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The Pella School Board decided they will not proceed with the development of a full-time early childcare center owned and operated by the school district during a two-hour work session on Oct. 14.


Ryan Bentzinger, an artist native to Pella, celebrated the completion of his Dutch landscape mural with an unveiling party on Oct. 12.

Pella residents had the opportunity to hear from city council candidates before voting at the polls during a forum co-hosted by the Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance and 92.1 KRLS on Oct. 10.

The Pella Professional and Business Women’s Forum will feature guest speaker Kent Stock on Thursday, Oct. 17.

From colonialism to polygamy, to Apartheid and the sheer size of the African continent, Shelley Bradfield had no trouble capturing her audience’s attention with her presentation on South Africa.

The Holiday Heroes program was presented with a $2,500 check from Walmart to help buy Christmas presents for 30 children in the community this year.


The Pella City Council approved a professional services agreement with Civil Design Advantage (CDA) to conduct master planning services for a tulip field at the city’s old power plant site.


Jason Carter, the man acquitted of murder earlier this year, has filed again to have a civil verdict that found him liable for his mother’s killing set aside.

Theisen’s Home Farm Auto has partnered with Cotton Incorporated and Blue Jeans Go Green™, a denim recycling program for a third year.

Pella Christian High School’s class of 1954 celebrated their 65th class reunion on Aug. 30. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Arlene Goemaat Vander Laan, Glenda De Jong Klyn, Nelva Monsma Fox, Francis Van Ee Rus and Marlene Boerfyn Dykstra. Pictured in the back row from left t…

October is National Pumpkin Month, and this fruit is particularly rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as potassium and iron. It is low in calories since it is about 94 percent water. Interestingly, pumpkins were once considered a remedy for freckles and snakebites. This delicious recipe com…

A Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student in Marion County received a scholarship from the DMACC Foundation for the fall semester.

OTTUMWA — In July, Iowa Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said she was thinking about running for Congress in the wake of Rep. Dave Loebsack’s decision not to seek re-election in 2020. Six weeks later, she’s in.

At approximately 8:04 p.m. on Sept. 29, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a reckless driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of the 800 Block of Highway 92 just west of Knoxville.

If you’ve driven down the country roads of Marion County in the last eight years, you’re sure to have noticed the brown and white signs which mark the spot where places such as country schools once stood.

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