The Marion County Fair Queen coronation will be held on June 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville. The contest will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening to the public at 6:30 p.m.
County departments will have access to their full budget this upcoming fiscal year, per a proposal approved Tuesday by the Marion County Board of Supervisors.
Community members joined the Knoxville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3519 at a crawfish boil on Saturday to celebrate their recent recognition as an All-State Post.
The flowers planted outside of the Marion County Courthouse are thanks to the hard work of county employees who contribute their own time and money to the task each year.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, amidst a spring of flooding across Iowa, is continuing forward on her pledge to address concerns with flood control and disaster recovery.
The Knoxville Public Library announced plans for its big move when the expansion and renovation is completed. The library will be closed for three weeks from July 13-August 4 in order to pack and re-locate.
The Pleasantville School Board held a regular meeting on June 11. During the meeting, board members discussed potential updates to be made to the stadium and what steps to take moving forward. This project is still in the early stages of discussion and planning.
Marion County Writer’s Workshop will present an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Nearwood Winery & Vineyards in Knoxville. This event is free and open to the public.
Over 270 guests attended this year’s 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Saturday, June 1, at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds.
The Land of Lake Choirboys of Minnesota performed a concert at the Knoxville First United Methodist Church on June 17. The concert marked the first stop of the choir’s 17-day tour around the country.
There's always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Programs are free of charge and reservations are not needed. Outdoor activities will be canceled if raining or inclement weather. Check out these upcoming activities:
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will be accepting applications for two homes in Pella from May 25 – June 25. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Knoxville City Council approved a resolution setting salaries and wages for appointed officers and non-collective bargaining unit employees at their meeting on June 17. This resolution will begin at the start of the fiscal year on July 1, 2019.
U.S. Air Force Airman Derek J. Leavy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Leavy is a 2019 graduate of Knoxville High School. He is the son of Monica Pate and Aaron Buck of Templeton, Iowa. Leavy earned distinction as an honor graduate.
Approximately 9,000 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2019 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimu…
Graduating Iowa State University students seeking teacher licensure were corded at a ceremony on May 10 in C.Y. Stephen's Auditorium. As part of the celebration, each student received honors cords that were placed around their shoulders by the influential mentor of their choice. Iowa State's…
More than 5,700 students at the University of Iowa were named to the UI's Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. Local students named to the Dean’s List include:
More than 4,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa recently participated in graduation ceremonies. Local graduates include:
EveryStep of Knoxville and the Knoxville Area Ministerial Association joined forces to recognize Flag Day on June 14 at the Marion County Bandstand.
Megan Lee, a 2010 Knoxville graduate, has been accepted by the osteopathic medicine program at A. T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. After high school, Megan attended Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She starts orientation the week of July 8, with…
The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has selected 15 students from across the state of Iowa who will receive a scholarship in celebration of their 15th anniversary, including Pleasantville student Ryland McCormick.
The Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota will present a concert of sacred and secular music on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. The concert will be hosted by the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville.
North View Drive in Knoxville will be closed for construction June 12-28. Marion County officials plan to complete half the work area then restore it before proceeding into the second half. This is to try and minimize disruptions as much as possible.
Former Melcher-Dallas firefighter Michael Hoch was honored June 9 by having his name added to the Iowa Firefighter’s Memorial Wall in Coralville. Hoch, who passed away in April 2018, served on the Melcher-Dallas fire department for 52 years.
FORT DODGE — Sydney Suntken of Melcher was named to the President’s List at Iowa Central Community College for the Spring 2019 semester. Students named to the President’s List had to achieve a 4.0 GPA with a minimum of six credit hours.
Iowa families who rely on schools to help feed their children during the school year have access to meals served in schools, community centers and other sites this summer. The meals come at no charge through a federally funded program.
Knoxville resident and labor activist Marcia Nichols was one of ten Iowans named to 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker’s steering committee. Nichols is the former Iowa Political Director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Iowa’s largest public…
Dan Wardell of Iowa Public Television visited the Knoxville Public Library on June 6 as part of his annual Reading Road Trip.
Howell Station and Ivans campgrounds are scheduled to reopen on June 11. These areas were closed as a precautionary measure but were not inundated so flooding or dam safety was not a factor.
Knoxville Police Department presented a $1,000 check to THRIVE Knoxville on June 6. The money came from what was raised during last year’s Freedom 5K.
Summer is almost here, which means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activi…
Iowa State University’s largest-ever graduating class received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies held May 9 and 11. The class consisted of 5,248 students receiving undergraduate, master’s, doctor of philosophy and veterinary medicine degrees. The following Knoxville students rece…
This Week's Circulars
Charles Lee Laird was born in Knoxville, Iowa on October 3, 1942, to Marvin and Fonda Robuck Laird. He passed away at his home in Emporia , Kansas on June 9, 2019. He was 76 years old. Charles grew up on farms near Knoxville: he graduated from Attica High School in 1960. In January 1962 he m…
- Trial set for lawsuit involving Marion Co. deputy
- Iowa State University announces spring 2019 Dean's List
- Land of Lakes Choirboys perform in Knoxville
- Senator addresses flood control and concerns
- Knoxville Library announces move date
- TC tosses 2-hitter at M-D
- County employees work to plant Courthouse flowers
- Sabers rally to trip up the M-D Lady Saints
- VFW Post 3519 celebrates state recognition
- Hurts Donut Whambulance visits Knoxville Hospital
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