Panorama, West Central Valley Volleyball Square Off Tonight in Stuart

September 25, 2018 6:17 am

Two Guthrie County school districts will square off on the hardwood tonight in Stuart.

VB Rams go 1-2 at R-S Tournament

September 25, 2018 6:16 am

Coach Chris Heisterkamp’s Greene County High School volleyball team played in the Roland-Story Tournament on Monday in Story City. The Rams went 1-2 in matches and 2-4 in sets. Greene County won vs. Madrid by scores of 22-20 and 21-18. They lost to BCLUW (Conrad) 17-21, 17-21, and fell to Carlisle by scores of 13-21, 12-21. “Our Madrid match was a well-fought battle between both teams. It was great to see the girls fight hard for every point and extra […]

Stine-Smith Shows Growth In ADM Football’s Loss to Harlan

September 25, 2018 6:15 am

Adel-Desoto-Minburn sophomore quarterback Tate Stine-Smith seems to be taking positive steps with every varsity game he plays.

New Dallas County EMA Coordinator AJ Seely Emphasizes Community Preparedness

September 25, 2018 5:35 am

A new era has officially begun with Dallas County’s Emergency Management Agency, as AJ Seely has begun his tenure as the new Coordinator.

Juul Vaping Devices An Increased Issue at Greene County High School

September 25, 2018 5:34 am

There has been a growing concern with a new vaping device in high schools across the country. The concern is over a vaping device called “Juul.” It contains nicotine and therefore cannot be possessed by anyone under the age of 18. However, there has been an increased number of reports to the Jefferson Police Department of minors being caught with the devices at Greene County High School. Superintendent Tim Christensen has expressed his concern with the growing trend of the […]

Jury Selection Begins in Thompson Trial

September 25, 2018 5:33 am

The trial for an Ames man accused of setting fire to a Guthrie Center home and killing two young girls inside began at the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia Monday. The jury selection process began in the trial for 27-year-old Patrick Ryan Thompson. According to court officials, the prosecution and defense asked generalized questions to the group of potential jurors. Depending on how the potential jurors answered, they would be taken into the judge’s chambers for a separate line of […]

Perry’s “Blue Brigade” More Comfortable in Year Two with Sparks

September 25, 2018 5:32 am

Perry High School’s “Blue Brigade” Marching Band has their first competition this Saturday in Urbandale, and if you ask any returning members, they’ll tell you things have moved more smoothly this year compared to last.

Fort Dodge Man Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Drugs in Greene County

September 25, 2018 5:31 am

A Fort Dodge man was recently sentenced to jail time and agreed to probation for a drug charge in Greene County. According to court documents, 38-year-old Priest Delray Wilson pled guilty to an amended charge of a serious misdemeanor of possession of marijuana. As per his plea agreement, Wilson had all but two days of his 30 day jail sentence suspended and will also be placed on unsupervised probation with the Greene County Sheriff’s office for one year. The sentence […]

Guthrie Center City Council Discusses Several City-Held Properties

September 25, 2018 5:30 am

The Guthrie Center City Council met in regular session Monday. Fire Chief Dave Embleton updated the Council on some upcoming training and controlled burns. Embleton said the department will burn the nuisance property on the corner of Newton and 2nd Street on Saturday. They may also partake in training at the fire hall involving automotive fires. The Council then discussed another nuisance property held by the City at 103 Grand Street. They approved accepting salvage bids for the property, with […]

Pete VanKirk Immortalized Monday Evening on Perry’s Wall of Witnesses

September 25, 2018 5:29 am

The Perry community came together Monday evening to honor one of its own, as Dallas “Pete” VanKirk was officially welcomed to the Wall of Witnesses.

Greene County Supervisors Approve Emergency Management Hazmat Material Update, Discuss Health Insurance

September 25, 2018 5:28 am

The Greene County Board of Supervisors met Monday in regular session. During open forum, the Assistant County Attorney Thomas Laehn updated the Board on the 28E agreement with the Greene County School District. He sent the draft of the preliminary agreement to the school district’s attorney for review. The agreement stipulates what the county will be committing to the district and requirements for using up to $5 million in tax increment financing (TIF) funds on the career academy building. Laehn […]

Guthrie County Supervisors to Revisit Zoning Amendments

September 25, 2018 5:27 am

The Guthrie County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session today. The Board will consider for approval the second and third readings to amend an ordinance amending the Guthrie County Official Zoning Map. The amendment covers transferring a property in Herndon from agricultural to heavy industrial. Other proposed action items include: assignment of two County-held tax sale certificates at Diamondhead Lake, a resolution transferring funds to the Guthrie County Conservation Board, and the Veterans Affairs Commission quarterly report. The […]

In Hubbell’s Absence, Many Perry Residents Show Up to Talk with Hatch Saturday

September 25, 2018 5:26 am

It wasn’t the event the Perry Area Democrats had planned, but on Saturday evening attendees were able to learn more about gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell and the Democratic Party strategy leading up to the November general election.

