Archive for October, 2010

Gracie Faye (DeMoss) Martinache

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 12:38 pm

A celebration of life service for Gracie Faye (DeMoss) Martinache, aged 94 of Knoxville, will be held at 10 am, on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Knoxville, with Kirk Dudley officiating. Burial will follow services at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.  Visitation for Gracie will be held from 6-8pm, Monday November 1st, at the Winfield-Evans-McCleery Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Gracie’s family present. A memorial is established to the First Christian Church of Knoxville. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com

Two Days Until the Midterm Election

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The polls open at 7am Tuesday for the 2010 midterm election, but those who plan to mail in their absentee ballots need to act a little quicker.

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T-15 Closed Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:29 am

Starting on Monday, November 1st, County Highway T-15 will be closed at the Lake Red Rock Dam for at least one month.

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Mile Long Bridge Lane Closure Starts Monday

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports beginning Monday, a width limit and lane closure will be in effect for highway 14 between highways G40 and G28 on and near the Mile Long Bridge.

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Woodcarver at Central College This Week

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:27 am

A Native American woodcarver will be at Central College this week to display his work and talk with students about what inspires him.

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Marion County Unemployment Rate Decreases for September

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Though unemployment in the U.S. remained unchanged for the month of September the rate of jobless workers decreased in both Iowa and Marion County. 

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Workforce Reduction at Pella Corp

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am

The continued downturn in the housing market is leading to a workforce reduction at Pella Corporation headquarters in Pella and the closing of a plant in Fairfield, Ohio.

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Knoxville School Board Meeting Recap

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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At the Knoxville School Board meeting this week the board received a brief explanation of how the school audit process works from Business Manager Craig Mobley, approved the School Finance Committee and appointed members to the 21st Century Skills Committee.

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Judge Bus In Pella Last Week

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:23 am

On Monday, the “Judge Bus” took off from Des Moines to travel around the state of Iowa to talk with supporters about voting no on judge retention for the three judges who struck down the constitutionality of the one man one woman marriage law.

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Mayor’s Youth Council to Start Up in Knoxville

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:22 am

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High School students in Knoxville will soon have the opportunity to voice their opinion on issues in the community as a new city board will soon be established.

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Road to Victory Rally at Central College

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Republican “Road to Victory” rally continued in Pella on Wednesday with a stop at Central College.

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Sheriff’s Report October 30, 2010

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:19 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO SEVENTEEN CALLS FOR SERVICE.

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Marion County Brings Home A Lot Of Hardware From State Cross Country

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:00 am

Marion County came away with three top ten team performances at yesterday’s State Cross Country Meet.

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Central Pounds Buena Vista 35-7

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 5:58 am

Even with a big contest with Wartburg looming next weekend, the Central College football squad made sure to not look past Buena Vista, as the Dutch handed the Beavers a sound 35-7 defeat.

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Knoxville’s Ambergy Tenatively Qualifies For State Girls Swimming In 2 Events

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 5:56 am

The State Girls Swim Meet next weekend may have a little bit of a Knoxville flavor via Indianola.

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Pella And Pella Christian Volleyball Set For Tuesday Night Showdowns

Posted: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 5:54 am

Pella and Pella Christian volleyball squads are getting ready for Tuesday’s Regional championship matches.

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State Cross Country Results

Posted: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

CLASS 3A BOYS:

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Beggar’s Day and Night Today in Marion County

Posted: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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You’ll likely see a few ghosts, witches and monsters out walking around today as a Halloween tradition continues in our local communities. 

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Local CEO Elected to Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Posted: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 6:29 am

A President and CEO of a local company will be inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in December.

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Area High School Runners Compete in the State Cross Country Meet Today

Posted: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Several local high school runners will be in Fort Dodge today to compete in the State Cross Country meet.

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