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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 talked about the new sally port that will be built at the public safety building.  He will be reaching out to the Safety Committee to give them an update on design soon.  The Personnel Committee will also be getting together to help with the transition phase after Niebuhr retires the end of June.  He also touched on the program with Drake University and [...]

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  • Feature News Perry City Council Meets Tonight

    Perry City Council Meets Tonight

    The Perry City Council will meet in regular session this evening. Items on the agenda include a mayoral proclamation in regards to Straw Free Day, consideration of a grant agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the Traffic Safety Improvement Program project, followed by a professional services contract with Bolton and Menk for the project. The Council will then approve a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for the airport environmental assessment study and approve a professional services [...]

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  • Feature News All Three Local Weather Reporting Areas Exceed Normal Monthly Rainfall Totals for April

    All Three Local Weather Reporting Areas Exceed Normal Monthly Rainfall Totals for April

    After coming up short last month, all three of our local weather reporting stations registered above normal precipitation levels in April. According to the National Weather Service, Perry received 0.62 inch of rain this past week.  Jefferson saw another 0.91 inch and Guthrie Center added 0.59 inch to their total. Normal monthly precipitation totals for April range between 3.37 and 3.76 inches locally.  Perry registered 3.4 inches throughout the month, while Guthrie Center saw 4.8 and Jefferson was just shy [...]

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  • Feature News An ATV Accident Takes the Life of a Greene County Youth

    An ATV Accident Takes the Life of a Greene County Youth

    A tragic accident claims the life of an eight year-old in Greene County on Wednesday afternoon. Greene County Sheriff Steve Haupert tells Raccoon Valley Radio, at 4:44pm Wednesday, three deputies and Greene County Emergency Medical Services responded to an all terrain vehicle rollover accident at 904 Emerald Avenue. Haupert says eight year-old Grant Robbins of Scranton was driving a Polaris Ranger XP side-by-side ATV back home to get supplies to take back to the fields when a sharp turn proved [...]

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  • Feature News Perry Prom this Weekend, Reward Offered for Those Who Share Information About Underage Drinking Parties

    Perry Prom this Weekend, Reward Offered for Those Who Share Information About Underage Drinking Parties

    Perry High School students will be all dressed up to dance the night away with their friends and classmates this weekend at prom. This year’s theme is The Great Gatsby and the festivities start with a walk through and photos in the Perry Performing Arts Center at 6pm.  Students will then make their way to the Lake Robbins Ballroom where they will enjoy dancing, food, a photo booth, caricature artist and casino games until 11:30. Following the dance is the [...]

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  • Feature News Dallas County Board of Supervisors Meeting Recap

    Dallas County Board of Supervisors Meeting Recap

    The Dallas County Board of Supervisors met in regular session Tuesday. At the meeting, the Board approved payroll change notices for the conservation department, attorney’s office and sheriff’s office Representatives from Holmes Murphy and Associates then presented health plan renewal information to the Board.  Operations Administrator Connie Kinnard expressed concern in the life insurance benefit decreasing once an employee hits 65 years of age.  As someone who fits in that bracket, Kinnard called it age discrimination and said it does [...]

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  • Feature News Latest PBIS Award for Perry Elementary is Three Years in the Making

    Latest PBIS Award for Perry Elementary is Three Years in the Making

    As we previously reported, Perry Elementary is again being recognized for successfully implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system. Elementary School Counselor Andrea Brandner says it has been a three year process just to get to this point. “We have to go through a school site visit where (the Department of Education) checks off what we are doing and making sure that it’s all compliant with PBIS rules and regulations.  This is to make sure we’re doing the [...]

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  • Feature News No Charges Filed After a Several Hour Standoff in Perry Sunday Evening

    No Charges Filed After a Several Hour Standoff in Perry Sunday Evening

    A standoff situation in Perry ended peacefully after around four and a half hours Sunday evening. According to the Perry Police Department, it started around 5pm when officers were called to the 2600 block of Merengo Drive to assist with a civil matter in regards to a domestic situation.  Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the male in the residence and while he answered the door initially, he later retreated back into the home. Concerned for their safety, [...]

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