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  • Feature News Churdan No Longer Under Bottled Water Advisory

    Churdan No Longer Under Bottled Water Advisory

    The City of Churdan is longer under a bottled water advisory. The City has been under the advisory from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources since Monday when a water valve was leaking after the City tried to hook up with Xenia Water. The residents were not allowed to use their tap water for consumption or for food preparation because of the possible high nitrite levels in the water supply when the City lost water pressure for 30 minutes.  However, [...]

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    Raccoon River Valley Receives Above Normal Snowfall Totals for November

    Snow continued to fly again this week in the Raccoon River Valley. Usually, our local area receives between 1.8 and 2 inches of precipitation during the month of November, but we’re quite behind in that total with just between 0.1 and 0.6 inch being recorded thus far. We have made up for that in terms of snowfall totals though, far surpassing the normal monthly amount at all three of our local weather reporting locations. According to the National Weather Service, [...]

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    Several Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

    Several offices are closed the remainder of the work week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In Perry all city offices, the Perry Water Works and Perry Public Library are closed today and tomorrow.  The McCreary Community Building is closed today and will be open shortened hours on Friday from 1-5pm. The Adel City Hall is also closed today and tomorrow, along with Dallas County offices, post offices and most financial institutions. —————– With the exception of emergency services, nearly all [...]

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  • Feature News Positive Unemployment News for the Raccoon River Valley

    Positive Unemployment News for the Raccoon River Valley

    We have some more positive news on the jobs front in the Raccoon River Valley area as two of our three local counties saw a drop in unemployment last month. According to Iowa Workforce Development, Dallas County’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent since September for 3.2 percent in October.  Greene County saw a 0.4 percent drop last month to 3.6 percent, while Guthrie County saw no change from their 3.8 percent unemployment rate in both September and October. In [...]

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  • Feature News ADM Submits Teacher Leadership and Compensation System Application

    ADM Submits Teacher Leadership and Compensation System Application

    The Adel De Soto Minburn Community School District has submitted their application to participate in the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. The TLC program was a major part of the 2013 education reform package passed by the state legislature. It gives effective teachers the opportunity to lead their peers while earning higher pay through a mentorship type program.  The goal is to improve instruction in schools and foster collaboration between teachers. All districts in Iowa need to implement this system [...]

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  • Feature News Churdan Under A Bottled Water Advisory

    Churdan Under A Bottled Water Advisory

    Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have placed a bottled water advisory in effect for the City of Churdan. DNR authorities say that pressure was lost earlier today when a valve started leaking as the City was trying to hook up with Xenia Water.  The City then lost water pressure for 30 minutes. Officials recommend residents and businesses use bottled water for consumption, food preparation and similar uses until the DNR receives its water samples back with it [...]

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    Tonight’s Bell Tower Festival Planning Meeting Cancelled

    Due to an expected low attendance and the holiday season, tonight’s Bell Tower Festival planning meeting has been cancelled. Greene County Chamber Events Chair Toni Linberg says they resume their meetings on Monday, December 8th at 5:30pm at the Chamber office in Jefferson. They will further discuss different activities and games centered around their circus-related theme of “Bell Tower: Big Top.”  The celebration will feature a ferris wheel to coincide with their family-friendly atmosphere. She points out that they are [...]

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  • Feature News Slick Weather Conditions Blamed For Accident In Greene County

    Slick Weather Conditions Blamed For Accident In Greene County

    Slick spots on a bridge is believed to have caused a single vehicle accident with injuries in Greene County on Saturday. Sheriff Steve Haupert tells Raccoon Valley Radio that the Greene County Emergency Medical Services, Jefferson Fire Department and Greene County Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident at 9:57am by the Raccoon River Bridge west of Jefferson on US Highway 30. He says 50 year-old Gina Rae Sloan of Urbandale was heading west in a 2003 Honda CRV when [...]

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