Archive for December, 2010

Discounted Iowa Energy Tickets

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Title: Discounted Iowa Energy Tickets
Location: Knoxville Radio Shack
Description: The Knoxville Rotary Club is offering discounted tickets to the Iowa Energy game on Saturday, January 22nd at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Lower level tickets are normally $20, and you can get them for $16 at Radio Shack in Knoxville. $8 of every ticket sold by the Rotary supports the club’s international effort to eradicate polio. Deadline is Sunday, January 9th.
Start Date: 2010-12-31
End Date: 2011-01-09

Cub Scout Pack Selling Popcorn

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Title: Cub Scout Pack Selling Popcorn
Location: Knoxville Fareway
Description: The Knoxville Cub Scout Pack 362 will be selling your Trails-End popcorn favorites at the Knoxville Fareway on Saturday, January 8th from 9:00 to noon. They’ll be selling chocolate lover’s, cheese lover’s, chocolate caramel, caramel corn, and microwave popcorn. For more information, call 780-2027.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2011-01-08
End Time: 12:00

Book Bash

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Title: Book Bash
Location: Pella Public Library
Description: The Pella Public Library is hosting a “Book Bash” on Saturday, January 15th from 10:00 to 11:30 am. There will be crafts, activities, and information for parents. Plus, the first 75 families with a child age newborn to 5 will receive a free copy of the book, “Reading Magic” by Mem Fox.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2011-01-15
End Time: 11:30

Evening Parenting Class

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Title: Evening Parenting Class
Location: Trinity Reformed Church – Pella
Description: You’re invited to register for a 6 week evening “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” class beginning on Thursday, January 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Reformed Church in Pella. Free childcare will be provided, and there will be free supper for families. For more information, or to register call Jodi at 628-8331.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-01-20
End Time: 20:00

Meet & Eat Parenting Class

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Title: Meet & Eat Parenting Class
Location: Pella Pizza Ranch
Description: Families first will be holding a meet and eat parenting class starting on Tuesday, January 25th at the Pella Pizza Ranch. The classes will be from noon to 1:00 pm each Tuesday for those who would like to learn more about “Parenting with Love and Logic.” For more information, or to register call Jodi at 628-8331.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-01-25

Young Professionals of Pella Meeting

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Title: Young Professionals of Pella Meeting
Location: Cammie\’s Place – Pella
Description: The Young Professionals of Pella will hold a beer and ice cream tasting on Thursday, January 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Cammie’s Place in Pella. There will be a sampling of Peace Tree brews including root beer, and Mixing Studio ice cream where you can create your own flavor. For more information, go to www.ypofpella.org.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-01-20
End Time: 21:00

Christmas Tree Drop-Off

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Title: Christmas Tree Drop-Off
Location: Marion County Park – Knoxville
Description: The Marion County Conservation Board will be collecting discarded Christmas trees in Knoxville on Monday, January 3rd beginning at 8:00 am. The Christmas tree drop-off site is located at Marion County Park near the entrance through Monday, January 10th free of charge. The trees will be used for wildlife and fisheries habitat.
Start Date: 2011-01-03
End Date: 2011-01-10

Free Firewood

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 9:14 am

Free: Ash firewood, you-cut…call 842-6977

December 31st

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 8:00 am

BIRTHDAY WINNER: Mitch Enfield
ANNIVERSARY WINNER: Marvin and Kooyman

City Halls, Post Offices and Banks Closed for the New Year’s Holiday

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:30 am

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As a reminder, many local, state and national offices will be closed in honor of the New Year’s holiday.

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Drug Bust in Marion County, Five Charged

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:29 am

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On Wednesday, law enforcement officers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, South Central Iowa Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle west of Melcher on Highway G-76 for a speed infraction.

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Sheriff Encourages Everyone to Have a Safe New Year’s

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:28 am

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New Year’s Eve is a time when many celebrations involve drinking alcohol and Marion County Sheriff Ron Goemaat reminds residents to make good decisions.

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Near Record Breaking Temperatures for Marion County on Thursday

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Temperatures soared to 61 degrees on Thursday and while it is quite warm for Iowa this time of year, it is not a record.

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Hot Air Balloon Festival Coming to Lake Red Rock

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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A new family friendly event will be starting up this summer at Lake Red Rock.

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New Member on the Pella Chamber Board of Directors

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am

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As the new year approaches, the Pella Chamber of Commerce has added a new member to its Board of Directors.

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Knoxville Coaches vs. Cancer Coming Up February 5th

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Knoxville High School basketball teams are gearing up for this year’s third annual Coaches vs. Cancer event.

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DNR Urges Caution When Venturing Upon Ice at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:23 am

With yesterday’s warm weather and warm temperatures predicted again for today, the DNR is urging caution when venturing upon the ice at Lake Red Rock or in local ponds and rivers.

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9th Annual KNIA/KRLS Food Drive Successful

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:22 am


This year’s 9th annual KNIA/KRLS food drive was the most successful to date.

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Last Day to Visit Pella Historical Village

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Today is the final day to visit the Pella Historical Village before it shuts down for the winter.

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Sheriff’s Report December 30, 2010

Posted: Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:19 am

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

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