Archive for January, 2012

Sheriff’s Report – January 30, 2012

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am

January 30, 2012

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 86 TOTAL PHONE CALLS INCLUDING 11 911 CALLS.

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 19 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ONE PARKING COMPLAINT, TWO DOMESTICS, ONE DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY, TWO CONTROLLED BURNS, ONE JUVENILE, TWO RECKLESS DRIVERS, ONE GRASS FIRE, ONE SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, ONE BURGLARY, ONE LIVESTOCK IN THE ROADWAY, ONE PROPERTY DAMAGE ONLY ACCIDENT, ONE RETURN PHONE CALL, ONE DISTURBING THE PEACE, TWO EXTRA PATROLS AND ONE OTHER CALL FOR SERVICE.

THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 24 SUBJECTS.

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FOUR SUBJECTS WERE BOOKED INTO THE MARION COUNTY JAIL.

COLLINS, CODY JAMES OWI 1ST

FOLEY, FRANK WILLIAM OWI 1ST

PARKER, JAMES WILLIAM DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSAULT

CARMONA, CHRISTIAN DIAZ DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSAULT.

(MD)

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

PC Girls Claim 56-46 Win at Eddyville-Blakesburg

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am

A strong offensive effort in the first half led the Pella Christian girls to their fifth straight win on Saturday, as the Lady Eagles picked up a 56-46 road win over Eddyville-Blakesburg.  

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Knoxville Wrestlers 3rd At Fairfield Meet

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Wresting Squad finished third at the Fairfield Meet Saturday with a total of 126.5 points.

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Pella High Basketball Teams Swept by Dallas Center-Grimes

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am

The first of a pair of back-to-back non-conference doubleheaders left the Pella High basketball teams with a pair of home losses, as Dallas Center-Grimes defeated the Pella High girls 42-35 on Saturday afternoon, and the Mustang boys downed the Little Dutch 54-41.  

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Steady Defense, Smoother Offense Among Concentrations Right Now for PC Boys Basketball

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:59 am

Following a rough stretch earlier this month that included losses to Pella High, Norwalk, Des Moines Christian and Grinnell in a relatively short span of time, the Pella Christian boys basketball team is hoping that a 19-point win at Gilbert in their last outing will help return the team to its winning ways.

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Twin Cedars Basketball Teams Ready to Return to Competition Tuesday

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:58 am

It’s been nearly a week since the last time the Twin Cedars varsity basketball teams faced another opponent, and the Sabers are anxious to try and build on some recent success this coming Tuesday.

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New Found Confidence Has Knoxville Girls Looking Forward To Oskaloosa

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:58 am

With some new found confidence after a two-game winning streak…the Knoxville girls basketball squad will take that streak and put on the line tomorrow night against Oskaloosa.

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Local Girls Teams Stay in Position in IGHSAU Basketball Rankings

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:57 am

Pella Christian remains the lone Marion County-area girls basketball team in the latest rankings, released this past week by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

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Central Basketball Teams Handed Two Hard-Fought Losses in Storm Lake

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 5:56 am

Three players reached double digits but the Central College women’s basketball team couldn’t find an answer for Buena Vista University in a 66-56 Iowa Conference defeat Saturday.

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John H. Vandevoort

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Funeral services for John H. Vandevoort, age 91, of Pella will be Saturday, February 4th, 2012, at 2 pm at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Pella.

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Knoxville Chamber Banquet a Success

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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Approximately 175 people attended the 52nd Annual Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Saturday evening.

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Heartsill Hosting BBQ Dinner Next Month

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am

[simage=6088,200,y,left] Republican Iowa House Candidate Greg Heartsill will be hosting an event with guest speaker Bill Salier next month.

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Ice Fishing Safety Important With Temperature Swings

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:29 am

Ice fisherman have been on and off Lake Red Rock over the last several weeks as temperatures have dropped.

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Humane Society Kicks Off Membership Drive

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Marion County Humane Society is kicking off their 2012 membership drive.

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Special City Council Meeting On Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:27 am

The Pella City Council will be meeting in special session on Tuesday.

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Staying Safe from Norovirus

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health is continuing to warn people about the dangers of the norovirus illness that has seen increasing outbreaks across the state.

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Central College Hosts Faculty Recital Today

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Today Anne Petrie, a vocalist and Music Professor at Central College will present her annual recital.

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Knoxville Schools Will Miss Experience of Retiring Individuals

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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12 faculty and staff members of the Knoxville School District took advantage of a retirement incentive program and will be retiring from their positions at the end of the school year.

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Pella School Board Approves 2012-13 Calendar

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Pella School Board met in regular session on Monday.

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Knoxville Man Accused of Domestic Abuse Again

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

A 41-year-old Knoxville man was arrested last week after being charged with domestic abuse assault.

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