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Knoxville City Council Approves Support of East Village Housing Project

The Knoxville City Council approved a resolution supporting Cartwright Properties’ application for Workforce Housing Tax credits for the East Village Housing project. Knoxville City Manager Heather Ussery spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about the resolution. “Cartwright Properties purchased the remaining lots of the East Village from the Knoxville Economic Development...
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Knoxville Police Remind Residents of Fireworks Rules

The Knoxville Police Department wants to remind residents of Knoxville about setting off fireworks within the city. Knoxville Police Chief Aaron Fuller spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about fireworks rules in Knoxville. “Fireworks have been a hot topic since they became legal in the state. We can sell fireworks in town,...

Iowa Supreme Court Ruling on Airport Expected Today

The Iowa Supreme Court has announced they will release their decision for Site A Landowners v. South Central Regional Airport Agency today. In January, the court heard oral arguments about litigation involving the validity of a 28E agreement between Mahaska County and the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa over the creation of a regional airport between the two communities.
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Betty Jean (Clark) Caylor

Betty Jean (Clark) Caylor was born June 13, 1941, in Knoxville, Iowa. She was the 12th child of Arthur and Lola (Snyder) Clark, and the first to be born in the hospital. She was raised alongside her siblings near Melcher-Dallas and graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 1959. Betty was...

Melcher-Dallas Softball Falls To Moulton-Udell

The Melcher-Dallas Softball Squad got down early and never could recover in an 11-1 loss to Moulton-Udell on Thursday. The Eagles held a 7-0 lead after two innings and added four more in the 4th. The Saints committed 11 errors and only had one hit. Saydi Benz took the loss while Jenna Mickey got the lone hit for the Saints. The baseball game was not played due to Moulton-Udell not having enough players. The Saints will host Murray tonight with the baseball squad playing at 5:00 and the softball squad hosting a double header starting at 5:30.

Knoxville Little league All-Star Teams to Begin Play

The Knoxville Little League finished another successful season. This year a record 28 teams participated. The league recently selected its All-Star teams and will begin their post-season play soon. Rachel Garner, President of the Knoxville Little League Spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about the All-Star Teams. “We have three teams going...

Ottumwa's Pro Balloon Races take off

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Ottumwa's Pro Balloon Races kicked off Wednesday, June 22. KTVO was there as four hot air balloon's took flight Wednesday evening. Reporter Tasha Turner had the opportunity to ride along with one of the pilots, Brian Bennett. Bennett has been a pilot for over 40 years....
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You can hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence this coming Tuesday (6/28) in downtown Oskaloosa. Teri Rogers with the Mahaska County Republican Party Central Committee says the event starts at 7 at the Oskaloosa town square. “We’re just asking people to join as a community for this special...

Red Rock Balloonfest 5K/10K Returns July 9th

The annual Lake Red Balloonfest FUNdraiser 5K/10K Run returns next month to support local cross country teams. The tradition returns on Saturday, July 9th at North Overlook Beach after a 2020 cancellation and a move to the Pella Sports Park in 2021. Knoxville Head Coach Michael Splavec says the event supports the Knoxville, Pella, and Pella Christian Cross Country Teams. Each registration will receive a running t-shirt if they pre register by June 29th. Race day walk-ins are welcome. The cost for both the 5K and 10K is $25 per participant and $20 for groups of four or larger. Find registration details here:

Melcher-Dallas Coal Miners Days

The Melcher-Dallas Coal Miners Days begin today and will continue through tomorrow. . Melcher-Dallas Coal Miners Committee member Patricia Routh spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about how the event started. “Coal Miners Days started back in the 1970s when a group of ladies’ called the Community Club met in the park...

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. Hear more about the latest with the Pella City Council on today’s Let’s Talk Pella.

Central Puts Nine on All-Region Track and Field List

The Central College men’s and women’s track and field squads had nine members named as All-Midwest Region performers for the outdoor season by the USTFCCCA Wednesday afternoon. To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top-5 of an individual event in the region or...

Thursdays in Pella Featured Games Throughout Central Park

The theme of this week’s Thursdays in Pella was “Let the Games Begin,” with several activities hosted in Central Park. Face painting, inflatables, the Pella Fiber Gaming Trailer, frisbees, sidewalk chalk, Tom Terrific Balloons, and other yard games were held downtown. Live Bingo was featured on the main stage in Central Park.

Pella Christian Summer Teams Host Newton Tonight

The Pella Christian baseball and softball teams each aim to turn the course of their seasons around tonight as they host a pair of Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheaders against Newton. The Eagles softball squad traveled to Newton back on June 8th, where they fell 11-1. The two teams come into...

Ottumwa Sticks with Pit Bull Ban, Protest Planned

Ottumwa’s city council voted this week to keep the city’s pit bull ban in place and a group that opposes the ban plans to protest this weekend. With a 4-1 vote, the council approved the first reading of the revised animals ordinance to the city’s code. The revised ordinance keeps pit bulls in the dangerous animals category making it illegal for an owner to keep a pit bull within city limits. Council member Cara Galloway was the only dissenting vote.

Ottumwa woman receives 30-year service award from Gov. Kim Reynolds

OTTUMWA, Iowa — On June 8, the board president for Wapello County Conservation, Marsha Parker, was awarded with a 30-year service award during the governor's Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Parker been with the organization for 32 years and said she never expected to get an award like this, especially from...
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Frances E. (Blue) Haltom

Frances E. (Blue) Haltom went to be with her lord on June 2, 2022, at 2:43 a.m. at the Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Monies Iowa. A celebration of Life will be held at Bethel Chapel Cemetery 1152, 330th Av. Woodburn, Iowa 50275 on June 25, 2022 at 10 am. Memorials can be made to Bethel Cemetery.