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KNOXVILLE — Marion County and Knoxville joined forces Monday to claim and develop the former Veterans Administration campus. Their alliance was forged in writing just days before a federal deadline to express interest in the abandoned 160-acre site.

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PELLA — Bids for the second phase of the Pella Sports Park came in higher than projected, prompting the City Council on Tuesday to wait two weeks before it awards a contract. The delay gives the city more time to find money for the improvements.

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PELLA — The city inched a few steps closer to meeting its long-term housing needs Tuesday night as the Pella City Council held public hearings on proposed developments.

Brian and Lynne Miller, of Pella, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Sean, to Christina Denny, daughter of Bob and Maria Denny, of Glendale, Ohio. Sean was a 2013 graduate of Pella Community High School and received his Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies at Cedarville Universi…

Ruben and Lianne Mejia of Pella are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Cassidy Lee to Ryan Perry Carter. Cassidy is the granddaughter of Lorraine and the late Stan Porter, of California and great-granddaughter of the late Ray and Jean De Haan of Pella.…

Bradley and Airianne Vonk of Oskaloosa are the parents of a daughter, Brynn Pauline, born August 15, 2017. Grandparents are John and Angela Livezey of New Sharon and Delwin and Joyce Vonk of Oskaloosa. Great Grandparents are Dave and Diana Bair, the late William and Jean Livezey all of New S…

Brianna Schroder and Josh Vande Noord are happy to announce their upcoming marriage. Brianna is the daughter of Brent and Stacey Schroder of Harvey. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Barb Kraft of Pella , Beth and Aaron Fletcher of Leighton and Bob Schroder and Shelly Sample of Otley and …

Kyle and Brenda (DeVries) Boot of Indianapolis, Indiana are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Esther. She was born Sunday June 25, 2017. She weighed eight pounds and 10 ounces and measured 21 inches. Julia is welcomed home by sister, Elisabeth (Elsa) age four.  Grandpare…

The Reverend Charles and Kristie (Klyn) Muether with John and Caroline (Veenstra) Larson announce the engagement of Tatiana Marie Muether and Jacob Ross Larson. The wedding is Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Amanda Scully and Markus Terry. Amanda’s parents are William Scully and Sue Gosselink-Scully of Batavia, IL. She is the granddaughter of Rod and Marge Gosselink of Pella, IA and William Scully, Sr. of Vernon Hills, IL. Markus is the son of Dave…

Aaron and Amber Ryan of Knoxville are the proud parents of a baby boy. Russell John Ryan was born on April 29, 2017 at Pella Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs 4 oz, and was 18 1/4" long. Maternal grandparents are Kenton and Pam DeZwarte of Knoxville. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Tammy…

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STORM LAKE — Payson Nossaman of Pella, was named to Buena Vista University’s Dean’s List for the third and fourth term. Nossaman attends BVU’s Online site.

Mr. & Mrs. John Davidson of Pella and Mr.& Mrs. Marc Weinbrenner of Williamsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Weinbrenner and Phil Davidson. Rebecca and Phil each work in the coffee industry and will reside in Cedar Rapids following their May 27, …

Leon and Arlys Van Kooten of Oskaloosa, and John and Greta Henry of Oakland, IL. are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Kandi and John. Kandi is a 2000 graduate of Pella Christian High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at Dordt College i…

Brent and Megan Dieleman of Arlington, VA announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ruth born January 24, 2017.  She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz and was 19.5 inches in length.

John and Ava Davidson of Pella, and Kamala Dunham of Pella and Dan Dingeman of Knoxville are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Paul and Jessica. Jessica is employed at Vintage Cooperatives in Des Moines and Paul is employed at Vermeer in Pella.

Lyle and Kathy Vander Meiden of Pella, and Duane and Linda Koonce of Escondido, Calif., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Lisa and Jonathan. Lisa is a 2010 graduate of Pella Community High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Trinity Christian Col…

Wayne and Sally (Linville) Crile will celebrate their Golden Anniversary on June 25. An Open House will be held from 6-9 pm. at the Kinsmans Keep Hall at 302 North A Street, Oskaloosa. Cards may be sent to 1603 220th Street, Leighton, Iowa 50143.

