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  • Kville school board 2013.jpg New KHS Principal selected

    The Knoxville School Board will meet in special session Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., to approve a contract with Tracy Wilkins as the new Knoxville High School Principal. 

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Supervisors 2013.jpg Committee formed to evaluate County space

    Marion County is preparing to evaluate its current use of space and considering what needs may exist in the future. A committee, which will likely include any and all County department heads interested in serving, will start the process by looking at current space utilized and number of employees per department. 

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bench Assembly Benches made for Young's Park Members of the Knoxville Morning Kiwanis met Friday morning, March 21, at Creative Landscaping to assemble benches that will eventually be placed at Young's Park Miracle Playground. The five benches assembled are already sponsored and will reside at

    March 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Board approves budget, calendar With no general public present, and nary a comment from board members, the Knoxville School Board approved the 2014-15 school budget and calendar. Public hearings were held for both agenda items. There were no changes to the proposed budget since it

    March 28, 2014

  • M-D Teachers' Union asks for 7.25% increase The Melcher-Dallas Education Association's initial contract proposal for the coming fiscal year was for a 7.25 percent total package increase. The proposal was submitted to the school board last week. Support staff also sought a 6 percent wage increa

    March 28, 2014

  • Flack Board approves personnel changes The Knoxville School Board is making progress toward filling vacancies created by several retirements at the end of the school year. Monday night, the board approved the hiring of Jim Bassett, Director of Facilities and Operations and Troy Pearson, G

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • damaged tree.jpg Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Newton
    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Appeals Court affirms Whitworth decision

    The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling made by Judge Martha Mertz regarding an application for post-conviction relief made by convicted kidnapper Michael Leonard Whitworth. 

    March 27, 2014

  • Kylee Bishop.jpg Bishop completes basic training
    Air Force Airman Kylee M. Bishop graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • lamp 3.jpg No change in removal plans

    After one of the City of Knoxville's traffic signals blew over Wednesday afternoon, the others were inspected. It was determined that they are safe enough for the City to maintain its current removal schedule. 

    March 27, 2014 2 Photos

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