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  • Feature News

    Dry Month Continues in the Raccoon River Valley

    After a cold and cloudy week, it may have felt like we registered some precipitation but it didn’t amount to much. According to the National Weather Service, Perry has seen only 0.08 inch of rain so far this month.  Jefferson and Guthrie Center have received around 0.2 inch in the first three weeks. Typically, our local weather reporting stations see between 1.2 and 1.4 inches of precipitation in December.  Our next shot adding to the total comes Sunday and Monday.

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    Jefferson City Hall’s Upgrade To Knock Out Communication Services

    A notice for Jefferson residents that City Hall will be undergoing a systems upgrade tomorrow morning. Starting at 8:30am, all City Hall staff will be without emails and computers the entire day.  Along with the equipment upgrade, most of the phone lines will also be in use due to the upgrade mainly coming through the phone lines.  Residents can still pay their bills, but you will have to come into City Hall.  You may not be able to pay your [...]

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  • Feature News Greater Dallas County Development Alliance Continues to Help Promote Perry

    Greater Dallas County Development Alliance Continues to Help Promote Perry

    Perry is just one municipality involved with the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance, a group that aims to attract business development in the area. This week, Ryan Peterson with the Alliance and Impact7G stopped by the City Council meeting to talk about what work they are doing to try and boost Perry’s economy. “The big thing that they’re working on for us is our certified site out at the industrial park.  That’s a process with the state that pre-certifies and [...]

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  • Feature News Jefferson Woman Faces Several Charges From Ongoing Investigation

    Jefferson Woman Faces Several Charges From Ongoing Investigation

    A Jefferson woman faces several drug charges from an ongoing investigation by the police department. Police Chief Dave Morlan says 28 year-old Nicole Lynn Johnson is charged with a Class D Felony for forgery-aiding and abetting, aggravated misdemeanor for child endangerment, serious misdemeanors for nine counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and simple misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and fifth degree theft. Charges stem from an [...]

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  • Feature News Perry to Partner with ISU For Another Public Art Project

    Perry to Partner with ISU For Another Public Art Project

    The City of Perry continues to utilize help from collect students when it comes to coming up with ways to bring art and ideas to town. This spring semester, Perry will again be working with Iowa State University, this time for a Steamroll Print and Public Art Event.  Administrative Assistant Sven Peterson says this is the same kind of a class that did the artwork on the trailhead too. “This one is going to be a little bit different though, [...]

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  • Feature News Jefferson Woman To Face More Charges

    Jefferson Woman To Face More Charges

    A Jefferson woman will face more felony charges for forgery. Police Chief Dave Morlan says 23 year-old Hayley Lynn Brown is charged with a Class D Felony for three counts of forgery.  Brown is accused of stealing checks from a residence in Scranton and cashing them for money on December 7th and 8th. We’ve previously reported that Brown is facing additional felony charges for ongoing criminal conduct, forgery, burglary, unlawful use of a credit card, identity theft and unlawful possession [...]

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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 reminded the Council and those in attendance Cultural District Revitalization Open House tonight from 4:30-7pm at La Poste.  He also said an Iowa State class is hoping to do another public art project here in Perry during the spring semester.  He hopes to have the project done by the end of May or early June.  The Drake University project with the Iowa Economic [...]

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    *Updated* Ankeny Man Arrested For Stealing Pop Cans in Stuart, and a Car In Ankeny

    An Ankeny man was arrested for stealing pop cans from a collection drive in Stuart last Wednesday, before it was discovered that he had keys in his possession to a vehicle that was reported stolen in Ankeny. Michael Herbert with the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department says that police found the suspect, Christopher Grunder, of Ankeny, hiding in a Stuart apartment. Grunder was identified by witnesses as the thief who took the pop cans. Officers then found on Grunder, keys to [...]

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