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January 28th Knoxville PD Report

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 8:30 am

The following criminal, traffic or civil charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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January 28th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED 66 CALLS, AND 6 911 CALLS.

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2015-16 School Calendar, Late Monday Start Approved by Knoxville School Board

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6:00 am

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The Knoxville School Board unanimously approved their 2015-2016 calendar which will include a two-hour late start on Mondays.

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Marion County Sees Overall Decline in Unemployment Rate Since 2013

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Marion County ended the year with a slight increase in the unemployment rate, according to data released by Iowa Workforce Development.

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Several Knoxville Households Affected by Water Main Break

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:58 am

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Approximately 30 residents have been affected by a water main break in Knoxville.

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Pella City Council to Hold Special Sessions for Budget Plans Next Month

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:57 am

The Pella City Council is holding a pair of public workshops on Monday, February 9th and Thursday, February 12th at 6 p.m. to tackle the next fiscal year’s budget.

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Grassley Satisfied with Speakers at Iowa Freedom Summit

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:56 am

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Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was impressed with the speakers at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines this past weekend.

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Area Hospitals Encourage Marion County Residents to Donate Blood

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Blood Drive Needs

Area blood banks are encouraging those who can give blood to do so due to critically low blood supplies.

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Services to Replace Bridge West of Swan Approved by Marion County Board of Supervisors

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:54 am

On Tuesday, the Marion County Board of Supervisors approved agreements on preliminary engineering and design services to replace to the Coolidge Street bridge west of Swan.

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Pella and Pella Christian to Hold All City Speech Event Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:53 am

The Pella and Pella Christian High School speech students will come together for the annual city-wide speech night.

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Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Earns Grant to Help Fund Three Projects

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County was recently awarded a USDA Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant of more than $20,000.

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Central College to Feature International Music at Concert Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:51 am

Music from around the world will be featured at Central College this evening.

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IN DEPTH: Public Safety Volunteers 2; Emergency Management

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

How many public safety volunteers are there in Marion County? Why do they do what they do, and what are some of the challenges they face? In the second part of a ten part in depth series on public safety volunteers, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeff Anderson.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Legislative Session Update with Rep. Greg Heartsill

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we’re joined by District 28 Representative Greg Heartsill to talk about SSA, bills he’s proposed in the Iowa House, and look at the week ahead in the state legislature.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Legislative Session Week Two

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

State Senator Ken Rozenboom provides an update about week number two in the Iowa Legislative Session.

Water Main Break Affects Several Knoxville Homes

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 10:23 am

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Approximately 30 residents have been affected by a water main break in Knoxville.

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January 27th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED 96 CALLS, AND 6 911 CALLS.

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Proposed Heartsill Bill Would Assist Law Enforcement Agencies with Abductions

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 6:00 am
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Greg Heartsill

District 28 State Representative Greg Heartsill has submitted a bill in the Iowa House to help law enforcement officials with abductions.

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Rozenboom Says School Calendars Should Be a Local Issue

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 5:59 am

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State Senator Ken Rozenboom says work continues at the subcommittee level this week in the Iowa Senate, but so far, no major bills have been introduced or debated on.

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Marion County Environmental Health Urges Radon Testing

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 5:58 am

It’s National Radon Awareness Month and Marion County Environmental Health Program Manager Cory Frank says it’s important people understand why it’s important to test for radon.

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