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Local Competitive Shooting Teams Place Well at State Skeet Competition

The Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Championships state skeet competition was held this past weekend, and area schools placed high in several divisions. Pella Christian won the overall competition with a team score of 574, followed by the Pella Shooting Team in 4th place at 567. Indianola placed 9th as a team and Knoxville also competed among 25 other programs.
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Knoxville Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

A Saturday night accident in Polk County claimed the life of a Knoxville man, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The accident report states that 33-year-old Landon Crabtree was operating a 2002 Harley Davidson and traveling east on NW Beaver Drive. A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Makenna Streef, 25, was traveling west on NW Beaver Drive.

Knoxville School Board Approves Curriculum Purchases

The Knoxville School Board met in a regular session on Monday. The board approved fundraising requests from the High School Cross Country for a road race on July 9, for the football team to sell saver cards from August 5-15, and for the girl’s basketball team’s Panthers vs Cancer event on January 21. The board approved a proposal for a fencing project. The board approved annual curriculum purchases for Math.

Let’s Talk Indianola – Indianola Police Community Engagement Night

Today’s Let’s Talk Indianola features Acting Indianola Police Chief Brian Sher about the recent Community Engagement Night regarding action in the event of an active shooter situation in Indianola. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe...

Knoxville VFW to Host Fight Night Event

The Knoxville VFW will host a fight Night on Saturday, July 2, from 4:00 pm-12:00 am at the Knoxville National Guard Armory, 105 N. Lincoln Street. State VFW Commander Michael Braman spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about how the event came together. “It all started with me meeting Kevin Flack of...

SIRWA pauses on Clarke County reservoir project

Osceola City Council learned via letter from Southern Iowa Rural Water Association of its continued support of a proposed lake in Clarke County, but will reconsider further efforts for the lake. During Osceola City Administrator Ty Wheeler’s report during the June 21 city council meeting, he shared a June 16...

Pleasantville Softball Defeats Des Moines Christian Baseball team Falls

The Pleasantville softball team defeated Des Moines Christian 9-2 Monday night. Malorie McKinney had two home runs and three RBI, and Jayden Tibben chipped in with two RBI. The Trojans used a big sixth inning to blow open a one-run game. With the win, Pleasantville improves to 10-12 overall and will be on the road tonight at Ogden for a doubleheader starting at 5:30 pm.

Knoxville Diamond Clubs Win All Games In Albia Monday Night

The Knoxville Diamond Squads pulled a clean sweep from Albia on Monday night with the 4A #12 softball squad winning 6-3 and the baseball squad sweeping Albia in a double header 14-6 and 5-0. The softball Panthers were able to get up early 1-0, but the Lady Dees scored three in the 3rd to make it a 3-1 game. Knoxville started clawing back in the 5th and eventually had a 6-3 lead which would prove to be the final. Knoxville outhit Albia 11-5 with Ashlyn Finarty getting three of those hits. Brittany Bacon hit another home run and drove in two, while Hannah Dunkin also drove in two runs as well. Ciara Heffron got the win in relief going three innings of one hit ball while striking out five. Meanwhile on the baseball diamond, the Panthers swept the Blue Demons with Beau Leisure throwing his second no-hitter in a week in game two striking out nine. Knoxville went home run derby in game one with Koby Higginbotham crushing two and Niko Lacona blasting another. Knoxville moves to 17-10 on the season and 10-3 in the South Central Conference and is in 2nd place. Knoxville baseball hosts Grinnell tonight while softball will host PCM on Panther Drive. The softball contest can be heard live on 95.3 KNIA at 6:45.

Melcher-Dallas Baseball And Softball Fall On Monday

The Melcher-Dallas Baseball Squad split a double header with Keota while the softball squad fell hard to Orient-Macksburg on Monday. The baseball Saints fell in game one 9-1 as Anthony Schneider got the only RBI. Owen Suntken took the loss going 4 2/3. Game two was a much different story with the Saints winning 6-4 and taking advantage of seven walks. Tristan Bennett got the win pitching three innings. The softball Saints had one they would just soon forget in a 20-6 loss to Orient-Macksburg. Paeytn Anderson drove in five of Melcher-Dallas’s six runs but seven Saint errors and an eight spot in the 6th inning by the Bulldogs was too much to overcome. Jenna Mickey had three hits and Saydi Benz had the other RBI. Benz took the loss striking out three. Both Saints squads will host Sigourney tonight.

Indianola Baseball and Softball Sweep Newton

The Indianola baseball and softball teams swept Newton on the road in Little Hawkeye Conference play Monday, baseball winning 9-1 and softball winning 6-0. The baseball team scored four runs in the third, with RBI hits from Luke Rockhold, Jack Strong, Casey Stecker, and Noah Johnston. Indianola then added three runs in the sixth taking advantage of Newton errors and a Kasey Carter RBI hit, and plated two more in the seventh that included an RBI hit from Andrew DeWall. Indianola improves to 20-11 on the season, and will travel to Norwalk for a doubleheader tomorrow.

‘Sprint car capital’ races in a big way in Iowa

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Even the city’s logo has a checkered flag. Glenn Lyons, the executive director of the economic development in Knoxville, Iowa. He’s only been in the position since November but he knows that sprint car racing is woven into the fabric of the city of about 7,000 in south central Iowa.

Landon Mark Crabtree

Funeral Mass for Landon Mark Crabtree, age 33, of Knoxville, will take place on Thursday, June 30, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville. Burial will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Visitation for Landon will be held on Wednesday, June 29, also at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with his family present to greet friends and relatives. A rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting Landon’s family with arrangements.

Let’s Talk Knoxville- Firework Laws and Safety

Our guest on today’s let’s talk Knoxville is Knoxville Police Chief Aaron Fuller as we talk about Fireworks laws and Fourth of July Activities. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Knoxville Podcast.

Keota Baseball Surge Past Saints

Keeping the foot on the gas is what the Keota baseball team did last night in non-conference action by downing Melcher-Dallas 9-1 at home. The Eagles scored multiple runs in the first, third, fifth, and sixth frames en route to a decisive victory. The offense had 10 hits against the Saints (9-13) with Caden Clarahan going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Caleb Waterhouse was 2-for-3 with two runs knocked in. Colten Clarahan threw six innings on the hill without allowing an earned run on four hits and striking out 16 batters. Keota is now 16-5 overall. The softball team welcomed Tri-County (12-12) for South Iowa Cedar League play and fell by an 11-0 count to drop to 0-18 on the season.
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Wilmer Junior Blomgren

Wilmer Junior Blomgren passed away in Ottumwa, Iowa, at his daughter, Lana’s, house in the care of Everystep Hospice on June 22nd, 2022. Junior was born on November 29th, 1938, in Lovilia to Wilmer and Susie Blomgren in his childhood home. Junior grew up in a loving home with his five siblings - Mary Sue, Sharon, Sherry, Jerry and Judy. Growing up, Junior enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing hide and seek with his siblings.