Archive for April, 2010

Boating License Renewals Due Today

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Marion County boaters have until the end of the day today to renew their watercraft licenses.

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Final Chance to Register for Wooden Shoe Event

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Friday is the final chance for area residents to officially be a part of a record-breaking event at next week’s Tulip Time festival in Pella. So far, the number of registrants well exceeds the existing record for Dutch dancers in wooden shoes, but organizers are hoping to set a truly impressive benchmark for the 75th anniversary of Tulip Time.

Bonnie Verberg, Director of the Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical says there is a lot of buzz surrounding the record-breaking opportunity.

“I had some fifth grade kids in the other day from Pella Community Schools, and many of those children had signed up and many more were planning to,” said Verberg. “Yes, I think there’s a lot of excitement. When else do you get a chance to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records?”

To register before Friday’s deadline, visit www.PellaTulipTime.com, or stop by the Vermeer Mill Interpretive Center during business hours to sign up.

Knoxville Government Access Channel Changes Today

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:26 am

At the end of the week Mediacom will be making some channel line-up changes that will affect the Knoxville area and KNIA listeners.

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Tourism Blooms Early in Pella

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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While the ideal peak for the tulip blossoms in Pella would be right during next week’s Tulip Time festival, the early blooms this spring have created an economic windfall for the community.

“When they [the tulips] do bloom early, it’s very good for our economy, and good for the community,” said Karen Eischen, Executive Director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce. “If anybody was out-and-about the last couple of weeks – specifically last weekend – you could just see the tourists come in, come in early and have the opportunity to shop and really extend that ‘Tulip Time season’ – as we like to call it – out to three or four weeks. That’s a great thing for our economy.”

Eischen says Pella business owners are preparing for what they anticipate will be an incredibly busy few days, as this year’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is expected to be the largest ever.

Knoxville Community Theater Performance Tonight and Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Knoxville Area Community Theatre continues their spring production performances this weekend.

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Learning Experience for Pella, Pella Christian Students at History Competition

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A dozen students from Pella Christian High School and one from Pella Community High School competed in the National History Day event earlier this week in Des Moines.

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Special Places Mapping Workshop to Take Place in Knoxville

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Knoxville residents are invited to participate in the next step of the Community Visioning Program.

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‘Carnaby Club’ this Weekend at Pella High

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The Pella Community High School Instrumental Music Department will present its annual “Carnaby Club” show this weekend.

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Tassel Ridge to Host Art Expo

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Tassel Ridge Winery will host an art exhibition later this spring during Pella’s 75th Annual Tulip Festival.

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Pella Boys Stay Pefect Winning at Grinnell, Knoxville 2nd, Pella Christian 7th

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:01 am

The Pella boys track team kept their perfect record in tact winning the Grinnell Invitational last night edging second place Knoxville 133-119, Pella Christian also competed and finished seventh with 28.5 points.

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Tulip Time Relays Results

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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The wind didn’t prevent some outstanding performances at Thursday’s Tulip Time Relays at Pella High School, in fact at least one meet record was blown away on the new track at the Pella High School Athletic Complex.

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PCM Wins Own Invitational; Pleasantville 5th In Class A; Melcher-Dallas 5th; TC 7th In Class B

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:59 am

The P-C-M boys won their own track and field invitational last night with 137 point just nosing out C-M-B by six points for the class A title.

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Central Softball Blows Out Cornell on Senior Day

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:58 am

Behind the big bats of Laura Braun and Kiley Lythberg, the Central College softball team slugged their way to a pair of victories over Cornell College in the final regular season home games for the Dutch.

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Pella Christian Fifth, PCM Sixth, Pella Seventh at PCM Girls Golf Invitational

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:58 am

Grinnell won the PCM Girls Golf Invitational yesterday with a team score of 193, Pella Christian finished fifth with a 215, PCM was sixth with a 218 and Pella was seventh with a 228, Knoxville came in as defending champions of the event, however the Panthers only had three golfers and were not scored as a team.

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Plesantville Girls Shoot Low Round Of The Season In Win Over Lynnville-Sully

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Pleasantville defeated Lynnville-Sully in girls golf yesterday 185-to-198.

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Sophomores Knoxville Girls Tennis Downs Newton 8-3

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:55 am

Knoxville defeated Newton in girl’s tennis yesterday 8-3.

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Knoxville Loses To Newton In Boys Tennis 9-2

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville Boys Tennis Squad fell to Newton yesterday nine/two.

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Pella Boys Tennis Downs South Tama to Stay Unbeaten in LHC

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The Pella boys tennis team kept their record unblemished in LHC play with a 9-2 win over South Tama yesterday.

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Pella Girls Tennis Keeps Winning, Defeats South Tama

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:53 am

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It was another impressive outing for the Pella girls tennis team yesterday, as the Lady Dutch defeated South Tama 9-2 in their final regular season dual away from Pella.

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Practice Night At The Knoxville Raceway Tonight

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 5:52 am

If the weather holds, tonight race fans can come and check out the first sprint car action of the season.

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