Archive for March, 2011

Lenten Reflection Series

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 8:00 am

St. Anthony Parish and Sacred Heart will be hold their Lenten series.

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T-15 Over Red Rock Scheduled to Close Next Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 7:46 am

The Corp of Engineers has announced that T-15 will be closing again Monday, April 4th.

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Celebrate Iowa State Flag Day

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa State Flag was designed by Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, a Knoxville native and member of the Iowa society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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School Days Rather Than Hours Better For Students, Wittmer Says

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:29 am

A push to require schools to base classroom instruction time on a minimum number of hours rather than days would remove some control over scheduling from local districts, says Pella Schools Superintendent Mark Wittmer.

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Stewart Chosen as the New Knoxville City Manager

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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After two days of tours and interviews with candidates the Knoxville City Council has selected their new City Manager.

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Bill Would Outlaw Undercover Farm Videos, Has Support Of Local Cattlemen

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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A bill currently in front of the House Agriculture Committee would make it illegal for a person to, among other things, produce images or sounds occuring at an animal facility without the owner’s consent.

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Knoxville School Board Submits Initial Associate Agreement Proposal

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Knoxville School Board met in regular session last night.

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Mini Olympics For Area Preschoolers At Central

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am


The gymnasium at Central College’s Kuyper Field House was filled with area pre-schoolers there for a Mini Olympic Games event Monday morning.

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Supervisors Approve Insurance Plans and Budget Protector Services

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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The Marion County Board of Supervisors met in regular session yesterday.

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Area Students Recognized At Writing Awards Banquet

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

An awards banquet is scheduled for next Monday for young writers in the area who participated in the Three Rivers Reading Council’s Creative Writing and Poetry Contest.

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Public School Years Could be Measured by Hours Instead of Days

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Iowa legislature is discussing a bill that states public school years will now be measured by hours instead of days.

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Ease Back Into Outdoor Running

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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Outdoor running season is already well under way at area schools and more and more people are hitting the pavement for some jogging and exercise.

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Sheriff’s Report March 28, 2011

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:19 am

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

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Pella Boys Track And Field Aiming High After Successful 2010 Season

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:00 am

The Pella Boys Track and Field program has their sights set high after a very succesful 2010 season.

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LHC A Bumpy Road For Boys Track Teams In 2011

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:00 am

As always the Little Hawkeye Conference is one of the toughest conferences in the state in any sports.

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Much Higher Goals and Expectations Now For Knoxville Boys Soccer

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5:58 am

When the Knoxville Boys Soccer program was in its infancy, the idea of a trip to the state tournament was nothing more than watching from the stands.

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Juniors and Seniors To Lead Twin Cedars Girls Track

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5:56 am

With their first track meet this Thursday, the Twin Cedars girls are getting their events coordinated and working for the start of the season.

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Melcher-Dallas Boys Track and Field Young and Hopeful

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5:54 am

Like the football team he coached this past fall, Melcher-Dallas’s Ryan Conrad is directing a young boys track and field squad.

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Joe Horman

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Funeral Services for Joe Horman, age 94 of Pella, will be held Thursday, March 31st at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Pella.

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Wilma Helen Gee

Posted: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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Funeral services for Wilma Helen Gee age 81 of Knoxville will be Thursday at 10:30 at the Williams Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Mead officiating.

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