Archive for October, 2009

Good News, Bad News Comes with Pella Schools’ Annual Report

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:28 am

In addition to addressing how the district will respond to cuts in state spending, the Pella School Board also received the Certified Annual Report at Monday’s meeting.

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City Elections Next Tuesday in Marion County

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:28 am

City Council and Mayoral elections are next Tuesday in 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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Vehicle Fire Near Pleasantville

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:28 am

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Pleasantville and Knoxville Township Fire Departments responded to a pick-up truck on fire in the middle of a corn field Tuesday near 669 McKimber Street.

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State “Rollback” Increase

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:26 am

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The percentage of taxable value, or “rollback” on 2009 residential properties increased 1.3% state-wide last week, following new rates from the Iowa Department of Revenue.

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Timeline Delayed for New Pella Chamber Office

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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Progress continues to be made on the interior of the new Pella Chamber of Commerce office, but the move-in date has been pushed back another week.

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Knoxville Visioning Committee Meets

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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The newly-established Knoxville Visioning Committee discussed ways to make Knoxville more visually appealing as part of a grant application process Monday.

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Book Sale at Pella Library Raises $900-plus

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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The fall book sale hosted last week by the Friends of the Pella Public Library raised over $900 over the course of the nine-day sale.

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Palestinian to Speak at Central College

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:23 am

A Palestinian advocate for peace in the conflict between his native land and Israel will speak at Central College next month.

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Knoxville Schools Consider Projects

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:22 am

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The Knoxville School Board is looking into possibly borrowing funds against sales tax revenues to get district repair projects done at a lower interest rate.

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Homes Announced on Open House Christmas Tour in Pella

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:19 am

The Pella Garden Club has announced the homes included – and selected the decorating committees – for the 47th Annual Pella Garden Club Christmas Open House Tour of Homes and Tea.

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City, Mayoral Election Polling Sites and Locations List

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:18 am

Marion County Polling Location and Time List

Lucille E. Jones

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 12:37 am

Funeral services for Lucille E. Jones, age 81 of Knoxville, will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville.

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Tuesday, October 27

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 8:21 am

Birthday Winner: Richard James                                                             Anniversary Winner: Junior and Julie Dykstra

Knoxville and Pella Fare Well At District/Regional Cross Country

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:37 am

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Pella boys and girls and Knoxville boys plus one individual are headed to the State Cross Country Meet this Saturday from yesterday’s class three-A District/Regional in Knoxville.

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Pella Christian Boys Team and Two Girls Qualify for State, PCM, Pleasantville Also Send Runners to State

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:36 am

It was a great day for the Pella Christian cross country runners at the Class 2A District/Regional meet an Nodaway Valley yesterday as the boys team finished second to qualify for this Saturday’s Class 2A state meet and the girls had two runners qualify for state as individuals.

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Pella Defeats Knoxville In 3 Games

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:35 am

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Pella won its class 3A volleyball regional match over Knoxville last night in three games 27/25, 25/16, and 25/13.

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Twin Cedars Battles North Mahaska Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:34 am

Twin Cedars will try to continue its march towards its goal of a state tournament appearance tonight with a class 1A Regional match against North Mahaska.

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Pella Christian Volleyball Goes for Two-in-a-Row in Postseason

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:33 am

The Pella Christian Volleyball team is back in action tonight; hosting the second round of the Class 2-A Regional Tournament in a match with Eddyville-Blakesburg.

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Melcher-Dallas Looks To Advance In Volleyball Regional

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:32 am

Melcher-Dallas plays in the class one-A Regional Volleyball Tournament tonight in Martensdale.

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Pella Christian Offering Pre-Sale Tickets for Substate Football Game

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:31 am

Advance tickets for Wednesday’s Pella Christian football game against Panorama of Panora will go on sale at noon Tuesday.

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