Much to see at annual Bald Eagle Days in Pella - See slideshow
Get an up-close look at a live bald eagle and other raptors. Eagle shows will be presented hourly until 4 p.m. (last program starts at 3:00 p.m.) today (Saturday). Staff from the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center will share amazing details about how these birds "make a living." After that, more live birds await you as Environmental Educator Mike Havlik presents programs about owls, hawk identification and conservation. Other event highlights include wildlife photographer and author Ty Smedes, an environmental fair, wildlife photographer Ron Huelse, and nature crafts. Travel to the Red Rock Dam to spot eagles fishing and flying in the wild. Volunteers will be on hand with spotting scopes in the North Tailwater Recreation Area to assist you. The Red Rock Visitor Center, located on the south side of the Red Rock Dam, will feature showings of bald eagle videos produced right here in Iowa. Admission to Bald Eagle Day is free of charge and is presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Marion County Conservation Board, Central College and the Red Rock Lake Association.
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Board meets with superintendent search firm
Final interviews for the job of Knoxville Schools' Superintendent are scheduled to take place Jan. 27, with two candidates to be interviewed (one each day) on Jan. 29-30.
Donations being collected for Pleasantville fire victims
A Pleasantville family lost their home to a trailer fire last night, and the school district is collecting donations to help the victims.
3M Donates truck to Rural Fire Department
The Knoxville Township Fire Department was the recipient of a used truck, courtesy of 3M Knoxville.
State files application for further review
Late yesterday, the Iowa Attorney General's Office, on behalf of the State of Iowa, filed an application for further review regarding the Court of Appeals' recent decision to throw out a District Court verdict of guilty in the sexual exploitation case against former Pella pastor Patrick Edouard.
School Board meets tonight
The Knoxville School Board will take part in a work session tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 11) at 5 p.m.
Nominations sought for Chamber Impact Awards
Nomination forms are available for the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce's annual IMPACT Awards.
Police seek your help in ending burglaries
The Knoxville Police Department is asking for the public's help in ending a series of burglaries around town.
A lot of talk, no action on DHS move
No action was taken at Tuesday's regular Marion County Board of Supervisors' meeting in regard to the possibility of providing space for the Iowa Department of Human Services at the East Annex on Sixth Street in Knoxville.
Loebsack disagrees with recess
Representatives in the House are expected to return to their districts on Friday, three days after returning to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. This decision does not sit well with Rep. Dave Loebsack.
KHS Dance Team does well at State
The Knoxville High School Dance Team participated in the state team championships over the weekend and brought home three trophies.
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