Archive for June, 2012

Ag in the City Starts Tonight In Downtown Knoxville

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The four Iowa House and Senate candidates will be among the featured guests tonight as Ag in the City kicks off in Knoxville.

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Leighton Celebrates Independence Day

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Leighton will celebrate the 4th of July on Friday. Celebrations start with games from the Girl Scouts at 5pm at the Ebenezer Church.

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Civil War Reenactment Will Show Key Part of Iowa’s Past

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A group of historians from across Iowa will brave the 90 degree temperatures with two layers of wool as a Civil War reenactment visits Auld Park Saturday.

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Car Temperatures During Heat Wave

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

With the oppressive heat this week, one of the most important things Doug Polking, Pella Ambulance Director, is reminding people of, is that you should not leave children or pets in cars.

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Well-Received Balloon Artist Returns to Knoxville Public Library Today

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Knoxville Public Library is welcoming an balloon artist in Friday morning as part of their summer reading program.

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Child Only Insurance Policies Open Sunday

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:23 am

One aspect of the health care reforms that can be seen now is guaranteed issue child only health care options.

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Pleasantvile FFA Alumni to Hold Open House of New Teaching Farm

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Pleasantville FFA Alumni will be holding an open house next week for their new Ag/FFA Teaching Farm, located south of the golf course on Business Highway 5.

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Unusual Sight on Lake Red Rock Sand Bars

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am

You may have noticed that the sand bars on the west side of Lake Red Rock are covered in grass.

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Sheriff’s Report – June 29, 2012

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:15 am

June 29th, 2012

IN THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 96 PHONE CALLS, AND 11 911 CALLS,

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VandeWeerdhof Blast, Panther Miscues Key in Pella Christian’s 11-1 Win at Knoxville

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:03 am

A six-run first inning by Pella Christian set the tone for the Lady Eagles in an 11-1, five-inning win at Knoxville Thursday night.

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Pella Rally Comes Up Short at Saydel; Up Next – Knoxville

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:02 am

Pella High managed to dig their way out of an eight-run hole, but allowed Saydel the deciding run in the final inning of a 9-8 loss on the baseball diamond Thursday night in Des Moines.

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Knoxville Comeback Falls Short To ADM 10-5

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:01 am

The Knoxville Baseball Squad followed the same script as the Panthers have followed for most of the season.

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Marion County Scoreboard

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:00 am

SOFTBALL
Pella Christian – 11 Knoxville – 1 (5 innings)
PCM – 2 Jefferson-Scranton – 10 (make-up)
Melcher-Dallas – 10 Mormon Trail – 0
Twin Cedars – 5 Montezuma – 0

BASEBALL
Knoxville – 5 ADM – 10
Pella – 8 Saydel – 9
Pleasantville – 2 I-35 – 9

Sedlock Shuts Down Montezuma in Twin Cedars Victory

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 5:59 am

Freshman Mackenzie Sedlock had another strong outing in the pitching circle for the Twin Cedars softball team on Thursday night, helping the Sabers take a 5-0 win at Montezuma.

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Former Central Tight End Chosen for IHSAA Hall of Fame

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 5:56 am

Chris Coffman, a 1996 Central College graduate, has been named to the Iowa High School Athletic Association Football Hall of Fame.

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Pella Christian vs. Knoxville Softball

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Pella Christian: 11
Knoxville: 1

Final – 5 innings

Marion County Public Health Issues Heat Warning

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Kim Dorn, Director of the Marion County Health Department tells KNIA/KRLS News that
the excessive heat and humidity that we have today can cause heat related health problems.

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IN DEPTH: Why Does the Civil War Matter?

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

A Civil War reenactment is coming to Knoxville. What’s involved? Why do people participate? Why is it important to remember the Civil War?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with OJ Fargo, with the Army of the Southwest Civil War Reenactors, Creston.

Marion County PM Sports Page – Pella High Softball

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

A whirlwind regular season is rapidly closing and while the Pella High softball team is certainly looking forward to the postseason, they’ve also got their sights set on some key rivalry match-ups in the next few days. KNIA/KRLS Sports Director Eric Gotschall caught up with Lady Dutch teammates Joella Gerber, Bri Arkema and Molly Lanke on this week’s Marion County PM Sports Page program to talk about the team’s recent surge, why they look forward to playing Pella Christian, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Marion County PM Sports Page – Flip Squad Trampoline & Tumbling

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Last week several local youngsters returned to Marion County after a week-long trip to Madison, Wisconsin, where they competed the the United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association’s National Championships. The members of Flip Squad out of Knoxville joined KNIA/KRLS Sports Director Eric Gotschall on this week’s Marion County PM Sports Page program to talk about their trip, what it felt like to compete on the national stage, and why they love their sport.