editor's pick

You may not have realized it at the time, but this week ushered in a new normal for Iowans: It was the first Fourth of July after the sale of fireworks became legal in our state. If Knoxville is any example, city ordinances banning the use of fireworks carry almost no deterrent value. Here, …

editor's pick

I have written many letters to the Journal, to be posted and read by our many residents, and most of them were very positive. This letter is both positive and negative. I would like to start out by the positive part:

Recently a letter was sent to city and county leaders regarding the expansion of the Knoxville Senior Center. The letter contained many concerns regarding this expansion and questioned the integrity of one of the center’s project leaders. Unfortunately this letter was sent anonymously and co…

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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…