Knoxville — Wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per hour continue to be predicted for Marion County through the early morning hours of Friday. Significant blowing and drifting of snow is expected through the night. After dark, visibility will be extremely limited. County paved roads will continue to be plowed until dark this evening. Plowing will resume at 4 AM on Friday and continue through the day. Plowing of Rock roads will begin at 4 A.M. Friday also. Significant drifting has occurred on the east – west roads especially North and West of Knoxville. Travel is not recommended through the early morning hours of Friday. Postponing unnecessary trips should be considered.
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Raceway Rebate passes the House
Rep. Greg Heartsill reports that the bill to provide up to $2 million in sales tax rebates to the Knoxville Raceway has passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives, 78-15.
Burn ban to be lifted at 11 a.m.
Marion County's burn ban will be lifted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14.
Van Wyk's Jasper County voter registration canceled
Following a hearing Thursday afternoon, Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott has canceled the voter registration of former Republican House District 28 Candidate Jon Michael Van Wyk.
Flags ordered at half-staff on Friday
Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, until 8 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in honor of U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Louis L. Longman, formerly of Clinton, Iowa.
UPDATE: KRFD fights wide field fire
We now know more about a fire broke out in a field at the corner of Pratt Drive and 150th, approximately five miles south of Knoxville, Monday afternoon.
Todd rejects plea offer
In Marion County District Court Friday morning, Dustin Blake Todd, 28, rejected what was referred to as the State's one and only plea bargain offer to settle 19 criminal charges against him.
Pella Corporation named Energy Star Partner of the Year
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have selected the Pella Corporation of Pella, Iowa for a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award.
New KHS Principal selected
The Knoxville School Board will meet in special session Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., to approve a contract with Tracy Wilkins as the new Knoxville High School Principal.
Construction firm hired for hydropower project
The Boards of Directors of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) have approved moving forward with the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project and have chosen Ames Construction, Inc., as the general contractor.
Wind fells old traffic signal
Around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a vehicle was struck at the corner of Main and Third in Knoxville, when one of the City's traffic signals came crashing down.
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