Jefferson City Council to Discuss Development Agreement for Local Vet Clinic

September 25, 2018 5:25 am

The Jefferson City Council will meet tonight. The Council will consider for approval purchasing back-up power equipment for the sewer department lift stations, first readings to amend ordinances to increase water and sewer rates by three-percent each, a resolution for an application for a Federal Recreation Trails grant for the east entryway project and appointing a volunteer to the fire department. Additionally, the Council will discuss a development agreement for the new Jefferson Veterinary Clinic facility, along with a resolution […]

Helpful Information on Annual Wellness Visits

September 25, 2018 5:24 am

Hospitals and health centers across the county and beyond are advocating residents to get their yearly checkup. One way that can be completed is through the Annual Wellness Visits. These visits are a component of the Medicare Part B plan. There is no age limit and the visit itself is completely covered by insurance, though it does not include supplemental blood work and other lab testing. Guthrie County Hospital physician Dr. Josh Strehle gives a helpful analogy when describing the […]

Dallas County Human Services Campus Landscape Project to Begin this Week

September 25, 2018 5:23 am

For several months, the Dallas County Board of Supervisors have been discussing what they wanted to do with the landscaping at the Human Services Campus north of Adel. At a recent meeting, they accepted a bid for the plan, and work will begin this week.

Libertarian Candidate for House District 47 Discusses Cannabis, State Income Tax and Welfare Program

September 25, 2018 5:22 am

Greene County residents will have three candidates to choose from for the Iowa House District 47 seat in the upcoming November general election. For the first time in its history, Iowa has recognized the Libertarian Party as a major political party and Patrick Shaw of Boone is representing that party on the ballot. He is a lifelong resident of Boone, is a martial arts instructor, has a degree in police sciences and is a former employee of the Boone County […]

Tree Stand Regulations and Safety Tips

September 25, 2018 5:21 am

Deer hunting season is already underway in Iowa for youth and disabled hunters. Archery season is also right around the corner, with an opening day on Monday. With that in mind it’s important to remember regulations and safety, including tree stands. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Guthrie County Enforcement Officer Jeremy King says residents who wish to participate in archery season can now legally put up their tree stands. Hunters are not allowed to put up a stand on public […]

Jefferson Police Report September 24, 2018

September 25, 2018 5:18 am

Monday, September 24th 4:51pm: An officer investigated a Property Damage Accident at North Elm and West Washington Streets. Kristin Lentz was northbound on Elm Street in her 2002 Buick LeSabre. Sharon Johnson was eastbound on West Washington Street in her 1997 Nissan Maxima. Johnson stopped at the posted stop sign at Elm Street and proceeded into the intersection, in front of the Lentz vehicle. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Both vehicles had a reported $2000.00 in damages to the […]

Greene County Sheriff’s Report September 20-23, 2018

September 25, 2018 5:18 am

Thursday, September 20th 8:27am: A deputy investigated an alarm in the 200 block of 240th Street. 11:45am: William Griffin 43 of Rippey was booked into the jail for assault causing bodily injury. 3:40pm: A deputy assisted with a German Shephard that was found in the 2200 block of M Avenue. The dog was taken to Paws. 3:57pm: A deputy, Jefferson Fire, Greene County EMS, and Scranton Fire responded to a field fire and combine fire on 310th Street near M […]

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    Beef Results

    Beef Results Champion Angus Heifer: Gabe Ebersole Champion Charolais Composite Heifer: Parker Fitzpatrick Champion Chianina Heifer: Curtis Muir Champion Maintainer Heifer: Tyson Blanchfield Champion Shorthorn Heifer: Calleigh Fitzpatrick Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer: Kayla Muir Champion County Raised Breeding Beef: Gina Brown   Champion Commercial Heifer: Elise Badger Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer: Tieryn Tucker   Grand Champion Breeding Animal: Elise Badger Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Breeding Animal: Tieryn Tucker Third Overall Champion Breeding Animal: Curtis Muir   Grand Champion Jr. Feeder […]

