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Confirmed Tornado Impacts Pella Area on Father’s Day

Two rounds of severe weather caused damage across Marion County over the weekend. The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team was on the air during a confirmed tornado Sunday night that impacted residents of rural Pella. At approximately 6:37 pm, a warning was issued by the National Weather Service after several spotters confirmed a tornado west of the community — which was heard live during on-air coverage. Outdoor sirens were triggered shortly after by the Pella Police Department for a total of three times, with an all clear announced on 92.1 KRLS once the warning was cancelled. Several buildings and trees were damaged from 195th avenue to Highway 163 just outside of the city limits. The National Weather Service is conducting a survey in conjunction with Marion County Emergency Management. Larry Terpstra lives at 2023 Highway 163, and his property suffered significant damage.
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Marion County Supervisors Meet Today

The Marion County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session today. They’ll consider appointing UMB Bank as a paying agent, consider capital loan notes, and a Class C liquor license for Countryside Wedding & Events. They’ll discuss salvage bids and receive an update on the VA campus redevelopment. They will also consider tax credits, military tax exemptions, and fiscal year budget expense appropriations.
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LOOK: Tornado touches down northwest of Pella Sunday evening

PELLA, Iowa — A large tornado briefly touched down Sunday evening just northwest of Pella, in eastern Marion County. The National Weather Service says the tornado occurred around 6:43 p.m., but likely lifted just shortly thereafter. A few minutes prior to the touchdown, a tornado warning was issued for portions...
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Tornado causes damage on farms near Pella

The National Weather Service has issued multiple weather statements. A tornado was confirmed along the northern part of Marion County. The Sheriff's Office told KCCI they're still monitoring damage which remains relatively minimal. However the most significant damage was on 180th and 210 streets north of Pella. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH.
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Marion County Tax Sale Today

Marion County’s annual tax sale is today. This is where investors can offer to buy taxes for any parcel with unpaid taxes from 2019-2020. Marion County Treasurer Michaela Bigaouette says this process is not the sale of property, but it could lead to the deed being acquired by someone else.
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Ag in the City Returns Thursday

Agriculture will be celebrated at a returning event to Thursdays in Pella this week. Ag in the City highlights the industry with various activities, educational displays, farm equipment, businesses, and food vendors, sponsored by Marion County Farm Bureau. Activities begin this Thursday at 6 p.m., including entertainment on the Tulip Toren, which features trick roping, the Ag Hall of Fame, and a Chicken Pageant. A tall corn contest is being held at the Farm Bureau tent from 5 to 7 p.m. as well. The KNIA/KRLS Lil’ Big Red Radio is broadcasting from every Thursdays in Pella this summer.
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Storms Produce Needed Rain Locally Over Weekend

Pella – 1.46”. White Breast Creek near Melcher-Dallas – 1.94”. Last week, most of Marion County and Warren County were upgraded to moderate drought conditions. Prior to Friday’s storms, most locations hadn’t seen rain since just before Memorial Day. Additional chances for rain will return later this week with more...
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Let’s Talk Knoxville – Ridiculous Day Recap

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, we visit with Leta Burke of Candi’s Flowers, Jan Evans with the Marion County Democratic Central Committee, and Judy Kinney with the Knoxville Farmer’s Market about Saturday’s events during Retro Ridiculous Day. Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts...
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National Weather Service Rates Father’s Day Tornado EF-1

The National Weather Service and Marion County Emergency Management completed a survey of storm damage from a tornado that dropped down just west of Pella Sunday evening. The storm was rated as a strong EF-1 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with estimated peak winds up to 110 miles per hour. According to the survey, the tornado was on the ground for four minutes from 6:40 to 6:44 p.m., starting at 195th Avenue north of Highway 163, tracking east-southeast for approximately 1 1/2 miles, and dissipating near 210th Avenue north of Old Highway 163.
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Widespread Hail Impacts South Central Iowa

