The Hand Skills Brain Connection

By Helen Boertje For several years I’ve been hearing teachers and parents complain about grade school classrooms dropping the teaching of cursive writing. My…

Hilltop Manor Coming Down End of August

PELLA, Iowa – Work has begun on the demolition of Hilltop Manor at Pella Regional Health Center. In addition to the permits, utility work and paperwork,…


Cori De Cook

Cora Mae (Vander Linden) De Cook, 92, of Pella, IA passed away Thursday evening at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House. Cori, wife of…

Ruth E. Van Weelden

Ruth E. Van Weelden, 83 of Pella, passed away September 16. Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Second Christian Reformed Church…


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Central drops league volleyball opener

Central drops league volleyball opener STORM LAKE— Central College couldn’t match Buena Vista’s offensive efficiency and dropped its Iowa Conference volleyball opener on the…