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February 27, 2013

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RAGBRAI was going to roll through Knoxville. Riders were expected to come in on Highway 14 from Monroe and roll east to Oskaloosa.

Knoxville VA patient Chet Collins was killed in a hit and run. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was looking into the incident.

First grader Eric Owens was pictured giving a customer a shave on the front page.

The students of the VA Child Care Center raised $5,329.20 for the purchase of three Apple computers and a printer. Two were to be used by the children and one by the office.

The Knoxville Panthers rallied to defeat Davis County to earn a share of the South Central Conference boys’ basketball title. In another game, Jeff Hollingshead set a new KHS single-game record by hitting 15 of 16 free throws.

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Dr. Harold J. Madsen was appointed the new director of the Knoxville VA Medical Center. He took over on March 3, 1963. Employees of the VA held a reception for him.

An Open House and dedication was scheduled for the new Melcher-Dallas High School.

Marion County was celebrating National 4-H Week. The Extension Council and 4-H members were pictured on the front page.

Hairdressers of Knoxville planned a Heart Fund benefit hairstyle show at the Women’s Club building.

Sisters Toni and Marsha Watkins of Bussey jointly announced their engagements. The daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert waters were engaged to Merlin Vanders Sluis (Toni) and Richard Heck, III (Marsha).

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Some AP Food Mart prices: 10 pounds of sugar, 51 cents; 49 pounds of flour, $1.25; a 20-ounce loaf of bread, 8 cents; a large head of lettuce, 6 cents; 8 pounds of cooking apples, 25 cents; 2 dozen oranges, 25 cents.

You could buy a new top coat for $20. Throw in a hat for either $1.95 or $3.45.

Iowa’s share of the national debt was $746,223,578. Combined national, state and local public debt totaled $988,214,337 in Iowa, or 40 percent of total assessed value of all Iowa real and personal property.

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  • Street guys.jpg Video: Bank treats workers to lunch

    City workers and streetscape contractors were treated to a free lunch on Tuesday, courtesy of Iowa State Savings Bank. 

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Megan Suhr.jpg Suhr to host campaign kick off event
    Megan Suhr, Candidate for Iowa House District 28 will hold a Campaign Kick-Off event on Sunday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. The event will be held at Red Ribbon Bakery, 112 N 2nd Street, in Knoxville. This is a free event, and is open to the public.  
     

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJ Dinner-Loebsack.jpg Loebsack's office offers internships

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Washington, D.C. office.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roby and Reynolds.jpg Central to host STEM event

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    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2013 Knoxville City Council.jpg Council preparing for citywide clean-up

    A request for proposals was approved at Monday's Knoxville City Council meeting, which was the first step in the City's attempt to bring back the citywide residential clean-up day. 

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Volksweg.jpg New Section of Volksweg Trail Now Open

    The 1.25 mile newly constructed section of the paved Volksweg Trail between Fifield Recreation Area and the new Robert's Creek Trailhead has been opened.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pony Express 2.jpg Pony Express raises $7,000

    The local group turned in over $7,000, which helped to exceed the statewide goal of $230,000.  

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Invent Iowa winners.jpg Knoxville students win at Invent, Iowa

    Knoxville's Fifth Grade Inventors, Brady Pearson, Reilly Finarty and Amy Sullivan, all won at the State Invent Iowa Competition.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

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