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Feed the Farmer Set for Saturday

The Marion County Feed the Farmer event is slated for October 8th and will be held from noon until 1 p.m. that day when the meals will be delivered. It’s an event where a meal will be delivered to a farmer or group. A meal will be delivered to the field. A meal of a hamburger, chips, cookie and water will be served.
MARION COUNTY, IA
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Lahvic Sentenced on Abuse Charges

Tamara Ann Lahvic, Knoxville, IA, pled guilty to “Domestic Abuse Assault,” a simple misdemeanor, stemming from an investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on June 28, 2022. Lahvic was granted a deferred judgment and ordered to pay $105.00 civil penalty, applicable surcharges and court costs. Lahvic...
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Tammy Humes Receives Quarterly DAISY Award

Pella Regional Health Center announced that Tammy Humes in the Call Center, is the recipient of the Quarterly DAISY Awards. The DAISY program is a national award, given at the local level, to registered nurses who exemplify extraordinary nursing. The focus is on the special touches and human consideration that these nurses give to their patients.
PELLA, IA
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Pella Christian Seeking to Build Momentum as Playoffs Loom

After righting the ship quickly against Pleasantville last week after a tough two-point loss to Sigourney-Keota, the #9 in Class 1A Pella Christian football team is working to continue building momentum at home against Cardinal in Class 1A District 6 action tonight. The matchup is lopsided heading in — the...
PELLA, IA
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Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch is Saturday and Sunday

The 39th Annual Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is slated for October 8th and 9th at Joy and John Pierce’s Farm located 11.5 miles south of Knoxville on Highway 14. There is no admission for the festival. The Pierce family has been selling pumpkins for 42 years. Hours for...
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Pella Searches for First Football Victory at Oskaloosa

Pella’s football team travels to Oskaloosa tonight still in search of its first victory of 2022. The Dutch are 0-6, but have faced the hardest schedule of the 36 teams in class 4A. It gets a little easier tonight against an Indian squad that is just 1-5. Pella coach Jay McKinstrey says that he wants it so bad for his kids to get to celebrate the thrill of victory.
PELLA, IA
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PCM Football Hosts Chariton Tonight in Big Class 2A District 7 Matchup

After dropping a heartbreaker against West Marshall last week, the PCM football team turns their sights towards getting a home win over Chariton tonight. The Mustangs sit third in Class 2A District 7 with a 2-1 record following the 13-12 loss last week, while Chariton is fourth in the district with a 1-2 record after beating Albia 29-13 last Friday. Depending on the results of Roland-Story and West Marshall, a PCM win tonight would set up a potentially big matchup with the Norseman next week for the second spot in the district. With a pair of big matchups to close out the season, the Mustangs will get a valuable player back for those games in Ayden Camu and PCM head coach Greg Bonnett said that Camu gives his squad a big boost in all facets of the game.
CHARITON, IA
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Knoxville Fire Department Starts Explorer Program

The Knoxville Fire Department is preparing for Fire Prevention Week October 9th through the 15th. There will be an Open House at the Fire Department Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The event is to promote fire prevention, to let visitors tour the fire station and get a tour of the apparatus.
KNOXVILLE, IA
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New Events Coming to Crossroads of Pella Coat Drive

Crossroads of Pella is kicking off its annual coat drive this month with two new events aimed at getting more winter gear to those in need. Chris Allen and Julie Johnson with Crossroads of Pella say a drive-up coffee and coats event will be held in the morning on Tuesday, October 18th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. — with anyone in the community encouraged to donate any type and size of coats, gloves, hats, and boots in exchange for a cup of coffee.
PELLA, IA
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Three Local Women Plead Guilty to Fraud in Federal Case

Three local women arrested more than two years ago in connection to an international online fraud scheme by the Federal Bureau of Investigation all have changed their pleas to guilty. Marilyn Sterk of Otley, Jennifer Sterk of Pella, and Teresa Sterk of Knoxville were arrested in February 2020 on a...
OTLEY, IA
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PACE Alliance Donates Golf Outing Proceeds to Pella Ambulance

