Archive for November, 2009

Local Bookstores Look Forward to Holiday Shopping Season

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Among the area retail outlets preparing for an active holiday season are two local bookstores.

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School Board Hears Reports on Student Achievement

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:26 am

The Knoxville School Board received a report from high school Principal Kevin Crawford on high school student achievement this week.

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Harvest Progress Minimizes LP Shortage Locally

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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Several reports from around the state indicate that wet weather and a late harvest have depleted in the supply of liquid propane – which is used in drying grain – but is that the case locally?

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Volunteers Needed for Salvation Army Ringers

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Volunteers are needed to help ring bells and help the needy this season for the Salvation Army.

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Antlerless Deer Hunting Season Opens Today

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:23 am

The three-day antlerless deer season in Iowa opens Friday.

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Christmas Craft Fair Today, This Weekend

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:22 am

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair in Knoxville is going to be held Thanksgiving Weekend. Executive director Bob Baker says the event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 27 and 28, and November 29 from noon to 5 p.m.

Sinterklaas in Pella Saturday Morning

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:21 am

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A holiday tradition in Pella returns for the 33rd year Saturday morning as Sinterklaas returns to town.

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New Post Player For Knoxville Looks To Have A Big Year

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:37 am

The number may be the same but there is a different player in the post for Knoxville girl’s basketball season wearing number four.

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Pella Boys Basketball Will Need to Reload in ’09-10

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:35 am

The Pella boys basketball team is hoping the return of several players with varsity experience in the 2009-2010 season can offset the loss of last season’s leading scorers to graduation.

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Knoxville Wrestling Improvements Made In Offseason

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:34 am

An improved Knoxville Wrestling squad will hit the mat next week for its first match of the season.

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Pella and Pella Christian Looking Forward To The Turkey Shoot

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:33 am

Both the Pella and Pella Christian boys basketball squads will play in Knoxville’s Turkey Shoot tomorrow night. Pella Christian coach Larry Hessing says the enjoy the Turkey Shoot because it is all local teams that participate and it is a fun way to get on the floor and play against someone other than themselves in practice. He says even though they play against a smaller school…and its just a half of basketball…that is still a chance for the guys to play together…run some plays…see some different defenses and see how they handle those situations. Pella Christian will have a few familiar faces on the floor this year…but a lot of new faces as well. Hessing says with the loss of Cliff Warner and Eli Groenendyk, who provided most of their scoring the past couple seasons…other players now have to fill bigger roles than in the past. Pella Christian will play Lynnville-Sully…Pella takes on Melcher-Dallas…and Knoxville will battle Centerville.

Melcher-Dallas’ Up Tempo Gives The Saints A Chance

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:32 am

Opponents will expect the Melcher-Dallas girls to run and force an up tempo style.

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Central’s Liming off to a Good Start on the Hardwood

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:31 am

Central’s Loren Liming is off to a strong start this season for the Dutch men’s basketball team.

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Car-Pedestrian Accident in Knoxville

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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A 56-year-old Knoxville resident was transported to Knoxville Hospital & Clinics yesterday, after he was hit by a car on Highway 14 by the VFW.

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Possible Four-Day School Week for Pleasantville

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:30 am

Pleasantville schools could have a four-day school week early next year. Superintendent Dave Isgrig tells KNIA/KRLS News the school board voted this week to send an application to the Board of Education, asking to use an ‘innovative calendar’.

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Twin Cedars Girls Starts Slow, But Not In Panic Mode Yet

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:30 am

While Twin Cedars is oh-and-two on the season Coach Justin Nolte is not hitting the panic button yet.

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Pella Public Safety Departments Remind Residents to Use Good Judgement

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

The Thanksgiving Holiday should be a time of celebration and enjoyment with loved ones, but it can also be one of the more dangerous times of the year.

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Be Safe On Roads for Thanksgiving

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

Road safety can’t take a back seat this Thanksgiving as residents see friends and family.

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Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Day

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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A great deal of work goes into preparing a Thanksgiving meal, and cooks should be sure to take the proper food safety steps to ensure an enjoyable feast for themselves and their guests.

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Shopping Local Is Convenient, Affordable

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:26 am

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, and area retailers and businesses have a variety of items and offers for residents doing their holiday shopping.

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