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Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof of Jefferson

Funeral services for Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof, 87, of Jefferson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1 at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson, with visitation beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at the church. Interment will take place at a later date in Pennsylvania.
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Carroll Man Arrested After Causing Disturbance In Downtown Jefferson Saturday

A Carroll man face charges in Greene County District Court after causing a disturbance in downtown Jefferson Saturday evening. The Jefferson Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Lincoln Way and Vine Street at approximately 8:40 p.m. in response to a report to the dispatch center of a subject harassing people in the area. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with the individual and identified him as 45-year-old Anthony Lee Kies. Authorities say Kies refused to comply with the officer’s commands, and he was taken into custody. Kies was booked into the Greene County Law Enforcement Center on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts, simple misdemeanors.

Perry man faces assault, harassment charges in Sunday rage

A Perry man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly striking his wife with thrown objects and threatening her life in his towering rage. Richard Louis Peddicord, 75, of 1423 Fourth St., Perry, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury and first-degree harassment. The incident...

Letter to the editor: Wiese owners cite extenuating circumstances

As the owners of Wiese Industries, we were surprised to see the June 23 article about our company. Not from the perspective of it being an article of newsworthy content in Perry, but more from the perspective your reporter never even bothered to contact our firm for our side of the story, instead choosing to portray our firm as an irresponsible serial violator.

Final Work getting Underway On Pedestrian Bridge In Ames

(Ames, IA) — Work will begin tonight (Monday) on the final portion of a long-awaited bridge that will benefit thousands of football fans on game days in Ames. The East Gateway Bridge over University Boulevard will allow fans to cross the roadway to Jack Trice Stadium from the parking areas east of the stadium. John Harvey with Iowa State University’s facilities management team says they will close the roadway to traffic and install a steel truss overhead connecting two towers. They will then install the bridge deck. The project costs ten-million-dollar dollars and will also benefit motorists who won’t have to stop for pedestrians crossing the road.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: True freshman you’re most excited to watch

In another piece of a 10-part series previewing the Iowa State football season, Chris Williams, Jared Stansbury, Jeff Woody Brent Blum and Connor Ferguson dive into Iowa State’s schedule and name the true freshman they’re most excited about going into the 2022 season. Chris Williams: A very difficult...

Perry Economic Development announces new speculative building project

Perry Industries, Inc. and Perry Economic Development, Inc. recently announced the fourth speculative building project in Perry's Industrial Park since the park's inception in 1984. In concert with the leadership of the Iowa Area Development Group, their utility partners Minburn Communications, Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative, Central Iowa Power Cooperative and the city of Perry, PED has elected to move forward with the construction of a speculative, 30,0000 sq. ft., 30-foot side-walled, all-steel, industrial, polestyle, insulated, warehouse shell building identical to the building it erected in 2018 (which was sold to local Perry apparel manufacturer TCB Companies in 2020).

Iowa News Headlines Monday, June 27th, 2022

(Des Moines, IA) -- Crowds gathered in many cities over the past three days to protest the end of nationwide abortion rights. Kathleen Murrin -- who attended a protest in Des Moines -- had an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fetus attaches somewhere beside the main uterus cavity and can threaten the mother’s life. says she’s heartbroken and furious over Friday’s ruling. In Cedar Rapids, an abortion rights protester was injured Friday night when a pick-up drove through the pedestrian cross walk. Other protesters took photos of the license plate. Cedar Rapids police have interviewed the driver.

Jefferson Woman Sentenced to Probation Following Drug Network Investigation

A Jefferson woman was recently sentenced to probation for her role in a drug network investigation. According to court documents, 39-year-old Tanisha Dillinger pled guilty to an amended charge Class C Felony for intent to deliver methamphetamine under five grams. The original charge was a felony for conspiring to manufacture or possess methamphetamine with intent to deliver. As per a plea agreement, she had a ten year prison sentence suspended and was placed on probation for three years.

Perry Police Report June 26

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. Jeremiah Matthew Messner, 31, of 1319 Second St., Perry, was arrested on a Perry Police Department warrant for criminal mischief. Officers received a report of harassment in the 100 block of Pattee Street. June 25, 2022. No activity reported.
US News and World Report

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Des Moines Register. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Domestic violence ruins too many lives in Iowa to shrug it off without acting. Legislation doesn’t need to have definitive answers for every tragedy, but policies can effect change cumulatively to avert one tragedy here and another there. When a man shot...

Here are the 21 top Ames-area high school sports performers for June 20-26

The Ames softball team went 5-3 and the Little Cyclone baseball team finished 3-2 last week. The softball team saw its record go to 17-14 and the baseball team 16-14. The Gilbert baseball team defeated Carlisle and fell to Bondurant-Farrar and Boone in going to 13-8 on the season. The Tiger softball team split with Humboldt and Ames and suffered losses to Bondurant-Farrar, Adel-Desoto-Minburn, Carlisle and Boone in going to 10-14.

RECRUITING: J.J. Kohl talks playing with Patton, recruiting others to ’23 class

Still 14 months away from being on the field in college football, quarterback commit J.J. Kohl is already putting his leadership skills on display. Along with other members of the 2023 recruiting class, Kohl is playing an ambassador role in trying to get more high-profile recruits to commit to playing at Iowa State.
Iowa State Daily

Ames City Council to hear annual humans relations commission reports, confirm police advisory appointees

The Ames Humans Relations Commission (AHRC) will present its annual report to the City Council Tuesday evening. The commission is to study discrimination in Ames and "work to minimize or eliminate it, promote goodwill among various racial, religious and ethnic groups in the city and cooperate with other organizations to develop programs designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural and intergroup tensions," according to city documents.

Dan Pemble, age 87, of Scranton

Funeral services for Dan Pemble, age 87, of Scranton will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Scranton. Burial will be in the Paton Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in...

Minburn Community Betterment Group Hosting Fourth Of July Raffle

The Minburn Community Betterment Group is sponsoring a Fourth of July raffle to help fund the Independence Day celebration. The organization announced there will be five grand prizes including a one night stay at the Hotel Pattee in Perry with dinner for two and bowling along with two prizes of a $100 gas card, one prize of a $100 grocery card and a wifi LCD digital project with a screen.