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Stuart Fire Department Respond to House Fire

(Stuart) The Stuart Fire Department responded to a house fire on Tuesday morning at Diamond Head Lake. According to the Stuart Fire Departments Facebook Page post, the call went out at around 6:30 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene, firefighters observed flames and heavy smoke coming from the garage...
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Everett Randall of Woodward

Everett Randall, 101, of Woodward passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Madrid Home for the Aging in Madrid, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes, Iowa, at a later date.
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Rasmussen to take the helm at AC/GC

(Adair/Casey, Iowa) – A four month hiring process to find the new Superintendent for the Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center School Districts has culminated with the announcement that Josh Rasmussen, of Atlantic, will be the new face and voice for the District. The Boards for the combined districts announced their selection of Rasmussen this (Friday) morning. Rasmussen is currently the Atlantic Middle School Principal. He will succeed Dennis McClain, who has served as AC/GC Superintendent since July 1st, 2019. He submitted his resignation to the joint school boards, in Oct. 2019, effective June 30, 2022.
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Grimes man violates probation by allegedly assaulting wife

A Grimes man, on probation for a 2020 conviction for wife beating in West Des Moines, was arrested Thursday on a Dallas County warrant for probation violation in connection with a December incident in Polk County. Charles Donyah Hodges, 21, of 1000 S.E. 11th St., Grimes, was charged Dec. 12...

House fire reported in Guthrie County

(Stuart, Iowa) – Officials with the Stuart Fire Department reported on a social media page, that just before 6:30-a.m. Tuesday, Stuart Fire crews were requested for a working residential structure fire at Diamondhead Lake. As crews arrived on scene flames and heavy smoke were visible from both the garage and house. No injuries were reported. Other crews assisting at the scene included Stuart rescue, Dexter Fire, and personnel from “The Cup on 2nd.” (Photo taken by a nearby home owner)

AC/GC Announces Next Superintendent

After a four month hiring process with the Adair-Casey and Guthrie Center Community School Boards they have named a new superintendent. The two school boards have named Joshua Rasmuessen as the next shared superintendent for both school districts. Rasmuessen is currently the middle school principal at Atlantic Community School District and helped install the Iowa Instructional Framework in Iowa classrooms. Rasmuessen will take over on July 1st for Dennis Mcclain who resigned in October of 2021.

Josh Rasmussen named next shared Superintendent for the Adair-Casey Guthrie Center School District

(ACGC) The school board of the Adair-Casey Community School District and Guthrie Center Community School District have named Joshua Rasmussen as their next superintendent. Rasmussen is currently the middle school principal in the Atlantic CSD. There, he has helped implement the Iowa Instructional Framework to design, plan, and reflect on classroom instruction. He also collaborated with teachers and staff to create a comprehensive return-to-learn plan during the COVID-19 pandemic and added more science, technology, engineering, and math courses for students. Rasmussen previously served as an assistant principal in the Atlantic CSD, as well as the high school dean of students. He holds a master’s degree in K-12 administration from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in business education from Buena Vista University.

Iowa State Fan and Double Amputee Who Inspired Many Has Died

Despite the many challenges he faced in life as a scoliosis patient and double amputee, Nick Bassett of Boone, Iowa had a few things to keep him going: determination, love of friends and family, and a strong sense of camaraderie with his fellow Iowa State football fans. Nick was featured...

Jefferson Police Report January 26, 2022

10:15am: A Traffic Stop at Grimmell and Mahlon resulted in Michael Rumley of Jefferson being cited for, “Excessive Speed.”. 11:10am: Nikki Henderson reported receiving a Scam Phone Call. The subject advised the Postal Service had seized narcotics that were to be delivered to her residence. He was attempting to collect information. She did not give out any information to the caller.

Delores Vivian Kyras, 87, of Perry

Hastings Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of arrangements for Delores Vivian Kyras, 87, of Perry. Delores died January 27, 2022 at the Dallas County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry with visitation starting one hour prior to the service.

Did you know?

Did you know… where this movie theatre was located? This is a photo of the Majestic Theatre from 1912. This was one of Perry's first silent movie theaters. It was located in the I. O. O. F. building at 1012 Second Street. The theater was destroyed by a fire. Today we have the Grand Theatre, watch for some nice changes coming to the Grand soon. I also attended movies at the Dallas Theatre and the Corral Drive-in. Growing up the movies were a big part of my life. I remember the nightly cartoons, newsreels and Saturday Matinees. What do you remember?

Everett Randall, age 101 of Woodward

A memorial service for Everett Randall, age 101 of Woodward will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes, IA at a later date. Memorials will be given to the Madrid Home for the Aging and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at

City of Perry to start tree inventory on Feb. 1

Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 1, ISA Certified Arborists from Davey Resource Group, Inc. will begin conducting a comprehensive inventory and assessment of city owned trees on public streets and parks. The fieldwork for this project is anticipated to take approximately three weeks. The project is part of on-going efforts within the city to manage trees, minimize the effects of future storm damage, and assure the community has a healthy, sustainable urban forest.

Boone County Voting Precincts

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone City Council has taken final action adopting their new boundaries for voting precincts within the city limits. The new boundaries are based on the data from the 2020 Census. The most significant changes in boundaries were found in Madrid. The rural precincts in Boone County were also adjusted and some minor changes occurred for the City of Boone. The City of Ogden remains as one precinct. County Auditor Diane Patrick worked with Boone County GIS Coordinator Penny Vossler to prepare the maps. The Boone County GIS mapping site has already incorporated the new boundaries.

Stuart Police Department Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Tomorrow

The Stuart Police Department is preparing for their fundraiser tomorrow. The Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser will benefit summer youth programs for the community. The donations will help cover the costs of fees, transportation and food for the following programs: the youth police academy, wilderness adventure, “Cops n Bobbers,” and the “Zoo in Blue.”

January Bluejay Leaders are named at Perry Elementary

Perry Elementary teachers chose Bluejay Leaders each month, and those selected for January were recently announced. Bluejay Leaders are chosen for displaying respectful, responsible and safe behaviors at school. The fifth grade Bluejay Leaders include, in the front row, Evelyn Zamora, Isabelle Trotter, Ayleen Tamez and Bryant Jacobs. Standing in...