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The Pella FFA Chapter hosted sub-districts at Vermeer Company yesterday on the 20th of February. This convention was usually held at Pleasantville High School until Monty Collins, the head of FFA at Pleasantville, and others decided that it would be better to host it at Vermeer Corporation since they believed it was a better venue

Junk of the Month

Owner: Luke Schemm Model: 1989 Ford F-250 Nickname: “Greyhound” Luke took time with me to discuss the pro’s and con’s of his machine. Pro’s: It has a heater Perfect winter driver: has four wheel drive and it already has cosmetic damage. (What’s a little more going to hurt?) Truck came with good tires referenced as

Women’s March on Washington

What begun as a small Facebook post right after the elections, bloomed into a unifying protest that tackled issues like reproductive rights, civil rights, and immigration. Saturday, January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington marked a day in history that empowered women, not only in the United States but

Mr. Body Interview

Q: Can you describe your role as Mr. Body? A: The theme of the Acapella show choir this year is “What Happened to Mr. Body?”, so it’s like the board game “Clue.” In the old instruction booklet, it says that the dead person’s name is “Mr. Body,” so we decided that the show would be

Van Wyk and Vander Molen Eclipse 1,000 points

The third week of January 2017 was a historic one for both Pella High basketball programs as Ryan Van Wyk and Katie Vander Molen both scored their 1,000th point for each of their respective careers. Both Van Wyk and Vander Molen have been varsity players for all four years of high school and have been

2/21/2017 Tweets

Heather Kirkland @kirkadil3: People should learn the difference between “you’re” and “your” and “their”, “there”, and “they’re” in 2017 please and thanks. Sarah Killoren @KillorenSarah: Be the person you needed when you were younger. Paige Meyer @PaigeMeyer1: Bruises. Bruises. Bruises. It’s competition season. Bellara Huang @BellaraHuang: Noticing how a person laughs may just be the

Dollars for Scholars Accepting Applications

Pella Dollars For Scholars is accepting applications for scholarships. Applications will be accepted until February 28. The mission of Dollars For Scholars is to provide high school seniors with an opportunity for post-secondary education. “It’s great to be a part of a community organization whose sole purpose it to help students in the Pella school

Plus Sized Women

In the American fashion industry if someone is a pant size sixteen or higher, they are considered plus sized; more than half of American women fit this label. Yet according to Mariah Chase, the CEO of plus-size retailer Eloquii, the category of plus sized represents only about 17 percent to 18 percent of apparel sales.

Brains over Brawns

The world of men’s fashion is ever changing. Every year, men’s fashion adds another trend, whether it be a new style of shirt, a new shoe, or even a new accessory. But what about your body type and personality? What is “in” right now in the world of men’s fashion when it comes to body

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