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West Des Moines allegedly molested step-daughter for seven years

A West Des Moines man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing his step-daughter for half her life. Dimas Ernesto Mendez Mayorga, 34, of 4213 Plymouth Dr., West Des Moines, was charged with second-degree sexual abuse. The alleged crimes occurred between August 2014 and April 2022 in the 9000...
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Des Moines woman faces assault, drug charges in Earlham fight

A West Des Moines was arrested early Friday after she allegedly assaulted her girlfriend in their Earlham residence and then fled the scene before the arrival of law enforcement. Angel Rose Marie Fell, 39, of Des Moines was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury,...
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How Valley Junction is getting cool

When you walk through Valley Junction's commercial district, you'll find a cat cafe on one side, a hipster record store on another and a pop culture-themed sausage shop. Valley Junction, the oldest and original area of West Des Moines has always retained its own independent, eclectic vibe. But these days, it's less antique-shop and more young vibes.

Adair County Arrest Report

(Adair Co.) The Fontanelle Police Department arrested 28-year-old Zakery Dean Sickles, of Fontanelle, on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with four counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree and four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Sickles was held in the Adair County Jail on $300,000 cash only bond.

History reawakened with excavation of Second Street

History was unearthed in Perry this week when the Public Works Department dug up Second Street in order to install a water line. The line crossed Second Street about midway between Warford and Lucinda streets in what was once the heart of the town’s commercial corridor and remains an important part of Perry’s downtown business and cultural district.

Perry Police Report June 24

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. An officer made contact with an intoxicated male in the 800 block of 10th Street. The male was instructed to stay in his home. Officers received a report of harassment in the 1200 block of McKinley Street. June 20,...

Waukee CSD Pays Out Incentive for Staff Wellness

In an effort to encourage and support the improved health and well-being of our valued employees, Waukee Community School District offers a free district-wide Wellness Program in partnership with beBetter Health, Inc. All benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to earn points through a variety of wellness activities throughout the year....

Tyson Foods' Perry facility awards scholarships to local students

Tyson Foods’ Perry facility has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 students through its annual local scholarship program. The scholarships will help 10 individuals with their college or university education-related expenses, such as tuition, books, academic fees and room and board. Tyson awards scholarships to children of current Tyson team members based on student performance, involvement in school and in the community and financial need.

James Haag, 63, of Orient

Funeral services for James Haag, 63, of Orient, will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Orient United Methodist Church. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

AC/GC Baseball/Softball Rough Night At Van Meter Thursday

The Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center Baseball and Softball lose in both double header games at Van Meter Thursday night. ACGC baseball loses to Van Meter in game 1 by a score of 16 to 7 and lose in game 2 by a score of 16 to 5. Charger fans got to see multiple freshman throw some innings including Payton Policky, Jackson Pfrang and Blaise Dorsey. Their record is now (8-14) overall and (4-11) in conference. ACGC baseball will make up postponed games with a double header at Madrid today at 5pm and 7pm.

Norwalk baseball falls 2-1 at WDM Valley

The Norwalk baseball team’s three-game winning streak was snapped at West Des Moines Valley Thursday as the 10th-ranked (Class 4A) Tigers won a 2-1 pitchers duel in non-conference action. Valley’s Jeff Rose (5-2) pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts for the win, allowing seven hits and walking two....

Pork loin fundraiser runs until 1 p.m. Friday at Perry Fareway

The sky was gray, but the attitudes were sunny in the parking lot of the Perry Fareway at midday Friday, where savory pork loin sandwiches were sold in support of the Perry Booster Club. Fareway Manager Travis Landgrebe said they were prepared to serve 150 meals, and by 11:30 a.m....

Jaguars pound out 29 hits, 7 of them for extra bases, in sweep at Urbandale

It’s been a tough week for the Ankeny Centennial softball team. Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader at Urbandale provided the Jaguars with a chance to get back on the winning track. They took advantage of it. Sixth-ranked Centennial pounded out 29 hits, seven of them for extra bases, and swept...