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USDA Loan Approved for Pella Cooperative Electric and LDJ Manufacturing

Pella Cooperative Electric Association and LDJ Manufacturing, Inc. have announced a successful application to secure a $1.5 million loan through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program (REDLG) to assist with a $2.5 million building expansion for LDJ Manufacturing. The REDLG program provides...
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Reynolds appoints campaign donor to Iowa Board of Regents

Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Des Moines area businessman James “JC” Risewick to the Iowa Board of Regents Friday. Risewick is the president and chief operating officer of his family business, Seneca Companies, which specializes in petroleum dispensing and design solutions for gas stations. “I’m thankful that the Governor...

Anti-abortion supporters rally at the Iowa State Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa — Saturday morning, a group of anti-abortion Iowans gathered on the west steps of the Iowa Capitol, praying for lawmakers to pass stricter abortion laws after theU.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. "We are here to provide support for the Supreme Court as they...

Truck drives through abortion ruling protest crowd in Cedar Rapids

(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Thousands gathered across Iowa to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. A protest in Des Moines, Friday drew a crowd of more than a thousand people near the Des Moines Public Schools' Central Campus. Cedar Rapids protesters surround pickup. Witnesses at...

Marion County Board of Supervisors To Consider Changes to Tax Sale Purchases

The Marion County Board of Supervisors will meet in a regular session on Tuesday. The board will consider a resolution for budget expense appropriations for the fiscal year 2023, a resolution to the Roads Department base wage policy for the fiscal year 2023, and hold a public hearing on amending Chapter 51 on the purchase of tax sale certificates on parcels with delinquent taxes and abandoned nuisance residential properties. The board will also consider approval of the first reading of the amendment and waive the second and third readings. They will consider a request from the City of Melcher-Dallas to use Marion County Ordinance Chapter 51 to acquire a county-held tax sale on a parcel. The Marion County Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 9:00 am at 301 E. Main Street in Knoxville.

Des Moines Arts Festival celebrates 25 years

DES MOINES, IA — The Des Moines Arts Festival is back this weekend, celebrating it’s 25 year anniversary. The festival is down at Western Gateway Park and runs through Sunday. There are hundreds of artists, live music, food and beverage vendors and activities for families to enjoy. The event is completely free to attend. “We […]

City of Indianola Public Parking Areas

With several streets on the downtown Indianola square due to the Square Reconstruction Project, the City of Indianola wants to highlight the public parking areas for residents to continue to enjoy the businesses in the downtown area. Over three-hundred stalls are within two minutes of walking distance to the square, find a full map of all available parking above.

Pella to Celebrate 4th of July Soon

The City of Pella will celebrate Independence Day on the holiday this summer. Fourth of July Committee Director Paul Kingma says several activities, a parade, and fireworks return on Monday, July 4th, starting at 1 p.m. Among the scheduled festivities in Pella include:. – Swimming at the Pella Aquatic Center...

Celebratory event makes Iowa refugees feel welcome

DES MOINES, Iowa — A local non-profit is helping all Iowans feel welcome by celebrating World Refugee Day on Saturday. “It’s extremely important to me especially as the first generation child of an immigrant mother who did flee from war in Sudan,” said Ealaf Adam. Adam took part in Lutheran Services’ celebration of Iowa’s World […]
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Informer: Not all Subway locations accept coupons

We received Subway coupons in the mail and took them to our local restaurant to buy our grandson a sandwich. When we got there, this particular restaurant wouldn’t take our coupons, which had not expired. Aren’t the Subway restaurants supposed to take the coupons?. Not all of them...

Big Week For Knoxville Diamond Clubs Starts Monday

After a weekend off from competition, the Knoxville baseball and softball squads get back at it with important South Central Conference games in Albia on Monday. The class 4A #12 softball Panthers already have a win over the Lady Dees this season and are in a must win situation to stay alive for the conference title. Knoxville is coming off a heartbreaking loss to top ranked ADM on Friday and while the loss was disappointing Coach Carla Smith tells KNIA/KRLS Sports the girls need to bring it to the ballpark on Monday.

Pleasantville Softball Team Drops a Pair Against Ranked Foes at Ankeny Tournament

The Pleasantville softball team fell to a pair of Class 5A ranked teams at the Ankeny tournament on Saturday. The Trojans were defeated by #9 Ankeny 12-2 in five innings, and #6 Ankeny Centennial 9-3. In the Ankeny game, Sydney Septer hit a two-run homer, but the Trojans allowed the Hawks to get up big early and could not come back from the early deficit. In the Ankeny Centennial game, Carly Cox had a solo home run. The offense loaded the bases a couple of times but could not execute to get runs on the board.

West Des Moines allegedly molested step-daughter for seven years

A West Des Moines man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing his step-daughter for half her life. Dimas Ernesto Mendez Mayorga, 34, of 4213 Plymouth Dr., West Des Moines, was charged with second-degree sexual abuse. The alleged crimes occurred between August 2014 and April 2022 in the 9000...

Pella City Council Puts LOSST Extension on September Ballot

The Pella City Council approved a referendum date to extend the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. City Administrator Mike Nardini says the public will have the chance to vote on the extension of the levy currently in place. This time, the funds would be used to finance a new indoor recreation facility, either construction or renovation of the Pella Community Center, and other quality of life projects. The public vote will be held on Tuesday, September 13th.

Norwalk visits DC-G Monday with Little Hawkeye softball title on the line

The softball champion of the Little Hawkeye Conference could very well be determined in Dallas Center Monday night when the Norwalk Warriors take on Dallas Center-Grimes at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FM 94.3 KNIA, with pregame coverage starting at approximately 7:15. The Class 4A fourth-ranked...