Pella Chronicle

Local News

October 4, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

Pella — October 3-6 Dead Man's Curve by Robert Leonard

A provocative new play will debut on Oct. 3 when Theatre Central presents "Dead Man's Curve." Based on the book "Yellow Cab", written by Iowa author and local radio personality Robert Leonard, the piece has been adapted and directed for the stage by Ann Wilkinson. This is the fifth new piece in a series of world premiers created by Theatre Central since 2008. Please note: Strong language and adult topics. 7:30 PM each night at the Kruidenier Theatre Bldg. Tickets: $5 General Admission; $3 Students and Senior Citizens; FREE with a Central ID.





October 4 Families First Presents ''Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun'' 5 Week Class

Free class! Free meals! Free Childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or famfirst@iowatelecom.net. Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.





October 4 Pella Farmer's Market

Wonderful autumn harvest, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten free products, and much more. First Reformed Church Parking Lot, 605 Broadway Street. Thursdays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 9 am - noon.





October 4 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It is held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $0.50 to 2.00 a game or $17 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.





October 4  Tim Tripp to host Town Hall Meeting

Iowa Senate District 40 Candidate Tim Tripp will host two town hall meetings (the second on October 4) to discuss his vision of healthy communities, healthy schools, and healthy Iowans. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tripp is a small business owner in Pella, IA who serves on the School Board. From 7-8:30 pm at the Pella Public Library. 






October 5 Central College presents Combos Concert

Red and Blue Vocal and Instrumental Combos Concert, Cox-Snow Recital Hall, 8 pm.





October 5 Free Recycling Event

Free recycling event at Pella Cooperative Electric (2615 Washington Street)! Open to everyone, 8 am to 4 pm. Will accept household appliances, kitchen appliances, deep freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and other items. Cannot accept televisions or computer monitors. For more details, please visit www.pellacea.org or call 628-1040.





October 5 MOMS Club Of Pella Meet and Greet Play Date  

If you are a stay-at-home mom in the Pella area and are looking to meet other at-home mothers, stop by the MOMS Club of Pella's Meet and Greet Play Date. Our Club is celebrating it's one year anniversary this month!  Bring your kids to Caldwell Park while you meet our members and get info on our club.  We are always looking for new members. 10-11:30 am. For more information, contact Tara Kohlhaas at 641-204-1551.





October 6 "Little One Lost" book signing at The Sanctuary Coffeehouse

In "Little One Lost: Living With Early Infant Loss", Glenda Mathes writes of her own and others' miscarriage experiences and shows from Scripture that these littlest ones are not really lost. Meet Glenda on October 6 and then join her on the Walk to Remember on October 7. 10 am-noon at The Sanctuary Coffeehouse.





October 6 Ulrich's Drive One 4 Your School Fundraising Event

Raise money for your school by driving a new car! $20 donation to Pella Schools for test driving a new Ford or Lincoln, $10 Donation for each additional test drive in the new 2013 Ford Escape, and $5 donation for wearing school colors to the event. Benefits go to Pella Public and Pella Christian Schools. Free to participate and has historically raised over $33,000 in the past. 8 am- 5 pm. Contact Steve Akers at 641-628-2184 with any questions.





October 6 Red Rock Threshers Annual Tractor Pull

Head out to Truman Road (Beside Geetings, Inc.) for the Red Rock Thresher's Annual tractor pull! Starts at 10 am. Fun for all ages! No rain date. For more information, contact Lowell Sneller at 641-780-3639.





October 6 Make A Wish Meal & Auction

Come to the Pella Memorial Building for an auction, raffle, and free-will donation meal to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation. 6 pm.





October 7 Empty Cradle's "A Walk to Remember"

Empty Cradle supports and connects families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Family and friends are invited to join us for a time of remembering these precious babies. We will have a candlelight memorial service at 2 pm at the Memorial Center followed by a short walk, balloon release and refreshments. For more information, contact Heather Vander Beek at 641-620-5058 or hvanderbeek@pellahealth.org .





October 7 Central College presents Sunday Concert Series

Randall Foust, Upper Chapel, 4 pm with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.





October 9 Pella Christian High School Concert

The Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert.  The Concert Band, Concert Choir, Cantus (boy's choir), and Solstice (girl's choir) will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium.  Concert begins at 7 pm, come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students!  Admission: Free-will offering. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert.  The sale will begin at 6 pm with all proceeds going to the Music Department.





