Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Local News

October 28, 2013

Council, School Board meetings tonight

Knoxville — The Knoxville City Council will meet in special session tonight at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall. Prior to that, at 5:30 p.m., the Knoxville School Board will meet at the school administration office. 

On the council's agenda is a discussion regarding Section 42 housing. This was previously discussed at a special council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. Section 42 housing is for low to moderate income households. The council will also discuss whether or not it wants to join the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

As for the school board, members are expected to determine whether or not the Knoxville Schooting Club should become a letter-earning activity and if a middle school team should be sponsored.

With the schools' new security system scheduled to go online today, Superintendent Randy Flack intends to share a report with the board regarding the success or failure of it. 

The board will also consider early retirement incentives for these employees:

• Sherrl Wing

• Jo Ann Lee

• Andrea Rankin

• Donna Flack

• Vicky Ethell

The board will also review current bus routes. 

Look for full reports on these meetings in the Nov. 1 print edition. 

Text Only
Local News
  • new street sign.jpg New sign installed

    A Knoxville crew installed the first of the new downtown street signs Tuesday afternoon. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Work on Robinson Monday morning

    Knoxville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Webb says that traffic may be congested on West Robinson this morning, between Casey's and Kent Street, for some manhole repairs. Be prepared for backed up traffic and single lanes this morning while the project is going on.

    July 21, 2014

  • Addie.jpg Team Addie benefit Aug 2

    Addie Brenden, age 3, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. A benefit for her family is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m., at the North End Lounge in Pleasantville. 

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patrick Edouard Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeals decision

    The Supreme Court of Iowa issued a ruling today which affirms a District Court ruling that sent a former Pella pastor to prison. 

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nearwood Winery sign.jpg Nearwood Winery earns a bronze

    Nearwood Winery received a Bronze medal in the Eighth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knoxville Dental Center.jpg Knoxville Dental Center gets a new look

    A crew was in Knoxville Thursday, July 17, to install a new sign above the doors of the Knoxville Dental Center. 

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dan Losada.jpg Three charged with forgery

    Three suspects were arrested in Knoxville last night for allegedly passing counterfeit bills. 

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJ Dinner-Loebsack.jpg Loebsck rep to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack's district representative will be at the Marion County Courthouse in Knoxville on Thursday, July 17, from 2-3 p.m. 

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • CM office 2.jpg New office making progress

    Progress continues on the new City Manager's office inside Knoxville City Hall. 

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • bricks July 15.jpg Brick crew will be here "until the work is done"

    The bricks for the downtown streetscape and infrastructure project remained a concern during Tuesday morning's streetscape meeting. Following a walk-through, during which every aspect of the masonry done thus far was reviewed and critiqued, the City of Knoxville was promised that workers will continue working on the project until the work is done. 

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo