Archive for February, 2012

Hitch System

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am

FOR SALE: hitch system…please call 515-202-7883.

Leighton GEMS To Host A Suop Supper

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 8:40 am

The Leighton GEMS and Cadets are having a soup supper Wednesday at the Leighton CRC.

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St. Patrick’s Potato Supper

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 8:37 am

The Bussey United Methodist Church will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Bakes Potato Supper on Thursday March 15th from 5-7pm.

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Richard McDonald

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 7:47 am

Funeral services for Richard McDonald, age 85, will be held on Wednesday, February 29th at 10:30am at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton.

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Cobbins Trial Continues This Week

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:30 am

[simage=5136,200,y,left] The murder trial for Terry Cobbins, Jr. continues this week in Marion County District Court.

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Pella School Board Meets Today

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:29 am

The Pella School Board will meet Monday for their regular meeting.

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Heartsill Event Draws Large Crowd

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Around 250 people gathered at Dyer-Hudson Hall Saturday night in support of Iowa House Republican Candidate Greg Heartsill.

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Pella Christian Girls Basketball Team Headed To State

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:27 am

The Pella Christian Girls Basketball Team is headed to the state tournament Tuesday.

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Public Hearing for City Budget is Next Week

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A public hearing on the proposed Knoxville City Budget will take place next Monday, March 5th.

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Knoxville School Board to Discuss Auditorium Construction Issues

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The Knoxville School Board will discuss construction issues with the auditorium project during their regular meeting tomorrow afternoon.

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Blake Van Vark Remembered In Daylong Event

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

[simage=7122,max,n,center,]On Saturday the Pella Pizza Ranch held an event in memory of Blake Van Vark.

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Central College Hosting Helping Hands For Haiti Speaker Today

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:23 am

On Monday Central College is hosting a speaker being presented by Helping Hands for Haiti.

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Supervisors to Discuss Alarm System This Morning

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Marion County Board of Supervisors will discuss long term fire alarm solutions in County buildings with a Racom representative during their regular meeting today.

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Pella Chamber Hosts Tech Tip Session

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:21 am

Techie Tuesday is upon us again.

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Sheriff’s Report – February 27, 2012

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:15 am

February 27th, 2012

IN THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 66 PHONE CALLS, AND 6 911 CALLS,

IN THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO TWENTY TWO CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SEVEN EXTRA PATROLS, TWO RETURN PHONE CALLS, ONE REPORT OF HARASSMENT, ONE REPORT OF ATV’S, ONE REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE, SIX ATTEMPTS AT PAPER SERVICE, ONE FOLLOW UP, ONE MOTORIST ASSIST, ONE ANIMAL CARCASS, AND ONE SUSPICIOUS ODOR.

THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING THIRTY SUBJECTS,

IN THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THREE PEOPLE BOOKED INTO THE MARION COUNTY JAIL.

CHEEK,ANDREA MARIE SUPPLY ALCOHOL TO MINOR
OPEN CONTAINER PASSENGER

DUSTIN,KELSEY NICOLE OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED
POSSESS ALCOHOL UNDER AGE

LAW,JOSHUA THOMAS ARREST WARRANT

(SRG)

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

History Repeats! PCM Boys Again Hold Off West Marshall in Thrilling 48-47 Victory

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:02 am

The PCM boys withstood a furious West Marshall charge in the second half to hold on for a 48-47 win Saturday night and defeat the Trojans in the Class 2A Substate Finals for the second straight season.  

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Experience Should Help PC Girls Stay Focused in This Year’s State Tourney, says Senior

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:01 am

While talent and teamwork are certainly key elements of a state championship-caliber team, leadership and experience also factor in heavily as to which remaining squad gets to hoist the championship trophy at the end of tournament week.

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Weekly Pella Police Report – 02/19/12 to 02/25/12

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Pella Police Department Weekly Police Report
02/19/12 to 02/25/12

During the week of February 19, 2012 to February 25, 2012, the Pella Police Department
received 110 calls for service, issued 25 citations, 37 warnings, 21 parking tickets and arrested 4
people resulting in 4 charges.

COMMUNICATION CENTER WEEKLY STATS

During the week of February 19, 2012 to February 25, 2012, the communications center fielded
230 telephone calls, assisted 37 people at the window, and fielded 32 incoming calls on the 911
system.

ARRESTS
• On 02/19/12 Marcus A. Dearborn, 25, of Pella was charged with O.W.I. Marcus was
incarcerated for the night.
• On 02/19/12 Angela D. Vaneck, 31, of Pleasantville was charged with driving while
suspended. Angela was cited and released with a court date set for her appearance.
• On 02/20/12 a juvenile from Pella was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal
age. The juvenile was cited and released to his parents.
• On 02/22/12 Derek L. Blanchard, 23, of Pella was charged with public intoxication.
Derek was incarcerated for the night.

TRAINING

Officer Matt Huston and Lieutenant Paul Haase conducted two training sessions at the Pella
Christian High School on 01/25/12 and 02/01/12. The officers discussed internet safety and
the dangers associated with improper use of cell phones and other social media. The officers
presented to the 9th-12th grade classes.

Officer Orr conducted a Child Safety Seat class for the Pella Regional Health Center Prenatal
Class on 01/31/12. Officer Orr inspected and assisted with installing child seats for the expecting
parents. The class covered different types of seats and how they are to be used, vehicle safety
equipment and how the equipment works with child seats. Officer Orr also spoke about vehicle
crashes and the importance of child safety seat use.

Pella High’s Regan Cooper Provided Leadership On and Off the Court this Season

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Following a strong 2010-11 campaign that saw nearly every player with significant experience graduate, there were a lot of unknowns facing the Pella High girls basketball team when this past season began.

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Marion County Team Plans to Use Monday’s Girls State Tournament as Learning, Motivational Experience

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 5:58 am

The Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament opens this morning in Des Moines, and one of our local teams will be in attendance – not to play, but to try and learn what it takes to be one of the final eight teams standing in all of Class 1A.

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