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    Horse Results

    Horse Results Pony Halter Class Mini Mares Open 1st Place: Megan Brincks Mini Gelding Open 1st Place: Lauryn Killion 2nd Place: Kendall Fecher Pony Mares Open 1st Place: Madison Brincks 2nd Place: Treynor Cose Pony Gelding Open 1st Place: Madison Brincks 2nd Place: Lauren Klocke   Champion Pony Mare and Gelding: Madison Brincks Reserve Champion Pony Mare and Gelding: Madison Brincks   Horse Halter Class 3-Year-Old and Under Mare 1st Place: Emma Halterman 4-16-Year-Old Mare 1s Place: Laura McCarville 2nd […]

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    Sheep Results

    Sheep Results Champion Hampshire Ewe: Avery Bardole Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe: Braeden Turner   Champion Commercial Black Faced Ewe: Garrett Peterson Reserve Champion Commercial Black Faced Ewe: Elise Badger   Champion Commercial White/Speckled Faced Ewe: Arthur Bardole Reserve Champion Commercial White/Speckled Faced Ewe: Kaiden Burbank   Champion Home Raised Commercial Ewe: Garrett Peterson Reserve Champion Home Raised Commercial Ewe: Karissa Stephenson   Supreme Champion Ewe: Garrett Peterson Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe: Elise Peterson   Supreme Champion Ram: Karissa Stephenson Reserve […]

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    Goat Results

    Goat Results Grand Champion Market Doe: Savannah Lansman Reserve Grand Champion Market Doe: Becca Anderson   Grand Champion Meat Goat: Preston Kennedy Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat: Becca Anderson   Overall Market Meat Goat Champion: Preston Kennedy Overall Market Meat Goat Reserve Champion: Savannah Lansman   Grand Champion Breeding Doe: Megan Palmer Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe: Taylor McDowell   Grand Champion Rate of Gain: Becca Anderson/Savannah Lansman Reserve Champion Rate of Gain: Bailey Anderson   Grand Champion Jr. Kid: […]

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    Swine Results

    Swine Results Champion Senior Showmanship: Izzy Bravard Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Preston Kennedy Champion Junior Showmanship: Gavin Scheuermann   Champion Duroc Gilt: Kyle Hughes Reserve Champion Duroc Gilt: Lucas Oakes   Champion Hampshire Gilt: Kolin Reed Reserve Champion Hampshire Gilt: Kara Reed   Champion Spotted Gilt: Adam Bills Reserve Champion Spotted Gilt: Lucas Oakes   Champion Commercial Gilt 209-222lbs: Kara Reed Champion Commercial Gilt 226-234lbs: Kolin Reed Champion Commercial Gilt 237-245lbs: Ben Bravard Champion Commercial Gilt 250-259lbs: Eli Schroeder Champion Commercial […]

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    Rabbit Results

    Rabbit Results Fancy 4 Class Junior Buck 1st place: Daniel Cerveny 2nd place: Treynor Cose   Senior Buck 1st place: Eliot Schilling 2nd place: Savannah Lansman   Junior Doe 1st place: Taylor McDowell 2nd place: Gavin Durlam   Senior Doe 1st place: Maya Tellen 2nd place: Savannah Lansman   Champion Fancy 4 Class: Eliot Schilling Reserve Champion Fancy 4 Class; Maya Tellen   Commercial 6 Class Junior Buck 1st place: Lauren Killion   Senior Buck 1st place: Eliot Schilling   […]

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    Dog Results

    Dog Results Grand Champion Beginner “A” Obedience: Treynor Cose Reserve Grand Champion Beginner “A” Obedience: Ty Kenan   Grand Champion Beginner “B” Obedience: Patrick Graham Reserve Champion Beginner “B” Obedience: Lauren Klocke   Grand Champion Preferred Novice A Obedience: Grace Hardaway   Grand Champion Novice A Obedience: Trey Schilling   Grand Champion Novice B Obedience: Brian Hardaway   Grand Champion Graduate Novice B Obedience: Samantha Hardaway   Grand Champion Brace Dog Obedience: Samantha Hardaway   Grand Champion Championship Showmanship: Samantha […]

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    Poultry Results

    Poultry Results Production Pullets 1st place: Ethan Hooper 2nd place: Shailynne Woodley   Production Hens 1st place: Madison Truitt 2nd place: Ely Booth   Single Fryer 1st place: Harley McDonald 2nd place: Jared Marshall   Market Meat (Pen of 2) 1st place: Jared Marshall 2nd place: Harley McDonald   Standard Breed 1st place: Cody Stephenson 2nd place: Adam Hooper   25051 Males 1st place: Cody Stephenson 2nd place: Megan Palmer   25057 Pair 1st place: Cody Stephenson 2nd place: Ty […]

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