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Knoxville City Council to Consider Rezoning of a Portion of the VA Property

The Knoxville City Council will meet in a regular session on Tuesday. The council will hold a public hearing on the rezoning request for a portion of the former VA Property. The council will consider the request and will consider waiving the second and third readings. The council will also hold a public hearing for a request to rezone 714 W. Rock Island Street, and the council will also consider waiving the second and third readings. The meeting will begin at 6:15 pm in the council chambers of the municipal building.
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Groenendyk, McCarl, Reutzel Take Wins At Knoxville

After two weeks with no sprint car racing, the Knoxville Raceway welcomed all three classes with a tricky track and three winners that were able to get wins on Midseason Championship Night. Tyler Groenendyk dominated the Pro Sprints, three weeks after not being able to start the A-Main, he had no trouble finding victory lane for his 6th career Pro Sprints win. Terry McCarl while leading laps 5-20 had to hold a charging Aaron Reutzel for the win, and typically if he does not win one he will win the other race, and that is what Reutzel did, completely dominating the field for the 410 win. Reutzel told KNIA/KRLS Sports the track was great and they are hitting stride in July…

Heat and humidity builds, early storm chance on the 4th

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Things will feel much more summerlike this week across the area, with a chance for some storms to kick off Independence Day. This chance is primarily in the morning hours on Monday, with activity diminishing and shifting to the east after that. Sunshine in the afternoon will push highs back above the 90-degree mark for most. Combined with high dew point readings, expect heat index values to exceed 100 for a period of time on Monday as well. If you’re out celebrating the holiday, make sure to take breaks in air conditioning, drink water, and wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

Man Takes His Own Life at Lake Red Rock

Knoxville Fire and Rescue, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Medical Examiner, and possibly other agencies were called to the Whitebreast Boat Ramp on the southern shore of Lake Red Rock at approximately 10:20 this morning to a report of a person with a gunshot wound. Authorities tell KNIA/KRLS News a man took his own life. No additional information has been released.

Twin Cedars Baseball Bows Out Of District

The Twin Cedars Baseball Squad was ushered out of the class 1A District by Southeast Warren on Saturday 12-2. The Sabers kept the game close until the 5th inning when the Warhawks broke it open. Coach Mark Schroeder told KNIA/KRLS Sports Devin Arkema kept them in the game but Southeast Warren was took much in the end. The Sabers finish the season at 9-15.

Twin Cedars Softball Defeats Pella Christian in Regular Season Finale

The Twin Cedars and Pella Christian softball teams wrapped up regular season action early Saturday morning, with the Sabers defeating the Eagles 8-6. Twin Cedars outhit Pella Christian in the game 11-6, led by Grace Bailey’s 4-4 day that included a three-run home run. Ali Mockenhaupt also homered for the Sabers and recorded the win in five innings of relief, giving up three earned runs. Jillian French added 2 hits and 2 RBI, while Jetta Sterner had 2 hits and a stolen base.

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...

KMAland Softball (7/2): Heelan nabs two, Twin Cedars wins finale

(KMAland) -- Heelan swept Sioux City West, Kuemper lost a pair of games and Twin Cedars was a winner in KMAland softball on Saturday. Ali Mockenhaupt picked up the win with five innings of relief while Grace Bailey led the offense with four hits, including a three-run home run. Mockenhaupt followed with a home run of her own, and Jillian French added two hits and two RBI. Jetta Sterner also had two hits for the Sabers.

Greater Ottumwa Rodeo kicks off 4th of July weekend

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Hundreds of people gathered this 4th of July weekend at Greater Ottumwa park to witness a spectacular hometown rodeo. The Ottumwa Rodeo Committee has been working year-round to make the event possible. Committee member, John Klostermann, said he enjoys seeing the community's positive reaction toward the...

Fourth of July Closures in Knoxville

City of Knoxville and Marion County offices will be closed on Monday for the Fourth of July holiday. Knoxville City Hall, Knoxville Public Library, and Knoxville Recreation Center will be closed to the public, and the Marion County Courthouse will be closed as well. All trash pick-up in Knoxville will run on schedule.

Final Tune Ups Coming Early This Week for Pella Summer Teams

The final round of regular season games are coming for the summer teams of Pella High School as they prepare for the looming postseason. Pella’s softball team welcomes Perry for a single game Tuesday, while the baseball squad is on the road to Washington that same day and then to South Tama on Wednesday. This comes ahead of the playoffs; Pella starts the regional softball journey in Oskaloosa Thursday, while the district playoffs begin against Knoxville at Pella High School Friday. All Pella postseason games will be broadcast on either 92.1 KRLS or the KRLS3 stream, depending on the Eagles and their respective postseason journey in Class 2A.

Knoxville Diamond Clubs Look Ahead To Tournament Play

With their respective seasons nearly complete, the Knoxville Boys and Girls of Summer start to look toward the substate and regionals. For baseball, the Panthers will take the Independence Day weekend off to partially enjoy winning a share of the South Central Conference title, and to give the guys time away with their families. Coach Turner Devore tells KNIA/KRLS Sports winning the conference is great, but he wants to return the program to the time where the Panthers owned the conference.

Leisure’s Blast Gives Knoxville Baseball SCC Title

Beau Leisure is known for his pitching, and for good reason. He may now be knowbh for his ability to hit game winning home runs, as Leisure blasted a three run bomb to left field on Friday night to give the Knoxville Baseball Squad a South Central Conference title defeating Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 5-2 in eight innings, after beating the Rockets 4-2 in the first game. The sweep allowed the Panthers and Rockets to tie for the conference championship with 15-3 records. In the first game, Leisure was his usual self, controlling the Rockets and allowing Knoxville to stay in the game as he went the distance. In the nightcap, Luke Spaur was brilliant for seven innings until the pitch count caught up to him, but he scattered seven hits, walked none with nine strikeouts. Dakota Ramsey picked up the win, going one inning and holding the Rockets to no runs. Coach Turner Devore told KNIA/KRLS Sports his guys fought and got the wins.

Crossroads of Pella Hires New Associate Director

Crossroads of Pella has announced the hiring of a new Associate Director. Chris Allen is currently the Pastor of Grace Fellowship in Pella and says he is excited to broaden his ministry to the larger community. Crossroads of Pella Executive Director Jim Hibma says Allen will help meet the growing needs of the community and Crossroads’ clientele by developing new programming and adding counseling clients. Additionally, Allen will support administration, social media expansion, and fundraising efforts. Chris is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work to broaden his understanding of meeting the needs of people and the community as well. His projected start date is August 1.

Harvey Man Facing Felony Charges

On June 14, Marion County Sheriff’s Detectives met with the Ottumwa Police Department in regards to a handgun located in their jurisdiction. Officers went to the 100 block of Cinder Avenue, where they spoke with 50-year-old Shawn Duane Gerdom of Harvey. Gordon told officers he had purchased a Chevy Silverado in May and a handgun was a part of the transaction. The truck showed up as stolen from Keokuk County. After running a check on Gerdom, officers found he had a conviction for domestic abuse assault. Gerdom was charged with Dominion/Control of a Firearm or Weapon by a Domestic Abuse Offender, a Class D Felony.

City of Pella Fireworks Ordinance Reminder

City of Pella residents are reminded that use of consumer or display fireworks in the corporate limits is prohibited, unless paired with a special event permit approved by the Pella City Council. Those who illegally use fireworks in Pella are subject to a fine. The sale of fireworks in permanent structures is allowed between June 1st and July 8th or June 13th and July 8th in temporary tents. However, only operations licensed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office are allowed to sell in the community.