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  • Feature News Pictures From Greene County’s Halloween Night

    Pictures From Greene County’s Halloween Night

    To view a video, click HERE.  Posted below are pictures from the Greene County Community Center, Jefferson Public Library and the downtown square of trick-or-treaters: Inside the rec center:              Pictures from the Jefferson Library:              Pictures from Trick-Or-Treat Around-the-Square:       

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  • Feature News Dry Week Wraps Up October in the Raccoon River Valley

    Dry Week Wraps Up October in the Raccoon River Valley

    The month of October is ending on a relatively dry note after starting with a large amount of rain in the Raccoon River Valley. According to the National Weather Service, Guthrie Center received 0.7 inch of rain this past week, while just a trace of precipitation fell in both Perry and Jefferson. Jefferson ends the month with a total of 3.65 inches of rain, compared to their normal monthly total of 2.44. Perry received just under 5.6 inches, when they [...]

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  • Feature News Trick-or-Treat Safety Reminders

    Trick-or-Treat Safety Reminders

    As children scurry around town this evening collecting as many treats as possible, it’s important to remember a few simple things that can help keep them safe. Perry Police Chief Eric Vaughn says supervision is one of the key things to remember.  He encourages parents to join their children, or at least make sure the younger kids are accompanied by an older sibling or trusted adult. Chief Vaughn says it’s also important to make sure children are visible to both [...]

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  • Feature News Perry School District Enrollment Sees Little Change Over Last Year

    Perry School District Enrollment Sees Little Change Over Last Year

    The number of students in the Perry School District only changed slightly this fall. According to Superintendent Lynn Ubben, the district’s certified enrollment for October is 1,834 students.  That’s down two from this time last year. Ubben says the largest class in the district is 9th grade with 162 students, followed by the 7th grade with 157 students. Overall, Ubben says enrollment in Perry has been “pretty stable” over the last 10-12 years.

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  • Feature News Early Morning Incident Results in Arrest and Injuries

    Early Morning Incident Results in Arrest and Injuries

    One person was arrested and at least two were injured in an incident in Perry early Sunday. According to the Perry Police Department, a call came in shortly after 2:30am Sunday when someone reported a man in the 900 block of 3rd Street was allegedly outside trying to fight and might have a gun. Forty-two year-old Juan Ubaldo-Torres was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and at least two ambulances were called to the scene and brought patients to Dallas [...]

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  • Feature News Grand Junction Man Faces A Felony Drug Charge

    Grand Junction Man Faces A Felony Drug Charge

    A Grand Junction man faces a felony drug charge after a vehicle was found in a farm field over the weekend. Greene County Sheriff Steve Haupert says the Greene and Boone County Sheriff’s offices, two Iowa State Patrol vehicles and Grand Junction Fire and Rescue all responded to a call about a vehicle going into a farm field on 230th Street near T Avenue at 2:50am on Sunday. Haupert states that 33 year-old Tyler Anthony Kokenge of Grand Junction called [...]

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  • Feature News Dallas County Supervisors Meeting Preview

    Dallas County Supervisors Meeting Preview

    The Dallas County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session tomorrow morning. Items on the agenda include consideration of an Iowa Workforce Development Skilled Iowa member request, an update and bid letting for drainage district six, and consideration of a wetland credit purchase for Heritage Hills. The Supervisors will also consider a transport agreement with St. Jude hospice and approve or deny a Schumacher Elevator maintenance contract. The meeting takes place at 9am in the Board of Supervisors meeting [...]

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  • Feature News Driest Week of the Month Thus Far for the Raccoon River Valley

    Driest Week of the Month Thus Far for the Raccoon River Valley

    More rain fell in the Raccoon River Valley area this week, but it was the driest one so far this month. According to the National Weather Service, Guthrie Center received another 0.67 inch of rain this week, Perry saw another 0.46 inch and Jefferson saw just under 0.3 inch. With a week left to go in October, Perry has already seen almost 5.6 inches of rain this month.  Guthrie Center has seen more than 5.3 inches and Jefferson has received [...]

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