iowaelectrical.gov or calling 515-725-6147.
Choir students perform at
Pella Cabaret Night drew large crowds to the high school Saturday as students performed two sold out shows. The catered candlelit dinner featured soloists, ensembles, choirs and show choirs. Director Michelle Chaplin says the event is a fundraiser for the vocal music department and helps pay for registration fees, music, platforms and more.
Council to hold budget hearing tonight
A public hearing for the 2009-2010 city budget is set during a special Knoxville City Council meeting this evening at 5:15 in City Hall. The budget must be submitted to the state by March 15th.
Tassel Ridge Winery receives two awards
Tassel Ridge has two more award-winning wines. The winery has announced that their 2007 Edelweiss won double-gold and their Prairie Snow won gold in the Best of Appellation Evaluation. According to Tassel Ridge, 20 wines from seven