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Two seriously injured in Iowa party shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were seriously injured after being shot at a party early Saturday morning. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of East University Ave. around 4:30 a.m. Emergency responders arrived to the scene and discovered one adult female in critical condition […]
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Indianola Homecoming Court Named

The 2022-23 Indianola Community School District Homecoming Court has been named. The ten students selected include:. Soren Christensen, Norah Leuwerke, Kirk Wood, Selena Cooper, Anna Brandt, Logan Piper, Jordyn Gripp, Max Flaherty, Ella Hildreth, Brady Blake, Ellie Paskorz, and Mikey Crabb. The students will participate in a host of activities...
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Indianola Homecoming Parade Thursday

The Indianola High School Homecoming Game is Friday as they host Warren County rival Norwalk. Part of the weekly festivities will include the annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday featuring local businesses, volunteer organizations, and the Pride of Indianola Marching Band. The route begins at Indianola High School traveling west on Ashland, north on 9th, west on Euclid, south on 5th, west on Ashland, south on N 3rd, then east on 1st Ave back to the school. Lineup begins at 5:30pm, parade lineup starts at 6pm.

Des Moines man crashes SUV in trying to outrun cops

A Des Moines man was arrested Friday evening after he tried to outrun a De Soto Police Department patrol officer on U.S. Interstate 80 in West Des Moines. John Richard Hanagan Jr., 39, of 2350 E. 24th St., Des Moines, was charged with eluding, driving while barred, reckless driving, failure to stop in assured clear distance, speeding, unsafe passing, failure to obey a stop sign, no insurance and fraudulent use of registration.

Drought Persists, Some Localized Relief in Latest Report

A bit of drought relief came with severe thunderstorms that impacted the region this past weekend, according to the latest national report. The U.S. Drought Monitor still shows widespread severe drought continuing in most of Marion and Warren Counties — but areas that received more than two inches of rain — and in some cases, closer to 4-5”, were downgraded to moderate drought, including Pella and Lake Red Rock.

Warren County Historical Society Log Cabin Days Today

The Warren County Historical Society is hosting their annual Log Cabin Days celebration throughout the day today, celebrating Warren County history. The event starts with the parade around the downtown Indianola square at 10am, before going to the Warren County Historical Society which will feature the heritage village, a quilt display, a silent auction, and kids activities among others. For more information, click below.

Indianola School Board to Review Financial Report

The Indianola School Board meets in regular session Tuesday. The board will review the 2021-22 financial report, the education supplement, the annual transportation report, and special education funding. The board will also receive an update regarding the Iowa Association of School Boards, and hear reports from the board policy and finance committee meetings. The meeting begins at 5:30pm in the boardroom of the District Administration Building.

Simpson College Hosting Concert Next Friday

The Simpson College Music Department has announced the establishment of a new annual recital series that will showcase professional musicians across the state and who have a connection to Iowa beginning next week. Linda Benoit tells KNIA News the concert will feature Linda Swanson on the violin accompanied by Dr. Jin Park on the piano, and the inspiration for the concert came from a recent performance, and the desire to bring in talented musicians that people of all ages can enjoy.

Indianola Football Cruises Past Perry

The #8 Indianola football team dominated from start to finish to begin district play on the road at Perry Friday evening, winning 49-0 in a game heard live on 94.3 KNIA. The Indians didn’t allow a Perry first down until late in the first half and kept them on their own side of midfield for nearly the entire game, as they scored four first half touchdowns. Quarterback Bennett Brueck threw three, to Charlie Wilmott, Drew Kingery, and Will Shivers, while tailback Matthew Edgington rushed for another as the Indians took a 28-0 halftime lead. Edgington scored one more to get to running clock to begin the second half, as Indianola began to rotate in players, getting more scores from Jake Pontier and Ethan McDonald.

Indianola Farmers Market Continues Today

The Indianola Farmers Market continues today on the Warren County Fairgrounds, offering local produce, crafts, meat, and flowers among many other items. The farmers market will be from 8am to noon on Saturdays through October. For more information, visit the Indianola Farmers Market Facebook page.

Southeast Des Moines gas station robbed at gun point

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Git n’ Go gas station on the city’s southeast side Friday night. At around 9 p.m. the police department received a report of a robbery at the Git n’ Go gas station at 2140 E Park Ave. The suspect […]

Iowa native guilty of all counts for storming US Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Des Moines-native Doug Jensen, one of the most recognizable faces at the front of the crowd that stormed the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021 has been found guilty of all seven charges against him at a trial in Washington, DC. The verdict was returned around 4:45 pm Central on Friday after […]

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival takes over parts of Downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival is taking over parts of Locust Street this weekend. Musicians performed on stage Saturday while Iowans danced at Western Gateway Park. Vendors lined the streets serving up their native dishes. Organizers say it's important to share their culture and learn from each other.

Let’s Talk Indianola – Emergency Plan

Today’s Let’s Talk Indianola features Warren County Emergency Management Coordinator Troy Bass about the importance of having a plan in the event of an emergency. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Indianola.
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Robert "Bob" McGee

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" McGee, 82, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment was at the Last Chance Cemetery. Family received friends on Tuesday, September 13th, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in...

Email States An Increase of Car Break-Ins And Thefts

An email sent to the student body by Executive Director of Public Safety Scott Law and Chief Student Affairs Officer Jerry Parker on Sept. 19 stated that there has been an increase in reports of car break-ins and thefts at Drake and the surrounding area. “We have learned that many...

Hometown Pride Bike Ride Event Next Saturday

The Hometown Pride groups of Carlisle and Indianola are partnering for a bike ride event on Saturday on the Summerset Trail. Riders will begin in either Carlisle or Indianola, with a midway stop at Summerset Winery while also enjoying the food and drink at local establishments while exploring the towns. For event and registration information, click below.