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DES MOINES — In 1972, Wayne Geeting started a trucking company in the small town of Pella. With a sixth grade education, he quickly expanded the small business — building a warehouse in nearby Knoxville just three years later — always living by the motto “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doin…


Sun Valley Barn owners Angie Paxton and Ron Paxton received a warm welcome from Dutch Greeters to celebrate their new business.

Lely International and Lely North America are pleased to announce that Chad Huyser has been named Regional Director of Lely International and President of Lely North America. Huyser will lead all of Lely’s North American efforts and serve as one of five Lely Regional Directors worldwide.

DES MOINES – Bank Iowa Corporation announced it has added a twenty-third Iowa community to the list of those served by the second-largest family owned bank in the state. The $1.4 billion community bank will soon be serving Colfax through the acquisition of First State Bank of Colfax.

Precision, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of The Chantland Pulley business in Humboldt, Iowa, effective Aug. 30, 2019.


After two years searching for the ideal location in multiple buildings and rejected offers, Spencer Carlstone unexpectedly found the perfect space for Tamory Hall, a new event space coming to the heart of historic downtown Pella.


Congressman Dave Loebsack visited Pella Regional Health Center in Pella to discuss issues rural hospitals currently face in the state of Iowa.

DES MOINES — On Aug. 27, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the first 13 recipients of the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant designed to help employers carry out solutions to help their employees achieve postsecondary training and education.


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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


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…

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