Marion County Bank debit card holders raised over $20,000 for Pella schools through the bank’s report card program. The Pella Community School District received $13,103.68, Pella Christian High School received $4,193.97 and Pella Chrisitan Grade School received $3,038.15. he program allows Marion County Bank card holders to support a local school of their choice when they use their debit card. Through the life of the program, about $168,608 has been raised for 13 area schools.
A site plan for Fellowship Bible Church in Oskaloosa was approved by the City Council this week with some stipulations. Two existing buildings will become one as the site will add an approximately 9,700 square foot sanctuary building to the church, and will include new curb and gutter work and sidewalks. According to city council information, there will be two driveways instead of the current five driveways. Plans also provide for 125 total parking spaces, with 55 on-site and 70 off-site. The stipulations? Easement rights for utilities must be maintained, and the church needs a lighting plan for the on-site parking lot.