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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.
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Lyle Stork, 60, of Glidden

Funeral services for Lyle Stork, age 60, of Glidden, are pending at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden.
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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.

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...

Adel man allegedly hits mailbox while texting while drunk driving

An Adel man was arrested for drunk driving Saturday evening and cited for texting while drunk driving after he allegedly struck a mailbox in rural Adel and just kept going. Christopher David Tollari, 55, of 508 N. 14th St., Adel, was charged with second-offense OWI and issued citations for use of electronic communication device while driving, leaving the scene of an accident and striking fixtures upon a highway.

High school basketball: Five-star prospect Omaha Biliew transfers back to Waukee for senior season

The 6-foot-8 forward is regarded as the No. 6 power forward prospect and No. 13 prospect overall in the senior classification. He was named a MaxPreps Junior All-American honorable mention selection after averaging 8.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks to help lead Link Academy (Branson, Mo.) to the No. 3 spot in the final National Top 20 rankings. He also was a key reason the Lions reached the GEICO Nationals title game.

Chiefland Shopper to cease publication after this week

After 46 years of publishing printed advertisements for Perry-area consumers, the “Chiefland Shopper” will cease to be delivered to area mailboxes after this week, the latest local victim of dwindling print revenues and advertisers’ preference for further enriching behemoths like Facebook and Google. A U.S. Postal Service...

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.

Dan Gehlbach, Waukee School Board member, wins Republican nomination for House District 46

Republicans have their nominee for an upcoming Iowa House race after an inconclusive primary election. At a special convention in West Des Moines on Monday, party delegates chose Dan Gehlbach, a Waukee School Board member who also runs a Mathnasium Learning Center, to run in the November election for Iowa House District 46. The district covers Grimes, western Urbandale and other parts of Dallas County.

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).

Crash slows traffic at First Avenue, Iowa Highway 141 Monday

A crash occurred Monday evening at the intersection of Iowa Highway 141 and Iowa Highway 144 in Perry. No injuries were reported in the incident. It was not immediately apparent at the crash scene how many vehicles were involved. A passenger car sustained serious front-end damage and came to rest in the westbound lanes of the intersection.

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.

Perry Police Report June 27

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. 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. June 27, 2022. Francisco Mora, 29, of 1816 Warford St., Perry, was arrested on...

NW Johnston Drive & Merle Hay Road

This project involves the reconfiguration and reconstruction of Merle Hay Road and NW Johnston Drive intersection from the north edge of Beaver Creek Bridge north to approximately NW 55th Avenue. This project is part of the city’s efforts to improve roadway safety, traffic flow, improve the deteriorating roadway surface and improve overall drainage in the immediate vicinity of the project. A new loop road west of Merle Hay Road will be constructed with the project.

New fireworks sale law means more places to buy them

GRIMES, Iowa — A law that went into effect in April could mean a boom in fireworks sales. The law no longer allows cities and counties to restrict fireworks sales in commercial and industrial use zones. That could mean more pop-up tents and more competition. "We welcome the competition....

Top 2023 basketball prospect Omaha Biliew returning to Waukee

Top 2023 high school basketball prospect, Omaha Biliew, is returning to Waukee. KCCI confirmed with Waukee AD Eric Boyle that Biliew has moved back to Waukee and communicated his intentions to finish his high school career at Waukee High School. Biliew played basketball last season at the Link Academy in...