Rehearsals are underway for Mary Poppins, which will be performed on Nov. 14-17 at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center. This Broadway musical is being produced by Knoxville Area Community Theatre (KACT) in cooperation with the Knoxville Community School District.

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Continuing the commitment to provide the highest level of primary care, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics CEO Kevin Kincaid has announced that the primary care practice at Knoxville Hospital Clinic has once again achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Comm…

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High winds are being blamed for an overturned semi on the Mile Long Bridge Tuesday morning, as storms moved through Marion County.

The Marion County Democrats hosted the sixth annual 7-County Democratic Rally and Fundraiser on August 18 at the Cordova Pavilion.


Recipients and participating Rotarians of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference and Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (YRYLA) Camp shared their experiences with club, parents and school officials at the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s weekly meeting on August 14.

John Gotta was appointed as the newest council member to the Knoxville City Council at the regularly scheduled meeting on August 19.

Log off your computer, turn off your phone, take a break from your day job, join your community and put up a sign that you’re Out for Lunch.

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me recently celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. It sure does not seem we have been married that long. I guess, as you get older, according to my grandmother, time goes faster. If that is true, I must be getting older.

Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be moved.”

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BETHEL, N.Y. – The Beatles were not here 50 years ago when more than 400,000 people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder over acres of farm land to listen to rock ‘n’ roll music and define a cultural happening known as Woodstock.


Knoxville Mayor Brian Hatch signed a proclamation on August 12 declaring the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week.

The Marion County Board of Supervisors appointed two community representatives to the Boone, Jasper, Marion and Warren Counties Regional Housing Trust Fund at their regular meeting on Aug. 13.

The 59th annual Knoxville Nationals are officially in the books. After days of racing, the town is finally able to take a breath and return to its everyday routine.

Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be held Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at the USDA Building/NRCS Meeting Room, Knoxville at 8 a.m.

A western Iowa man charged with OWI, theft and drug possession west of Knoxville earlier this year was sentenced to prison and jail time after pleading guilty.

Representative Kenan Judge is no stranger to serving others. After graduating from high school, Judge spent 38 years working at Hy-Vee. He even met his wife at Hy-Vee, saying “I’m a big believer that you can get anything at Hy-Vee.”


Sydney Nivens was crowned the 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Queen in a ceremony held at the Marion County Fairgrounds Tuesday, August 6. Nivens is from Jefferson City, Mo.

A tornado emergency was declared for parts of Pontotoc County Monday night as severe storms were reported near the Hickory and Roff areas.


It’s said that pennies can add up to weigh more than the elephant. On July 31, Rotary Club of Knoxville presented a $300 check for the BRAVO Series to its President, Randy Flack.

Two Marion County business will be recognized at the seventh annual Small Business Awards ceremony, sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

This week begins “Sweet Corn Season” at the Barnes home.

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on

It is not that I do not like to travel; I just don’t like to leave home. I am quite comfortable at home where I have everything I need within easy reach.

The Knoxville Public Library is expected to re-open on Aug. 15 at its regular operating hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Staff members have been working very hard to get prepared in the new building.

Governor Reynolds announced 27 collaborative, public-private partnership events will be taking place to help Iowa build a skilled workforce for the future. From September 4 to November 1, Future Ready Iowa Employer Summits will be taking place across the state, including a summit in Marion County.

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