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PELLA — Dirt is flying as ATI Group begins the process of constructing the new Prairie Ridge Development to address the need for workforce housing in Pella.

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The Ironside Axe Company hosted last week's Thankful Thursday event. Brittany Sword performed music and participants got to participate in an axe throwing activity.

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PELLA — The South Central Regional Airport Agency has established fair market value to purchase more property for a regional airport.

CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council matched 50 teachers from schools throughout Iowa with local STEM workplaces for the 12th year of its Iowa STEM Teacher Externship program.

KNOXVILLE -- Raceway Tire & Exhaust celebrated the completion of their new facility on July 9 with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.

AMES — Iowans who would like to expand their gardening knowledge and become community garden volunteers can do so by completing Master Gardener training this fall.

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EDDYVILLE — Some of the smallest towns of rural Iowa are playing key roles in the fight of the global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

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PELLA — Champion Race Promotions and the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance are seeking drivers and car owners of all ages to display their racecars at Thursdays in Pella: Life in the Fast Lane.

DES MOINES — U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum and Acting Special Agent in Charge Adam Steiner, IRS Criminal Investigation, St. Louis Field Office, are reminding taxpayers that the tax filing and payment deadline is July 15, 2020, and to continue to be on the lookout for scam artists.

OSKALOOSA — Jessica Reuter, a born and raised Oskaloosan, is excited to return to her hometown and step into the role of Main Street Director—bringing with her a strong, versatile background in marketing and a passion for small town tourism, arts and culture, and historic preservation.

A wise person once said, “The person I have the most trouble with is the person I see in the mirror every day.”

AMES — More than 12,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2020 Dean's List, including multiple students from Marion County.

AMES — More than 12,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2020 Dean's List, including multiple Mahaska Count Students.

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OSKALOOSA — Local stores are experiencing a shortage of blue lights as the community comes together to honor the life of Oskaloosa Police Officer Ian Barnhart, who died last month.

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The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance held their first Thursdays in Pella last week. The theme was 'Capes and Tiaras' with a visit from Princess Elsa and other family-friendly activities. The event was sponsored by PACE, Families First of Pella and Community 1st Credit Union. 

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PELLA — Dutch Greeters welcomed Fairway Mortgage as a new member of the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance earlier this week.

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