Knoxville — "I think it's moving slower than usual," Sen. Amy Sinclair said. Sinclair was in Knoxville today and stopped to visit students at Northward Elementary. In the Senate thus far, she has cosponsored many bills. She filed the first bill of her own last week, which would allow local law enforcement to keep ammunition it seizes from criminals to be used for training and other purposes. Currently, the ammo is required to be sent to, and repurchased from, the state. This bill is one step to provide more local control, Sinclair said. Education remains an issue that occupies her time. The Senate may receive an education reform bill from the House. The other big issue, Medicaid expansion, is one she has not formed an opinion on. She has spoken with health care professionals, and plans to meet with more, before taking a stand. "I want to make sure I have all the facts," Sinclair said. Sinclair has worked to support legislation that coincides with her campaign.She will take part in a forum in Knoxville on Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.
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Record on Rider case sealed
The criminal complaint and the record of Troy Neal Rider's initial appearance this morning have been sealed.
Updated: Pleasantville Board to respond to union's offer
The Pleasantville School Board will meet Tuesday, March 11, at 4 p.m., in an open meeting to present its initial offer to the teachers' union, the Pleasantville Education Association, regarding the next contract. The PEA presented its initial proposal on Tuesday.
Murra to address Knoxville School Board
Cassandra Murra, hired to take over as Knoxville's Superintendent of Schools in June, is scheduled to be at the Monday, March 10, school board meeting to discuss recommendations for a new high school principal.
Football coach Rider charged
The Knoxville Police Department issued a press release indicating that head football coach Troy Rider has been charged with sexual abuse and has turned himself in to the authorities.
- Ag in the Classroom event held - See slideshow Fourth graders from throughout Marion County learned about agriculture on today, March 6, at the Marion County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom event held at the Vermeer Global Pavilion in Pella. Classes from Knoxville, Twin Cedars, Melcher-Dallas, Pella, Pella Christian, and home-schooled students rotated among several learning stations to gain insight into various aspects of agriculture. Heather Bandstra, Lindsey Jansen and Drew Carlson provided animals for the students to see. The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter also assisted the students during the event.
- VA is offering TeleHealth Services Medical services offered by the VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS) have expanded to include the use of telemedicine. Benefits include home access to medical services and less time on the road for veterans to meet with care providers. VACIHC
- Announcement on Hydroelectric plant coming March 27 Bill Radio with Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) said this week that there is little to report regarding the progress of his company's hydroelectric plant project at Lake Red Rock. Radio said bids are coming in for the plant's construction and t
- DMACC offers business workshop in Knoxville Jump-start your business idea with the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (SCORE) workshops. Knoxville area residents can learn from successful and experienced executives about how to start or expand their business. Des Moines Area Community Col
- Horstman earns "All American" honors Haley Horstmann is a 2012 graduate of Pleasantville High School and a four-year member of the PHS Dance Team. Haley is in her second year as a member of the St. Ambrose University Dance Team in Davenport, where she was recently selected as an NAIA Co
Casey's pledges $25K to Expand the Dream
Casey’s General Stores has renewed its commitment to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by pledging $25,000 to the museum foundation’s “Expand the Dream” campaign.
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