Marion County Newspapers

See also History of the Press from History of Marion County, Iowa by Wright and Young (1915)

Marion County Newspapers in 1860 *

City Name Publisher
Knoxville Standard Bennett and Barr
Knoxville Journal  
Pella Gazette H. P. Scholte & S. U. Hammond

Marion County Newspapers in 1884 *

City Publication Frequency Established Notes
Knoxville Knoxville Journal Weekly 1855  
Knoxville Marion County Express Weekly 1865  
Knoxville Marion County Reporter Weekly 1880  
Marysville Marysville Miner Weekly 1871  
Pella Pella Weekly Blad Weekly 1861 Hollandish
Pella Pella Blade Weekly 1865  
Pella Weekly Visitor Weekly 1880  
Pleasantville Pleasantville News Weekly 1877  

Marion County Newspapers in 1911 *

City Publication Frequency Published On Character Editor or Publisher
Bussey Tri-County Press Weekly Friday Rep Lee E. Johnson
Knoxville Express Weekly Wednesday Dem Casey & Belville
Knoxville Journal Weekly Friday Rep Curtis & Gilson
Pella Booster Weekly Tuesday Religious Sadler Bros. & Co.
Pella Christelyke Vildeeler Monthly   Religious K. van Stigt
Pella Chronicle Weekly Thursday Dem Sadler Bros. & Co.
Pella Weekblad Weekly Thursday Dem H. F. Johnson & Co.
Pleasantville Marion County News Weekly Thursday Rep Frank R. Wingfield

Marion County Newspapers in 1919 *

City Publication Frequency Published On Character Editor or Publisher
Bussey Record W Thursday Ind W.H. Moon
Knoxville Express W Wednesday Dem W.J. Casey
Knoxville Journal W Thursday Rep M.L. Curtis
Melcher Union W Thursday Ind H.L. Bishop
Pella Baptist Record W Saturday Relig R.R. Sadler
Pella Booster Press W Wednesday Dem G.A. Stout
Pella Central Ray W Saturday Coll. Enos E. Heeren
Pella Chronicle W Thursday Dem H.H. Sadler
Pella Weekblad W Friday Dem E.C. Varenkamp
Pleasantville Marion County News W Thursday Rep W.G Stephenson

Present Day Marion County Newspapers**

Publication Address Phone/Fax Email Website
Knoxville Journal-Express (Fri) PO Box 458, Knoxville, IA 50138-0458 641-842-2155
Pella Chronicle (Thu) PO Box 126, Pella, IA 50219-0126 641-628-3882
Pleasantville Marion Co. News (Thu) PO Box 561, Pleasantville, IA 50225-0561 515-848-5614
(no fax) none

The following list of newspaper titles and dates comes from Chronicling America at the Library of Congress. At the bottom is a section called Holdings; linking on this shows places where one can find microfilmed copies of these, often being at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines.

*Source: Iowa Old Press
** Source: Iowa Newspaper Association