Archive for August, 2013

Loren Davis

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Loren Davis, age 86 of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, August 30 at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

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Phyllis Willems

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Funeral services for Phyllis M. Willems, age 81 of Pella, will be held on Wednesday, September 4th at 10:30 am at the Third Reformed Church in Pella.

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Post-Conviction Hearing Ends; Decision Yet to Come

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:30 am

A convicted murderer is back in prison after a hearing this week in Marion County.

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Pheasant Numbers Declining

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:29 am

In the last five to six years, pheasant numbers in Iowa have been declining.

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Keep Checking on Elderly As Heat Wave Continues

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:28 am

We set a new record high temperature Friday afternoon.

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Pella High Makes Changes to Study Hall

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:27 am

Pella High

Pella High is changing their approach to study hall this year.

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Severe Drought Conditions Overtake County

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:26 am

The latest USDA Drought Monitor shows that Marion County is now in a severe drought.

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Theater Central Season Schedule

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:25 am

The 2013-2014 Theatre Central season will begin October 2nd with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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World Class Jazz Act to Perform in Knoxville in September

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:24 am

Tickets go on sale next week for the first professional performance at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center.

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2013 Fall Festival

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:23 am

With temperatures consistently in the mid to upper 90’s, it’s hard to believe that the Pella Historical Society and Museums 2013 Fall Festival is less than a month away.

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County Departments Donate Water to Local Schools

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

Marion County schools got some help battling the heat this week as athletic events started up.

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Union Street Players Walk of Fame

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:21 am

Birdie Down

Since 2008 the Union Street Players have been inducting their most active, and influential members into their Walk of Fame during their annual fall awards dinner.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:15 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 21 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: THREE EXTRA PATROLS, TWO TRANSPORTS, ONE SUSPICIOUS PERSON, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE CIVIL CALL, SIX RECKLESS DRIVERS, TWO DOMESTICS, ONE PAPER SERVED, ONE CALL RETURNED, ONE WARRANT SERVED, ONE JUVENILE AND ONE OTHER CALL FOR SERVICE THE MARION COUNTY JAIL IS CURRENTLY HOLDING 36 SUBJECTS.

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

HALBURN, MARTIN EDWARD POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

BANISTER, JONATHAN JOSEPH SERVED ARREST WARRANT

BROWN, MARK STEVEN SERVED ARREST WARRANT

HUNDT, EMILY MARIE OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED

DAVIDSON, TINA MARIE SERVED ARREST WARRANT

MORSE, ERIN NICKOLE THEFT IN THE 3RD DEGREE

MASON, CHARLES ROBERT PUBLIC INTOXICATION (ENHANCED) ASSAULT DISORDERLY CONDUCT

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Little Dutch Run All Over Marshalltown in Opener

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:00 am

Saying his team was quick may have been an understatement after the show Coach Jay McKinstrey’s Pella High football team put on last night in a 38 – 13 win over Marshalltown. Bryce Bortscheller got the scoring started for Pella with a 77-yard touchdown reception, followed by a pick six from Quinton Murphy that set the tone early for the Little Dutch. Pella would get the running clock going early on the Bobcats halfway through the third quarter before putting in their reserves to take over the rest of the game. Coach McKinstrey said after the game that their team’s speed can be found beyond the offensive side of the ball. Pella’s win gives them a 1 – 0 record to begin the year, and they’ll make the long trip to Washington for week number two this Friday.

Eagles Edge Hawks to Open 2013

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian started the season with a bang defeating Lynnville-Sully, the fourth ranked team in Class A 17-12 at home Friday night.

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PCM Starts Fast Then Holds On To Defeat Knoxville

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Football Squad fell to P-C-M last night 21-13 as the Mustangs busted out of the gates 21/nothing in the first 20 minutes of the game, but the Mustangs had to hold on and make a defensive play to clinch the win with less than a minute left in the game.

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Pleasantville falls in dramatic fashion

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 5:59 am

Pleasantville kicked off its 2013 football season in dramatic fashion on Friday night as the Trojans fell to the Rockets of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 27-21 in overtime.

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Sabers Wallop Saints

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 5:58 am

The “Marion County 8-Man Championship” went to Twin Cedars after they took it to rival Melcher-Dallas last night, 52 – 6.

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Central Volleyball Opens with a Split in Colorado

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 5:56 am

They had to battle back to get it, but Central’s volleyball team earned a win and a loss in their two games in Colorado Springs yesterday.

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Central Soccer Splits in Two Separate Games

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 5:56 am

Central’s women’s soccer team blanked their opponents, while the men dropped their opener yesterday in two separate cities.

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