Archive for October, 2009

Bishop Graduates from Lackland Air Force Base

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:22 am
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A 2009 graduate from Pleasantville High School has now graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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Pella High School Fall Play Opens Tonight

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:21 am

And Then There Were None, a play by Agatha Christie, opens Friday night at Pella High School. Pella Drama and Speech Director Suzi Jones tells KNIA/KRLS that rehearsal for the murder mystery production has been a challenge because of several students out with illness.

“And then there were none would be a nice title for our rehearsal process,” joked Jones. “Last Friday five of the eleven cast members were out with the flu and we haven’t had the full cast together for probably over two weeks.”

Still, Jones says she’s excited about the roles that the students will get to act out and says she’s looking forward to opening night. Pella High School’s fall drama production And Then There Were None shows Friday at Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., with tickets available for $5 at the door of the Pella High School Auditorium, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

Knoxville Alum Interning at Statehouse

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 6:20 am

A Knoxville High School alum has been working directly with members of the Iowa Senate in an internship that began in August.

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Roland F. Kinart

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Memorial services for Roland F. Kinart, age 82 of Monroe, will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Monroe Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Central Iowa or the Monroe Emergency Unit. Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.

Jerry Moneysmith

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 11:24 am

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Funeral services for Jerry Moneysmith age 67 of Knoxville will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home.

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Thursday, October 29

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 8:07 am

Birthday Winner: Audrey Hart                                                                  Anniversary Winner: Rosanne & Ralph Giesman

Pella Wins at Williamsburg to Advance to Class 3A Playoffs

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:37 am

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Pella kept their season alive with a thrilling 31-24 win at Williamsburg last night in the Class 3A Sub State.

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PC Football Stunned 30-25 in Substate Round

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:34 am

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Pella Christian played 45 minutes of good football last night, but Panorama made all of the big plays in the final three minutes and the Panthers knocked off the Eagles 30-25 in Pella.

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PCM Falls To Kuemper Catholic

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:33 am

PCM’s football season came to a close last night with a 36-7 loss to Carroll Kuemper.

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Melcher-Dallas Hangs Tough As Ankeny Christian Prevails

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:32 am

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For three quarters Melcher-Dallas went head-to-head with Ankeny Christian last night.

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Pella Volleyball Continues Road to State Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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4th ranked Pella continues their road to state tonight as they host Carlisle in a Class 3A volleyball Regional semifinal.

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No Spike in Flu Absences

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

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Schools in Marion County have continued to see students staying home from the flu, but there hasn’t been a second spike in the number of absences.

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Motivated Panthers Returning To State

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

There were a lot of motivating factors that got Knoxville into the boys state cross country meet this weekend.

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Pella High School Will Host H1N1 Vaccination Clinic

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:29 am

Marion County Public Health will offer an H1N1 flu-shot clinic in Pella this weekend for high-priority residents.

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City Council and Mayoral Elections Next Week

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:28 am

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City Council and Mayoral elections are next Tuesday across Marion County, and the polls in Knoxville, Pella, Pleasantville and Bussey open at 7 a.m. that day, while polls for Melcher-Dallas open at 12 p.m.

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Pella’s Water and Wastewater to be Discussed at Special Meeting

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:27 am

The Pella City Council will meet in special session Thursday night to receive a presentation on Pella’s water and wastewater systems from the city’s engineering firm.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:26 am

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Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m., and as Marion County residents set their clocks back one hour, they should change their smoke detector batteries.

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‘Annie’ Opens Tonight at PCHS

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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The musical Annie opens Thursday night at Pella Christian High School. The fall production is directed by Marlo Van Peursem, who says the casting of several theatre veterans in the lead roles has him excited about the performances.

“Annie is being played by Nicole Vande Zande and Daddy Warbucks is Chess Van Wyk,” said Van Peursem. “Grace Farrell, the efficient secretary is played by Kristi Van Wyk, and Miss Hannigan – that cruel orphanage director – is played by Sara Van Gorp.”

Van Peursem adds that several components of the production will make Pella Christian’s performance of the well-known musical even more enjoyable for the audience.

“We like to do a lot of different special effects, so you’re going to see sets that rotate on wheels, fabulous costumes, the lighting is pretty cool, and the choreography is just unbelievable.”

Annie will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at Pella Christian High School. Tickets can be purchased at the high school office and are six dollars for adults and four dollars for children.

Possible Sanitary Sewer For Pershing, Attica

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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Attica and Pershing Officials are working with Marion County to get a new water and sanitary sewer system built.

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“Lost Boy” to Speak at Central College

Posted: Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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One of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, who has since founded a non-profit care organization will speak at Central College Thursday.

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