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KNOXVILLE — Heidi Smith went back for seconds at the state fair this year, winning the Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest for a second year in a row.

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KNOXVILLE — A crowd of people stood in a dusty gravel parking lot hoping to win some Tony Stewart memorabilia. A rope divided the crowd in two. One side for heads. The other side, tails.

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KNOXVILLE — The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum had their largest auction of the year on Saturday Aug. 12.

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KNOXVILLE — Levi Marshall, who will be a senior this fall at Knoxville High School, said he has found his true passion, power lifting. The local athlete has broken several state records in power-lifting.

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Next weekend Hattie Renfrow, an eighth grader from Pleasantville, will compete in the 2017 National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Lebanon, Tenn.

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KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, held it’s annual VA2K Walk and Roll on May 17.

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When someone has a heart attack, treatment is immediate. When someone has a mental health crisis, there’s a waiting list.

KNOXVILLE – Fifth-grade students in Pleasantville worked on a project to raise money for the wildfires that devastated communities in Tennessee, including two elementary schools.

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The Red Rock Hydroelectric Project is no small project. As of Jan. 26, construction crews have laid more than 7.4 million pounds of rebar and have poured more than 47,000 cubic yards of concrete, according to Vern Cochran, supervisor of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project.

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The state initiative the put an added emphasis on utilizing teachers to mentor other teachers at the district level has been fully implemented in Marion County.

KNOXVILLE — David Woodman has been named the new lead pastor at Community Foursquare Church.

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Pursuit of 21st Century classrooms continue in the educational field in general. Marion County is no exception.

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KNOXVILLE — A Knoxville student's hard work has landed her a trip to the University of Northern Iowa to perform onstage.

Launching Arrows, a nonprofit organization in Oskaloosa, is hosting their first prom for individuals with special needs at the Vermeer Global Pavilion in Pella.

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KNOXVILLE — Robin Pfalzgraf of Pella, was named the executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Marion County. Her first day was Monday, Feb. 13.

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KNOXVILLE — Tracy DeWitt, an English teacher, received a little surprise and recognition for her teaching at Knoxville Community High School. WHO Channel 13 out of Des Moines, presented her with the Golden Apple Award. Dewitt was completely surprised.

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KNOXVILLE — A magical fairytale will come to life when Knoxville High School presents, Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Broadway Version.

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KNOXVILLE — Whitney Walters home schools her kids, and wanted her kids to learn about charity work. She let her homeschooled kids, Alex, 10, and Destiny, 9, pick a charity.

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KNOXVILLE – The Insurmoutables, from Knoxville, battled Recharged Orange, from Pella, using a couple of cellphones and a remote controlled robot to pick up balls and chuck them into a vortex to accumulate points.

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KNOXVILLE — More than 20 years ago, Linda O'Dell and her three sons were living in a home where the frame was rotting, and cracks in the walls and foundation would usher in the chilly winter air.

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The Knoxville Area Community Theatre's production of the musical “Into the Woods” opens Thursday night and will continue through the weekend.

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Donnie Hayes has removed about half of the sweet potatoes grown in his garden this year. Much to his surprise, he found a single potato that weighed in at seven pounds, 13 ounces. 

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The Knoxville High School March Band earned a Division II rating at the State Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Pella. Nicole Presley captured the performance of the band's salute to "Star Trek" in these photos. 

Knoxville Hy-Vee Store Director Brett Shelman started his new position on April 22 and thus far, he loves it here. 

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The third annual Knoxville Cancer Relay will begin with a community celebration at Ken Locke Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m.

On Oct. 20 at 7p.m., the Pella Opera House kicks off its 2016-17 season with a FREE screening of ‘Screenagers’. This documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. In addition to the movie screenin…

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Since its founding six-and-a-half years ago, Knoxville-based Peace Tree Brewing Company has consistently grown. Growth has not been the only change and there are more on the way.

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Mission India is hosting “An Evening with Simon Estes”, at which internationally renowned opera star, Simon Estes, will introduce his song “Save the Children, Save their Lives” as a tribute to Mission India. In addition to the concert, Mission India will share inspiring stories of how God is…

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The Knoxville Public Library's fiscal year ended June 30, and recently the library has released numbers from that year. 

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The musical “Into the Woods,” made popular by the recent movie with some big name actors like James Gordon, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick, is coming to the Knoxville Performing Arts Center toward the end of October.

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