Archive for October, 2009

Pella Boys Win Class 3A Cross Country Championship

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:14 pm

The Pella High Boys Cross Country squad won the class 3A State Championship Saturday in Fort Dodge.

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Fred Curtis Lane

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Funeral services for Fred Curtis Lane, aged 62, of Chariton will be geld on November 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. The service will take place at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will be in the Chariton Cemetery. The American Legion will provide burial honors at the cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home. Memorials maybe be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Chariton, Pierschbacher Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be left for the family at www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com.

Pella Christian Netters Win Five-Game Thriller to Advance to Regional Finals

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:36 am

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The Pella Christian volleyball team battled their way through a tough Clarke team last night to advance to the Regional Finals, but it took all five games to get there.

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Twin Cedars Beats DSM Christian To Reach Regional Finals

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:35 am

One more game also lies ahead for the Twin Cedars volleyball team before the State Tournament.

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State Cross Country Meet Is Today In Fort Dodge

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:34 am

Pella, Pella Christian, Knoxville, PCM and Pleasantville all have runners competing in the state cross country meet today in Fort Dodge.

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Dutch Football Team Can Clinch Share of Iowa Conference Crown Today

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:33 am

The Central football team can clinch at least a share of the Iowa Conference title today if the Dutch can pick up a win against Buena Vista. 

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Indianola/Knoxville Swim In The Regional

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:32 am

The Girls Swimming Regionals are today.

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Heavy Turnout at H1N1 Clinic Today at Pella High School

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 am

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A line for an H1N1 vaccinations Saturday in Pella began forming at 6:00 a.m. and stretched out to well over 100 people by 9:30 a.m. for a clinic that did not open until 10:00.

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Pella Resident Charged with Drug Possession

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 am

A Pella resident was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana, following a vehicle stop early Friday morning.

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McGinnis Sentencing Moved to Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The sentencing of 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis has been moved from November 16 up to Tuesday morning, according to sources familiar with the case.

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Sherman Sentenced On Drug Charge

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:28 am

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A 27-year-old Bussey resident was found guilty of manufacturing of a schedule I controlled substance, marijuana Friday.

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Safety Should Be at the Forefront for Pheasant Season Opener

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:27 am

Saturday is the opening day for pheasant hunting season in Iowa, and despite lower numbers of the game birds in rural parts of the state, an estimated 80,000 hunters are expected to be out across Iowa.

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Sheriff’s Office: Watch Out for Scams

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 am

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to never send money to unknown parties saying they will reimburse you for an item or service.

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Hospitalization of Pleasantville Teens Leads to Drug Charges

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 am

A Pleasantville teen faces drug charges following a pair of incidents in which he and another teen were hospitalized for possible prescription drug overdoses.

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Council, Mayor Elections Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 am

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City and mayor elections for Marion County are this Tuesday, and Pleasantville voters will have a special ballot question posed to them that day.

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Area Farm Recognized by State Department of Ag

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:23 am

A Marion County farm was recognized earlier this year as a “Century Farm” by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Farm Bureau.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends Early Sunday

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:22 am

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m., and carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries should be changed Sunday.

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Beggars’ Night Tonight in Pella

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:21 am

The City of Pella hosts its annual “Beggars’ Night” Saturday night; giving hundreds of candy hunters a chance to go door-to-door dressed in their Halloween best in search of treats.

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Author James Skillen to Speak at Central College

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:20 am

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An author of several books on civic responsibility and public policy will speak at Central College next week as part of the college’s Staley Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series.

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Friday, October 30

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 8:23 am

Birthday Winner: Sherry Turner                                                              Anniversary Winner: Socks and Sherly DeHeer