Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

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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.


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).


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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    The Third Street project is about three weeks behind, but paving may begin late next week. 

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  • 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. 

    July 29, 2014

  • Shrine Bowl 19.jpg 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.

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  • library.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • marked bricks.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Republicans.jpg Republicans to hold events
    The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fawn.jpg Marion County photo contest winners

    Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced at the Marion County Fair. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seusical for web.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • MINE logo.jpg Drug bust in Pershing

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Pershing last night, leading to one arrest. 

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • MINE logo.jpg Two arrested on drug charges

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Knoxville last night. A man and a woman were arrested. 

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

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