Archive for November, 2009

Area Stores Welcome “Black Friday” Shoppers

Posted: Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at 6:23 am

The holiday shopping season unofficially started Friday as dozens of local stores opened their doors for “Black Friday” specials.

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Mikels Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Posted: Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at 6:22 am

A 25-year-old teacher and coach in the Knoxville School District was charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee Friday.

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Pella Chamber of Commerce Moves into New Office

Posted: Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at 6:21 am

Though work is still ongoing inside, the Pella Chamber of Commerce is officially located in its new office.

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Boys Teams Get 1st Action In Turkey Shoot Last Night

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:39 am

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The Knoxville Turkey Shoot was last night.

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Defense is Primary Focus, Says Pella Boys Coach

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:38 am

The Pella boys basketball team has taken their limited amount of time practicing together to focus on defense as the Little Dutch prepare for their season-opener on Tuesday.

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Knoxville Boys Look To Have Better Results 2009/2010

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:37 am

Eight players from last season’s Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad return this season.

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PC Boys Low on Numbers But Experienced

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:36 am

The Pella Christian boys basketball team has several things to deal with this year that quite frankly they haven’t had to worry about the past few seasons.

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Local Winery Owners Say ‘Wine Month’ Proclamation is Significant

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am

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Governor Culver proclaimed this November as Iowa Wine Month; an effort that the owners of local wineries say is significant for the state’s wine industry.

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Tom Wilkins Era Part 2 Set To Begin At Pleasantville

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am

Pleasantville has a new boys basketball coach.

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PC Girls Working to Get Better for LHC Opener at South Tama Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:33 am

Early season woes hurt the Pella Chistian girls in their loss at PCM Monday night.

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Twin Cedars Boys Inexpirienced This Season

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:32 am

Inexperienced would describe the Twin Cedars Boys this season.

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Cecile Tool

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:32 am

Funeral services for Cecile Tool of Ankeny, Formerly of Newton and Monroe, will be held at 10:00 am on Thrsday December 3rd, 2009 at the Monroe United Methodist Church in Monroe. Interment will be at Silent City Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation begins at 2:00 at the Monroe United Methodist Church in Monroe on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009, with the family present from 6-8pm. For those desiring, Memorials may be made to Hospice Iowa Health Care in Urbandale, Iowa.

Central Men’s Basketball Going for 4-Straight Wins Today

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:31 am

The Central College men’s basketball team will try and keep the high-scoring victories coming their way this afternoon in Pella when Concordia-Moorhead comes to town.

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‘Black Friday’ A Success in Marion County

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:30 am

Thousands of Marion County residents shopped local yesterday for Black Friday – traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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Request for ‘At-Risk’ Funding Approved by Pella School Board

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:29 am

The Pella School Board approved the School Budget Review Committee’s application for At-Risk funding at their last meeting.

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County Officials Discuss the DOT, Mile Long Bridge

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:26 am

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In a KNIA/KRLS follow-up story, county officials continued discussion – and expressed concern – over the Iowa Department of Transportation moving to close the Mile-Long Bridge on Highway 14 when there are sustained winds exceeding 50 miles an hour. Marion County Supervisor Jim Kingery says the detour, which would force motorists heading south to take G-28 to highway 163 south to T-17, would be significantly longer than leaving the bridge open, while Sheriff Ron Goemaat expressed concern that increased traffic on other roads would increase the likelihood for accidents and other potential problems. County Engineer Roger Schletzbaum says another problem is maintenance: when the detour is in effect the new route becomes a state road system, and it’s not sure how the DOT will have the vehicles and time to maintain the route.

Pella Christian 4th Graders Observe Caterpillar Transformation

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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A fourth grade class at Pella Christian Grade School is in the middle of an experiment that mimics one currently taking place thousands of miles away in space.

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Pleasantville Grad Completes Training

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:24 am

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A 2009 graduate of Pleasantville High School graduated from basic Air Force training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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Holiday Decoration Boutique Coming Soon To Pella Historical Village

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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The Pella Historical Society will sponsor its 16th Annual Holiday Decoration Boutique next weekend during the Garden Club Tour of Homes.

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Christmas Craft Fair Continues Today

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:22 am

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair in Knoxville is being held Thanksgiving Weekend.

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