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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...

Nodaway Valley/O-M’s Coach Riley Invite won by Knoxville

(Greenfield) The Knoxville boys topped the field of fourteen teams in Greenfield on Saturday. The Panthers won the Coach Riley Wrestling Invite with 215 points. Runner-up Pleasantville scored 175 while AHSTW finished 3rd. AHSTW scored 162 points. They got a title from Jake Osbahr at 120 and Kayden Baxter at...
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Let’s Talk Indianola – Chamber Holiday Parade

Today’s Let’s Talk Indianola features Chamber President and CEO Amanda Zwanziger about the upcoming Home for the Holidays Lighted Parade. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Indianola.
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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...
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Indianola Boys Wrestling Places 1st, Boys Swimming 2nd, Girls Wrestling 3rd on Saturday

The Indianola boys wrestling won the Bob Murphy Invitational at West Delaware High School Saturday scoring 240 team points, the Indianola boys swimming team placed 2nd at the Newton Cardinal Invite with 293 points, and the girls wrestling team placed third in the Newton Girls Cardinal Classic with 104 points.
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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.
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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.
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Indianola City Council to Discuss Recycling Fees

The Indianola City Council meets in regular session Monday. The council will consider an appointment to the Parks and Rec Commission, an amendment to a Professional Services Agreement for engineering services, participation in the North and Middle Rivers Watershed Management Authority Agreement, assisting the City of Carlisle on matching funds for community attraction and tourism grant for trail/park improvements, and an Ordinance to increase monthly residential recycling fees before going into closed session to discuss the purchase or sale of real estate.
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Knoxville Winter Concert set for December 19

Knoxville High School will host their Winter Concert December 19 starting at 7 p.m. for students in grades 9 through 12 at the Performing Arts Center. The concert is a combination of Jazz Band, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers all bringing their talents together. Leading the Knoxville groups will be Ian Heetland, Knoxville Director of Choirs and Meredith Tipping, Knoxville Band Director.

Southeast Polk’s Abu Sama named All-Iowa Football Player of the Year

Hard to believe now, but Abu Sama, Southeast Polk’s otherworldly running back, was once buried on the Rams’ depth chart. Like, as recently as last year. The Rams started the 2021 season with plenty of returning talent, including speedy running back Titus Christiansen. Christiansen was Southeast Polk’s primary rushing option, so much so that Sama recorded just 13 carries through the first five games.
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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.

Iowa firefighter enters national mustache competition

WHO 13 NEWS – A local firefighter is trying to win a mustache competition. John Atkin is the assistant chief of the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department.  He’s in the top 12 of the Fifth Annual ‘Stache Salt Moustache Competition’ and going for Mr. June.You can vote for him through Dec. 3 at midnight by clicking […]