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  • Feature News Dallas County Supervisors Meet This Morning

    Dallas County Supervisors Meet This Morning

    The Dallas County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session Tuesday morning. Items on the agenda include a consultant presentation of the comprehensive study and play plan redesign, discussion on the county’s public communications and consideration of a financial advisory agreement with Piper Jaffray. The board will then consider an amended wetland credit purchase with Polk County, a billing adjustment request from the Emergency Medical Services department and an ALS intercept agreement. A proposed 28E agreement with Dallas County [...]

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  • Feature News One Dead, Two Injured in Monday Morning Crash Near Grand Junction

    One Dead, Two Injured in Monday Morning Crash Near Grand Junction

    A Boone man is dead and two others were injured in a two vehicle crash near Grand Junction Monday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol. 27 year-old Daniel Reetz was recklessly traveling westbound on Highway 30 one mile east of Grand Junction just before 9:30am.  His 2001 Chevrolet Impala crossed the center line on a bridge near 220th Street, where it made contact with a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by 25 year-old Lombardo Ramos of Oskaloosa. Reetz was not [...]

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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 Tuesday evening. Items on the agenda include approval of change orders for the 28th Street construction project, Iowa Energy Bank lighting project and 2014 HMA resurfacing project.  The Council will also consider final acceptance and pay requests for those projects along with the HVAC improvements at 908 Willis Avenue, the 2014 conventional hangar project, runway patching at the airport, and the 18th Street construction project. New business items include authorizing submittal [...]

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  • Feature News Severe Thunderstorms Bring High Winds, Torrential Rain and Flooding

    Severe Thunderstorms Bring High Winds, Torrential Rain and Flooding

    The Raccoon Valley Radio Network dropped all regular programming Sunday night to provide our listeners with wall-to-wall weather coverage as severe thunderstorms made their way across our listening area. Our Severe Weather Action Team took over around 7:40pm Sunday when a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Greene and Guthrie Counties, later followed by several other warnings that also included Dallas County.  AM 1310 KDLS, FM 98.9 KGRA and FM 107.9 KKRF were all switched to full weather coverage until [...]

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    Dallas County Week in Review

    3rd Annual Rabies Clinic Tomorrow at the Perry Dog Park What has become an end of summer tradition in Perry is happening again this weekend. The Humane Society of Perry is hosting their third annual rabies clinic Sunday at the Perry Dog Park. The goal of the event is to protect all local cats and dogs from the often fatal virus.  Road veterinarian Dr. Abby Strobbe will again be donating her services at the event. Pet owners don’t need to [...]

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  • Feature News No Shortage of Rain This Month in the Raccoon River Valley

    No Shortage of Rain This Month in the Raccoon River Valley

    August continues to be a wet month in the Raccoon River Valley, with all three of our weather reporting locations surpassing their normal monthly rainfall totals. According to the National Weather Service, Guthrie Center has received almost twice as much rain as normal already this month with a whopping 8.5 inches.  Perry has received just over 6.5 inches so far and Jefferson has seen more than 5.25 inches. Normal monthly rainfall totals range between 3.9 and 4.3 inches during August, [...]

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  • Feature News Dallas County Supervisors Chairman Hopes This Falls Referendum is Successful

    Dallas County Supervisors Chairman Hopes This Falls Referendum is Successful

    In just over two months, Dallas County voters will have to decide whether or not they want to approve two separate bond referendums to build new a new County administrative building and law enforcement center. Board of Supervisors Chairman Kim Chapman says he hopes this vote will be more successful than last year’s referendum. “After the election, we analyzed the reason we thought the issue was defeated and it became apparent that the City of Adel and the businesses in [...]

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  • Feature News Mayor Pattee says Construction Projects Are Opening Doors in Perry

    Mayor Pattee says Construction Projects Are Opening Doors in Perry

    We’ve told you about the specifics of Perry’s 18th Street construction project, in terms of dollar amounts, hopeful completion dates and the like.  But what about why this project is happening? Mayor Jay Pattee says having the street paved has many benefits both now and in the future. “It opens up a whole list of possibilities for the north side of Perry and it also opens up an area that’s very convenient to the high school.  It makes safer travel [...]

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