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May 17, 2013

Supervisors to discuss animal control


• Approved a slate roof maintenance proposal from Renaissance Roofing. Renaissance was the company who put the new roof on the courthouse, approximately eight years ago. Stephens said there are broken slates, missing slates (from falling off) and there are leaks in the courthouse. The one-week preventative maintenance project will cost $7,450 and should be done in August.

• Accepted the Marion County Sherif’s Quarterly Report.

• During the supervisors’ boards and commissions update, in which they discuss the happenings in the outside bodies they also serve, Raymie confirmed that Jasper County has withdrawn from the four-county mental health district. Mahaska and Poweshiek remain tied to Marion County in this endeavor, and each respective board of supervisors is expected to pass a resolution representing their commitment.

Agan reported that South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency Director Sara Bixby has resigned to accept a new position on the west coast. The agency will soon begin a search for a new director.

• The board entered closed session to discuss possible litigation. Following the session, Bull reported that the board elected to send a letter to an attorney, from whom they had previously received a letter. He said the county is not being sued, nor is it suing anyone else at this time.

• The board tabled a 28E agreement regarding mental health services. Kingery said this was an agreement with nine counties in which they worked together to receive services for a lower cost. Because of the new mental health districts, this agreement may no longer be allowed.

• The next regular board meeting is Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m.

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    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

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    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