Dallas County, IA

Crews search for man who went missing on Raccoon River

VAN METER, Iowa (KCCI) — Dallas County authorities are searching for a man who went underwater on the Raccoon River. At about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, rescue crews from several metro-area agencies rushed to the scene in Van Meter. Initial reports indicated that tubers were in distress. Officials told KCCI that a man in his mid-30s went underwater, and authorities have not found him as of Sunday night.
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Dallas County Supervisors to Consider Property Tax Suspension

The Dallas County Board of Supervisors will consider approving property tax suspension at their regular meeting Tuesday. Also, the Board will consider approving payroll change notices. Prior to the start of the meeting at 8 a.m. the Board will be hosting a William Wagner workshop at 818 Court Street in Adel for the public to attend and learn more about William Wagner.

Axne, Vilsak visit Shirley farm near Minburn to talk storm relief

A stiff southerly wind was blowing across Marvin and Janice Shirley’s farmland west of Minburn Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak paid a visit in order to remind area farmers about the July 22 deadline to apply for relief from damage caused by the 2020 derecho and the similar storms of 2021.

Axne fights for farmers in June tour of district

There’s no better group of people to bring together to talk about what should be included in the next farm bill than a bunch of Iowans. That’s why I hosted my first listening session on the 2023 Farm Bill with a group of agriculture leaders at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel on June 29.

COVID-19 Cases Rise All Around Raccoon Valley Radio Listening Area In June

All counties in the Raccoon Valley Radio listening see a jump in COVID-19 cases from the month of May to June. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health as of Monday, Dallas County has 28,189 total positive tests, for an increase of 858 cases in June which is over 300 more than May and added two new deaths for a total of 145. Guthrie County has seen an increase of 73 new positive tests in June, 33 more than May, with 2,705 total positive tests, and a total of 47 deaths. Greene County has 1,922 total positive cases, for an increase of 41 cases in June compared to an increase of 15 cases in May, with a total of 21 deaths. Adair County has 1,612 total positive cases, for an increase of 21 cases in June, compared to four new cases in May and a total of 51 deaths.

Keep sleeping babies cool during heat waves

During a heat wave, it can be difficult to provide a constant appropriate temperature for infants. Babies are at higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) if they get too hot during sleep. Over-bundling, or using multiple layers of clothing, can cause your baby to overheat, especially when the...

Cooking Class With Perry Parks And Recreation

Perry Parks and Recreation will be hosting a fun class involving cooking for kids and the deadline to register is coming up soon. The class is in partnership with the Dallas County Hospital and will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 13th in the Senior Room at the McCreary Community Building. The class is for those who are ages 6-12-years-old.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Report July 1

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. Otabek Yuldashev of Aurora, Colorado, was traveling eastbound on U.S. Interstate 80 near the 111 mile marker when his vehicle struck a guardrail in a construction zone, disabling his semi-tractor trailer and blocking the eastbound lanes of the interstate. No injuries were reported. Damage to Yuldashev’s vehicle semi was estimated at $20,000, and damage to the guardrail was estimated at $3,000. Yuldashev was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

Reminder: Fireworks Ordinances In Dallas County

With the Fourth of July officially arriving on Monday, it’s important to know where you can and can’t use fireworks in Dallas County. For Perry and Adel residents, the use of consumer fireworks is not allowed within the city limits at any time. For residents in rural portions of Dallas County they are allowed to use fireworks on private property from June 1st to July 8th from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and July 4th and the Saturday and Sunday before and after the 4th between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Wildlife Nature Series Coming To Voas Nature Area Soon

The Wildlife Nature Series with the Dallas County Conservation Board will soon begin at the Voas Nature Area in Minburn. Outreach Coordinator Sarah Gilchrist says the series will be put on by Naturalist Erica Northwick and she will focus on multiple animals throughout the summer. Gilchrist talks about the first program on July 12th and 16th.