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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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  • Feature News Perry Man Arrested for Assault and Drugs

    Perry Man Arrested for Assault and Drugs

    A Perry mas was arrested on several charges Tuesday morning for violence and drug possession. According to the Perry Police Department, 37 year-old Roger Lee Dillinger II allegedly threatened another man in the 1400 block of 6th Street in Perry around 7am Tuesday.  The victim thought Dillinger had a gun pointed at him, but it was later determined that it was a hammer used in the threat. Chief Eric Vaughn tells Raccoon Valley Radio, Dillinger also admitted to committing domestic [...]

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  • Feature News Only Slight Changes in Unemployment Last Month

    Only Slight Changes in Unemployment Last Month

    There’s no major news to report on the jobs front here in the Raccoon River Valley, as Iowa Workforce Development recently released the September unemployment figures. According to the report, Greene County’s unemployment rate had the biggest change last month going from 4.5 percent in August down to 4.1 percent in September. The percentage of people without a job in Dallas County increased 0.1 percent to 3.5 last month, while Guthrie County’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.9 percent. Iowa’s [...]

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  • Feature News UPDATE:  One Person Dead From Crash

    UPDATE: One Person Dead From Crash

    One person is killed and another is injured from a car vs semi-truck accident this morning near Grand Junction. Greene County Sheriff’s office says that at 11:07am, a two vehicle crash was reported about two miles east of Grand Junction on US Highway 30. Sergeant Scott Bright with the Iowa State Patrol says a car was heading west on Highway 30 when it crossed the centerline and hit head-on with the semi-tractor trailer.  Bright adds that one person was killed [...]

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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, detective Jerome Hill of the Perry Police Department was promoted to Detective Sergeant, with a wage of $24.35 per hour, effective October 29th. Chief Eric Vaughn says Hill has been employed in Perry since 2003 and is a natural leader with the department.  He also currently serves as the Chief of the Woodward Police Department.  Councilman Chuck Schott expressed concern with Hill working both positions, the Chief [...]

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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 presentation of the public library’s annual report, consideration of an amendment to the administrative and technical services agreement with the Region XII Council of Governments and consideration of an agreement for the PLACE program with Iowa State University. New business items include setting wage and approving a promotion for police officer Jerome Hill to Sergeant, approving an easement between the City and ITC Midwest and [...]

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  • Feature News Adel Man Suffered Non-Life Threatening Injuries Following Tuesday’s Accident

    Adel Man Suffered Non-Life Threatening Injuries Following Tuesday’s Accident

    An Adel man suffered non-life threatening injuries following a two vehicle accident on Tuesday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a two vehicle accident was reported at 12:48am on Tuesday, October 14th at 400th Street in Shelby County near Umbrella Road. Reports show that 39 year-old Amy Malloy of Walnut was traveling the wrong way on 400th Street, heading west, when her 2006 Toyota Camry hit head-on at the top of a hill with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck [...]

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  • Feature News Perry More Than Doubles Monthly Rainfall Totals in the First Two Weeks, Guthrie Center and Jefferson Not Far Behind

    Perry More Than Doubles Monthly Rainfall Totals in the First Two Weeks, Guthrie Center and Jefferson Not Far Behind

    This time last year, the Raccoon River Valley area was experiencing very dry conditions, from extreme and severe drought in Greene County to moderate drought in most of Dallas and Guthrie County. October 2014 conditions are the complete opposite.  The ground is saturated and we’ve received above normal rainfall for the past several weeks. According to the National Weather Service, just half way through the month Perry has already received more than twice as much rain as the area normally [...]

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