Knoxville — No total is available yet but the crowd for dinner and the silent auction for Knoxville's Coaches vs. Cancer event. Organizer Angie Aftermarket says it has been a good day thus far. She is proud to be from Knoxville. There is still an hour before the girls game begins. Everyone is welcome.
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North Tailwater to close Aug. 4
The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018.
Paving may begin late next week
The Third Street project is about three weeks behind, but paving may begin late next week.
Playground to be closed
The wooden playground structure at Auld Park will be closed Thursday, while the City applies a new coat of sealant. Caution tape will be placed around the structure. When the sealant dries, the structure will be reopened.
- Slideshow: Shrine Bowl Marion County was well-represented at the annual Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls on Saturday. Football coaches Jay McKinstrey of Pella and Eric Keller of Knoxville led the south team, which won 23-7. The Pleasantville High School Dance Team also played a big role in the pregame festivities.
New library at Auld Park
The City installed this new library at Auld Park Wednesday afternoon. The Optimist Club helped create this new way for the people of Knoxville to share literature.
Bricks being marked, intersection to close
Streetscape Project Manager Richard Brees is going around the square once again, marking bricks that require replacement before the project is accepted.
Republicans to hold events
The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26.
Marion County photo contest winners
Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced at the Marion County Fair.
Seusical opens Friday
Seussical the Musical will be performed live on stage at the Pella Community Center over the next two weeks. The show will feature some familiar Knoxville faces, including lead character "Cat in the Hat" performed by Knoxville High School student Colby Jones and "Horton the Elephant" played by 3M employee Todd Weber. Other Knoxville actors include Greg May as the General and Liz DeMoss as a Who.
Drug bust in Pershing
The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Pershing last night, leading to one arrest.
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