Archive for December, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Thomasson

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Thomasson, age 87, of Mitchellville, will be held on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 11 am at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe.

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Sheriff’s Office Recommends Against Open Burning

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Due to high winds the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is recommending against open burning through Sunday. Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS for wind speed information as the front passes through Marion County and the surrounding area.

Knoxville Woman Arrested After Allegedly Selling Oxycodone

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:30 am

[simage=6752,200,y,left] A Knoxville woman is in Marion County Jail on $50,000 cash bond after being arrested Thursday and charged with possession and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.

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Rick Santorum Visits Marion County Again

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:29 am

[simage=6754,max,n,center,][simage=6753,max,n,center,]With the Iowa Caucuses just days away Republicans vying for the Presidential Nomination are working toward a strong finish in Iowa.

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Junior Delegates Wanted at Caucus

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:28 am

Even if you’re not eighteen, you can still caucus.

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Designated Drivers Encouraged For Party Goers

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:27 am

New years eve is often a night when people go out and party.

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Getting Kids Back Into Routines

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:26 am

With winter break winding down, it’s good to remember to start getting your children back into a daily pattern.

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Megan Hoogeveen Blood Drive A Resounding Success

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:25 am

Yesterday the blood drive to honor Megan Hoogaveen took place.

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Look Back at Last Year to Move Forward Financially

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:24 am

The New Year means New Year’s resolutions, many of which will be made financially.

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Milder Winter Not That Far From Normal Numbers

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:23 am

This winter hasn’t been that far outside of the normal for Iowa.

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Striking Out Cancer Raises $1000

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:22 am

More than $1100 was raised for the Coaches vs Cancer game during Striking Out Cancer this week.

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Financial Planning Essential To Financial Decision Making

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:21 am

2011 is wrapping up, and it has been a year with lots of financial turmoil.

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Closures In The Area To Celebrate The New Year

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:19 am

We are on the threshold of entering 2012, and places around town will be closing to observe the holiday.

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Sheriff’s Report – December 31st, 2011

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:15 am

December 31st, 2011

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THIRTY-THREE CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TEN EXTRA PATROLS, TWO PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS, THREE DOGS AT LARGE, ONE JUVENILE, ONE FOUND PROPERTY, TWO RECKLESS DRIVERS, ONE VEHICLE UNLOCK, ONE SUSPICOUS VEHICLE, ONE FRAUD REPORT, ONE INCOMPLETE 911 CALL, ONE REPORT OF SHOTS HEARD, FIVE ATTEMPTS AT PAPER SERVICE, ONE VEHICLE ESCORT, ASSISTED AN OUTSIDE AGENCY AND RETURNED TWO PHONE CALLS.

THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING TWENTY-ONE SUBJECTS.

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS NOBODY WAS BOOKED INTO THE MARION COUNTY JAIL.

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

Pella Christian Girls Coach Looking Forward to Upcoming Challenges

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am

Winners of five straight games before the holiday break, the Pella Christian girls basketball team will return to competition in about a week.

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2 Panthers; 2 Mustangs Ranked Among The Predicament’s Top 10

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am

The latest individual and team wrestling rankings have been released by The Predicament.

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Pella Boys Basketball Concentrating on Strong Finishes to Games

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am

At the onset of the season, Pella High boys basketball coach Mark Core said the five players on the floor for the Little Dutch at the end of a game was far more significant than the first five out for the beginning of a game.  

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PCM Boys Have Improvements to Make to be a Championship-Caliber Squad

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 5:59 am

It’s often said that “defense wins championships,” and if the PCM boys basketball team wants to be the last Class 2A team standing at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in March, it will likely take an improvement on defense to accomplish that goal.

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Twin Cedars Girls Basketball Hopes to Continue Steady Offensive Output

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 5:58 am

A blend of balance and consistency at the offensive end has helped the Twin Cedars girls basketball team get their season off to a strong start.  

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Mervin Schaffer

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

There are no funeral services planned for Mervin Schaffer, age 78, of Lacona. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League or Humane Society. Pierschbacher Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.