Archive for July, 2009

‘The Sound of Music’ coming to Pella

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:32 am

Pella's Union Street Players begin their production of The Sound of Music Thursday night. The production of the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical comes on the ten year anniversary of its last performance in Pella. The Sound of Music is being held in the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, along with a matinee on Sunday. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Boswell coming to Knoxville

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:32 am

Congressman Boswell will be in Knoxville August 5th to host a seminar titled Ways to Save Money with Green Energy in Your Home. Sources tell KNIA/KRLS News the seminar will be held at the Knoxville Community Senior Center, and experts from Pella Cooperative Electric have also been invited to talk about programs they offer to reduce energy costs.

Today is final day for school board elections

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:32 am


Thursday is the final day for interested persons to file nomination papers for school board elections. As of Wednesday, five candidates are vying for seats on the Knoxville School Board, while only one candidate had officially filed for the Pella School board, with paperwork out for three other candidates. School board elections will be September 8th. The deadline to file nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

Knoxville family to be awarded at Iowa State Fair

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:31 am

A Knoxville family will be named as one of five recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2009 Iowa State Fair next month. The Petersen family, which includes parents James and Julie and their four children, Justin, Jacob, Joshua and Jenny, works 850 acres of crops and raise 800 head of ewes and cattle. The Way We Live Award recognizes industrious Iowa families who demonstrate a dedication to animal agriculture and exemplify farm values.


Eric Gotschall
News and Sports
KNIA/KRLS

Race night comes to Thursdays in Pella

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:29 am

The green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. on the square for
Thursdays in Pella; with Race Night as this weeks theme.
The activities and entertainment include Matchbox car
races on the blue track for kids, race displays including
cars, and musical performances by the Lynnville Sully
Dixieland band and Amy Steenhoek. Thursdays in Pella runs
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the downtown square.

Knoxville Hospital supports World Breastfeeding Week

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 5:28 am

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st through the 7th,
and Knoxville Hospital & Clinics has several events taking
place to draw awareness to the importance and benefits of
breastfeeding. Hospital spokeswoman Katrina Nelson says
Tiny Tot Trade is being held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to
noon in the hospital classroom. Toddler clothes, maternity
shirts and other items will be affordably priced

Knoxville Blood Drive

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 11:39 am

Title: Knoxville Blood Drive
Location: Knoxville Trinity Lutheran Church
Description: THE KNOXVILLE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IS HOSTING A SOUTHEAST IOWA BLOOD CENTER BLOOD DRIVE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH FROM 3:00 TO 7:00 IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT, CALL CINDY AT 842-4724.
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2009-08-03
End Time: 19:00

Former Central College Football Player Signs On With Hendrick Motorsports

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:12 am

A 2009 graduate and member of last year’s Central College football team recently signed a free agent contract for a major sports team

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NCAA Ruling Allowing Social Networking Websites to Promote Athletics

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:11 am

As we told you earlier this week a recent NCAA ruling now allows colleges to use social networking sights such as Facebook and Twitter to promote their athletics. However that does not mean it can be used as a recruiting tool. Central College Athletic Director Al Dohrenkamp says its a great form of communication but there are some fine lines that must be followed when posting information such as the information must be available to anyone that wants it and not targeted to an individual and the information cannot come from an individual such as a coach but instead the athletic department or sports information department and it can only include general athletics news and scores. He also says there are still quite a few unanswered questions and potential problems that could arise including the fact that the rules differ for each Division I, II and III. Dohrenkamp says any violations will be considered secondary violations and colleges will be given the opportunity to fix the problem, however if violations persist it could become a major violation and the college could face major penalties. Previously colleges could only communicate the information via fax or e-mail

49th Annual Knoxville Nationals reached 100 Entries

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:09 am

The 49th Annual Knoxville Nationals has 100 entries into this years event.

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Pella City Golf Tournament This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:08 am

The Pella City Golf Tournament takes place this weekend between the Pella Golf and Country Club and Bos Landen courses.

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P-C-M Baseball to lose 7 Seniors

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:07 am

P-C-M baseball will lose seven seniors from this year’s team,

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Knoxville Nationals 1/3 Marathon Showing Growth

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:04 am

In its third year the Knoxville Nationals Third Marathon has grown from 200 in its first year to what Race Director Joe Cunningham hopes to have over 400 participants this year.

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6 Juniors Expected to Return to Melcher-Dallas Baseball Team

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 9:01 am

Six juniors will likely return next season for the Melcher-Dallas Saints baseball team,

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S.O.S. Meetings

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

THE S.O.S. COMMITTEE WILL BE HAVING MEETINGS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH DECEMBER AT THE SWAMP FOX IN KNOXVILLE. THE MEETINGS START AT 6:30 PM AND YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND BRING A FRIEND FOR A BITE TO EAT.

Movies Under the Stars

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Title: Movies Under the Stars
Location: Marion County Park
Description: THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER YOU CAN WATCH MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT MARION COUNTY PARK IN KNOXVILLE. THEY WILL BE SHOWING FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES STARTING AT DUSK. POP AND POPCORN WILL BE SOLD AND YOU\’RE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET. THERE WILL BE SHOWINGS ON AUGUST 14TH, AUGUST 28TH, AND SEPTEMBER 11TH.
Date: 2009-08-14

Junk Appliance Drop Off

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Title: Junk Appliance Drop Off
Location: Gordon\’s Used Cars in Harvey
Description: DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH AUGUST, YOU CAN DROP OFF JUNK APPLIANCES, EXCEPT FOR T.V.S AND GARBAGE AT NO CHARGE BEHIND GORDONS USED CARS IN HARVEY. DROP OFF TIMES ARE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AND 5:00.
Start Date: 2009-07-29
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2009-08-31
End Time: 17:00

Knoxville Farmers Market

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Title: Knoxville Farmers Market
Location: Downtown Knoxville
Description: THE KNOXVILLE FARMERS MARKET HAS STARTED UP AND WILL CONTINUE TO RUN EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FROM 8:00 TO NOON, AND EVERY TUESDAY FROM 2:30 TO 6:00 ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE KNOXVILLE SQUARE. THE FARMERS MARKET WILL RUN THROUGH OCTOBER 10TH.
Date: 2009-10-10

Thursdays in Pella

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Title: Thursdays in Pella
Location: Downtown Pella
Description: DONT MISS FAMILY FUN ON THE PELLA SQUARE EVERY THURSDAY FROM 6:00 TO 9:00, AT THURSDAYS IN PELLA. EACH WEEK HAS A DIFFERENT THEME, AND THERE IS ALWAYS FOOD, FUN, AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE KNIA/KRLS BIG RED RADIO IS ALSO THERE EACH WEEK, PLAYING MUSIC AND GIVING OUT INFORMATION.
Date: 2009-07-30

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

Posted: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Title: Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
Location: Pleasantville
Description: MARION COUNTY SENIOR NUTRITION IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY IN THE PLEASANTVILLE AREA. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, CALL 515-848-3538 OR 842-6070.

Date: 2009-08-15