Today’s Local News

Knoxville Superintendent Cassi Murra Calls for More State Funding for Public Schools

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Cassandra Murra

Knoxville Superintendent Cassi Murra has shared the following letter she has written to Iowa House District 28 Representative Greg Heartsill, asking for increased funding for our public schools. Below is the full text of the letter.

Dear Representative Heartsill:

Please consider supporting our public schools in the same manner in which you advocate for our veterans, farmers, and under-privileged! Our CHILDREN need you to be a leader in your party and insist that our public schools get an increase in State Supplemental Aid that at least covers the simple cost of inflation–the rising cost of daily living. Offering up a 1.25% increase is quite simply disheartening and discouraging.

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IN DEPTH: Invent Iowa at Northstar Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

How are some Northstar Elementary students using their creativity?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Tony Roozeboom, teacher, and some of the fifth grade students with exhibits for the 2015 Invent Iowa competition.

Let’s Talk Pella – Eye Health Care Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Dr. Kevin Jones with Family Eye Care Center in Pella discusses the importance of annual eye exams and some of the services his office provides.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – FAFSA with Counselors Carolyn Jones & Doug Hatch

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we’re joined by Knoxville Community School District Professional School Counselors Carolyn Jones and Doug Hatch to talk about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program.

January 20th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 88 PHONE CALLS INCLUDING NINE 911 CALLS.

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Authorities Capture Chariton Shooting Suspect in Missouri

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 6:00 am

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The suspect in a Chariton shooting has been captured in Missouri after a four day search.

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Pella Police Arrest Four Juveniles in Connect to Thefts

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:59 am

The Pella Police Department has detained four juveniles in connection to thefts reported by a Pella business.

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Sewer Project to be Discussed by Marion County Board of Supervisors Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:58 am

BOS Pershing-Attica Sewer Project

The Marion County Board of Supervisors will discuss the Attica-Pershing Sewer Project during another special session Tuesday today.

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Pella City Council to Hold Final Electric Rate Increase Ordinance Reading Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:57 am

The Pella City Council will review an increase of electric rates at their meeting tonight.

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Marion County Emergency Management Encourages Haz Mat Safety at Home

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:56 am

Governor Terry Branstad has declared this week Hazardous Materials Awareness Week in Iowa.

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Pella Chamber of Commerce Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Pella Chamber Hall of Fame Excellence Awards.

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Loebsack Tells Pleasantville Firefighters About Proposed Tax Deduction Legislation

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:54 am

Loebsack in P-ville

During a visit to the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department last week, Congressman Dave Loebsack talked to first responders about legislation he’s supporting that would provide them with tax deductions.

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Local Optometrist Recommends Annual Eye Checkups to Catch Hidden Symptoms

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:53 am

January is Eye Health Care Awareness month.

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Northstar Students Participate in Invent Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Fourth and fifth grade students from Northstar Elementary recently participated in the annual Invent Iowa event. It’s a program that encourages kids to take a real-life problem and invent a way to fix it.

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Central Hosting Education Sessions as Part of Geisler Penquite Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:51 am

Central College will host the 2015 Geisler Penquite Foundation Speakers, featuring sessions focused on education.

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IN DEPTH: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Visit to Pella

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Today is our national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. In 1967, he spoke at Central College. For those who were in the audience, it seems like yesterday. In a program first heard in 2009, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Barb Butler and Rich Glendening, Pella.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Legislative Session Update with State Senator Amy Sinclair

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we’re joined by District 14 State Senator Amy Sinclair to get an update on the 2015 Iowa Legislative Session.

Let’s Talk Pella – Legislative Session Week One Recap

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

State Representative Guy Vander Linden recaps the first week of the 2015 Iowa Legislative Session.

Chariton Shooting Victim Remains in Critical Condition, Suspect Still At Large

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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The victim of a shooting in Chariton remains in critical condition as authorities continue to search for the man they believe shot her.

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January 19th Knoxville PD Report

Posted: Monday, January 19th, 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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