The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance presented a $4,000 check to Pella Ambulance Thursday morning. The donation comes from proceeds raised during the annual PACE Alliance Golf Outing held at the end of August. Pella Ambulance is in the process of purchasing new CPR mannequins. For several years running, the PACE Alliance has donated proceeds from their golf outing to local first responders, including the Pella Police and Pella Fire Departments. Golf Committee Chairs Tim Te Grootenhuis and Vicki Cowman, along with committee members Trisha Klok, Matt Sherlock, Mary Mansfield, and Karen Eischen, organized this year’s golf outing. This year’s theme was “Fiesta on the Fairway.
PELLA, IA
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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 10/6/22

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 20 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SEVEN PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, TWO RESCUE CALLS, TWO THEFTS, ONE SUICIDAL PERSON, ONE SUSPICIOUS PERSON, ONE CIVIL CALL, ONE TRANSPORT, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE VEHICLE UNLOCK, ONE DOMESTIC, ONE FRAUD CALL AND ONE ASSISTANCE CALL.
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One person badly hurt in SE Iowa home explosion

Chillicothe, IA- A house explosion in southeast Iowa left a resident seriously hurt. Radio Iowa reports that The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call at noon on Tuesday concerning a residence in Chillicothe. Authorities were told that the house exploded and a man needed medical...
CHILLICOTHE, IA
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Nashville North Returning Saturday

Some of country music’s most successful songwriters are coming to the Pella Opera House. Jara Johnson says the second annual Nashville North is back this Saturday at 7 p.m., and features four hit songwriters on the stage sharing the stories behind the music and performing many of the hit songs performed by country music’s biggest stars. Tickets for Nashville North at the Pella Opera House can be purchased at their box office during regular hours or online.
PELLA, IA
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Knoxville Looking To Start A Winning Streak Tonight vs. Atlantic

Looking to start a winning streak, the Knoxville Football Squad will host Atlantic for the final home game of the season. Panthers Coach Matt Dunkin knows how special senior night is and wants his seniors to be aware, take it all in, but be focused at the same time on the task at hand.
KNOXVILLE, IA
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Pleasantville Hosts Must Win Game Against Van Buren Tonight

For the second consecutive season, the Pleasantville football team finds themselves entering tonight’s week seven matchup with Van Buren in a must win situation. Much like last season, the Trojans enter the game with an 0-3 record in district play after falling 54-7 to Pella Christian last Friday. Meanwhile, Van Buren comes into the matchup at 1-2 after defeating Cardinal 22-16 two weeks ago. In order to keep their postseason aspirations alive, Pleasantville needs to win their games tonight and next week. History does favor the Trojans in the must-win game tonight, as they have won all three meetings against the Warriors. Pleasantville won last year’s game 45-8 and shut out Van Buren 27-0 back in 1999 and 33-0 in 1998.
PLEASANTVILLE, IA
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Twin Cedars Looks To Change The Story Tonight Against Woodward Academy

Maybe this is the week, finally, Twin Cedars gets its first football win of the season. The Sabers take on Woodward Academy tonight, who is also 0-5 and has not had a lot of success on the field. Like Twin Cedars, the Knights have struggled to find an offense at times and have struggled to stop their opponents. Sabers Coach Cam Parker tells KNIA/KRLS Sports the defense must be ready for anything tonight.
CEDAR, IA
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Former Sheriff Gary Verwers Passes Away at 76

Former Marion County Sheriff Gary Lee Verwers passed away Tuesday, October 4 at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics. Verwers graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1964. Verwers was the first school resource officer for the Knoxville Community School District. He later became a deputy, and then Chief Deputy at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He later served as Sheriff, retiring in 2007. Verwers also served as a volunteer for Knoxville Fire & Rescue and the Knoxville Raceway Fire Crew. He was also a past president of the Marion County Fair Board.
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