Coon Rapids, IA

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Did you know... what business this was and where it was located? Brooks Ice Cream shop on Bateman between 2nd and 3rd Streets. This building is still located behind our post office today. In a time when we had passenger train service, this was a popular spot for travelers waiting for their train. Perry has been home to any number of ice cream parlors, in different locations. I remember Mar's Dairy Bar, Moxley's and Overton's to mention a few. What shops do you remember and where were they located? Great summer memories from growing up in Perry.
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Atlantic and Anita Mobile Food Pantries Scheduled for June

(Cass County, Iowa) – Cass County Wellness Director Brigham Hoegh reports mobile food pantries will be held in both Atlantic and Anita, in June. A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one-day distribution. Mobile food pantries are available free of charge. Anyone in need is welcome, and no documentation is required. People from surrounding towns and communities are welcome.
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Shirletta Orchard, 84, of Jefferson

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is arranging services for Shirletta Orchard, 84, of Jefferson. Services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 at First Baptist Church, Jefferson. Visitation with the family present to greet friends begins at 1:00pm Saturday at First Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm. Private interment...

Happenings in and around Perry

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at Soumas Court. Join local plant lovers for a plant swap on Saturday, May 28 hosted by Untitled Plant Company and presented by Atelier at 1109. Attendees can bring houseplants, pots, planty art and more to trade for new things. Attendees can also ask questions, learn new things about plant care, meet new plant friends and take home cool new planty art. All are welcome (regardless of trades) as there will be plant art, a potting bar and other local merchants showcasing their planty things.

Feilmeier Family Hosting A Memorial Day Picnic Fundraiser In Westside On Monday

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and a local family is seeking the public’s help on Monday to help raise money for a cancer battle. The Feilmeier family is hosting a Memorial Day Picnic Fundraiser on Monday, May 31, at the Westside Community Building. The event is a free-will donation, and they are serving hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salads, and bars from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Westside Fortnightly Club and the Bunko Crew.

Rippey American Legion to make Memorial Day firearm salutes

Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. in the Rippey Cemetery. The Rippey American Legion Post will provide a gun salute at the Pleasant Hill cemetery on Sunday and will present arms Monday at Fairview Cemetery at 9 a.m., Angus Cemetery at 10 a.m., the Old Rippey Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and conclude with the final salute at the Rippey Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Drunken Perry man allegedly assaults mother of child

A Perry man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly drunkenly assaulting the mother of his child and putting her in fear for the child’s safety. John Taylor Roberts, 23, of 1702 Otley Ave., Perry, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness. The incident began about 5...

Panora and Stuart EMS Pushing To Make Their Service Essential

The Emergency Rescue Services in Panora and Stuart approached the Guthrie County Supervisors recently with a proposal to become an essential service in the county. Panora EMS Director Joe Hupp says with a vote from the Supervisors to make EMS an essential service that will allow them to have an EMS tax levy measure for residents to vote in the November election, which that would need 60 percent to pass. Hupp explains both Panora and Stuart EMS’s budgets have been in the red and their sources of compensation have not been sufficient.

New Freedom Rock mural complete for Memorial Day

MENLO, Iowa — A famous roadside attraction south of Menlo is painted and ready for Memorial Day. According to the Freedom Rock's website, the Freedom Rock "is a large (approx. 60+ ton) boulder located in rural Iowa that is repainted every year with a different thank uou for our nation's veterans to honor their service to our country."

Berlau Will Remain As CCSD Superintendent; Responds To Public On Investigation In Admin. Bullying Complaints

Superintendent, Dr. Casey Berlau, will remain at the helm of the Carroll Community School District (CCSD) for the 2022/23 school year. Last week, the Centerville Community School District announced Berlau was one of four finalists in their search for a new lead administrator, but the position was offered to North Hill Elementary Principal, Mark Taylor. Centerville’s search for a new superintendent began in March when their current superintendent announced his plans to retire at the end of the current fiscal year. Berlau, who has been with CCSD since 2019, says his interest in the position was the result of wanting to be closer to family in that part of the state.

Glidden City Council Has Pushed Back The Completion Date For The Wastewater Plant

The Glidden City Council met on Monday and discussed distribution meter replacement at the water plant and construction extension to King Construction on the water plant improvement project. City Administrator, Brooke Peterson, says the current distribution meter at the water plant isn’t working correctly, and they are trying to get a new one.

Democratic Candidate for US Senate Makes Campaign Stop in Jefferson

A Democratic candidate for US Senate spoke to a small crowd Thursday night in Jefferson. Retired US Navy Admiral Michael Franken made a campaign stop at the home of Rick and Kathy Morain. The Sioux County native and the youngest of nine children is a retired three-star admiral and worked as chief of legislative affairs for the Navy and Marine Corp under the Obama Administration.

Darlene M. Heaton, 96, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Perry

Memorial services for Darlene M. Heaton, 96, iof Arlington, Texas, formerly of Perry,. will be held at 1:30, Friday June 24, 2022 at the Perry United. Methodist Church, 1100 Third Street, Perry. Reception to follow. Private service will be held prior to the memorial service at the Veterans Memorial. Cemetery,...

Jefferson Police Report May 24, 2022

12:13am: A Traffic Stop in the 300 Block of East Lincoln Way Street resulted in Tristian McNeil of Fort Dodge being cited for, “Excessive Speed.”. 1:01am: An officer assisted the GC Ambulance with a Medical Call in the 1200 Block of Southfield Drive. 8:00am: Richard Hernandez turned in a...

Perry Police Report May 25

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. A 15-year-old male from Perry was charged with disorderly conduct. Javier Mateo Ruano, 18, of 708 Fourth St., Perry, was charged with disorderly conduct. Bryce William Johnson Parnell, 24, of 1306 11th St., Perry, was arrested on charges of...

High-speed chase and search lands Jefferson man with charges of attempted murder, vehicular burglary

A whirlwind of criminal activity, punctuated by a high-speed chase and a city-wide search, has landed a Jefferson man an attempted murder charge. Zachary Waters-Rice, 25, was busy on the night of May 16 and into the morning hours of the next day, forcing local enforcement officers into a frantic, nerve-wrecking search. Waters-Rice was eventually charged with third degree burglary and fourth degree mischief after using a stolen vehicle as his apparent getaway car.

Judy Jean Bappe, 81, of Bella Vista, Arkansas

A Celebration of Life for Judy Jean Bappe, 81, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Scranton Community Center in Scranton. A time of gathering and visitation will be held at the Scranton Community Center from 10 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. on Saturday prior to the service and there will be a luncheon following the service.