Nine severe thunderstorm warnings impacted Marion and Warren Counties late Friday into Saturday morning, bringing needed rainfall but also large, damaging hail. The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team was on the air from 10 to 11:45 p.m., and again from midnight to 1 a.m. for the storms bringing large hail to the region. Between 11:05 and 11:30 p.m., several locations between Knoxville and Pella, including Lake Red Rock, received hail from penny sized up to tennis ball sized, causing damage to buildings and cars, especially near White Breast Creek and Whitebreast Beach.
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Marion County Sheriff’s Report for 6/21/21

IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 22 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: FIVE EXTRA PATROL CHECKS, THREE WEATHER RELATED CALLS, TWO REPORTS OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON, TWO MOTORIST ASSISTS, ONE RECKLESS DRIVER, ONE ACCIDENT, ONE REPORT OF DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY, ONE REPORT OF LIVESTOCK IN THE ROADWAY, ONE DEER, ONE JUVENILE, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE CIVIL ISSUE, ONE INCOMPLETE 911 AND ONE DOMESTIC.
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Knoxville City Council Approves Tax Appropriations and More Monday

The Knoxville City Council met in regular session Monday. They approved a 28E agreement with Marion County authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments regarding the VA campus. They approved a bid from Midwest Sanitation for the residential city-wide clean-up, which will take place in the fall. They approved the disposal...
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Knoxville City Council to consider Tax Appropriations at Meeting Today

The Knoxville City Council will meet in regular session today. They will hold a public hearing on a proposed 28E agreement with Marion County on annual appropriation tax increment payments. They’ll consider a resolution on setting wages and salaries for city employees beginning next fiscal year. They will consider a...
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Twin Cedars sweep the second Marion County Showdown

Twin Cedars summer sports hosted Melcher-Dallas for their second matchup of the season on Thursday. The Sabers took the baseball game 12-6 and won the softball game 3-1. On the baseball diamond, Twin Cedars scored early and often as they put up 12 in the first four innings of play. Melcher-Dallas put together a small rally in the sixth scoring three runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Sabers took the game. Brett Sedlock went 2-3 at the dish driving in a pair of runs. Devin Arkema drove in two runs at the plate and also got the win on the mound after four scoreless innings of work and eight strikeouts. For the Saints, Logan Godfrey and Cole Metz each drove in two runs. Steven Krpan started the game on the mound and took the loss after three innings of work.
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Knoxville City Council Meets Monday

The Knoxville City Council will meet in regular session Monday. They will hold a public hearing on a proposed 28E agreement with Marion County on annual appropriation tax increment payments. They’ll consider a resolution on setting wages and salaries for city employees beginning next fiscal year. They will consider a...
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Habitat for Humanity Auction Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will hold an auction Saturday. Executive Director Robin Pfalzgraf tells KNIA/KRLS News that building materials, doors, cabinets, windows, and numerous other items will be for sale. These items are either new or donated. The auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 2004 Hempstead Drive...
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Drought Spreading Across Iowa

Drought conditions are rapidly spreading and intensifying across south central Iowa. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows Marion County and most of Warren County in Moderate Drought conditions, with Severe Drought spreading into northwest Warren and most of Polk Counties. Moderate conditions are now reported in most of Lucas, Jasper, and Mahaska Counties as well. Chances for scattered storms will persist into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, with the next best opportunity coming Sunday afternoon and evening as a strong cold front pushes through the area.
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After Near-Record Day, Heat Continues Until Sunday

After a near-record high temperature was recorded Thursday, warmer than average conditions will continue through the weekend. The high of 96 in Marion County approached the previous record of 97 degrees, set in 1940. Afternoon temperatures will still near and possibly top 90 degrees through Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A significant cooldown is expected by Monday, as daytime highs will drop into the mid-70s early next week. Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS for the latest weather information.
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Iowa pandemic death toll up to 6,109

In the last week, another 44 Iowans have been reported to have died from the coronavirus, according to state data. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports deaths on a delay of days or weeks. Between, June 10 and June 17, however, the department added 44 deaths to its coronavirus data. That raises the total death toll to 6,109 since the pandemic began.