Today’s Local News

Marion County Court Finds No Extrajudicial Comments Have Been Made

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The Marion County court today affirmed the motion by Troy Rider’s attorney that no extrajudicial comments may be made in the case where he’s charged with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee.

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IN DEPTH: Marion County Grows and Prospers

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The data are in. Marion County is a great place to work and live, and our business and community leaders are working hard to make it even better.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Carla Eysink, with the Marion County Development Commission.

Let’s Talk Pella with Jim Hibma

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Pella, Justin Webster talks with Director of Crossroads in Pella, Jim Hibma, about the 21st annual Klompen Classic.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Dylan Morse, Grand Theater Foundation

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Karen Overgaard is joined by Grand Theater Foundation President Dylan Morse.

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Knoxville Crews Dispatched to Grass Fire This Morning

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 11:30 am

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At approximately 10:45 this morning, crews were dispatched to an out of control grass fire at 1380 118th Place, Knoxville.

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Knoxville’s SSMID has $42,000 Available for Downtown Business Improvements

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Knoxville Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District program (SSMID) provides funds for downtown Knoxville property owners to help improve facades of participating businesses.

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Pella Community Gets Great Rate on Bonds Sold

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:59 am

The Pella Community School District discussed a bond sale during this weeks board meeting.

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Knoxville School Board Discusses Tennis Courts at Young’s Park

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:58 am

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The deteriorating tennis courts at Young’s Park were discussed at this week’s Knoxville School Board meeting.

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Marion County Community Foundation Looking for Applicants

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:57 am

Mary Van Zante, President of the Marion County Community Foundation, tells KNIA/KRLS that their deadline for grant requests is this Monday the 21st.

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Knoxville Raceway Will Host Weekend of Wheels Show & Shine Saturday

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:56 am

This Saturday, prior to opening night at Knoxville Raceway, the Weekend of Wheels Show and Shine car show will feature classic rods and custom cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.

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Pella Corporation Honored Yesterday

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:55 am

Yesterday, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Healthiest State Initiative recognized Pella Corporation, as well as schools, other businesses, individuals, colleges, and universities leading Iowa’s charge in advancing well-being during the Healthy Iowa Awards ceremony.

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Knoxville FFA & Motor Inn Partner in “Drive for Your School” Event

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville FFA chapter will get a boost from Motor Inn of Knoxville this weekend.

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Dutch Baking Contest

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Tulip Time Steering Committee will be holding their annual Dutch Baking Contest Monday April 28th.

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Pleasantville FFA Hosts Farm Safety Day for 4th Graders

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:52 am

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The Pleasantville FFA Farm Safety day was held this week, and FFA Reporter Rebecca Colboth says that the chapter invites 4th graders to the livestock farm that is owned by the chapter.

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Tulip Time City Worship

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:51 am

A popular event that follows the annual flower festival in Pella is the Tulip Time City Worship, which will be held on Sunday May 4th this year.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, April 18

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 5:15 am

On Thursday, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 52 calls for service including but not limited to 17 paper service, 11 control burns, three grass fires, three extra patrol, three return calls, two motorist assist, two suspicious vehicles, one suspicious person, one assist other agency, one illegal dump, one vehicle fire, one follow-up, one transport, one wanted person, one vehicle unlock and three other calls for service.

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IN DEPTH: High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project

Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Do you wear your seatbelt? If not, it’s time to start. The High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project has arrived in Marion County.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Sheriff Jason Sandholt, Lt. Brad Pollard with the Iowa State Patrol, and Patrick Hoye and Randy Hunefeld with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, Des Moines.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Jan Sieren, Marion County Pony Express

Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Karen Overgaard visits with Jan Sieren with the Marion/Jasper County Pony Express.

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Let’s Talk Pella with Mary Van Zante

Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Pella, Justin Webster talks with Mary Van Zante with the Marion County Community Foundation.

Knoxville Raceway Bill Passes House 78-15

Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 6:01 am

State Representative Greg Heartsill tells KNIA KRLS News that the bill that would allow a state tax break of up to $2 million to help pay for a major expansion project at the Knoxville Raceway passed the House yesterday, by a vote of 78-15.

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