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Pella City Council to Focus on Road Projects at Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:59 am

The Pella City Council will focus on infrastructure improvements at their meeting tonight.

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Iowa Delegates Get Response from VA on Knoxville CBOC Inquiry

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:58 am

A verbal response has been given to three of Iowa’s federal delegates who inquired about the status of a Knoxville Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans, more than three weeks after delegates’ deadline.

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Flurry of Action on Iowa House and Senate Floors to Continue This Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:57 am

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There are plenty of issues left on the table for the Iowa Legislature to work on with the floor for debate rules opening up this week.

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Sinclair Votes for Bill Making Texting While Driving a Primary Offense

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:56 am

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Last week, the Iowa Senate passed a bill that would make the use of electronic devices while driving a primary offense.

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Pella School Board Approves 2015-16 Certified Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:55 am

The Pella School Board approved their 2015-16 certified budget at Monday’s meeting.

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Knoxville School Board Sets Public Hearing Date for Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:54 am

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The Knoxville School Board has set a date to hold a public hearing on their 2015-2016 budget.

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Tulip Queen and Court Set to Perform Publicly for First Time Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:53 am

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The tulip queen and court will take the stage for the first time publicly this spring tonight.

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Knoxville to Celebrate Flag Day Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:52 am

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This is Dixie Gebhardt Week and Knoxville will be holding a host of activities for Iowa Flag Day this weekend.

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Pella Public Library to hold All Iowa Reads Book Discussion Next Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:51 am

The Pella Public Library is holding an All Iowa Reads book discussion next week.

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Marion County Outdoor Warning Sirens to be Tested This Morning

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 5:15 am

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Outdoor warning sirens in Marion County will be tested at 10:15 this morning.

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Power Outage in Knoxville

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:29 pm

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MidAmerican Energy crews have restored power in Knoxville after a transformer blew on the corner of Larson and Lincoln.

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IN DEPTH: Women’s Faith Gathering

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Women of faith plan to gather in Knoxville. What’s the event about?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Pastor Ramona Wink, with First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Legislative Session – State Sen. Amy Sinclair

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on Let’s Talk Knoxville, we’re joined by District 14 State Sen. Amy Sinclair to talk about the state budget, school start dates, gap tuition assistance changes, and texting while driving.

Let’s Talk Pella – Reporting Storm Damage

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Pella’s Administrative Services Manager Marcia Slycord discusses how Pella’s emergency crews respond in the event of severe weather and when to call to report damage

Residents Asked to Avoid Restricted Areas at Lake Red Rock Construction Site

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 11:16 am

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Fishermen and others are reminded to refrain from entering restricted areas near the Red Rock Dam where construction of a new hydroelectric power plant is under way.

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March 23rd Marion County Sheriff’s Report

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 am

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FIELDED 106 CALLS INCLUDING 26 911 CALLS.

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Pella Police Department Weekly Police Report 3/15/15 to 3/21/15

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Pella Police Department engaged in the following activities during the week of March 15, 2015, to March 21, 2015:

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Marion County Emergency Management Prepares for Severe Weather

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 6:00 am

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This is Severe Weather Awareness Week and Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Anderson feels this is the proper time to get people’s minds focused on the possible weather threats ahead.

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Police Dispatchers Urge Citizens to Prioritize Calls During Severe Weather Events

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 5:59 am

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When it comes to severe weather, area dispatch offices would like to remind citizens both of when and how to report damage.

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Marion County Board to Decide on Next Step in Building Demolition

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 5:58 am

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A decision by the Marion County Board of Supervisors on how they’ll proceed with the demolition of a building in downtown Knoxville is expected when they gather for their regular meeting Tuesday.

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