Archive for September, 2009

Pleasantville Looks to Start A Win Streak

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:31 am

Pleasantville finally got its first win of the season this past Friday in a 40-8 win over Wayne.

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School Board Approves Repairs to Gym, Athletic Budget

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The Knoxville School Board voted last night to table appointing a school-restructuring investigative committee until more information comes out on available funds from the state, among other issues.

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Work Begins on Traffic Signal at Pella Intersection

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:29 am

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Initial work to place a traffic signal at the intersection of Washington and West 3rd Streets in Pella began Monday.

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Tracy Sewer Project has Sept. 2010 Finish Date

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:28 am

The Marion County Board of Supervisors approved a request to extend the closeout date of the Tracy Sanitary Sewer project at their bi-monthly meeting yesterday.

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Water Level to Increase at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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The water level at Lake Red Rock will begin rising in a little more than a week.

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“Service Surge” Shines Community, Helps Others

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:26 am

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Over 200 volunteers from 14 different communities assembled in Knoxville Saturday, as part of a “service surge” organized by “A Call To Serve” or ACTS, Ministries of Iowa and a city planning committee.

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Pella School Board Meets

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:25 am

The Pella School Board approved to continue a 28E agreement with Knoxville Schools for an alternative high school at Monday’s meeting.

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Safety Before Harvest for Area Farmers

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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The harvest season is an extremely busy time in Marion County, and area farmers need to think safety when working on equipment or in fields.

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Central College To Dedicate New Building

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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Central College will dedicate its newest academic building later this week.

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Rural Atmosphere Helps Care

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:22 am

Knoxville’s rural setting helps enhance elderly care, according to the new administrator at Westridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville.

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Family Festival This Weekend Near Pella

Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 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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Garrit Vander Weerdt

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Funeral services for Garrit Vander Weerdt, aged 84 of Grinnell, will be held on Wednesday, September 30th at 10:30 am at Sully Christian Reformed Church in Sully.  Interment will follow in the Sully Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Tuesday afternoon at the Sully Christian Reformed Church where the family will be present from 4:00 to 7:00.  The family prefers memorials for the Lynnville Historical Society or Christian Worship Hour of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

High School District Football Standings As Of 9-26-09

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:39 am

Here are the district football standings for our area teams after week five as of 9-26-09

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Eagles Lead Class 1A District 6

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:38 am

After three weeks of district play, the Pella Christian football team finds themselves right where they want to be…in the drivers seat as the only undefeated team in Class 1A District 6.

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Knoxville Off A Full Week After SE Polk Invitational

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:37 am

Knoxville went 2-3 at the always tough Southeast Polk Volleyball Invitational.

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Pella Football Faces Uphill Battle for Postseason Hopes

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 am

Pella’s surprising 27-23 loss to Carlisle on Friday night didn’t shut the door on their postseason hopes, but it certainly didn’t make things any easier.

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Central Men’s Golf Opens Play at Blugold Invitational in Wisconsin

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 am

Central College is ninth after shooting a 319 in a wind-swept field after the first round of the Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Collegiate Invitational men’s golf tourney at the Eau Claire Country Club Sunday.

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Indianola/Knoxville Wins Des Moines Lincoln Inviational

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am

Even without a single diving point, Indianola/Knoxville captured the Des Lincoln Railsplitter Girls Swimming Invitational Saturday by 16 points over Lincoln.

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Central Continues to Climb in D3 Football Rankings

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:34 am

Central College jumped five spots to 10th in the D3football.com top 25.

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PCM Looks to Get a Win In District Play

Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 6:33 am

P-C-M is 0-3 in class 2A District 6 play.

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