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Marion County Sheriff’s Report 12/8/23
IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 21 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: EIGHT PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, THREE ACCIDENTS, ASSISTED THREE MOTORISTS, TWO RESCUE CALLS, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE HORSE CALL, ONE TRESPASS, ONE EXTRA PATROL REQUEST, AND ONE OTHER CALL. IN...
Incredible Knoxville mansion listed for sale – But it’s worth millions
One of Knoxville’s most expensive properties has just been listed for sale. Located at Charlton Drive, this is a mega house that boasts 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,427 sqft of living space, and 3.40 acres of land. Originally built in 2001, it is nestled away by a plethora of trees and backs onto a river.
Melcher-Dallas Women Sentenced in Child Endangerment Case
A Melcher-Dallas woman was sentenced Thursday morning following a guilty plea related to child endangerment. Kimberly Ann Laird, age 47 of Melcher-Dallas, was sentenced to up to five years in prison for one count of child endangerment causing injury, a Class D Felony. The conviction stems from an incident that...
Two Christmas Gift Wrapping Fundraisers Happening in Knoxville
Two Christmas gift wrapping fundraisers are happening in Knoxville over the next two weeks. The first fundraiser will be put on by the Knoxville Blues Volleyball Club on Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Peace Tree Taproom. The volleyball club will provide the wrapping and the volleyball ladies will wrap all of your gifts for a free will donation. One Dollar from every beverage sold during the event will also go toward the volleyball team. Blues Volleyball is the club program that gives opportunities for development for current and future Panther volleyball players.
New Sculpture Added to Wonder Spelen
A new sculpture was added to the Wonder Spelen playground in Pella on Thursday. Designed by The Randolph Rose Collection, the “Arbor Children” sculpture is described by the Wonder Spelen group as “playful and fun” with appreciation for nature and friendship. This lost-wax bronze statue features a boy and girl lifting a floral arbor, which may remind visitors of children jumping rope. Carefully selected in partnership with the Wonder Spelen Board and the City of Pella, this sculpture was donated to the playground by the Pella Garden Club. Visit pellagardenclub.org to learn more, and stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS to hear from Mark Wiskus and Fred Kreykes about the upcoming expansion of the Wonder Spelen playground.
KMAland Girls Basketball (12/8): Platte Valley downs Maryville, Riverside, Mount Ayr other winners
(KMAland) -- Platte Valley downed Maryville, Elmwood-Murdock and Johnson-Brock were impressive in wins, Riverside rolled, Mount Ayr took a win at Bedford and much more from Friday in KMAland girls hoops. Other winners from Friday were Clarinda, Kuemper Catholic, St. Albert, Atlantic, Harlan, Sidney, Stanton, Treynor, Tri-Center, Nodaway Valley, Wayne,...
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center Breakfast with Santa Event Happening Tomorrow
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center is holding a breakfast with Santa fundraiser tomorrow at the Knoxville Armory. The event is an annual fundraiser for Stepping Stones and will be held from 8:00-11:00 am. There will be a pancake breakfast put on by the Knights of Columbus, along with holiday activities for kids, a silent auction, and a visit from Santa Claus. This event is open to the community and Stepping Stones President Erika Pleggenkuhle encourages everyone to come out.
Red Rock Dam rehab project means road closures
MARION COUNTY, Iowa – A rehabilitation project at the Red Rock Dam means the highway running across it will be closed for a few days this week and next. Highway T15 is closed at the dam Wednesday through Friday of this week, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The road will also be […]
Knoxville Recreation Center Holding a Jolly Jamboree
The Knoxville Recreation Center will hold a Jolly Jamboree on Saturday, December 16th. The event at the Rec Center will be filled with games and exercise for the entire family. The jamboree will be held from 9:00-10:30 am and will include an ugly sweater contest and a holly jolly sock contest. A donation is requested for a non-perishable food item or winter weather gear. This event is open to anyone and all ages are encouraged to attend.