October 10 Faith CRC Cadet Soup Supper

Enjoy homemade chili, chicken, potato and pea soup; ham sandwiches on fresh bakery buns; pies and desserts. Free will donation accepted, funds will go towards cadet program. From 5-7 pm at Faith Church (corner of University and E 12th).






October 11 Families First Presents ''Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun'' 5 Week Class

Free class! Free meals! Free Childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or famfirst@iowatelecom.net . Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.





October 11 Pella Farmer's Market

Wonderful autumn harvest, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten free products, and much more. First Reformed Church Parking Lot, 605 Broadway Street. Thursdays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 9 am-noon.





October 11 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. Held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $0.50 to 2.00 a game or $17 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.





October 12-13 Lake Red Rock: Hickory Ridge Work Day

Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day at the Hickory Ridge Wilderness Campground. Come and go throughout the day as your schedule allows. Tasks will include picking up trash and removing invasive plant species. Area scouts and cadets are partnering with the Lake Association on this effort, and we would like your assistance too! Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and please also bring work gloves and water to drink.  To sign up or for more information, contact Jamie Gyolai at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690 or via email at jamie.l.gyolai@usace.army.mil.





October 12-13 The Art of Thinking Brilliantly

The mind is a powerful thing. It can shift the way we perceive ourselves, our environment, and our potential. Join us as we upgrade our thinking and realize our destiny in Christ as a new creation. For more information or to register, see http://trcpella.com/thinking-brilliantly (Fee is $30, registration is required). Event will be held in the Third Church Auditorium from 6:30-9:30 pm  Friday, Oct 12 and 9 am-4 pm Saturday, Oct 13.





October 13 Pella Christian Eagle Football Pancake Breakfast

Support the Pella Christian football team by eating breakfast!  Serving pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and beverages- a freewill donation is accepted. From 7-10 am at the High School.






October 13 Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk

Join Young Professionals for the 4th annual Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk! All Proceeds Benefit Breast Cancer Recovery at Pella Regional Health Center. Register before September 28 to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Meet at West Market Park at 8 am for stretches and T-shirt pick up. Run/ walk will take place following. Cost is $20 per person if pre-registered/ day of $25. Registration forms are available at pellahealth.org, and also available for pick up/drop off at the Pella Regional Health Center Information Desk (Main Entrance) or to the Chamber of Commerce. Early pick-up for t-shirts will be Friday October 12 from 9 am-5 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office boardroom (lower level entrance).





October 13 Free Family Fun Fall Fest

Text Only
Local News
  • Military Retiree Appreciation Day Aug. 28 near Pella A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from

    July 22, 2014

  • Logo for story Nurses flourish at PRHC with Pathway to Excellence Pella Regional Health Center has again achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence recognition is earned by health care organizations nationwide that create work environments wh

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 25-30 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming programs: July 25 - “Thief in the Night” - 7:00 p.m. - Howell Station CampgroundProblem: A critter of the night consistently raises havoc with backyard bird feeders. Action

    July 22, 2014

  • USDA's NRCS wetland compliance listening session set for July 28 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on Monday, July 28, to seek comments on proposed changes to wetland compliance provisions. The session will be at Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive, from 1 p.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • Pella Runway Rehabilitation Project continues along The Pella City Council, during last week’s meeting, approved a resolution, following a public hearing on the matter, for plans, specifications, form of contract, receiving bids, making award of contract to TK Concrete, and issuing notice to proceed a

    July 22, 2014

  • Photo contest winners named Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced last week at the Marion County Fair. The annual Contest is sponsored by Marion County Extension & Outreach and the Marion County Development commission (MCDC). This year nearly 300 photos

    July 22, 2014

  • Bloom pic 1 Pella blooms for judges, now waits for results Last week (July 14-15), America in Bloom volunteer judges Bruce Riggs (New York) and Leslie Pittenger (Ohio) visited Pella. In preparation for the visit the City of Pella’s Community Services Department prepared a tour route for the judges that cover

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patrick Edouard Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeals decision

    The Supreme Court of Iowa issued a ruling today which affirms a District Court ruling that sent a former Pella pastor to prison. 

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 18-20 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:July 18 - Iowa History: Just Dig It! - 10:00 a.m.-Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach at north end of parking lot)Learn about the history of Iowa! From glaci

    July 15, 2014

  • Abstract photo Abstract Party for Collegiate Historic District homeowners On July 8, residents of the Collegiate Historic District in Pella were invited to an Abstract Party hosted by the Historic Pella Trust. The Abstract Party was held in the Fireside Room of Second Reformed ChurchLeading the event was Will Page, Public

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

Features
Facebook
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries