Firefighters fought 14 degree temperatures and a zero degree windchill as they worked to extinguish a house fire in Pershing this morning. The Indiana Township Fire Department, Knoxville Township Rural Fire Department, Knoxville Rescue, and the Marion County Sheriff’s were paged to 1751 179th Place with the report of a house fire. The home, which records show belongs to Stephanie Clark, is a total loss, but thankfully authorities on the scene reported that the people in the home were able to evacuate safely.
The Iowa Supreme Court paid a very special visit to Marion County yesterday, visiting schools in the area and hearing oral arguments at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center. Chief Justice Cady visited Knoxville High School, Justice Appel was at Pleasantville, Justice Wiggins visited PCM High School, and Justice Zager visited Pella High School. Chief Justice Cady said being in the judiciary is a fulfilling profession that makes a difference in people’s lives, and he hopes to inspire students who witness the court in action. The court held a special session in the Knoxville Performing Arts Center with a crowd over 100 strong, hearing the oral arguments of a medical malpractice lawsuit on appeal.