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DES MOINES — Iowa hit a new record on Thursday with 125 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, and two more Iowans died of complications from the illness.

On behalf of the county, the Marion County Community Foundation has established the Disaster Recovery Fund (DRF) to support the most negatively-impacted populations as they face the effects of COVID-19.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.


DES MOINES — The number of new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday in Iowa fell slightly from Tuesday’s record, but it remained near triple digits.


To stay in the holiday spirit, local businesses and homes throughout the community are displaying colorful, handmade Easter eggs and bunnies in windows for families to “hunt” amidst social distancing.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office say a Knoxville man caused nearly $2,000 in damage to a jail cell.

After moving to block 3M's exports and lambasting the company on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Monday he has reached a deal with 3M to provide millions of protective masks.

In response to the new proclamation that Governor Reynolds signed on April 6, the city of Knoxville will close the following public facilities until April 30.


On Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held firm her position against declaring a statewide mandated shelter-in-place order, though state officials continue to request citizens only venture out of their homes when necessary.

While most of us enjoy it fresh, celery also goes well into a cooked meal. Low in calories, the crunchy vegetable has only 16 calories. Nutritionally, it is a source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C and is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

IOWA CITY — Caitlyn Shilling of Knoxville, a student in the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, was one of five soon-to-be graduates who recently joined the ranks of storied UI Department of Internal Medicine students like Dr. Judy Streit, Dr. Pete Snyder and Dr. Will Zeitler as…

RURAL SEYMOUR — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced new restrictions on livestock auctions. The announcement came Thursday after a trotting horse auction in Seymour with hundreds in attendance from multiple states was allowed to take place.

Effective Friday, April 3, the city of Knoxville and Knoxville Community School District closed all public playgrounds and structures within city limits to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The state of Iowa confirmed Wednesday that two more in the state have died due to the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.

On March 27, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics announced patients can now schedule virtual appointments, allowing patients to “see” their primary care providers without leaving their homes.


The 2019 Knoxville Community Survey found that more than half of respondents were satisfied with the quality of life in the city, and more than 80 percent were satisfied with the city’s public safety, library and cemetery departments.

The Knoxville Community School District on March 26 reached 478 meals served to students during school closures. All people handing out meals are volunteers, and meals are prepared by the district’s food service employees.

PELLA — Over the past 75 years, Pella Boy Scout Troop 373 has shown being a dedicated scout is more than just tying knots.

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