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Knoxville School Board Elects Board Officers

The Knoxville School Board met in regular session Monday night. Elected as president for the board will be Cheri Gerdes for another term while the vice president elected was Monica Sullivan. Among the items discussed included a partnership with Little Creators Club and considering the initial request for the 2023...
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 12/1/22

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 30 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: TEN PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, FIVE RESCUE CALLS, FIVE EXTRA PATROLS, TWO MOTORIST ASSISTS, TWO THEFTS, ONE LIVESTOCK ON THE ROADWAY CALL, ONE RECKLESS DRIVER, ONE FRAUD CALL, ONE FIRE ALARM, ONE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY CALL, AND RETURNED ONE PHONE CALL.
MARION COUNTY, IA
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Sinterklaas Returns to Pella

The famous Dutch version of St. Nicholas made his return to the Tulip City Saturday morning. Many residents and visitors braved near-zero degree wind chills to welcome Sinterklaas to town during an annual parade and brief ceremony on the Tulip Toren. Sinterklaas Day in the Netherlands is celebrated on December 6th, and for many years, Pella Historical Society has celebrated his arrival on the Saturday before or during that date. Additionally, the Tulip Time Town Crier Kelvin Bokhoven made a proclamation at the Tulip Toren, with words from Pella Mayor Don DeWaard and Burgemeister Randy Sikkema. It was also the first public appearance for new Tulip Queen Cheyne Plants and her Royal Court of Anna DeNooy, Avery Verhoef, Ellie Wogen, and Tatum Carlstone. Following the parade, dozens of children were able to take a picture Sinterklaas and meet the new court at the Scholte Church, where they also received a treat for the holiday.
PELLA, IA
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Merry-N County Christmas

Merry-N County Christmas, a drive-through lighted holiday display at Marion County Park continues this weekend. There are over 65 lighted displays this year. Sponsored by THRIVE Knoxville and the Marion County Historical Society, the Merry-N County Christmas route has expanded this year due to increased displays, so visitors will see many changes as they wind through Marion County Park.
MARION COUNTY, IA
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Central Iowa man reunites with good Samaritans who saved his life

NEWTON, Iowa — Noah Kimmel was driving to his parents' home in Newton on Oct. 15 when his life was changed in a blink of an eye. The 24-year-old paramedic, who is also in the Army Reserve, doesn't remember much about that morning as he was traveling just outside of Newton. He recalls getting off work in Knoxville and going home to Pleasantville to work out. After that, he was traveling to his parents' house.
NEWTON, IA
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Four-Day Nationals Tickets on Sale

Tickets are currently on sale at the Knoxville Raceway for the running of the Knoxville Nationals in August from the 9th through the 12th. The only tickets that are on sale at this time are the 4-day Knoxville Nationals ticket packages. David Hays, ticket manager at the Knoxville track tells...
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Webb Shadle Library is Hosting Children’s Art Festival

The Webb Shadle Library in Pleasantville is currently holding a Festival of Art event featuring Pleasantville students in TK through 6th grade. JoEllen Glick, Pleasantville Librarian tells KNIA/KRLS News about the children’s activities at the library. The elementary art teacher, Ashley Robinson is once again featuring Pleasantville Elementary TK to 6th grade art work in the east room. And there will be trees decorated by members of the community in the east room.
PLEASANTVILLE, IA
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Knoxville Bowling Squads Both Place 5th At Newton

The Knoxville Bowling Squads were in Newton on Saturday for an invitational. The boys placed fifth with a team score of 2363 led by Donovan Binns shooting a high series of 350 and he along with Tristan Carter shared team high game with a 189. The girls were also fifth with a team total of 1742 led by Brigette Renard, who had a high series of 249 while Jayden DeMadeios had the team high game of 143. The Panthers are in action on Friday afternoon against Newton at Statesmen Lanes in Oskaloosa.
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Knoxville City Council to Discuss Ridge Development

The Knoxville City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session Monday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m. at the municipal building. The council will consider approving the second consideration and possibly waive the third consideration, and adopt an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the 2022 Ridge Development Urban Renewal Area. There will also be a public hearing on Ridge Development authorizing tax increment payments.
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Crossroads of Pella Seeking Help with Adopt-a-Family Program

Those wanting to find a way to help others for Christmas can do so through Crossroads of Pella. Several families have signed up to receive gifts through Adopt-a-Family; Assistant Director of Crossroads Chris Allen says they are seeking those who will take those lists and make the holidays brighter. Those who want to help with the Adopt-a-Family program can do so by emailing info@crossroadspella.org or calling 628-1212.
PELLA, IA
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Fareway Installs New Car Charging Station

Through a partnership with MidAmerican Energy, Fareway has been able to host electric vehicle fast-charging stations in several locations. One of those sites is Fareway in Knoxville. Fareway has long recognized the importance of conserving natural resources. Starting in 1955, the company began heating their stores by reclaiming heat generated...
KNOXVILLE, IA
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF MARION COUNTY RECEIVES $1.5M GRANT FROM STATE

DES MOINES — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to advance homeownership opportunities for more than 90 families through the development and rehabilitation of single-family homes and down payment assistance initiatives in dozens of Iowa communities. The grants were awarded to 16 organizations, including 12 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the state to assist in meeting local housing needs.
MARION COUNTY, IA
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OSKY’S 35TH ANNUAL LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE TOMORROW

One of Oskaloosa’s most beloved holiday traditions makes its return tomorrow night. The 35th annual Lighted Christmas Parade is happening at 7pm in downtown Oskaloosa. This year’s theme is Christmas Canvas, and Oskaloosa Main Street Director Amy Brainard says that even now, in its 35th year, the parade is still growing.
OSKALOOSA, IA
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Pella Basketball Teams Sweep Norwalk

The Little Hawkeye Conference season started out on the right foot for the Pella Basketball teams as they traveled west to take on Norwalk in the Warriors’ new home digs Friday, in a doubleheader heard live on 92.1 KRLS. The Dutch swept Norwalk, winning the girls game 53-31 and...
PELLA, IA
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Day Three of Kerstmarkt, Tour of Homes Continues

The most festive three days of the season in Pella wrap up today with the Christmas Tour of Homes and Kerstmarkt Dutch Christmas Market. Several activities, including the Pella Festival of Trees, Union Street Players shows, and others, are ongoing throughout the community as well. The Tuttle Cabin is open...
PELLA, IA
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Pleasantville State Dance Picks up Second State Title

Two days in a row Pleasantville picked up a State Dance Championship. After claiming a state dance championship in Class 5 Pom Wednesday evening the Trojans added a state title in Novelty Class 11 Thursday in Des Moines. The Novelty state title was an event where Pleasantville dancers were dressed...
PLEASANTVILLE, IA
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Pella Christian Bowling Teams Swept by Bondurant-Farrar

The Pella Christian bowling teams were swept by Bondurant-Farrar Saturday, with the boys falling 2638-1880 and the girls 2044-1682. The Eagles boys squad was led by Caleb Seieroe with a two-game score of 321, followed by Alex Van Gorp at 275 and Evan DeJong at 275. Dani Roose led the Pella Christian girls with a two-game score of 279, with Caitlin Veenstra not far behind with a score of 266 and Alexa Klaasen posted a 217.
PELLA, IA