The Knoxville Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Newton Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Mahaska Stitchin-N-Quilt Guild are hosting an evening with quilter Jill McCallister at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Faith Baptist Church, 1610 E. Robinson in Knoxville.

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KNOXVILLE — Karen Brown wants Knoxville to hit the brakes on a plan to take the limits off the number of commercial garbage haulers operating in the city. She told the City Council how this change would affect her business at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Helping Hands of Marion County recently received $8,600 in donations from three different sources. United Way of Marion County gave $3,600, Marion County Community Action Foundation gave $2,000, and the Catholic Diocese of Davenport gave $3,000 from its annual Rice Bowl collection.

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KNOXVILLE — If you’ve ever wondered what great-grandma’s vase or your vintage wind-up toy might be worth, the Knoxville Public Library has the man for you.

KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Police Department averaged nine forgery arrests per year over the past 10 years, KPD Chief Dan Losada said. So far this year, KPD had responded to 10 reports of forgery with six arrests.

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Vickie Reed and Andrew Schmidt will run for two-year seats in the school board election next Tuesday. Both incumbents, they filed to run for shorter terms made necessary by the resignations of Leslie Miller and Mike Helle, whose terms would have expired in 2019. State law requires the seats …

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KNOXVILLE — HCI Hospice Care Services of Knoxville will hold its seventh annual “Bucket Bash” fundraising event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Peace Tree Brewing Co. and Taproom, 107 W. Main St.

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KNOXVILLE — The seventh annual Nana Jana Fun Run, a 5K event to raise money to fight ovarian cancer, will be held at 8 a.m. Sept 23 at 2044 Highway 14, five miles south of Knoxville.

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KNOXVILLE — A Tracy teenager was arrested after he allegedly destroyed several road signs with his vehicle on Aug. 19.

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Labor Day, for all its good times, has its roots in bad times. I had begun to write this week about the dignity of work, and it actually was sounding profound.

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KNOXVILLE — Heidi Smith went back for seconds at the state fair this year, winning the Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest for a second year in a row.

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KNOXVILLE — The Sept. 12 school board election features seven candidates competing for four seats with two different term lengths. A game of musical chairs is much easier to explain.

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KNOXVILLE — Increased attendance at the 2017 Knoxville Nationals was good news for both the National Spring Car Hall of Fame and Museum and the Bryan Clauson suite tower project, said NSCHoF Director Bob Baker.

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KNOXVILLE - Enrollment in the Knoxville Community School District is on the rise after years of decline, Superintendent Cassi Pearson told the School Board at its Monday, Aug. 28 meeting. At least 12 more students are on the rolls as classes begin, although numbers aren’t considered official…

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KNOXVILLE — Crime activity during the 2017 Knoxville National was similar to previous years, according to Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada. During the event, 21 people were arrested or charged with a crime. Of those 21 arrests, 11 were alcohol-related offenses. Nine of the 21 people arreste…

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KNOXVILLE — Rick Kingery resigned as acting president of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 23. Kingery, who was slated to serve as president in 2018 is the sixth person to leave the Chamber board since April.

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KNOXVILLE — A plan to build eight new tennis courts on the site of the city’s skate park goes before voters on Sept. 12. Proposition A also includes an outdoor basketball court on the site south of Knoxville High School on West Madison Street.

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KNOXVILLE — Julia Castillo, executive director for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency Public Transit, said the agency will have two new vehicles placed in Marion county that will operate out of Knoxville.

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— Editor’s Note: In the Aug. 17 issue of the Journal-Express, the article about Dylan Morse being appointed to the Knoxville City Council contained incorrect information. Morse was not approved to join the council at that time; he had been recommended as the leading candidate. The Journal-Ex…

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We pulled the U-Haul into my in-laws’ driveway 20 years ago this Sunday. My wife’s whole family helped unload our stuff on that warm August night, and a new journey began. I still joke that we’ve lived here in Knoxville 20 years, so we’re new here!

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KNOXVILLE — A crowd of people stood in a dusty gravel parking lot hoping to win some Tony Stewart memorabilia. A rope divided the crowd in two. One side for heads. The other side, tails.

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KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville City Council voted to approve loaning the city’s Low Rent Housing Agency Board $1,000 during so the agency can participate in a second lawsuit to recoup lost funding from a 2012 probe into housing agency funding.

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KNOXVILLE — Residents in the community received an opportunity to meet Marion County’s first responders while munching on pork loin sandwiches and hotdogs.

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KNOXVILLE — This year, officials with the Knoxville Community School District decided to do things a little differently with school registration, scheduling a “Back to School Bash.”

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KNOXVILLE — The owners of the Nearwood Winery Tasting Room, located on the downtown square in Knoxville have been hosting a special Art & Author showcase that continues through Sunday, Aug. 13, in conjunction with the Knoxville Nationals.

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AMES — At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, 4,859 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 4,097 undergraduate degrees, 492 master’s degrees, 137 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees and 133 doctor of philosophy degrees.

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KNOXVILLE — The Board of Directors of the Knoxville Panther Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new endowed scholarship. The Bill and Angie Hardin Memorial Scholarship has been funded by a donation of $15,000 from Bill and Angie’s children, David Hardin, Mary…

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KNOXVILLE — Fasting-abstinence from all or certain kinds of food or drink for a set period- has been prescribed by natural health practitioners, including many chiropractors, for decades. New research is providing valuable information about this traditional health practice, showing us the ma…

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U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa City, visited Marion County on July 30, touring row crops and hay fields south of Knoxville that are stressing from the lack of rain and hot conditions.