Archive for March, 2013

Margaret Van Wyk

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11:55 am

Funeral services for Margaret Van Wyk, age 97 of Prairie City, will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:30 am at First Reformed Church in Prairie City, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery.

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Cynthia “Cindy” Hopkins

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 10:03 am

Memorial services for Cynthia Marie “Cindy” Hopkins, age 52 of rural Knoxville, will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:00 am at the Celebrate Community Church in Knoxville.

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Man Charged in Knoxville with Burglary, Domestic Abuse

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:30 am

A Lovilla man is in the Marion County Jail after allegedly attempting to break into his ex-girlfriend’s home yesterday morning.

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SE Iowa Back to Normal Moisture Levels

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:29 am

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More of the county has fallen back into the moderate drought designation after all but the far north of the county was listed as only abnormally dry last week.

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Farm Pond Workshop Series Starts Today

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:28 am

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The Marion County Extension Office is starting their spring workshop series today with a focus on farm ponds.

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Hearthstone to Break Ground on New Facility

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Hearthstone will hold a groundbreaking for their new $20 million facility being built on North Main Street in Pella.

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Pony Express Riders to Ride This Morning for Camp Sunnyside

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Pony Express Riders will be riding through Knoxville today as part of their annual fundraiser for Camp Sunnyside.

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Central to Host iExploreSTEM Festival

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Central College will soon host an event that highlights STEM, a statewide program that focuses on engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Easter Egg Hunts Scheduled for Today Across County

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A number of Easter Egg hunts have been scheduled in Marion County for today.

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Reorganization in Central’s Advancement Deparment

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Central College has undergone a reorganization of some of their staff after the recent appointment of Bill Northup as Vice President of Advancement.

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Disney World Trip on the Line During Bingo Games Today

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

KNIA/KRLS’s Radioactive Bingo finale takes place this morning.

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Gene Van Wyk Run Today

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The 6th Annual Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run will be held Saturday.

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Sheriff’s Report – March 30, 2013

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:15 am

MARCH 30, 2013

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED: 118 CALLS, 9 911 CALLS

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Pella Boys’ Track Runs Away in Meet Number Two

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:00 am

The Pella High boys’ track and field team had a resounding win in Winterset on Friday, conquering the competition and beating second place Norwalk by 88.

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Personal Records not the Goal for Dingeman This Year

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian head boys’ golf coach, Jim Dingeman, has a strong core of guys returning this season.

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2013 Could Be Entertaining Season At Knoxville Raceway

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 5:59 am

It is just a couple of weeks before the Knoxville Raceway season opener.

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Teamwork Strong for Melcher-Dallas Golf Teams

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 5:58 am

Having the daunting task of coaching both the boys’ and girls’ golf teams at Melcher-Dallas, Dennis Rowley, in his few years as head coach, has had no problem with the “coach-to-athlete” ratio.

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Dutch Baseball Will Try One More Time this Morning to Get on the Field

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 5:57 am

Their games last weekend being postponed, and then again their contest against Grinnell on Thursday being postponed due to the field not being ready, the Central baseball team will hope they can finally lace up their cleats for a pair of seven inning games against visiting Lawrence College out of Wisconsin.

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Dutch Women Record Dramatic, Not-So-Dramatic Doubleheader Sweep

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 5:57 am

The heroics of Central softball first baseman, Katie Canney propelled the Dutch to a two-game sweep of visiting St. Scholastica at neutral site Oskaloosa on Friday.

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Sheriff Urges Caution with Controlled Burns

Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholt urges caution should you choose to burn outside this weekend, and please call in all controlled burns to the Sheriff’s Office so area fire departments are not called out unnecessarily.