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Pella Corporation, a leading window and door designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce a pledge of $100,000 to help jumpstart the transformational “Creators Wanted” campaign, a nationwide effort to reshape America’s perception of manufacturing and confront the industry’s growing skills gap.

Dutch Greeters welcomed Becky Ochsner Photography, Makers on Main and Curious Rebellion with ribbon cutting ceremonies on Feb. 7.

Central College students Wyatt Crosby, junior, and Terry Hefel, sophomore, spent the week prior to the spring semester at Leighton State Bank. They were two of 44 students to take advantage of Central College’s Career Kickstarter program.

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Schools and businesses are announcing cancellations and other information ahead of expected snow and freezing rain on Friday, Jan. 17:


The time has come for the Pella Chronicle’s annual Honor Roll, a time we take to honor the local businesses in our community. This year, we’re highlighting Two Rivers Cooperative, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.


The Community 1st Credit Union Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to 818 Forward with Faith of Pella and a $1,000 grant to the Pella Early Learning Center on Jan. 10.

The Marion County Employer’s Council of Iowa will host Dr. Sarah Derry, who will present on the STEM BEST Program. Learn how to become a business partner and create leaders out of students in your community.

U-Haul Company of Iowa Inc. is pleased to announce that 4 Seasons Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Pleasantville community.

On Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, The Well will be closed at both the Pella and Knoxville locations.

Each year, thousands of tourists travel to the Amana Colonies, the largest National Historic Landmark in Iowa. Settled by German immigrants, this cluster of villages is home to vibrant festivals, unique shops and well-known restaurants. Many of the visitors are kids, eager to enjoy their fir…

DES MOINES — Bank Iowa Corporation announced on Dec. 2 that it has closed on the acquisition of First State Bank of Colfax. The purchase brings the second-largest family-owned bank from $1.3 billion in assets to $1.4 billion in assets and adds a 23rd community to the list of those the bank serves.

The Pella Opera House is excited to host the 2019 Festival of Trees this holiday season.


On Nov. 11, Farm Bureau Financial Services employees recognized their veteran colleagues for their military service, presenting them with handcrafted quilts.

Have you ever felt like your alarm clock is a starter’s pistol setting off a marathon sprint? In this hectic world, each day can seem like a never-ending race of deadlines, appointments and to-do lists. Then there are kids to pick up and drop off, emails to answer, dinners to make. And we mu…

The Pella Kiwanis received a check from Grand Knight Travis Eisenbarth with the Knights of Columbus for their Wonder Spelen project.

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