Archive for October, 2009

Pella Volleyball On To Regional Final

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:39 am

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Carlisle put up a good fight but 4th ranked Pella was too strong down the stretch winning 3-1 in the Class 3A volleyball Regional semifinal last night.

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Young Knoxville Boys Cross Country Ready For State

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:38 am

One thing that sticks out to this season’s Knoxville Boys Cross Country squad is that there are no seniors on the team and two freshmen have been running for the Panthers.

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Pella Christian Cross Country Ready for State Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:37 am

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When the cross country season began Pella Christian coach Jocelyn Meinders knew there would be some challenges throughout the season, but she had confidence things would go well.

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Twin Cedars Plays Des Moines Christian In Volleyball Regional

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:36 am

Twin Cedars tries to move another step closer to the state tournament as the Sabers travel to Des Moines Christian to play the host Lions.

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Pella Christian Faces Clarke Tonight in 2A Regional Semi

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:35 am

Pella Christian will look to advance one step closer to a return trip to the State Volleyball tournament when they take on Clarke of Osceola tonight.

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Knoxville Girls Hope To Swim To State

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:34 am

The Girls Swimming Regionals are this weekend.

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Greiger Helps Dutch Into Iowa Conference Tournament

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:33 am

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Central College secured the final spot in the six-team Iowa Conference volleyball tournament with a 3-1 victory at the University of Dubuque last night.

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Pella Runners Set Sights High For State Cross Country Meet

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:32 am

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The Pella Cross Country teams are just a day away from competition at the State Meet.

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Vaccination Supply Arrives for Pella H1N1 Clinic

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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The vaccination supply for this weekend’s H1N1 clinic in Pella arrived earlier this week.

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Pella Football Preparing for Round Two With Grinnell

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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The Pella football team found new life with their win over Williamsburg in the Class 3A Sub State Wednesday night.

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City Council, Mayor Elections Tuesday

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:30 am

City Council and Mayoral elections are next Tuesday across Marion County, and the polls in Knoxville open at 7 a.m. that day.

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Incumbent Faces Two Challengers in Pella City Council Election

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:29 am

Three candidates are on the ballot for an at-large seat on the Pella City Council in next week’s City Council elections.

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$9 Million Estimated Cost for Knoxville Streetscape Improvements

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:28 am

It would cost and estimated $9 million to finish the downtown Knoxville streetscape projects, in an extension of work that was completed on Robinson Street earlier this year.

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Marion County Top in Returning Census Forms

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:28 am

The 2010 census is coming up this spring, and Marion County has one of the best records in the country of residents sending in their census forms.

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Pella City Council Discusses Water and Sewer Needs at Special Meeting

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Information on the existing water infrastructure in Pella and a cost study of both water and wastewater rates was presented to the Pella City Council Thursday night in a special meeting.

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Panther Signs Showcase Knoxville

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:26 am
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Ken Locke Stadium in Knoxville has new signs showcasing the Panthers and community.

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Shaky Outlook for Opening of Pheasant Season

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:25 am

Pheasant hunting opens this weekend across the state, and area hunters will likely learn quickly where the birds are – or most likely where they aren’t. State Conservation Officer John Mertz tells KNIA/KRLS he fears it may be a poor season based on the counts conducted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

“[It’s] going to be hard to find them, but there are pheasants out there – and you might find some pockets out there where there might be some pheasants – but overall in Marion County I think it’s going to be a pretty poor opener,” Mertz said.

Mertz adds that multiple years of cold winters and wet summer, along with a reduction of habitat for pheasants has contributed heavily to lower populations.

“So it’s not only the hard winters, but we’re also losing a lot more CRP ground out there in Marion County,” adds Mertz. “So you’ve got habitat and weather, and it’s very devastating to the pheasant population.”

Pheasant season runs from Saturday through January 10th, 2010. Shooting Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a daily bag limit of three rooster pheasants.

County FFA Students Attend National Convention

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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FFA Students from Knoxville, Pella, Pleasantville, Melcher-Dallas, and Twin Cedars attended a National FFA Conference in Indianapolis earlier this month.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries need to be changed at least twice a year, and this Sunday would be a good time.

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Beggars’ Night to Take Place in Several Area Communities Tonight

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:23 am

Many area communities will be teaming with children in their finest Halloween attire Friday night for their city-wide “Beggars’ Night.”

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