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Nearly two years of planning is coming to fruition, as construction has begun on a new, expanded obstetrics department at Pella Regional Health Center.

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), a generation and transmission utility serving Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, hosted a visit by U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack at the Des Moines facility.

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The Pella City Council will choose whether or not to enter into a development agreement with Casey's Marketing Company, following action by the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night. 

Thunder Creek Equipment (LDJ Manufacturing) has donated a special edition, one-of-a-kind FST 990 fuel and service trailer to Farmer Veteran Coalition. Farmer Veteran Coalition will blind auction the trailer online (ThunderCreek.com/PatriotOne) and at upcoming 2016 farm trade shows. The trail…

Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a study of laws governing the regulation of alcohol in Iowa and have tasked Stephen Larson, Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, and Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, to sp…

MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Pella on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at noon, at Happy Joe's. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend.

On Monday, Aug. 15, Pella Regional Health Center will begin a construction project to relocate and expand the Obstetrics Unit. The new unit will be located on a third floor addition above our Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care area. Project completion is scheduled for Fall 2017.

The Dutch Greeters were treated to a tour of PRC Health and Fitness Thursday morning, as Owner Josh Visser updated them on changes he has made and what the building has to offer. 

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Today, Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer and designer of windows and doors for homes and commercial buildings announced it is acquiring Reilly Windows & Doors, a premier manufacturer and designer of discerning custom window walls and doors for the most exacting builder and architect.

Central College alumnus Francisco Ruiz visited Pella Tuesday, July 19, to see professors, co-workers and friends at the college in an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. Ruiz, a Hotdogger, travels all over the country to attend marketing events to promote Oscar Meyer.

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David Smart, president of the Board of Directors for the Pella Opera House, announced today that beginning Aug. 1, Ms. Heidi Kelley will take the helm as the new Executive Director.

Applications for 2016 Theisen’s More for Your Community grants are due August 15, two weeks earlier than in past years. More than $250,000 in total grants will be distributed to the region served by Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto. The maximum request per project application is $5,000.

Terry Handley of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. in Ankeny and W. Timothy Yaggi of Pella Corporation in Pella have accepted invitations to join the Iowa Business Council (IBC). Council membership consists of the top executives of the state’s largest employers, the three Regent universities, and…

Devin Reimer has lived in Pella for 25 years, but has only recently opened a branch office of his business, Focus50 Capital Management, in the Molengracht at 604 Liberty St., Suite 135. 

The Dutch Greeters officially welcomed Jill Gronewold and her new mental health office, Hope Renewed Counseling, to Pella Thursday morning (June 30). The office is located at 702 Liberty in Pella. 

Dr. Matt Gronewold relocated his Gronewold Family Chiropractic office to 702 Liberty in Pella about three months ago. Gronewold previously worked out of the Browne Chiropractic office. 

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The City of Pella issued Morvant Enterprises, LLC, a citation for failure to comply with Pella's City Code concerning their restaurant, the Coffee Cup Cafe. The attorney for Morvant appeared in court Monday, June 27, and pled not guilty and will appear in court again on Aug. 8, 2016.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack was back in Pella this afternoon to listen to concerns from mental health care providers 

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Pella Christian Grade School received a $2,000 grant funded through the annual Earth Day e-Cycling event to purchase a water fountain / water bottle refilling station. This event is sponsored by the City of Pella, Pella Corporation, Vermeer Corporation, PPI, Gleason and Taylor, Rosenman’s In…

Pella's DQ Grill and Chill will hold a grand opening Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. There will be food and drink specials all day, tattoos for the kids, balloons and door prizes. A hot air balloon is scheduled to be there from 6-8 p.m.

De Scoop, Pella’s outdoor ice cream store at 600 South Main Street has re-opened this spring under the management of The Well, a local ministry that offers help and hope when life gets hard. De Scoop has announced a Grand Opening for June 2, the same day that Thursdays on the Square begins i…

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which ca…

The Pella City Council will hold a public hearing and consider a resolution regarding amendments to the comprehensive plan to accommodate Casey's General Stores' request to build a new location at 505-513 Main Street and 705 Union at the Tuesday, May 17, regular meeting.

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Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer and designer of windows, doors, blinds and shades for homes and commercial buildings, today announced Tim Yaggi, as its new president and chief executive officer.

Christian Opportunity Center Administrative Associate Christina Edsall presented alongside representatives from Central College at the March 20-23 Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference in Boston, Mass.

Pella Community High School is one of ten Iowa schools selected to receive awards of $1,000 each for their participation in Project Financial Literacy. The awards are sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association, and provided to the schools to use for investing in financial literacy programs or…

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A forum was held at the Maytag Student Center at Central College this morning to discuss Marion County's housing and industry needs. The forum concentrated on the challenges local employers face, with the number one problem being sparse housing for their employees.

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The Pella Planning and Zoning Commission took part in another marathon meeting regarding the proposal to build a new Casey's General store at Main and Union. Three houses once stood on the proposed location, though the land has been zoned commercial since 2001. 

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Slightly obscured by mud and other signs of the hard work put in daily by the crew working on the Red Rock Hydropower Project, the fluorescent vests they wear emphasize safety first. The crew lived up to this in 2015, and were recognized for their efforts on Tuesday. 

The Dutch Greeters held a ribbon cutting at Fareway this morning as they helped celebrate Fareway's expansion. The expansion included the freezer department, where extra coolers were added to the frozen food department, the dairy department, the produce department and the meat department. 

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Jon Miles of Oklahoma has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer by the Pella Cooperative Electric Association (PCEA) board of directors. Jon will start on March 21. He succeeds John Smith, who will retire on March 31 after 25 years of dedicated service to the Cooperative.

Several members of the Pella Chamber of Commerce gathered at Graham Conference Center on the Central College campus this morning for the annual Chamber meeting. 

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced this year’s deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 31.

The design for the canopy over the gas pumps at a proposed new Casey's General Store along Main Street was approved by the Community Development Committee Wednesday night. 

The Pella Community Development Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m., in the Community Center to discuss Casey's General Stores' new site plan proposed for Main and Union. 

Little Caesars is considering an expansion to an undetermined location in Pella. Director of Franchise Development Ed Ader said Little Caesars had considered expanding to Pella after coming through on their way back from a new location in Creston.

(Pella, IA) – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today Todd Atchison, Manager at Vermeer Corporation, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee serving in the Iowa Guard and Reserve.

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Pella farmer and Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) director Cliff Mulder was recently appointed president of the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).

Doug Zacharias, a LEED® Accredited Professional and certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT) is the new vice president of sales for EFCO Corporation; a manufacturer of architectural windows, curtain walls, storefronts and entry systems designed for commercial construction needs and…

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Marcia Hibbard, age 63, went home to be with her Lord on July 28, 2019, at her cabin in Itasca County, Minnesota, after a fight with cancer. She enjoyed her last days in and on the water at her favorite location, which she had enjoyed over the last 44 years. Marcia Lynn Hopkins was born on M…