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  • Feature News

    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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  • Feature News Scam Targeting MidAmerican Energy Customers in Adel

    Scam Targeting MidAmerican Energy Customers in Adel

    Adel area residents are urged to be cautious when picking up the phone as scam artists are targeting the area. MidAmerican Energy says scammers are calling local residents, claiming to work for them.  Many have even gone as far as setting up their caller-ID so that it looks like the call is coming from MidAmerican Energy.  The callers demand immediate payment of past-due accounts or repair bills to prevent having the customer’s gas or electric service shut off. The scam [...]

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    Dallas County Residents to Vote on Bond Referendums for Law Enforcement and Administrative Facilities

    In addition to casting their vote to decide who will represent us in various bodies of government this November, Dallas County residents will also have two bond referendums on the ballot. Both referendums are in regards to building new county facilities, with a total cost of more than $28 million. If passed by the voters, the new Dallas County jail and law enforcement center would be built in the Ortonville area of Adel, east of downtown.  While the county administrative [...]

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  • Feature News Dallas County Supervisors To Meet Tomorrow

    Dallas County Supervisors To Meet Tomorrow

    The Dallas County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow morning. The Board will consider approving a resolution for the 2014 tax abatements and hear a children’s advocacy council update. The Board will also discuss a billing adjustment request and an ALS intercept agreement from the Emergency Medical Services Department, a cintas mat service participation agreement and an amendment to the inmate healthcare agreement from the Sheriff’s office. The Board will also consider a resolution for the Horizon 2035 Future Plan [...]

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    Dallas County Supervisors To Meet This Week

    The Dallas County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning. The Board will consider approving a resolution for the 2014 tax abatements and hear a children’s advocacy council update. The Board will also discuss a billing adjustment request and an ALS intercept agreement from the Emergency Medical Services Department, a cintas mat service participation agreement and an amendment to the inmate healthcare agreement from the Sheriff’s office. The Board will also consider a resolution for the Horizon 2035 Future Plan [...]

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