Today’s Local News

High Winds Causing Damage in Knoxville

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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The high winds are causing some damage today in Knoxville. This tree was felled at Roche and Rock Island this afternoon, as gusts reach up to 40 mph.

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IN DEPTH: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

It’s National Healthcare Decisions Day. What’s it about, and what should we do?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Mary Jo McClain with HCI Care Services, Knoxville.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Dispatch Supervisor Martha Dykstra

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Karen Overgaard is joined by Marion County Dispatch Supervisor Martha Dykstra.

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Let’s Talk Pella with Chaplin Phil from Pella Regional and the Comfort House

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Pella, Justin Webster talks about National Healthcare Decisions Day with Chaplin Phil Strauben from Pella Regional and the Comfort House.

Marion County Under Wind Advisory This Afternoon

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 7:14 am

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind
Advisory…which is in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 6 pm
cdt this evening.

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National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Marion County

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 7:12 am

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Red Flag
Warning for extreme fire conditions…which is in effect from
Noon today to 6 pm cdt this evening. The fire weather watch is no
Longer in effect.

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Marion County Attorney Files Resistance to Gag Order in Rider Case

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Troy Rider

Troy Rider, former Knoxville High School PE teacher and football coach, has been charged with two counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee, and last month, his attorney filed a request for a gag order.

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Pella City Council Talks Upgrades Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:59 am

The Pella City Council met last night.

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Knoxville Man Arrested on Assault Charges

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:58 am

Danny Lee Shaffer

At 3:29 on the morning of March 26, a Knoxville Police Department Officer was dispatched to a home at the Wheel Estates trailer court at 1329 S. Lincoln, to a fight.

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Teachers Share Experiences with Pella School Board

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:57 am

During this week’s Pella School Board meeting, teachers who have participated in AIW, or Authentic Intellectual Work, shared their experiences with the board.

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Eight Local Students Receive Honor from Governor

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:55 am

435 high school seniors, including eight area students, will be honored Sunday April 27th at the 12th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony in Des Moines.

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Knoxville’s Young’s Park Ball Field is Getting a Makeover

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:54 am

From Home Plate

Knoxville City crews are busy changing up the ball field at Young’s Park.

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National Healthcare Decision Day

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:53 am

Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day.

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Knoxville’s HCI Hospice Care Services Offers Advanced Directive Advice

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:52 am

Mary Jo McClain, with HCI Hospice Care Services in Knoxville, tells KNIA KRLS News that making those healthcare decisions is not complicated, nor is it time-consuming.

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Trees Removed On Canal Will Be Replaced

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:51 am

Chandler Cutting Down Trees

16 trees along the Molengracht Canal were removed yesterday afternoon by the Pella Parks Department.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Report – Wednesday, April 16

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:15 am

On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 42 calls for service including but not limited to one domestic, one pursuit, two vehicle unlock, four controlled burn, one dog, one debris in roadway, three return phone calls, two criminal mischief, three follow up, one parking complaint, two information, three reckless driver, one alarm, one juvenile, five paper service, five wanted persons, one motorist assist, one livestock, one suspicious person, one assist, and one accident with injuries.

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IN DEPTH: Character Counts in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Character Counts is having an event in Pella. What’s happening, and why does character count?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Dr. Lowell Ernst, Director of K-12 Instruction for the Pella Community School District, and Kurt Faler and Brandon Burrell, with Central College.

Let’s Talk Pella with the Tulip Time Steering Committee

Posted: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Pella, Justin Webster talks with Tulip Time Steering Committee members Susan Canfield and Amy Van Haaften.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Pastor Andrew Schmidt, Good Friday Services

Posted: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Karen Overgaard is joined by Andrew Schmidt, Pastor of Celebrate Community Church.

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Bussey Couple Arrested On Burglary, Theft Charges

Posted: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7:35 am

Mandy Lynn Reed Randall Craig Reed

Two Bussey residents were arrested Saturday.

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