The Marion County Sportsman’s Club, the Marion County Conservation Board, The Iowa Department of Natural Resources with assistance from the Marion County Recorder’s Office is sponsoring a Hunter Education course March 21 and 23,\to be held at the M. C. Sportsman’s Club facility east of Knoxville. The class, required of all Iowa hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, is from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. There is no cost to students.In order to receive certification, students must attend both sessions. You may register and receive required, pre-class work at the Marion County Recorder’s Office, on the second floor of the Marion County Courthouse. The Recorder’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.This class will fill fast. Registration will be taken until Monday, March 18, unless it fills prior to that date. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Call Ken Kenyon, State Conservation Officer at 641-891-1246 if you have specific questions needing to be answered prior to class.
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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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