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  • Feature News Only Slight Changes in Unemployment Last Month

    Only Slight Changes in Unemployment Last Month

    There’s no major news to report on the jobs front here in the Raccoon River Valley, as Iowa Workforce Development recently released the September unemployment figures. According to the report, Greene County’s unemployment rate had the biggest change last month going from 4.5 percent in August down to 4.1 percent in September. The percentage of people without a job in Dallas County increased 0.1 percent to 3.5 last month, while Guthrie County’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.9 percent. Iowa’s [...]

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  • Feature News UPDATE:  One Person Dead From Crash

    UPDATE: One Person Dead From Crash

    One person is killed and another is injured from a car vs semi-truck accident this morning near Grand Junction. Greene County Sheriff’s office says that at 11:07am, a two vehicle crash was reported about two miles east of Grand Junction on US Highway 30. Sergeant Scott Bright with the Iowa State Patrol says a car was heading west on Highway 30 when it crossed the centerline and hit head-on with the semi-tractor trailer.  Bright adds that one person was killed [...]

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  • Feature News Perry City Council Meeting Recap

    Perry City Council Meeting Recap

    The Perry City Council met in regular session last night. At the meeting, detective Jerome Hill of the Perry Police Department was promoted to Detective Sergeant, with a wage of $24.35 per hour, effective October 29th. Chief Eric Vaughn says Hill has been employed in Perry since 2003 and is a natural leader with the department.  He also currently serves as the Chief of the Woodward Police Department.  Councilman Chuck Schott expressed concern with Hill working both positions, the Chief [...]

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  • Feature News Perry City Council Meeting Preview

    Perry City Council Meeting Preview

    The Perry City Council will meet in regular session tonight. Items on the agenda include presentation of the public library’s annual report, consideration of an amendment to the administrative and technical services agreement with the Region XII Council of Governments and consideration of an agreement for the PLACE program with Iowa State University. New business items include setting wage and approving a promotion for police officer Jerome Hill to Sergeant, approving an easement between the City and ITC Midwest and [...]

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  • Feature News Adel Man Suffered Non-Life Threatening Injuries Following Tuesday’s Accident

    Adel Man Suffered Non-Life Threatening Injuries Following Tuesday’s Accident

    An Adel man suffered non-life threatening injuries following a two vehicle accident on Tuesday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a two vehicle accident was reported at 12:48am on Tuesday, October 14th at 400th Street in Shelby County near Umbrella Road. Reports show that 39 year-old Amy Malloy of Walnut was traveling the wrong way on 400th Street, heading west, when her 2006 Toyota Camry hit head-on at the top of a hill with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck [...]

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  • Feature News Perry More Than Doubles Monthly Rainfall Totals in the First Two Weeks, Guthrie Center and Jefferson Not Far Behind

    Perry More Than Doubles Monthly Rainfall Totals in the First Two Weeks, Guthrie Center and Jefferson Not Far Behind

    This time last year, the Raccoon River Valley area was experiencing very dry conditions, from extreme and severe drought in Greene County to moderate drought in most of Dallas and Guthrie County. October 2014 conditions are the complete opposite.  The ground is saturated and we’ve received above normal rainfall for the past several weeks. According to the National Weather Service, just half way through the month Perry has already received more than twice as much rain as the area normally [...]

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  • Feature News Nebraska Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Methamphetamine Arrest in Dallas County

    Nebraska Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Methamphetamine Arrest in Dallas County

    A Nebraska man has been sentenced to a year in prison for drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in Dallas County last year. According to the U.S. District Court 20 year-old Juan Carlos Gomez of Grand Island, Nebraska pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Judge Stephanie M. Rose handed down the 12 month prison sentence along with ordering Gomez to serve three years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime [...]

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  • Feature News A Greene County Man Faces Felony Sexual Assault Charge

    A Greene County Man Faces Felony Sexual Assault Charge

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a Greene County man accused of sexually assaulting a child. Jefferson Police Chief Dave Morlan says 32 year-old Jonathan Leonard Bevers of Grand Junction is accused of inappropriately touching a five-year old girl on September 15th.  According to court documents, the alleged incident occurred when Bevers was visiting a friend in Jefferson and was briefly left alone with the young girl as her father ran to the store. Morlan notes that when they [...]

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