Since Gov. Kim Reynolds’ State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in mid-March, the Pella Community Food Shelf has made necessary changes in order to continue to serve local families in need.
After moving to block 3M's exports and lambasting the company on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Monday he has reached a deal with 3M to provide millions of protective masks.
On Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held firm her position against declaring a statewide mandated shelter-in-place order. Though state officials continue to request citizens only venture out of their homes when necessary.
DES MOINES – On Saturday, Governor Kim Reynolds received word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that more than $44 million has been obligated to the State of Iowa for reimbursement of expenses related to the COVID-19 response.
While most of us enjoy it fresh, celery also goes well into a cooked meal. Low in calories, the crunchy vegetable has only 16 calories. Nutritionally, it is a source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C and is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.
COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of residents in assisted living facilities, but Hearthstone staff, family and friends are using their imagination and creativity to keep spirits high.
A positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in Marion County, according to a press release from the Marion County Joint Information Center (JIC).
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 85 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 699 positive cases.
COVID-19 has suspended bottle returns for grocery stores, but the Pella Redemption Center is still accepting cans/bottles and donating profits to the Pella Community Food Shelf.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday extended through April 30 the closing of schools and selected businesses, as well as the statewide ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor’s order, made in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, also extends through April 30 the ban on all non-essential and elective medical and […]
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DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County.
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.
IT service provider ICE Technologies, Inc. announced it will acquire Carroll-based Computer Concepts of Iowa (CCI), effective immediately, on March 31.
As a result of continued guidance from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health on the importance of social distancing, the city of Pella and the Pella Community School District have closed all playgrounds and play structures to the public effective immediately.
As the state of Iowa continues to see a shortage of medical supplies needed to combat COVID-19, local hospitals say they’re prepared for a potential outbreak in Marion County.
The state of Iowa confirmed Tuesday that a seventh person in the state has died due to the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. The individual was from Muscatine County.
OTTUMWA -- Community 1st Credit Union has announced a $15,000 pledge to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s newly formed Emergency Relief Fund.
The ACLU of Iowa, along with Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic, are suing Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state officials for blocking access to surgical abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit alleges Reynolds’ action “flagrantly defies clear and binding constitutional precedent recognizing that patients have a protected liberty interest in terminating […]
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Pella Christian Grade School’s Spanish Immersion Program is encouraging and challenging its students to broaden their understanding of the world.
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases.
IOWA CITY – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement on March 27 after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which is the third piece of legislation to combat the COVID-19 illness.
WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now law after passage in the U.S. House and President Trump’s approval on Friday. Many House members reconvened in Washington to approve the 880-page measure, which stands to be the largest economic aid package in U.S. history. […]
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday she has extended her emergency COVID-19 response order an additional week, until April 7, and added to the list of businesses that must close. Her new order suspended elective and non-essential dental, orthodontic and medical procedures that can be delayed. That part of the order is effective at 5 […]
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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.
To protect the health of their patients, their patients’ families and their staff due to the recent cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, Pella Regional Health Center and its family of clinics in Pella, Knoxville, Ottumwa and Prairie City, will temporarily suspend all non-essential treatments, testing …
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The chamber voted 96-0 to pass the bill in an unusual display of bipartisanship. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who tested […]
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Pella Regional Health Center has established a Patient Assessment Center (PAC) that will begin seeing patients with respiratory or infectious symptoms on Friday, March 27.
WASHINGTON — U.S. senators were debating legislation after reaching a bipartisan deal on a $2 trillion spending package early Wednesday, but a timeline for enactment remained uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he expected the chamber to pass the legislation on Wednesday. He said the bill isn’t a stimulus package, but “emergency relief” […]
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Iowa reported 21 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, for a total of 145 positive cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health says that of the 107 cases now being tracked, 71 have never — at least yet — been hospitalized; 23 are currently hospitalized; 12 have been discharged from the hospital and are […]
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- First positive COVID-19 case reported in Marion County
- Vermeer confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19
- Pella Regional accepting hand-sewn masks
- Additional COVID-19 case confirmed in Marion County
- Sara Tallman led No. 12 ranked Central in hitting and then
- Marion County prepares for possible COVID-19 outbreak
- 85 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, still none in Marion County
- Why is God doing this?
- Bank Iowa in Pella hosts digital Easter egg hunt
- Central’s Kiki Pingel deals with the virus