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Junior Thomas Gualey and Classmates Take Trip to Cargill

On March 29, Robin Hammann and three students took a trip to Eddyville to tour Cargill. The students were sophomore Noah Linde and juniors Shawn McCracken and Thomas Gauley. This was a select opportunity for students who had an interest in applying for an internship this upcoming summer. The tour, led by an engineer at


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

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

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.

Excellence in Electives

Excellence in Electives is a program showcasing the work that the students and teachers of Pella High do in the school’s many elective classes. This year’s event was hosted on February 13, the Monday night after the 8th graders took a visit to the high school and checked out the electives that we offer. Many

Pelladium.com Reborn

Pella publications expands across multiple media platforms, whether it be Snapchat, Twitter, or even Instagram. Pelladium.com has been a part of the publication line up since 2010. However, it has not been without its problems. The website was hacked twice last year and the web editor in charge at that time could not decipher what

Truck Crashes into Pella Walmart

Thursday, December 1, tragedy struck in Pella, Iowa. A truck crashed through the front doors of Walmart, ending up in the produce section, killing three people and injuring two. The names of the victims are as follows: Carrie Zugg, Lindsey Rietveld, and Ruth Jean DeJong. One of the injured was Ruth’s husband, Robert DeJong. The

Creepy Clowns

What started as a Halloween hoax has turned into multiple clown sightings throughout the state. There has been threats and sightings of the clowns in both small and large towns in Iowa. This is part of a national trend. People in at least 14 different states have reported that they have seen people dressed as

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