Columbia, IA

Law enforcement searching for 'armed and dangerous' man in Appanoose County

APPANOOSE COUNTY, Iowa — The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a man they say assaulted their deputy sheriff. David Boley, 33, is armed and dangerous and should not be approached, the sheriff's office said. In a release, they say Deputy Sheriff Gary Buckallew responded to a report of a suspicious person in Moravia on Saturday. That suspect was later identified as Boley, who was found to have a gun on him.
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Smash Park Pella Opens This Week; Grand Opening Celebration This Weekend

A signature commercial development in Pella is on the cusp of opening. Luke Ballenger is the Co-Owner of Pella Entertainment Group, the franchisee of Smash Park Pella, and says the entertainment, recreation, and restaurant complex is set to open to the public Tuesday, with a grand opening celebration this Friday through Sunday.

Pella Tulip Dig Starts Today

Those who want the tulip bulbs that brightened Pella this spring can get them, free of charge, starting this morning. The annual community tulip bulb dig will take place as scheduled today at 7:00 a.m. in the following locations:. – Beds located between the sidewalk and street on South Main...

Pella Baseball Starts Season at PCM Tonight

The boys and girls of summer officially kick off the 2022 season this week. Pella will travel to PCM for baseball action and opening day. Senior Keegan Hansen looks forward to bringing together what is a fairly young team and seeing how far they can go. “It’s been fun —...

New Indianola City Manager Ben Reeves to Start Next Week

New Indianola City Manager Ben Reeves begins one week from today, after a lengthy hiring process that concluded in April. Reeves served as the City Manager of Santaquin, Utah, and has 18 years of experience in the public sector, including serving the City of LaVerkin, Utah as City Manager and Treasurer. Reeves has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College.

Let’s talk Knoxville- Ben VandeKamp

Our guest on today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville is Knoxville Senior Ben VandeKamp as we talk about winning the Governor’s Scholar award, his future plans, and his hobbies outside of school. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS...

Indianola Public Library Summer Kick Off Holding Cornhole Tournament

The Indianola Public Library is celebrating the return of warmer weather at the end of May with the Kick Off Summer event. Food trucks, games, activities, and a lot more will be in the library parking lot, and everyone is invited to come and celebrate with library and city staff. Adult Services Librarian Jacy West tells KNIA News a cornhole tournament will take place for adults, with the winning team earning a gift card to West Hill Brewery. The KNIA Big Red Radio will be on location playing music. The Kick Off Summer event will be Tuesday, May 31st from 6-8pm.

Slidejob Fests Thrill Fans With Four Different Winners At Knoxville Raceway

On what may have been one of the raciest nights at the Knoxville Raceway in recent memory the drivers in all classes put on a show for the fans in attendance as Brian Brown won for the 58th time in his career pulling away after a late restart in the 410s, Clint Garner had to fend off four other challengers in a slide job fest in the scheduled 360s feature, while Aaron Reutzel dominated the make up feature in the 360s. Reutzel told KNIA/KRLS Sports the track was set up for great racing and he befitted from the Dunkins giving the drivers a great track.


Oskaloosa’s delegation to the State High School Track meet has grown after results are in from Class 3A qualifying meets that were rained out Thursday (5/12) and made up Friday (5/13). For the Indians’ girls, Hannah Quang qualified in the 100 hurdles and she’s part of the shuttle hurdle relay team with Hayley Van Arkel, Gracie DeRonde and Lydia Van Veldhuizen. For the Oskaloosa boys, Patrick DeRonde qualifies for State in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, Tatum Westercamp in the 100 hurdles, Waylon Bolibaugh in the 400 hurdles, and the Indians’ distance medley relay team of Tatum Westercamp, Colin Snitker, Waylon Bolibaugh and Patrick DeRonde also qualifies for State. The Boys and Girls State High School Track Meet starts Thursday (5/19) at Drake University in Des Moines.

Pauline Kooistra

Visitation for Pauline Kooistra age 97 of Pella will be on Wednesday May 18th from noon-7:00pm at the Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home in Pella. Private graveside services will be held on Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Pella. Memorials may be given to the Berean Baptist Church missionary fund.

IN DEPTH: Marsh’s Garden

A local woman took an exit from the fast lane of corporate life to start flower farming. Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Denay Marsh, with Marsh’s Garden, Knoxville. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts...

Robert Eugene “Pete” Taggart

A Celebration of Life for Robert Eugene “Pete” Taggart, age 88, of Knoxville will be Friday, May 20th at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville at 1:00pm. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. A luncheon will take place at his home following services. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting Richard’s family with services.

Richard Martin Brees

Memorial Mass for Richard Martin Brees, age 71, of Knoxville will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday May 18th at St. Anthony’s Church in Knoxville. Visitation for from 9:00 until service time. Burial, with military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Smith

Mary Smith, 94, of rural Oskaloosa, died Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born December 20, 1927, in Bloomfield, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Hazel (Feagins) Greeno. She attended What Cheer High School, graduating with the Class of 1944. On December 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Elmer Smith at the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa.
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Hounds finish up regular season with shutout

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s boys soccer team learned more from a loss than a win heading into the Class 2A substate tournament. Monday’s 5-0 win over Mediapolis at the Baxter Sports Complex closed the regular season for the Bloodhounds (12-5), who open the postseason at home against Mount Pleasant on Tuesday night.