DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill and Vice-President Joe Heinrich honored 485 Iowa farm families with Century or Heritage Farm designations at the Iowa State Fair, including two farms in Marion County.
DES MOINES — The culinary and artistic worlds joined forces in the Beaverdale Confections Chocolate and Candy Sculptures competition at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
DES MOINES — Grand Champion Purebred Bull and Champion Purebred Iowa Bull was awarded to JVM Cattle Company of Pella at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
DES MOINES — The top slingers of bovine droppings squared off in friendly competition at the annual Cow Chip Throwing contest at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
DES MOINES — Grapes and Small Fruits champions claimed their prizes in Fruit Crop Judging at the 2019 Iowa State Fair in the John Deere Agricultural Building sponsored by Alliant Energy.
DES MOINES — Myron Linn of Pella earned first place for the thinnest legs in the Mr. Legs contest held Saturday on the MidAmerican Energy Stage at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
DES MOINES — Three Pella natives earned awards in the Fabric and Threads contest for embroidery judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Central College received a gift of $300,000 from alumni Dave and Ardie Pals Sutphen toward the Forever Dutch® initiative, which funds updates for athletics facilities.
The Marion County Board of Supervisors appointed two community representatives to the Boone, Jasper, Marion and Warren Counties Regional Housing Trust Fund at their regular meeting on Aug. 13.
Farmers are suffering the most debt since the farm crisis of the 1980s, and Coyote Run Farm co-owner Matt Russell is advocating for a solution with the help of local farmers.
The Pella Knights of Columbus hope to continue their efforts in raising money to support individuals living with intellectual disabilities through their 21st annual Tootsie Roll drive this month.
The Pella School Board held a work session to discuss a preliminary plan to tackle the lack of childcare services in Pella that involves the school district, local businesses and community members.
DES MOINES -- Photographers from around the country submitted their best work into the Photography Salon competition judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is expanding its psychiatric services to the community with a new psychiatrist and physician assistant on staff.
The Pella City Council held a public hearing and approved its first reading to rezone property in order for Lely North America, Inc. to construct a new manufacturing facility in Pella.
A new softball club named the Tulip City Storm has been established in Pella with the goal of providing area girls an opportunity to develop their skills and play club softball.
Leighton State Bank is excited to launch a new website that focuses on convenience for customers and an educational center to help the community grow financially strong.
G.I. Warehouse of Pella will be one of six recipients to receive a Small Business Award at the Seventh Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony from the Des Moines Area Community College.
ASHLAND, OH — Nathaniel Kleven, a recent graduate of Pella High School, has been selected to be an Ashbrook Scholar, according to an announcement made on Aug. 6 by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.
Central College once again saw tremendous support in its fundraising efforts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. More than 4,000 alumni and friends donated more than $4.6 million to support the college’s students and community.
After construction of a disc golf course sparked controversy in Big Rock Park, a local group has been conducting research to raise awareness of ecological impacts, safety and transparency concerns.
Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney addressed gun control, immigration and healthcare during a meet and greet with constituents at West Market Park in Pella.
Author and historian Michael Eckers visited the Pella Public Library to discuss how rocket technology developed during World War II led to the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union on July 23.
KNOXVILLE ― Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting a farmland leasing meeting in Knoxville to discuss a fair 2020 cash rental rate and the importance of tenant/landlord communication.
Republican Senator Joni Ernst said the humanitarian crisis at the border is “real,” but that migrants are being well cared for in U.S. facilities despite prior media reports to the contrary.
Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg sat down with apprentices participating in the Future Ready Iowa Apprenticeship Program at Vermeer Corporation to hear about their thoughts and experiences.
Enthusiastic Democrats from seven south-central counties will gather for the sixth annual Seven-County Democratic Rally and Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 18.
DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds recently announced 27 collaborative, public-private partnership events will be taking place to help Iowa build a skilled workforce for the future, including a Future Ready Iowa Employer Summit in Pella.
IOWA CITY – Nine local students were among 5,700 students at the University of Iowa who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.
Central College has been certified by the Society of Actuaries for all three Validation by Educational Experience areas, which include Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Mathematical Statistics.
Van Wijk Winery will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary by hosting a free open house for the public with activities, drawings, live music and appetizers.
- Pella School Board discusses early childhood center
- Local farmers advocate for conservation incentives
- New Mexican restaurant comes to Pella
- Pine Rest welcomes new psychiatrist and physician assistant
- Pella native earns award for photography at Iowa State Fair
- Central College alumni gift $300,000 to Forever Dutch initiative
- 68 marijuana plants nets probation
- City Council to rezone property for new manufacturing facility
- Native Pella artist paints mural to celebrate Dutch heritage
- Trip to the Netherlands
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