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Kate Roozeboom and Chandler Heisler. Kate is the daughter of Karl and Cristy Roozeboom of Pella, and Chandler is the son of Doug and Sheila Heisler of Cedar Rapids.

Sam and Jill Vande Weerd of Pella and Gerald and Amy Van Roekel of Orange City are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Bailey and Alex. Alex and Bailey are 2016 graduates of Northwestern College in Orange City and will reside in Johnston. A Sept. 24, 2016, wedding will…

Samantha Veenstra and Andrew De Bruin, both 2012 Pella Christian High School graduates, were united in marriage on Sunday, March 12, 2016, at 4 p.m., at Sully Christian Reformed Church in Sully.

Duane and Joni Collins of Lynnville joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Cayla, to Mason Wichhart, son of Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart of Pella. Grandparents are Verlan and Helen Brand of Grinnell, the late Bob and Eloise Collins of Sully, Carl and the late Marlyn Van Houweling of…

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Huegel of Bettendorf announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Huegel, to Jakob Steenhoek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Steenhoek of Pella.

As the Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson dinner filled HyVee Hall Saturday evening, the crowds filled the stands around the stage and dinner tables wearing t-shirts and carrying signs promoting their favorite candidates. Supporters chanted before the dinner began and throughout the spe…

Martin O'Malley did not have as many supporters at the Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson dinner as Sanders or Clinton, but he touched on many of the same topics as the other two candidates. O'Malley said that “actions, not words” have made a difference in his political career, and that…

As Bernie Sanders took the stage, his supporters erupted in cheers, chants and waving signs. Sanders had to wait quite a while before the crowd settled enough for him to speak. Sanders said the Republican Party forgot what the U.S. looked like seven years ago, and that progress has been made…

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Andy McGuire helped host the Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson dinner Saturday evening in Des Moines. McGuire introduced each speaker and encouraged attendees to participate in the upcoming election to turn Iowa blue.

As presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came on stage, she remarked that the Republican Party debates reminded her of reality TV, with characters that do not care about actual reality. As Democrats come to debate they tackle hard issues, said Clinton.

This week, Executive Director of the Pella Historical Society, Kathleen Miller, shared a great deal of information about the society and Historical Village, including building maintenance. At this time, the home of Wyatt Earp is the society's biggest concern.

Pella's 53rd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes, "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly", will begin in just four weeks.

Pella Regional Health Center has named Tim Jansen to the role of Finance Manager. As Finance Manager, Jansen is responsible for leading the accounting functions of Pella Regional including general accounting, cost accounting, reporting, analytics, budgeting, payables and payroll.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself – including your background, career, family, prior public service. I am a lifelong resident of Pella, with deep family roots in the community and have been employed by Vermeer Corp for 19 years. I am a former President of the Pella Chamber of Commerce a…

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself – including your background, career, family, prior public service. I moved to Pella in 1979. My wife, Jen, and I have been together 23 years. 18 years ago, we purchased a house in town. We raised a wonderful/successful daughter who married the BEST son-…

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself – including your background, career, family, prior public service. I am a native Iowan, born in Cherokee. I attended Iowa State University and earned a Business Administration Degree. While working full time at Younkers, I attended night school at Drake…

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself – including your background, career, family, prior public service. Harold Van Stryland has served on Pella’s city council since 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree from Dordt College, a master’s degree in Germanic languages and literature from the Universi…

PELLA, Iowa – Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to others. Pella Regional Health Center is taking dedicated time this week to recognize the spiritual needs of employees and the patients and visitors we serve.

Pastor Timur Anickin, of Reformed Church of Jesus Christ Our Savior in Jurmula, near the capital Riga, Latvia, preached and shared his life ministry on May 24, Pentecost Sunday at Christ the Redeemer Church in Pella and Ebeneezer Reformed Church in Leighton. I had the opportunity to intervie…

Jay Hoch has been named ag industry specialist, focusing on agricultural as well as commercial and industrial banking to serve customers in Knoxville and Pella.

The Tulip Toren will play host to an outdoor movie showing of Big Hero Six on Friday, July 31. The public viewing was organized by Kayla Van Vark, of Pella, as a fundraising event for the non-profit organization Many Hands for Haiti.

Though Pella Sports Park has not opened, nor any completion/opening date announced, Community Services Director Jeanette Vaughan has already received many calls expressing interest in using the facility. 

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