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.

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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.

The PACE Alliance is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Pella area.


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.

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