Archive for August, 2011

Leadership Red Rock Applications Open

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Marion County Development Commission is now accepting applications for Leadership Red Rock 2011-2012.

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Iowa Author Shares Experience Writing About Iowans

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:27 am

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Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack spoke in Pella Tuesday.

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Serve Our Youth Begins New Mentoring Program

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Serve Our Youth is now offering mentoring to students at Pella Middle School.

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Ken Locke Stadium Cleanup This Afternoon

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:24 am

The Knoxville Alumni Association and Save Our Stadium committee are seeking volunteers to help with a cleanup of Ken Locke Stadium Wednesday afternoon.

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Items Needed For Dutch Flea Market

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:23 am

The Pella Historical Society will have a Dutch Flea market during the Fall Festival this year.

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Broadcast Agencies Important in Weather Emergencies

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:22 am

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in an interview last week that your local radio stations and other local broadcast outlets are the best source for information in during weather emergencies, something that local emergency officials agree with.

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Central Names New Director of Admissions

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:21 am

Central College has announced a new Director of Admissions.

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Sheriff’s Report – August 31, 2011

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:15 am

August 31, 2011

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 116 TOTAL PHONE CALLS INCLUDING 10 (ten) 911 CALLS AND 4 (four) INCOMPLETE OR ABANDON 911 CALLS.

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 25 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO 4 REQUEST FOR EXTRA PATROL, 3 REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES, 1 CIVIL, 2 MOTORIST ASSIST, 2 RECKLESS DRIVERS, 11 PAPER SERVICE, 1 REPORT OF HARASSMENT AND 1 REPORT OF LIVESTOCK IN THE ROADWAY.

THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING NINETEEN SUBJECTS.

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS ONE SUBJECT WAS BOOKED INTO THE MARION COUNTY JAIL.

SAGE, DILLON CHARLES LEE ARREST WARRANT

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AS WITH ANY CRIMINAL CASE, A CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION AND A DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Pella Volleyball Swept in Quad

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am

Hosting three very skilled programs in the region, the Pella volleyball team found themselves not quite able to get over the hump in a number of games in Tuesday night’s quad.

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PCM Takes Down Carlisle In Volleyball

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am

The P-C-M Volleyball Squad took care of Carlisle last night 3-1.

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Quality Athletes, Work Ethic Will Lead Little Dutch to Week Two Improvements, says Football Coach

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:59 am

Though a 41-14 loss to Newton was certainly not the start to the season that the Pella High football team was hoping for, the Little Dutch have returned to practice this week refocused and intent upon proving that they are a better team than one game would indicate.

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Knoxville And Pella Cross Country Teams Must Wait Until Saturday To Start Their Seasons

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:59 am

The Knoxville and Pella Cross Country Squads were scheduled to run at the Southeast Polk Invitational yesterday, however morning and early afternoon rains cancelled the event.

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Belief in Team Success Unwavering at Pella Christian, Despite Week One Loss

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:59 am

The Pella Christian football team is determined to not let one bad game sink their season.

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Local Football Program Remains in Radio Iowa Poll

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:58 am

The PCM football team holds steady to its spot in the Class 2A rankings in the latest Radio Iowa Poll.

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Knoxville And Pella A Match Up Of Two Teams Looking To Correct Week 1 Problems

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:58 am

The Knoxville Football Squad is busy preparing for rival Pella this week.

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Saints Hope For A Repeat Of Running Game This Friday

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 5:56 am

While it is early, the Melcher-Dallas Saints may have found their running game in the form of Trent Flescher.

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Betty Billingsley

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Funeral services for Betty M. (Watters) Billingsley, age 86, formerly of Knoxville and Prairie City, will be held on Friday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville.

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Autumn Studio Tour

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Title: Autumn Studio Tour
Location: Pella
Description: Red Red Arts Alliance Presents the 5th Annual Free Self-Guided Autumn Studio Tour Saturday October 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Sunday October 9th 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information please call 641-828-6830 or 641-628-1960.
Start Date: 2011-10-08
End Date: 2011-10-09

Buffalo Days at Neal Smith

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Title: Buffalo Days at Neal Smith
Location: Knoxville
Description: In honor of Public Lands Day, the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is in need of volunteer to help with stewardship projects on Saturday September 24th from 9am-3pm. Pre-registration is required by calling 515-994-3400.
Date: 2011-09-24

Monarch Madness At Neal Smith

Posted: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Title: Monarch Madness At Neal Smith
Location: Prairie City
Description: The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to assist the staff in capturing and tagging Monarch Butterflies. Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants. Please call 515-994-3400 to register.
Date: 2011-09-10