Marion County Sheriff’s Report 9/25/23
IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 23 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: FIVE MOTORIST ASSISTS, TWO REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, TWO THEFTS, TWO DEER, TWO PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, TWO EXTRA PATROL CHECKS, ONE REPORT OF LIVESTOCK IN THE ROADWAY, ONE RECKLESS DRIVER, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE VEHICLE UNLOCK, ONE INCOMPLETE 911, ONE WANTED PERSON, ONE RETURN CALL AND ONE TRANSPORT.
Marion County Board of Supervisors Meeting Today
The Marion County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session today. On the agenda is a special event application from THRIVE Knoxville, a fixing date for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a development agreement with Adkins Specialized Carriers, LLC and the City of Pleasantville, discussion and possible action relating to a Knoxville property, and a road department update.
Verhey Honored by Iowa Bankers Association for 50 Years of Service
Retiree and former Marion County Bank President and CEO Pete Verhey was recently honored by the Iowa Bankers Association for more than 50 years of service at a bank. The award was presented to Verhey during the IBA Annual Convention on Monday, Sept. 18, in Des Moines. Verhey was one of 22 individuals recognized for reaching the 50-year service milestone.
Imagination Library of Marion County Seeking Donations
The Imagination Library of Marion County was recently founded this past spring and currently has 372 kids enrolled in the program. The Imagination Library gifts books to area children ages 0-5 and has mailed out over 1,000 books to local children, with more on the way. The program in Marion County is a part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which is a non-profit organization that gives out free, age-appropriate books worldwide. Each child enrolled in the program receives one book per month from birth to age five – at no cost to families. Amy Uthus with the Imagination Library of Marion County says that the program is actively looking for donations and that all contributions stay within the community.
Marion County Board of Supervisors to Meet Tuesday
The Marion County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session Tuesday. On the agenda is a special event application from THRIVE Knoxville, a fixing date for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a development agreement with Adkins Specialized Carriers, LLC and the City of Pleasantville, discussion/action relating to a Knoxville property, and a road department update.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Until 10 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued in Central Iowa until 10 p.m. Conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms capable of producing hail, strong winds, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado. Tune into KNIA/KRLS for live severe weather coverage for any tornado or severe thunderstorm warning for Marion and Warren Counties.
Knoxville Man Allegedly Threatens Marion County Road Department
(Marion County, IA) A Knoxville man is behind bars after allegedly threatening the Marion County Road Department on Tuesday. Joshua Isely is facing threats of terrorism and first-degree harassment charges. The comments were made on a Facebook post. He is currently in the Marion County Jail.
Marion County Humane Society Fall Vendor Show and BBQ Lunch Happening Today
The Marion County Humane Society fall vendor show and BBQ lunch is today at the Knoxville Iowa State Extension building. This is a fundraiser to support the MCHS and 100% of the proceeds from the event go right to the organization. The event will run from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and there will be a mix of handmade crafts and direct sales from 15 different vendors. There will also be a smoked pork BBQ lunch available for purchase at the event.
Knoxville Resident Arrested for Threatening Comments About Road Construction
Joshua Isley, a 38-year-old resident of Knoxville, Iowa, now faces charges of harassment and threat of terrorism. These charges follow his ominous comments on social media concerning local road construction.
Drought Conditions Remain Unchanged in Latest Report
Drought conditions remained unchanged throughout south central Iowa in the latest weekly update. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100% of Warren County and just over 75% of Marion County are facing severe drought conditions. The northwestern corner of Marion County remains in moderate drought conditions. Rainfall that fell in the middle of this week missed the Tuesday cutoff for the update and will be included in next week’s report. According to the National Weather Service, slight chances for rain return to the forecast late tonight, with better chances for widespread showers and storms over the weekend.
Twin Cedars Football Hopes To Continue Winning Ways Against Moravia
After picking up its first win of the season, the Twin Cedars Football Squad get back at it tonight against Moravia. The Sabers won the Marion County Eight-Man Championship last week in a win over Melcher-Dallas for the first time in six seasons. Moravia has one of its best teams in many years this season. The MoHawks have rolled up three straight 50 point games and are extremely balanced with 933 yards on the ground and 948 yards through the air. Sabers Coach Cam Parker, tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he hopes to put together a complete game, which it will take to knock off Moravia.
Every 2023 Knoxville School Board Race will be Contested
The 2023 Knoxville School Board election race will be contested. There are six candidates running for three school board seats. The list of candidates includes Larissa Van Donselaar, Dave Smith, Cheri Gerdes, Jyl DeJong, Brian Slykhuis, and Susan Swartzendruber. The election filing period ended Thursday at 5:00 pm. The 2023 school and city elections for Marion County will be on Tuesday, November 7th. Marion County Auditor Jake Grandia talked about the importance of being able to voice your opinion during election time.
Knoxville man arrested on threat of terrorism, harassment charges
MARION COUNTY, Iowa – A Knoxville man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a threat against the Marion County Road Department. Joshua Isely, 39, is charged with threat of terrorism and first-degree harassment, according to a news release from the Knoxville Police Department. Police began investigating Tuesday around 7:44 a.m. after receiving a report about […]
Marion County man faces threat of terrorism charge due to frustration over road construction
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — A Knoxville man is charged with harassment and threat of terrorism over frustrations about road construction. Court documents show Joshua Isley, 38, was arrested on Sept. 19. According to the documents, Isley posted two threatening messages on the Marion County Road Department's Facebook page on Tuesday....
Local Unemployment Rates See Increase in August
Local unemployment rates rose in the month of August, according to the latest update from the Iowa Workforce Development. The unemployment rate in Marion County increased from 2.2% in July to 2.6% last month. There are 19,330 residents employed and 510 seeking work and receiving benefits. The rate also slightly...
Pella City Council Approves Hazard Mitigation Plan, Holds Extensive Discussion
The Pella City Council approved the Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan at their meeting Tuesday. The plan identifies regional and community hazards, assesses vulnerability, and identifies specific actions to reduce risk and is created in conjunction with Marion County Emergency Management. A professional auditing contract was also approved with Bergan KDV in Urbandale for $38,050. An extensive policy and planning was held about the following topics as well:
Marion County Sheriff’s Report 9/20/23
IN THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO 29 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SIX EXTRA PATROL REQUESTS, FOUR RESCUE CALLS, THREE PAPER SERVICE ATTEMPTS, TWO CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CALLS, TWO VEHICLE UNLOCKS, ONE ACCIDENT, ONE RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, ONE DOG CALL, ONE ANIMAL BITE, ONE SUICIDAL SUBJECT, ONE VEHICLE FIRE, ONE SCHOOL BUS VIOLATION, ONE VEHICLE UNLOCK, ONE WELFARE CHECK, ONE SUSPICIOUS PERSON, AND THREE OTHER CALLS.