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  • Feature News Perry’s 18th Street Project Likely Won’t be Done Before School Starts

    Perry’s 18th Street Project Likely Won’t be Done Before School Starts

    A summer construction project the City of Perry was hoping to have completed before school starts next month looks like it is going to take more time than originally planned. City Administrator Butch Niebuhr says the first step was waiting for MidAmerican Energy to move their gas line out of the way so the grading process could begin and that has been an ongoing project for the last three weeks.  Public Works Director Jack Butler reported Monday that he expects [...]

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  • Feature News Nearly 20 Teens Busted At Party In Greene County

    Nearly 20 Teens Busted At Party In Greene County

    Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Williams says at 11:48pm on Friday, the Greene County and Boone County Sheriff’s offices responded to a call about a party at 2472 180th Street in Dana. At the residence, authorities found 18 teenagers ranging in ages from 14 to 19 consuming alcohol.  Several individuals fled the scene, but some were arrested.  Williams points out that each will be charged with possession of alcohol underage. Two individuals were taken to Boone County Hospital by Grand Junction [...]

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  • Feature News Phone Service at the Perry Police Station May be Temporarily Interrupted, 911 Service Will Remain In Tact

    Phone Service at the Perry Police Station May be Temporarily Interrupted, 911 Service Will Remain In Tact

    A heads up to Perry area residents… phone service at the Perry Police Department may be temporarily interrupted tomorrow morning. According to Communications Supervisor Lori Riley, the department will be switching phone service providers starting at 8am Wednesday.  Anyone who calls the police station during the transition that doesn’t get an answer within three rings is encouraged to hang up and instead dial 911. 911 emergency services will not be interrupted during the switch. The process is expected to take [...]

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  • Feature Sports Greene County Girls Softball Heading To State

    Greene County Girls Softball Heading To State

    The Greene County Ram’s softball team is currently en-route to Fort Dodge and Harlan Rogers Sports Complex for tonight’s first round Class 3A game against Cedar Point-Urbana at 5pm.  KGRA’s coverage will begin at 4:30pm.  And remember, you can listen to the game through your computer or smartphone with our listen live tab.

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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 tonight. Items on the agenda include a public hearing in regards to the disposal of public property at the old middle school site to Newbury Living for their multifamily housing proposal, followed by tentative approval.  They will then consider the third pay request for the 2014 conventional hangar project and approval of a change order for the same project. New business items include establishing prices and fees for the operation of [...]

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  • Feature News Dallas County Week in Review

    Dallas County Week in Review

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Today in Perry  The City of Perry is hosting a household hazardous waste collection event this weekend and everyone’s invited to take part. The potentially dangerous items can be dropped off free of charge between 9am and noon Saturday at the police and fire station parking lot at 908 Willis Avenue. Items that will be accepted include Aerosol Cleaners/Paints, Acids/Bases, Antifreeze, Batteries (only rechargeable), Cell Phones Cleaners, Fertilizers, Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs), Floor Care Products, Glues, Gasoline [...]

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  • Feature News Photos: Main Street Guthrie Center Office Shower

    Photos: Main Street Guthrie Center Office Shower

    Guthrie Center residents joined with Main Street Guthrie Center Director Julie Bailey and other organization members today to celebrate the official grand opening of their new office next to Guthrie Center Communications. Raccoon Valley Radio was there to snap some photos of the fun!

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  • Feature News Perry Superintendent Praises Teachers for Their Work and Success

    Perry Superintendent Praises Teachers for Their Work and Success

    The Perry School district made progress in several areas this past school year, as evidenced by the improvement made on the Iowa Assessment. Superintendent Lynn Ubben attributes the success to a unified effort by staff in the district. “The staff has worked really hard this year and I know the elementary staff especially on reading strategies, there’s an instructional coach.  They’ve really put in some hours and worked hard.  That doesn’t mean we haven’t always done a good job and [...]

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