Warren County, IA

Marion, IAkniakrls.com

Severe Weather Chances Return Today

After large hail pummeled much of Marion and Warren Counties Friday night into Saturday morning, additional severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has issued a slight risk for severe weather for most of the state. Conditions are favorable for scattered storms capable of producing...
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Hot Weekend Ends with Rain Chances, Cool Start to Next Week

A strong cold front will pass through the region by Monday, bringing additional chances for needed rain and a brief break from the heat across south central Iowa. According to the National Weather Service, another day of above average heat will kick start the weekend, but two rounds of precipitation are expected — one early Sunday and again in the late afternoon to evening.
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Indianola, IAkniakrls.com

City of Indianola Statement on 21 Day Equity Challenge Participation

The Warren County GOP held a town hall meeting Thursday evening, to discuss the City of Indianola’s support of the 21 Day Equity Challenge, moderated by Tamara Scott with a presentation by author Dr. Stephen Kirby. The 21-Day Equity Challenge is self-described as a free program designed to educate participants...
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Warren County GOP Holds Town Hall on 21 Day Equity Challenge

The Warren County GOP held a town hall forum Thursday evening, discussing the City of Indianola and other local organizations and businesses’ support of the 21 Day Equity Challenge. The 21 Day Equity Challenge is a program that will take place from October 5th through November 2nd, with the intention of developing a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. The town hall meeting was moderated by Tamara Scott with a presentation by author Dr. Stephen Kirby, who argued, among other items, that there is no systemic racism in the United States.
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Warren County Supervisors, E911, and Emergency Management Meet in Joint Session

The Warren County Board of Supervisors met in joint session with the Warren County Emergency Management Commission and Warren County E911 Board, discussing the transfer of the Warren County Dispatch, Management, and Budget from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office to the Warren County Emergency Management Commission. The Warren County Supervisors voted in support of the transfer, but did not approve the official transfer to take place without an agreement between the boards regarding funding.
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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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Indianola Bike Fest 2021: Pedal Palooza! Tomorrow

The Indianola Mayor’s Youth Council is hosting Bike Fest 2021: Pedal Palooza! tomorrow morning, an event promoting bicycle safety and fun for Indianola kids. The event will include educational events such as how to cross a street safely and the importance of helmets and other safety equipment, as well as prizes given out throughout the event. Those attending can also bring food and personal care items to donate to the Helping Hand of Warren County. Bike Fest 2021 will take place at Irving Elementary Saturday from 10am to noon, with the KNIA Big Red Radio on location playing music and making announcements.
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Helping Hand of Warren County Donation Drop-Off Times

The Helping Hand of Warren County is asking residents to not drop off donations when the facility is not open, as the items may be ruined or contaminated from the elements. Items left out throughout the night the items can be destroyed and are then unusable to give out to the public. The Helping Hand of Warren County takes donations:
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Warren County Supervisors Approve Vote on Board Expansion

The Warren County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday evening, approving a five-member board expansion ballot measure in November of 2022. The measure will go before voters, with approval at that time meaning an expansion of the board in 2024. The board approved general obligation capital loan notes,...
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Tulip City Baseball Teams Travel to Warren County

After clashing with each other Monday, the Tulip City baseball teams will join their softball counterparts on the road to Warren County this evening to finish the first rotation of the Little Hawkeye Conference summer season with varsity doubleheaders. The Eagles are riding a four-game winning streak heading to Norwalk,...
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Warren County Historical Society Garage Sale Fundraiser This Weekend

The Warren County Historical Society is holding their annual garage sale fundraiser today and tomorrow at their facility, raising funds for the Warren County Historical Society Museum and other areas. The Warren County Historical society maintains the historical and genealogical library, seven-building Heritage Village and country store, Mt. Hope School, the South River Quaker Meeting House, Church, Log Cabin, and George Washington Carver Museum. The Saturday sale will go from 8am to 3pm, and the Sunday sale from 8am to 2pm, on the east side of the Warren County Fairgrounds, and shoppers are asked to enter the northwest door and exit at the southwest door.
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1A No. 4 Southeast Warren cruising along at 13-0

(Liberty Center) -- The Southeast Warren softball team continues to roll along. The Warhawks are a perfect 13-0 and ranked No. 4 in the latest Class 1A IGHSAU state rankings. The reasons for the Warhawks success are everywhere. The offense is hitting a collective .406, they’ve stolen 43 bases, have a .953 fielding percentage and allowed just 17 runs.
Marion County, IAkniakrls.com

Dry Conditions Rapidly Spreading Cross Region

A long stretch of dry weather is starting to have an impact locally. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report, Marion County is once again rated as abnormally dry and the northern third of Warren County is now in moderate drought. All of south central Iowa, mainly south of Highway 92, is also abnormally dry, and drought has expanded to all of Polk and most of Jasper Counties. No rainfall has been recorded locally in June thus far, and a stretch of well-above average temperatures that has settled into the region since the beginning of the month is expected to continue for the next few weeks. Conditions are expected to persist for some time into the summer , according to the National Climate Prediction Center, as no significant precipitation is in the forecast for several weeks.
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Des Moines police officer on administrative leave after arrest

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department confirmed to KCCI that a police officer is on administrative leave after his arrest in Indianola. According to police, Sgt. Matthew Hunter, a 21-year veteran, was arrested by the Indianola Police Department and charged with one count of public intoxication early Sunday morning.
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Warren County Supervisors to Discuss Strategic Planning

The Warren County Board of Supervisors meet in a pair of special meetings today. The board will first meet at 3:15pm, holding a discussion to allow a farmer to seed oats, receive an update from Warren County Engineer David Carroll, and discuss strategic planning, human resources, Warren County Justice Center change orders, and 911 dispatch. The board will meet again at 3:45pm to continue a discussion regarding the farmer, and to consider the wages of a new hire in the Warren County Recorder’s Office. Both meetings will take place in the boardroom of the Warren County Administration Building.
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Warren County Diaper Bank Taking Donations and Pickups

The monthly donation and pickup for the Warren County Diaper Bank is available. The Warren County Diaper Bank is available to any Warren County family that meets the income requirement, and registration is required. The donation and pickup for the Diaper Bank takes place from 4:30 to 6:30pm at 515...
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Indianola Farmers Market Continues Tomorrow

The Indianola Farmers Market continues this Saturday on the Warren County Fairgrounds, offering local produce, crafts, meat, and flowers among many other items. In addition to the Saturday schedule, beginning July 7th the market will be available on Wednesday afternoons from 2-6pm. The farmers market will be from 8am to noon on Saturdays through October. For more information, visit the Indianola Farmers Market Facebook page below.
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IN DEPTH: I-Smile; KNIA and KRLS

What’s the I-Smile program?Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Kaitlin McClain, I-Smile Coordinator for Warren County. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to In Depth Podcast.
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Indianola City Council Moves Process Forward on Golf Carts

The Indianola City Council discussed the usage of golf carts on city streets at their meeting Monday, which is currently not allowed by city code. City Manager Ryan Waller tells KNIA News the city has been receiving inquiries over the past year since the Warren County Supervisors approved the use of side-by-sides and four-wheelers on county roads, and the city will go through the normal process of using city board and commissions to provide a recommendation.
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MONDAY UPDATE: Nine new COVID cases reported in Warren County

Over the weekend, Warren County gained nine new COVID-19 cases, according to the Warren County zip-code specific map. This is the highest number of cases the county has seen since Wednesday, May 19. 50211/Norwalk led the county in new COVID cases, adding six over the weekend. 50125/Indianola saw an increase...