Schools, churches, organizations, businesses and public facilities have announced closings, cancelations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency (SCISWA) facilities are not accepting Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) for disposal until further notice in accordance with continued social distancing recommendations.

DES MOINES - The number of initial claims filed between Sunday, March 15 and Saturday, March 21, (the first time period that reflects the increased number of claims filed related to COVID-19, including the broader group of individuals eligible for claims due to the virus) was 40,952.

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Tuesday that it is seeking temporary, part-time hourly employees to help fill multiple positions in stores across its eight-state regions, as well as its distribution centers located in Chariton and Cherokee, Iowa.


Recent closures to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state have left small business owners with uncertainty, fear and unanswered questions. But strong community support has given them hope.

In today's challenging times, Edward Jones financial advisors are thinking about the health of their clients, their families and their colleagues, what's happening in their communities and the effect of COVID-19 on the markets.

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On Friday, the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance (PACE) announced a new Pay It Forward program to promote local shopping in light of coronavirus restrictions in partnership with the city of Pella.

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On Friday, the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance (PACE) announced a new Pay It Forward program to promote local shopping in light of coronavirus restrictions in partnership with the city of Pella.

The state of Iowa has already been hit with a “staggering” and unprecedented number of unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, even though it isn’t ordering residents to stay home, state officials said Friday. Gov. Kim Reynolds said at a Friday afternoon press conference that while some states, such as Illinois, have […]

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Like most community banks across Iowa, Marion County Bank has decided to limit lobby access beginning Friday, March 20 at their Pella, Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas offices.

Due to Governor Kim Reynolds’ State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, bars and restaurants are not allowed dine-in service until March 31. The following bars, restaurants, cafés and bakeries will remain open for curbside pickup, carryout and delivery.

Schools, churches, organizations and public facilities are beginning to announce closings, cancelations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microsc…

The Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance is entering its fourth year as an organization, and many of the initial business-related challenges PACE members faced have either been tackled or are underway.

The Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance is proud to recognize the significant impact their members have made on the community. The recipients of all of these awards come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have positively impacted how we live, work and play in Pella.


More than 400 fourth graders throughout the county learned the important role agriculture plays in their day-to-day lives during Marion County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom.

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…

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