Officials weigh in on court ruling
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples. Senate Republican Leader Paul McKinley says he disagrees with the ruling, saying he sees marriage as just between a man and a woman. McKinley is calling on Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal to allow a constitutional amendment to be voted on in the Iowa Senate next week. Gronstal says the unanimous ruling allows all
Central holding marriage meeting
A town hall meeting on marriage is set for next week at
Legislative session held in
Possibly overhauling the states income tax system and controlling state spending were some issues state legislators discussed at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Friday. State senator Paul McKinley and State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven attended the event in
Pella Highs Prom tonight
About 350-400 Pella High School students will participate in prom today, according to Assistant High School Principal Eric Nelson. Officials are encouraging students to make sure this is a safe event for everyone involved. Pella Police Officer Paul Haase says its important for parents to talk to their children about making good decisions on prom night. He says the police department encourages participation in the school-sanctioned after-prom party.
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Legislative Coffee in
Two area legislators are scheduled to visit with constituents Saturday morning. The Pella League of Women Voters will hold a Legislative Coffee with State Senator Paul McKinley and State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven at 9:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Complex. The Pella League of Women Voters traditionally holds a Legislative Coffee the first Saturday of each month during the legislative session.
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Garden Club holds their Garden Gala today
The Knoxville Federated Garden Club is holding their 2009 Garden Gala Saturday at Dyer-Hudson Hall, featuring guest speakers, vendors, giveaways and lunch. For more information, residents can call Sandra at 842-4591.
Next week Spring Clean Up Week in
A reminder that next week is Spring Clean-Up Week in the city of