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  • Feature News A Cut Phone Cable Has Been Repaired At Greene County Medical Center

    A Cut Phone Cable Has Been Repaired At Greene County Medical Center

    A cut phone cable has been repaired at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson. Community Relations Director Carla Offenburger says construction crews working on the building expansion project accidentally cut a phone cable while boring for an oxygen system midday on Thursday. All calls for service were directed to the main, non-emergency phone number to the medical center while Jefferson Telecom worked to repair the cable. As of late Thursday, the cable has been repaired and all department and service [...]

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  • Feature News Above Normal Snowfall Recorded This Week

    Above Normal Snowfall Recorded This Week

    It has been a cold week, with more than average amounts of snow across the Raccoon River Valley area. While we’re behind in terms of total precipitation received compared to the normal amounts, all three of our local weather reporting areas have registered more snow in the first couple weeks than we typically do all month. According to the National Weather Service, Perry has received 3.2 inches of snow so far, Jefferson has seen just under three inches and Guthrie [...]

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  • Feature News A Fort Dodge Woman Faces Felony Burglary And Theft Charges In Jefferson

    A Fort Dodge Woman Faces Felony Burglary And Theft Charges In Jefferson

    A Fort Dodge woman faces felony burglary and theft charges in Jefferson. Police Chief Dave Morlan says a safe was reported stolen from McAtee Tire on August 8th.  Police obtain video surveillance footage of the incident from the business and noticed two males and a female were wearing black clothes, but they couldn’t positively identify the alleged suspects.  One person broke into the business and unlocked a door to allow the others to gain entry. Morlan states that on November [...]

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  • Feature News Cut Phone Cable Forces All Calls To One Number At Greene County Medical Center

    Cut Phone Cable Forces All Calls To One Number At Greene County Medical Center

    Anyone wanting services at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson must call 386-2114. Officials say a phone cable was cut earlier today and so patients needing services by phone cannot dial the extensions individually.  They want all calls to be directed to 386-2114 and the recipients will get you to the department or service that you need. Medical Center officials add that Jefferson Telecom is working on repairing the issue but it will most likely be completely repaired by tomorrow. [...]

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  • Feature News Hotel Pattee Wins Visitor’s Choice Hotel of the Year Award

    Hotel Pattee Wins Visitor’s Choice Hotel of the Year Award

    More positive news for the Hotel Pattee… Perry’s boutique 40 room hotel has been selected as Hotel of the Year, a Visitor’s Choice award from the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Owners Jay and Denise Hartz accepted the award at the organization’s annual celebration in Des Moines Tuesday evening. Mayor Jay Pattee was also at the celebration and says sitting among the “who’s who” of Des Moines in the World Food Building and hearing (The Hotel Pattee) being [...]

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  • Feature News Perry Selected for Safety Grant to Make Changes to Downtown Intersection

    Perry Selected for Safety Grant to Make Changes to Downtown Intersection

    The City of Perry has been selected by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s department of Traffic and Safety to receive a grant to make changes to a frequently traveled intersection. City Administrator Butch Niebuhr says the funds are for changes to the intersection of 1st Avenue, or Highway 144 and Willis Avenue in Perry. “What it will do is, it will be an application for a four lane to three lane conversion on 1st Avenue, it’s already a three lane [...]

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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, City Administrator Butch Niebuhr stated that the City’s application for a grant from the Office of Traffic and Safety was selected and they will receive $380,000 to re-work the intersection of 1st Street and Willis for safety purposes.  The City has also been chosen to move on to step two in a selection process for a program with the Iowa Department of Economic Development and Drake University [...]

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  • Feature News UPDATE:  One Person Is In Fair Condition In Des Moines Following Accident

    UPDATE: One Person Is In Fair Condition In Des Moines Following Accident

    A two vehicle accident resulted in heavy damage and injuries in Greene County. Sheriff Steve Haupert says round 1am on Saturday, the Sheriff’s office, Greene County Emergency Medical Services and the Jefferson, Scranton and Churdan Fire departments all responded to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US Highway 30 and Iowa Highway 25 for such accident in less than 24-hours. 20 year-old Alex Christopher Bruch of Arcadia was traveling northbound on Highway 25 in his [...]

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