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Iowa high school basketball player arrested after punching opponent during postgame handshakes

A 17-year-old high school basketball player from Iowa was arrested and charged with willful injury after repeatedly punching an opposing player during post-game handshakes. Carlisle's Carter Prenosil threw the punches at Nevada's Ty Dittmer, who appeared to go unconscious and reportedly required stitches, on Tuesday. Both schools' superintendents have condemned...
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New Information Released in Crash near Attica

New information has been released in a crash last week in southern Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office tells KNIA/KRLS News that a rollover eventually resulted in the death of 59-year-old Anthony Rice of Bussey. At about 5:40 p.m. November 24th, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana Township Rural Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle that had overturned in the ditch on Highway G76 south of Attica.
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Iowa high school basketball player arrested after punching rival in handshake line, police say

A high school basketball player knocked out an opponent during post-game handshakes, leading to the Iowa teen's arrest on a felony charge, officials said Friday. Moments after Carlisle High School lost, 72-47, to the visiting Nevada High School Cubs, a 17-year-old player on the host Wildcats struck an opposing player "without provocation" in the handshake line on Tuesday as "the victim sustained a loss of consciousness," according to a Carlisle police statement.
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Eugene Wright, Sr.

Eugene Wright, Sr. was born April 18, 1953 to Elmer and Obera (Witt) Wright at Dyersburg, Tennessee. He and his eight siblings was raised in Humboldt, Tennessee. Gene decided to move his way to Chariton, Iowa. He loved cars and working on them. He decided to make money at something he loved. He worked on cars for many years as long as his health would allow him to.

Iowa high school player arrested in post-game attack

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa high school basketball player has been arrested following an apparent assault on an opposing player at the end of a game as the two teams lined up to shake hands. The attack reportedly followed a boys' high school basketball game between Nevada...

Knoxville Housing District Construction Update

The East Village housing project in Knoxville has seen continued progress, as one unit is under construction on the former site of East Elementary. 11 more units are expected to be built beginning in spring 2022. Ground has broken at the site of 155 housing units owned by Kading Properties,...

IHSAA stresses good sportsmanship after 2nd basketball incident

CARLISLE, Iowa — The Iowa High School Athletic Association is now investigatingthe assault at Tuesday night’s Carlisle-Nevada basketball game and stressing the importance of good sportsmanship. Police arrested Carlisle student player Carter Prenosil and charged him with willful injury. Video shows the game between Carlisle and Nevada started like any...

Indianola Downtown Businesses Hosting Merry Little Christmas Party

The Indianola Downtown Businesses are hosting the Merry Little Christmas Party next week, inviting shoppers to visit downtown businesses. Santa, along with hot cocoa, hot cider, mulled wine, as well as holiday treats will be available at different businesses along the square, in addition to caroling and holiday music played by the KNIA Big Red Radio. The Merry Little Christmas Party is Saturday, December 11th from 1pm to 4pm on the downtown Indianola square.
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Kenneth 'Kenny' Clyde Brewer

Kenneth "Kenny" Clyde Brewer, age 84 of Indianola, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Des Moines VA Medical Center. The son of Clifton Sr. and Martha Wauneta (Byers) Brewer, he was born July 18, 1937 at home near Columbia, Iowa. Kenny graduated from Chariton High School in 1955. He served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962, mostly in Europe as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. He was united in marriage February 23, 1966 to Catherine Joanne Jones of Chariton. To this union he was blessed with three children: Brian, Lori, and Eric.

GrandStay Hotel welcomes unique mural

PELLA — Under new ownership since April, GrandStay Hotel and Suites in Pella has already welcomed a number of updates and renovations, but one in particular grabs at the hearts and eyes of visitors and community members alike. Waterloo-based artist Bryan Sink has created a one-of-a-kind mural spanning the entire...

Central Quarterback Hawkins Recognized in Wall Street Journal

While his playing career is coming to a close as part of a historic run for the Central College football team, Senior Quarterback Blaine Hawkins is receiving recognition for a record-breaking performance and what’s next after college. Hawkins was featured in The Wall Street Journal for his NCAA All-Time Passing...

Merry-n-County Christmas Resumes Tonight

The third weekend of this year’s Merry-N-County Christmas light display begins tonight at Marion County Park in Knoxville. The display is open each Friday through Sunday through December 19th, as well as December 20th through 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with free will admission. Christmas music will air on 95.3 KNIA each night of the event. Children may bring letters to be delivered to the north pole.