Chariton official takes over FM officially
FORT MADISON – A Chariton woman has accepted the position of Fort Madison City Manager after a resolution accepting the candidate was accepted by the Fort Madison City Council Tuesday night. Laura Liegois, the City Administrator in Chariton, accepted the position last week after an offer sheet was presented...
Faulty Tornado Siren in Lovilia, Iowa Due to Frequency Issue, Fix Expected Soon
Discover why a tornado siren in the southern Iowa town of Lovilia has been randomly going off, causing unnecessary panic among residents. Learn about the frequency issue causing the problem and the temporary and permanent solutions being implemented to rectify the situation.
Severe Drought Expands Locally in Latest Update
A worsening drought is spreading across south central Iowa. The latest national report shows most of Marion County is in severe drought or worse, with those conditions expanding to Pella and most of the northern part of the county. State Climatologist Justin Glisan says the latest round of dry conditions was a result of the fourth driest November on record, coupled with several prior months without major rain events.
Let’s Talk Knoxville – Volunteer Needs for Salvation Army
First United Methodist Church Pastor Brent Hanna and Knoxville Police Chief Aaron Fuller discuss the need for Salvation Army bell ringing volunteers in Knoxville. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Knoxville Podcast.
Today the gas price is close to $2.91 in Lovilia as of 2023-12-08. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.185, a week ago the price is $3.248 , according to AAA.
Pella TV Working on Documentary of Community’s History
When the programming coordinator for Pella Fiber joined the staff, he soon found a purpose to try and document the community’s unique history. Monte Goodyk has been working with local historians and organizations to put together a definitive look back at the journey of the Tulip City through a multi-episode project for PellaTV, the City of Pella’s local television product. Goodyk has worked to dig deep on several aspects of the rich backstory of Pella, with the help of experts Ronald Rietveld and Bruce Boertje, as well as several others in the community. Goodyk says he’s seeking assistance for the effort, and has already received backing from the Marion County Community Foundation, especially as it relates to storing and preserving vast amounts of digital images and video generated by the project.
Undefeated Southeast Warren emphasizing defense, leaning on sophomore trio
(Liberty Center) -- Southeast Warren boys basketball is off to its best start in over a decade behind a nucleus of talented sophomores. The Warhawks are 4-0 for the first time since 2010 after wins over West Central Valley (53-38), Mormon Trail (73-65), Melcher-Dallas (71-31) and East Union (73-36). "Very...
Iowa High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Marion County Today - December 8
Want to know how to stream high school basketball matchups in Marion County, Iowa today? We have the information below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Marion County, Iowa High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason to join High Limit Sprint Car Series in 2024
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (December 5, 2023) – Knoxville, Iowa’s own Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason are ready to raise the stakes in 2024, set to tackle the entire High Limit Sprint Car Series campaign in a full-on championship assault. Eliason, who joined the Brian and Lisa Ridge-owned open wheel operation just before the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, will pilot RSR’s familiar No. 8 in his full-time High Limit campaign; an agenda that boasts competitiveness and big money from coast to coast.
Crossroads of Pella Continuing Christmas Assistance Programs
Crossroads of Pella is continuing to work to help the community during the holiday season. The non-profit organization on the third floor of the Pella Community Center has a wide range of winter wear available as colder weather approaches. Additionally, Associate Director Chris Allen says they are continuing their toy shelf and adopt-a-family programs for families in need of Christmas cheer. Donations can be made at their location for toys for children in all of the county, and those who want to adopt a family in need can call 628-1212. Find out more about Crossroads of Pella here.
HIRTA Helps Looking for Holiday Light Express Volunteers
The HIRTA Helps volunteer program is looking for volunteers to transport individuals to the Merry-N County Christmas light display in Knoxville. HIRTA Helps is a volunteer program that encompasses the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Marion County to ensure community members are able to access their essential medical care. HIRTA Helps is now looking for volunteers for their holiday lights express in Knoxville. Volunteers pick up individuals that may not be able to drive from their home and take them through the holiday lights display at Marion County Park. Volunteer opportunities are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00-8:00 pm during the Merry-N County Christmas light display.