Today’s Local News

Knoxville School Board Approves 2015-16 Calendar, Late Monday Starts

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

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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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IN DEPTH: Public Safety Volunteers 1; The Pella Fire Department

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

What’s it like to be a volunteer fireman in Pella? In the first part of a ten part in depth series on public safety volunteers, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Austin Vander Linden, Jim Zylstra, Dave Cottington, Brad Ter Louw, and Lance Van Zee with the Pella Fire Department.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Superintendent Responds to School Start Dates and Budget Proposals

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling addresses his stance on the Iowa Department of Education’s stricter early start date policy and a State Supplemental Aid proposal by the Iowa House.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – The 2015 Knoxville Coaches vs Cancer Event

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we hear from Knoxville Mayor Brian Hatch and Knoxville girls’ basketball coach and organizer Jim Uitermarkt about the 2015 Knoxville Coaches vs Cancer event and the secret contribution made by the Knoxville Cancer Relay team.

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January 26th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 49 CALLS INCLUDING 5 911 CALLS.

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Emotional, Possibly Record Breaking Night for Knoxville Coaches vs Cancer

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 6:00 am

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An emotional night of honor and celebration could turn record breaking.

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Pella to Host Coaches vs Cancer on Friday

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:59 am

Friday night will be a special evening of fundraising for a cure in Pella.

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Heartsill Hoping for Alternatives to Gas Tax Proposal

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:58 am
Greg Heartsill

Greg Heartsill

Representative Greg Heartsill says he’s encouraged by Governor Terry Branstad meeting a second time with leaders of both state houses about a proposal that could raise the gas tax as much as $.10 cents a gallon.

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Senator Rozenboom Responds to Proposed School Budget Numbers

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:57 am

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State Senator Ken Rozenboom addressed many concerns when it comes to the state education budget.

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School Calendar to be Considered at Knoxville School Board Meeting Today

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:56 am

Consideration of the 2015-2016 school calendar is on the agenda for today’s Knoxville School Board meeting.

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Pella Superintendent Says Board is Probably Not Submitting an Early School Start Date Waiver

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Many area schools will likely start on August 31st next fall, unless the Iowa Legislature says otherwise.

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Knoxville Community School District to Begin Phase I for Facilities Upgrades

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:54 am

The Knoxville Community School District will have Estes Construction begin a Phase I study of their facilities to see what upgrades are needed.

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Pella Christian Celebrates Homecoming

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:53 am

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Pella Christian High School announced their 2015 Homecoming queen and king at a ceremony on Friday.

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Bridge Replacement to be Discussed by Marion County Board of Supervisors

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:52 am

Agreements on preliminary engineering and design services to replace to Coolidge Street bridge west of Swan will be discussed by the Marion County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Crossroad of Pella to Host Another Semester English Learning Classes

Posted: Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:51 am

Crossroads of Pella is once again offering a class to help those in the community sharpen their English skills.

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January 25th Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 71 CALLS INCLUDING 5 911 CALLS.

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Emotional, Possible Record Breaking Night for Knoxville Coaches vs Cancer

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 6:00 am

2015-01-24 19.46.20

An emotional night of honor and celebration could turn record breaking.

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School Calendar to be Considered at Knoxville School Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 5:58 am

Consideration of the 2015-2016 school calendar is on the agenda for Monday’s Knoxville School Board meeting.

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Heartsill: Budget Constrants will Limit Supplemental State Aid

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 5:56 am
Greg Heartsill

Greg Heartsill

District 28 State Representative Greg Heartsill met with Knoxville Superintendent Cassi Murra Friday to discuss Supplemental State Aid to schools.

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Ebeling Says Current Iowa House Proposal for School Budget Inadequate for District’s Needs

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Pella Superintendent Greg Ebeling echoes the sentiment of Knoxville Superintendent Cassie Murra and many other administrators across the state when it comes to school budget numbers recently proposed by the state government.

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