Today’s Local News

Marion County BOS Asked For More Funds For “Expand The Dream”

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:54 am

The Marion County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday and took under advisement a proposal by Bob Baker with the National Sprint Car Hall Hall of Fame and Museum to increase the county contribution to their “Expand the Dream” expansion project.

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Pella Community School District to Receive Bids for Lincoln Project This Month

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Pella School Board will be receiving bids soon for a new elementary school facility.

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Vermeer Corporation Holding Grand Opening Next Week for New Child Care Facility

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:51 am

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Vermeer Corporation is celebrating the grand opening of a new child care facility in Pella next week.

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Road Closures in Marion County

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Weather Related Road Closings:
Kennedy Street (W of S71)
Beardsley St (W of 40th and between 190th and 200th)
200th (N of Beardsley)
115th (S of G40)
78th Ave (S of Vermont)
Utah St (E of 80th Ave)
108th Pl (S of Perry Street)
130th Pl (E of Hwy 14)
135th Pl (S of Oregon)
Quebec (E of 30th)
20th Pl (S of Rutledge)
1600-1700 block of 150th Plc
Rutledge St (W of Hwy 14)
Elk Horn Dr. (S of Dubuque)
Dubuque Dr from 140th to 160th
160th (N of Dubuque)
County Line (W of 200th)

IN DEPTH: Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Taha

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture was at the Marion County Democratic picnic and pie auction on Sunday.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Sherrie Taha, of Des Moines.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – School Board Info With Superintendent Cassi Murra

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we hear from Knoxville School Superintendent Cassi Murra to talk about the latest school board meeting.

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September 10th Knoxville PD Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:37 am

The following is a press release courtesy of the Knoxville Police Department:

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Tour Of Southeast Marion County Being Put On By Rural History Buffs Monday

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:19 am

Rural History Buffs of Marion County Iowa

The Rural History Buffs of Marion County are offering a tour of the southeastern part of the county.

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September 10th Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:27 am

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED: 120 CALLS, 9 911 CALLS

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Heavy Rainfall Saturates Most of Marion County, Cooler Weather Expected Thursday and Friday

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Downpour after downpour pummeled Marion County and most of southern Iowa Tuesday night and this morning.

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English Creek and Whitebreast over their Banks

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:10 am

Whitebreast

English Creek

As of 6AM, two rivers in the area were over their banks. English Creek south of Knoxville and Whitebreast near Melcher-Dallas were both three feet over their banks.

Pella Historical Society Releases 2013-2014 Annual Report

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:59 am

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Pella Historical Society recently released their annual report for 2013-14.

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Alarm Malfunction Leads To Evacuation Of Knoxville High School

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:58 am

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The Knoxville High School was evacuated yesterday morning at approximately 9:30 after a fire alarm in the metal shop was activated.

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Sewer Smoke Testing Taking Place in Pella This Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:57 am

Sewer Testing Map

The City of Pella will be conducting special tests to pinpoint what is needed to be repaired in the sanitary sewer system.

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Knoxville To Show Cy-Hawk Spirit During RVTV

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:56 am

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RVTV is rolling into Knoxville!

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Home School Parents Can Contact Pella Schools for Annual Assessment

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:55 am

Parents of home school students in Pella need to notify Pella Community Schools if they want their children to take the annual Iowa Assessment Test at Pella Schools.

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C-Plan Approved By Knoxville School Board

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville School Board approved the district’s Comprehensive Plan, or C-Plan, during their regular bi monthly meeting Monday.

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Pella Dollars for Scholars Seeking General Fund Donations

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:53 am

September marks the beginning of a fundraising effort for an organization that provides scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.

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Picnic & Pie Action Shows That Marion County Democrats Are Active

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:52 am
Candidate Megan Suhr

Candidate Megan Suhr

The Marion County Democrats held their annual picnic and pie auction this weekend.

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Dirty Wooden Shoe Bike Races Take Riders Through Rough Courses

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:51 am

Area bicyclists looking to get a few more rides in before summer officially winds down will have a chance to enter a unique race this weekend.

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