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  • Feature News Greene County Students Celebrate Reading

    Greene County Students Celebrate Reading

    All fourth through sixth graders at Greene County Intermediate School attended a reading pep rally today.  High school students and coaches talked about the importance of reading at a young age.  The crowd of kids also heard Iowa State University head football coach Paul Rhoads and some of his players, Jake Rhoads, Sam Richardson and Joel Lanning as the guest speakers.  Pictures from the event are below:  Click HERE for a video of the event.          

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  • Feature News A Grand Junction Man Faces Felony Sexual Abuse Charge

    A Grand Junction Man Faces Felony Sexual Abuse Charge

    A Grand Junction man is charged with a felony for alleged sexual abuse of a minor. Jefferson Police Chief Dave Morlan says an investigation was initiated on March 10th after a report of sexual abuse that was thought to have occurred in Jefferson.  During the investigation, officers found out that the incident actually happened in Grand Junction.  Morlan notes that a search warrant was prepared by the police department and executed by the Greene County Sheriff’s office. The search led [...]

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  • Feature News Severe Weather Awareness Week – Family Preparedness

    Severe Weather Awareness Week – Family Preparedness

    Today we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week with a focus on family preparedness. Dallas County Emergency Management Coordinator Barry Halling says there are two aspects of being prepared for severe weather, the first has to do with knowing where you’re going to go. “This is the time of year to start thinking ‘Where are we going to meet?’  If the storm happens and we’re separated, at what point are we going to meet?  Where are we going to meet?  [...]

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  • Feature News Severe Weather Awareness Week – Severe Thunderstorms

    Severe Weather Awareness Week – Severe Thunderstorms

    It’s day four of Severe Weather Awareness Week and today we focus on severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued by the National Weather Service if the storm is capable of producing winds of at least 58 miles per hour and/or hail at least one inch in diameter. Though tornadoes are often what people fear most when it comes to severe weather, Dallas County Emergency Management Coordinator Barry Halling says thunderstorms can be just as damaging, if not worse. “Severe [...]

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  • Feature News Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornadoes

    Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornadoes

    On day three of Severe Weather Awareness Week we focus on tornadoes. Defined as a rapidly rotating column of air in contact with the ground, some tornadoes can be very large and stay on the ground for more than an hour, while others are very small and only last a minute or so. Dallas County Emergency Management Coordinator Barry Halling says the best thing you can do is be prepared. “If you’re under a tornado watch, think about where you’re [...]

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  • Feature News No Injuries and Minimal Damage From an Incident at West Central Cooperative in Jefferson

    No Injuries and Minimal Damage From an Incident at West Central Cooperative in Jefferson

    Minimal damage was the result following a smoldering incident at the West Central Cooperative in Jefferson earlier today. Fire Chief Randy Love tells Raccoon Valley Radio the fire department responded to a report of a conveyor belt smoldering inside a grain shoot at 10:06am Tuesday. Two firefighters and two West Central employees took panels off the shoot to access the hot spots and were able to put them out with fire extinguishers.  The situation was contained without any flames or [...]

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  • Feature News Severe Weather Awareness Week – Receiving Warnings

    Severe Weather Awareness Week – Receiving Warnings

    Its day two of Severe Weather Awareness Week here in Iowa and today’s topic is receiving warnings. According to the National Weather Service, one of the most important precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family from severe weather is remain weather aware. Dallas County Emergency Management Coordinator Barry Halling helps explain the difference between watches and warnings. “A severe thunderstorm watch, or a tornado watch, means that the atmosphere in the area is capable of producing a [...]

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  • Feature News Update on Friday’s Wrong Way Driver Arrest in Dallas County

    Update on Friday’s Wrong Way Driver Arrest in Dallas County

    We have more information on the incident Friday afternoon that involved a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Highway 141 near Granger. According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, a 911 call came in at 6:05pm reporting a car going westbound in the eastbound lane at about 70 miles per hour, five miles west of Granger.  Several other calls followed, with people reporting they were almost hit by the vehicle, before the driver got turned back around at V Avenue [...]

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