One of the top goals of the Knoxville Community School District is "being a caring community." The district's staff members have continued to live out that vision over the past year.

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The Marion County Board of Supervisors received updates on the courthouse’s upcoming elevator project during their regular meeting on Jan. 28.

WINONA, Minn. - Caroline Woodle, of Knoxville, was named to the first semester, 2019 Dean's List at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer will visit Knoxville on Jan. 29, marking his second visit to the community.

The Knoxville Community School District officially received the 2019 Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa at a January 21 event in the Iowa State Capitol Rotunda.

To paraphrase one of my favorite humorist, Will Rogers, “All I know is what I read on Facebook.”

FAYETTE — Upper Iowa University has announced the Dean's List for the 2019 fall semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

IOWA CITY — More than 500 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the President's List for the 2019 fall semester.

A snow ordinance has been issued for the city of Knoxville beginning Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. While in effect, parking is banned on all streets until the storm ends and all streets have been plowed. 

PENSACOLA, FL — Levi Luko, of Knoxville, was named to the President’s List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2019 fall semester.

The Knoxville community is invited to a special Town Talk event on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center.

Ever watch the Academy Awards and think the nominees for best short film look interesting, but you never get to see those films in a theater? Well now's your chance to see all the nominated short films from all three categories: Animated, Live Action and Documentary.

This week, Rep. Jon Thorup (R-Knoxville) welcomed A.J. Potter, the pastor of the Pleasantville Baptist Church, to the Iowa House of Representatives. Pastor Potter was visiting the Capitol to offer the opening prayer to begin the day’s session. Pictured here is Rep. Jon Thorup (Knoxville) and…

The Christian life is far more than creeds and convictions; it includes conduct and character development. As Christians our deeds must be consistent with our creeds, and our beliefs must be backed up with Christlike behavior. Love, His love, is the mark of a maturing spiritual life that has…

DES MOINES — Six days before Iowans participate in the Iowa Caucuses, thousands of students across the state will make their voices heard in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll.

The Knoxville City Council received a presentation on the recommended budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 during the Jan. 20 regular meeting.

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Over 300 voters packed Tamory Hall in Pella to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg before the Iowa caucuses in February.

DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced the opening of the 2020 Robert D. Blue Scholarship as an outlet for students to fund their higher education goals.

Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners meeting will be held Thursday, Jan 30. The meeting will be held at the USDA Building/NRCS Meeting Room in Knoxville at 8 a.m.


The year was 1920. Women were given the right to vote, Belgium hosted the summer Olympics, the League of Nations was established, and Virginia Long Kirkpatrick was born just north of Sandyville.

Normally, I’m a rather calm, cool and collected person. Actually, my creditors trying to collect things from me, mostly money, are responsible for this and I have been officially collected. If I could only collect my thoughts, but the pieces are too small and too few.

A snow ordinance has been issued for the city of Knoxville beginning Friday evening at 5 p.m. While in effect, parking is banned on all streets until the storm ends and all streets have been plowed.

AMES — A total of 10,066 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2019 Dean's List.

It is a new year and a new decade. Many people are making resolutions and setting goals, but others greet the new year soldiering under the same burdens and weights of the previous year. Perhaps you or someone you love is feeling alone and hopeless. The challenges seem overwhelming and even …

DES MOINES — A local student has been named to the honors list for the Fall 2019 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.


Snowfall will return to Marion County Friday morning, according a recent forecast by the National Weather Service.

The time has come for the Knoxville Journal-Express’ annual Honor Roll, a time we take to honor the local businesses in our community. This year, one of the standouts is Bybee and Davis Funeral Home.

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After sitting abandoned for 10 years, local officials announced the Knoxville Veterans Administration campus is now owned and controlled by the local government.

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