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Pella Christian Baseball Dominates Albia in First Round of Districts

The Pella Christian baseball team avenged an early season loss to Albia on Saturday in dominate fashion as they won their Class 2A first round district game 10-0 in five innings. After a scoreless first inning, the Eagles took control of the game in the second frame. After scoring twice...
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Iowa man demolishes motorcycle in crash north of Kirksville

A motorcyclist from Moulton, Iowa was hurt Thursday morning when the motorcycle hit the rear of a sports utility vehicle north of Kirksville. Eighteen-year old Clayton Coffman refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries. The driver of the SUV, 44-year old Crystal Brown of Bloomfield, Iowa, was not reported hurt.

City of Corydon Receives Derelict Building Grant from DNR

The City of Corydon in Wayne County, Iowa has been awarded $43,200 to abate asbestos and deconstruct an old commercial building under the DNR Derelict Building Grant Program. The program was instituted to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less remove environmental hazards, improve community appearance and minimize costs by recycling and reusing building materials. Seven projects will receive a total of $400,000 as reimbursement grants.

Pella Christian Begins Postseason Action Today Against Albia

The journey to the Class 2A State Tournament in Carroll begins today for the Pella Christian baseball team, as they travel to Indian Hills Community College in Centerville to take on Albia. The opening round district game between the Eagles and Blue Demons is the second meeting between the two...

Twin Cedars Diamond Clubs Play Important Games Today

The summer squads at Twin Cedars will be playing two rather important games today. The class 1A #7 softball squad will take on Pella Christian today in its final regular season game. The Sabers already know their road to Fort Dodge so this game really does not matter in seeding and who they will play. However Coach Zack Dunkin tells KNIA/KRLS Sports today gives his team another chance to be tournament ready when they start regional play next week. For the baseball Sabers, the district road begins tonight in Moravia against a team the Sabers are very familiar with. Twin Cedars played Southeast Warren earlier this week and lost 16-6. Neither team showed their number one or number two pitcher, so Coach Mark Schroeder hopes for a different outcome. He tells KNIA/KRLS sports that many in the district are overlooking Twin Cedars, and he wants his guys to play with that chip on their shoulder.

6 Year-Old & 50-Year-Old Killed in Southern Iowa Accidents

Wednesday was a tragic day in southern Iowa. Two people were killed in the extreme southern part of the state in separate incidents. The first accident happened Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. in rural Appanoose County. According to an accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, Roberta Leffler was...

Moravia Woman Dies in Crash

A single-car accident in Appanoose County claimed the life of a Moravia woman on Wednesday afternoon. According to officials, a 2018 Jeep Cherokee driven by 49-year-old Roberta Leffler was traveling north on Highway T61 around 1:00 PM when she lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep left the roadway and struck a bridge guard rail.

Melcher-Dallas Stops Slide With Win Over Seymour

The Melcher-Dallas Softball Squad took out weeks of frustration on Seymour in an 11-5 win over the Warriors on Thursday. The Saints spotted the Warriors a run in the 1st, but then took off from there scoring two in the 2nd, four in the 4th and four more in the 5th inning, also survived four errors but Seymour committed eight of it own. The Saints recorded four hits split evenly between Summer Karpan and Gabby Drumondo. Emma Clarke got the win going the distance allowing five runs on six hits and three strikeouts. The Saints finish the regular season 12-16 and will travel to Grandview Christian tonight to open up class 1A regional.

Motorcyclist escapes serious injury after rear-ending SUV

NORTH OF KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — UPDATE: KTVO has now learned the names of those involved in Thursday morning's crash on Highway 63, two miles north of Kirksville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the motorcycle was operated by Clayton Coffman, 18, of Moulton, Iowa. The SUV that Coffman rear-ended...

Patty Ballanger

Patricia “Patty” Ann Ballanger (Zaputil), age 79, entered eternal life on June 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Patty was born August 16, 1942, in Centerville, IA to Joseph John Zaputil & Dorothy Jean Best-Zaputil. She attended Mystic schools until her senior year, then graduated from Centerville High School, Class of 1960.

Michael Stephens

Michael Paul Stephens age 73, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. Mike was born on September 14, 1948 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Norman and Rose (McConville) Stephens. He graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1966. On January 13, 1968, Mike was united in marriage to Vicky Lynn VanBlaricon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville. To this union, two children were born, Michael Jr., and Suzanne.

Moravia woman killed in Wednesday afternoon crash

Appanoose County — A Moravia woman was killed in an afternoon crash north of Unionville, Iowa. It happened just after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 415th Street and Highway T61. According to the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office, Robert Leffler, 49, of Moravia, Iowa, was driving northbound and...

Special performance is part of a restoration effort

Beverly J. Graves, Author of Spanning the Miles, and Actors Klint Sinclair and Abbi Starcevic share details about a special adaptation. Catch “Spanning the Miles” onstage July 15th, 16th, and 17th at the 1903 King Opera House in Albia.

Melcher-Dallas Softball Finishes Regular Season Tonight With Seymour

The Melcher-Dallas Softball Squad is back on the field tonight finishing off Bluegrass Conference play against Seymour. This is also the final regular season game as the Saints will play Grandview Christian Friday night in the first round of the class 1A regional. Melcher-Dallas has been struggling for wins as of late and have lost seven in a row after losing starting pitcher BrieAnna Remster for the season. Coach Emilie Krpan tells KNIA Sports she has had to press a few of her younger players sooner than what she would like, and she is careful to balance giving them advice while not trying to reinvent the wheel.

Twin Cedars Softball Falls To Albia, Looks To Close The Season With Momentum This Week

The class 1A #7 Twin Cedars softball Squad fell to Albia on Wednesday night 5-0. The Lady Dees plated two runs in the 1st and held control the rest of the game. The Sabers could only manage five hits on the night. Rylee Dunkin was a bright spot getting a single and a stolen base and Cristen Durian had a double. Grace Bailey took the loss giving up three runs. Twin Cedars has two more regular season games left tomorrow the Sabers host Mount Ayr and Saturday morning they take on Pella Christian.