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  • Knoxville Red Cross Volunteer to Help Florence Recovery
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The recovery effort for Hurricane Florence has reached Iowa, as a Marion County Red Cross volunteer is being called into action. Chuck Reeves of Knoxville flew out Monday night for Wilmington, North Carolina to assist people affected by the storm; he’s scheduled to work on an emergency response vehicle feeding residents in need of aid. […]

  • 2018 Pella Homecoming King and Queen Crowned
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Pella High School’s official homecoming representatives have been crowned. Luigi Lopez is the 2018 king and Hanna Blom is the queen of this year’s festivities. The rest of the court includes: Olivia Vander Leest Natalie Clayberg Josie Lickteig Emily Holterhaus Ryan Gustafson Scott Chaffin Bryce McCain Ben Nelson Pella Homecoming activities continue for the rest […]

  • Knoxville School Board Dedicates Joel Tonda Tennis Complex
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Former Knoxville High School tennis coach Joel Tonda says the facilities at the school’s new court named in his honor not only rival any in the state of Iowa, but are among the best he’s seen anywhere. Monday night’s Knoxville School Board meeting was preceded by the dedication ceremony for the Joel Tonda Tennis Complex; […]

  • Pella School Board Holds Organizational Meeting Monday
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

    The Pella School Board held their annual organizational meeting Monday evening. The board again elected Joan Corbin is the board president and Tim Tripp as vice president for the upcoming academic year, as well as reviewed the district’s financial position and the annual certified report for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Additionally, Director of K-12 Instruction […]

  • Your Life Matters Workshop on Wednesday Night
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:56 am

    The task force working to curb the suicide rate in Marion County meets Wednesday night to update the public, and decide on the organization’s upcoming goals. Your Life Matters is the campaign being conducted by the Marion County Coalition for Suicide Prevention; the objective is to meet the state’s goal of reducing suicide by ten […]

  • Families Involved in June 15th Water Rescue at Red Rock Reconnect
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:55 am

    The family of the man who drowned this summer just downstream from the Red Rock Dam gathered in Polk City this weekend to thank the man who saved many other lives on a tragic day. Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt tells KNIA/KRLS News the family of Cha Charles Lee met with Nate Thayer at Big […]

  • Author of Banned Book Speaks at Knoxville Library
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:54 am

    An author whose book wound up being banned will be the featured speaker at the Knoxville Public Library on Wednesday evening during Banned Book Week. Larry Baker’s book “The Flamingo Rising” was published in 1997, and eventually made into a movie on the Hallmark Channel; it’s a slice of life story about a boy whose […]

  • Christian Opportunity Center Donates Supplies to Special Education Classrooms
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Christian Opportunity Center staff came together earlier this month for a football tailgate in all five regions to celebrate football and giving back to the community. In preparations for the tailgate, each collected school supplies. Special Education Teachers were given the items to help meet the needs of their classrooms. Supplies were dropped off at […]

  • Homecoming Spirit Contest to Collect for Food Pantry
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

    The excitement begins in earnest at Knoxville High School this Homecoming week; but while students compete in a variety of spirit events for fun and competition points, one event will be used to give back to the community. Throughout the week, each class is collecting canned and non-perishable food; points will be awarded based on […]

  • Mahaska Board of Supervisor Candidates to Gather at Oskaloosa Forum
    by News on September 25, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Candidates for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will be speaking at a forum this evening at Penn Central Mall. The event sponsored by the Oskaloosa News and New Sharon Sun will be moderated by Dr. Bob Leonard and Diane Dawley, Poweshiek County Supervisor. Those seeking the office include: Steve Parker – Republican Steve Wanders […]