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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.

Central College and its accounting faculty and students are offering free income tax preparation services for Marion County residents. This assistance is made possible through a grant from the Iowa Center for Economic Success.

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority recently announced the award of more than $6.4 million in grants to 27 Local Housing Trust Funds to support local affordable housing initiatives, including the Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund.

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A snow ordinance has been issued for the city of Pella, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 and will remain in effect until further notice. Vehicles remaining on the street or in public parking lots are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

IOWA CITY -- In December, more than 1,800 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participated in ceremonies celebrating the end of one chapter and the beginning of another, including two Pella students.

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Schools and businesses are announcing cancellations and other information ahead of expected snow and freezing rain on Friday, Jan. 17:

WACO, Texas -- More than 4,400 Baylor University students were named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2019 fall semester, including one Pella student.

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The Des Moines National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Marion County, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday.

After sitting abandoned for 10 years, local officials announced the Knoxville Veterans Administration campus is now owned and controlled by the local government.


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.


After a 60-degree Christmas, Pella experienced a wintry blunder of ice and snow over the weekend.

The Pella School District’s vision of learning, student and faculty culture, community collaboration and management were all key points of analysis for the school board’s annual review of Superintendent Greg Ebeling.


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.

De Kinderen Huis daycare operations will remain open even with the real estate transitions that are currently underway.


Area schools and businesses have begun announcing early dismissals ahead of an expected winter storm on Friday.

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.

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting an Earthworm Casting/Vermicomposting (composting by worms) speaker on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 N. I Street, Oskaloosa.

Central College's Central RED Society invites its members to sit in on three presentations of "The January Series," a collection of speakers at Calvin University in Michigan that is designed to provoke "deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cult…

The Pella Public Library is continuing Conversations in Spanish, a popular program started at the library last summer, as an opportunity for those wanting to improve their Spanish skills or for fluent speakers to converse.

DES MOINES — Blood donors who roll up their sleeve to make a lifesaving gift with LifeServe Blood Center can give someone one more year.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang packed Peace Tree Brewing Company over the weekend, with over 150 voters attending his meet and greet event in Knoxville on Jan. 4.


Mr. Bob Boots’ Golden Apple may not be edible, but it is a testament to the lasting impact he has on his students.

The Marion County Board of Supervisors began the first steps of a new courthouse elevator project during a special session on Jan. 6.


This year marks Don DeWaard’s first term as the mayor of Pella, but he’s no stranger when it comes to being in a position of leadership.

Mark Raymie was reappointed as the Marion County Board of Supervisors Chair during the board’s annual organizational meeting on Jan. 2.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in four Iowa counties for open office hours.

AMES – Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet to learn more about growing alternative crops in Iowa through a distance-learning session of Agronomy in the Field.

The Des Moines Area Barn & Contra Dance will host a Winter Barn/Contra Dance Party Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Pella Memorial Building, 829 Broadway Street, from 7-10 p.m.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says a Melcher-Dallas man led them on a pursuit while intoxicated on New Year's Day.

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Beverly J. Kucera died at eighty-eight in Bloomington, MN on January 1, 2020. She was born in Ivanhoe, MN. After completing a teaching degree, she moved to Hopkins, MN. There she met Allan, her husband of over forty-five years. They started raising a family in Illinois, then Missouri. Afterw…