Archive for September, 2009

Study on Transportation Corridor Moves Forward

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Approval was granted late last week to move forward with a location study on a transportation corridor connecting the Red Rock Area to Interstate-80.

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Deadline is Today for Crop Insurance

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:26 am

Wednesday is the deadline for Marion County farmers to apply for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for their fall 2009 seeded crops.

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Central College Opens Exhibit on New Building

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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A new exhibit in the Mills Gallery at Central College will focus on the visionary plans and execution of the newest building on campus.

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Army Private Completes Training

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

An Army Private with ties to Pleasantville has just graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton Oklahoma.

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Pella Public Library to Host Fall Book Sale

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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The annual fall book sale will be held later this month at the Pella Public Library.

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Late Model Nationals Start Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:22 am

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The 2009 Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals run Thursday through Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway, and a good crowd is expected.

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Family Event Near Pella This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 6:21 am

It’s certainly starting to feel more like fall, and to celebrate the season, a family-oriented event has been planned for this weekend near Pella.

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Soccer Excitement Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Title: Soccer Excitement Tournament
Location: Pella Soccer Complex
Description: The Pella Soccer Club is hosting the Soccer Excitement Tournament on Saturday, October 24th starting at 12:30. The tournament is 4-on-4 and is for kids from Kindergarten through 4th grade. Cost is $5 per player through Monday, October 19th and $10 after. For more information, call 628-2797.

Start Time: 12:30
Date: 2009-10-24

Community Book Discussion

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Title: Community Book Discussion
Location: Graham Conference Center – Pella
Description: Central College invites you to join the college in reading \”Enrique\’s Journey\”, the common read book for this year\’s incoming freshman class. There will be a community book discussion on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm in the Graham Conference Center Room 1. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call 628-5157.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-10-13

Sunday Concert Series

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Enjoy the Sunday Concert Series at Douwstra Auditorium in Pella featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mitch Lutch, and the A Cappella Choir under the direction of Mark Babcock. The concerts start at 4:00 and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 628-5236.

Angel Food Ministries Deadline

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Title: Angel Food Ministries Deadline
Location: Church of the Open Bible – Pella
Description: The deadline to order food from the Angel Food Ministries program is Friday, October 9th by 5:00 at the Church of the Open Bible in Pella. Orders must be paid when placed, and you can pay buy food stamps, cash, cashiers check, and money orders. Pick-up date is Saturday, October 24th from 11:30 to 12:30. For more information, call 628-3707.

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2009-10-09

Pella Farmer’s Market

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Title: Pella Farmer\’s Market
Location: First Reformed Church
Description: Don\’t miss the Pella Farmer\’s Market, every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 and every Saturday from 8:00 to 10:00 at the First Reformed Church. There are local farmers and vendors selling locally produced goods. For more information, call Vivian at 628-4581.

Date: 2009-10-17

Sculpture Exhibit

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Title: Sculpture Exhibit
Location: Tassel Ridge Winery – Leighton
Description: Artist Kirk Johnson will display wood sculptures and carvings on Saturday, October 3rd from noon to 4:00 at Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton. His pieces are finished from a variety of tools including chainsaws to pocket knives. The showing is free and open to the public. For more information, call 672-9463.

Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2009-10-03
End Time: 16:00

Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Title: Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition
Location: Pella High Practice Field
Description: The deadline for the Pella Recreation Office\’s Punt, Pass, and Kick competition is this Friday by 4:00 at the Pella Community Center. The competition is open to children ages 8 to 13, and will be held at the Pella High practice field this Saturday. Registration fee is $4, and a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 628-4571.

Date: 2009-10-03

Knoxville Family Fun Fest

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Title: Knoxville Family Fun Fest
Location: Knoxville Square
Description: You\’re invited to join Living Word Fellowship for a Knoxville Community Family Fun Fest on the square on Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00. There will be an cake walk, inflatables, carnival games, train rides, food, and live music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-7119.

Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2009-10-03
End Time: 14:00

Pella Football Tickets on Sale

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Title: Pella Football Tickets on Sale
Location: Pella High School Office
Description: Tickets for this Friday\’s football game between Pella and Grinnell are currently on sale at the High School Office. The tickets will be available for purchase through Friday, and you can also purchase them the night of the game. You\’re also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for a food drive.

Start Date: 2009-09-30
End Date: 2009-10-02

Pella Crop Walk

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Title: Pella Crop Walk
Location: Tulip Toren – Pella
Description: The annual Pella CROP Walk 5K Walk/Run for Hunger will take place on Sunday, October 4th starting at 2:00 at teh Tulip Toren. All proceeds go towards Church World Service for Rural Development and Hunger Relief in 3rd World Nationals with 25 percent staying in Pella for the food shelf and ACTS Ministries. For more information, call 780-7418.

Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2009-10-04

Pella Crop Walk

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Title: Pella Crop Walk
Location: Tulip Toren – Pella
Description: The annual Pella CROP Walk 5K Walk/Run for Hunger will take place on Sunday, October 4th starting at 2:00 at teh Tulip Toren. All proceeds go towards Church World Service for Rural Development and Hunger Relief in 3rd World Nationals with 25 percent staying in Pella for the food shelf and ACTS Ministries. For more information, call 780-7418.

Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2009-09-04

Pella Quilt Guild Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Title: Pella Quilt Guild Meeting
Location: Pella Community Center
Description: The Pella Area Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 6th in the Pella Community Center Senior Dining Room at 7:00 pm. The program will feature Hawaiian quilts by Susie Garst. New members and guests are always welcome to attend.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-10-06

Halloween Party

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Title: Halloween Party
Location: Iowa Speedway\’s Newton Club
Description: You\’re invited to help raise money for the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Marion County Humane Society at a 70\’s themed costume party on Halloween. The party will be held at Iowa Speedway\’s Newton Club from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. There will be adoptable animals on display, food, games, a silent auction, and a costume contest. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, or to get tickets, call 791-8000.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-10-31