Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Breaking News

Local News

March 15, 2013

Board approves student trips

As Spring Break in Knoxville nears, dozens of students will be boarding buses and planes on school-sponsored trips, after they received final approval from the school board Monday night.

The first trip is the annual eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. Ben Overman and Katie Davis are once again leading the four-day trip with 52 students and approximately six chaperones. The trip is scheduled for March 28-31.

The other trip will be taken by members of the Knoxville High School band to New Orleans, La. This is a trip the band takes every four years. They will depart Sunday, March 24, and return March 29. Students have worked to raise money for the trip, which will include tours and at least two performances by the concert band in New Orleans. No response was received by our deadline to a request made to Band Director Ben Varner to learn more about the trip.

Other school board notes:

• Approved a coaching contract for Melinda Miller, assistant varsity cross country coach; a work agreement for Stacy Harlow, food service; and accepted the resignation of Pam Dachenbach, food service, effective at the end of the school year.

• Approved plans/specifications for a new cooling tower at Knoxville High School. The decision was made to install a new cooling tower while construction of the auditorium is ongoing. The current tower is nearing the end of its useful life, and the new one, which will be enclosed, is expected to last up to 20 years, but there is no guarantee. A pre-bid meeting for contractors is scheduled for March 20, bids are due April 4 and approval of a bid is expected April 8. Construction should be done this summer. To accommodate construction, the air conditioning at KHS must be shut off. Classroom doors will be open, with fans blowing, to prevent mold.

Text Only
Local News
  • raceway concept drawing.jpg Senate Committee advances Raceway Rebate

    The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee advanced HF2464, a bill intended to rebate up to $2 million in sales tax back to the Knoxville Raceway, this afternoon. 

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street guys.jpg Video: Bank treats workers to lunch

    City workers and streetscape contractors were treated to a free lunch on Tuesday, courtesy of Iowa State Savings Bank. 

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Megan Suhr.jpg Suhr to host campaign kick off event
    Megan Suhr, Candidate for Iowa House District 28 will hold a Campaign Kick-Off event on Sunday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. The event will be held at Red Ribbon Bakery, 112 N 2nd Street, in Knoxville. This is a free event, and is open to the public.  

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJ Dinner-Loebsack.jpg Loebsack's office offers internships

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Washington, D.C. office.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roby and Reynolds.jpg Central to host STEM event

    Central College will host Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with Mary Andringa, the co-chair of the governor’s STEM advisory council and president and CEO of Vermeer Corp., for a STEM town hall meeting May 5.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2013 Knoxville City Council.jpg Council preparing for citywide clean-up

    A request for proposals was approved at Monday's Knoxville City Council meeting, which was the first step in the City's attempt to bring back the citywide residential clean-up day. 

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Volksweg.jpg New Section of Volksweg Trail Now Open

    The 1.25 mile newly constructed section of the paved Volksweg Trail between Fifield Recreation Area and the new Robert's Creek Trailhead has been opened.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pony Express 2.jpg Pony Express raises $7,000

    The local group turned in over $7,000, which helped to exceed the statewide goal of $230,000.  

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Invent Iowa winners.jpg Knoxville students win at Invent, Iowa

    Knoxville's Fifth Grade Inventors, Brady Pearson, Reilly Finarty and Amy Sullivan, all won at the State Invent Iowa Competition.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0422 Eagle photo On a wing and a prayer

    LAKE RED ROCK — Protective gloves aren’t uncommon when dealing with a sick patient, though they’re not usually heavy, leather welder’s gloves. But, then, the patient usually doesn’t have toenails designed to puncture flesh. Or a sharp beak. Diane Mas

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo