De Soto,

De Soto man allegedly threatens woman with calls, texts

A De Soto man was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Friday in connection with a Fourth of July incident in which he allegedly made threatening communications to a woman in De Soto. Adrian Douglas Harvey, 25, of 304 Madison St., De Soto, was charged with third-degree harassment. According to...
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Smash Park Construction Underway in Pella

Construction officially began this week on the West Des Moines-based “eatertainment” venue Smash Park’s first franchise location in Pella. Developing the 22,345 sq ft. space is estimated to create more than 125 jobs over the course of the project to construct pickleball courts, craft food and drink dining experience, room for a variety of indoor and outdoor games, and party and event space. The building will be equipped with energy-efficient features such as LED lighting, lighting controls, and an energy-efficient variable air volume HVAC system with direct digital controls.
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Des Moines,

Storm chances and poor air quality ahead

DES MOINES, Iowa — Anair quality alert is in effect until 4 p.m. Friday. The worst conditions will be from Thursday evening through Friday morning. Today: Showers early with some clearing for the afternoon. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Perry Man Sentenced To Jail

A Perry man has been sentenced to jail following a short chase through Perry earlier this year. According to court documents, 29-year-old Anthony Booth was sentenced to 120 days in the Dallas County Jail after pleading guilty to the serious misdemeanor charge of eluding and was ordered to pay a $430 fine. Also, Booth received numerous traffic violations and a simple misdemeanor for interference with official acts, which are all being held open for further review.

Indianola Post Office Drive Through Mail Lane Completed

The new drive-through lane for mail drop-off has been installed at the Indianola Post Office. As part of the Indianola Square Reconstruction Project, a new drive-through lane had to be constructed as the traffic converted from one-way to two-way on Buxton St., and the new drive through is placed along the west side of the south-bound lane on South Buxton St. adjacent to the Post Office building.

Did you know?

Did you know... what is shown in this photo and where it was located? This photo from 1943 shows the area used by telephone operators at 1215 Warford. Phones first came to Perry in 1884. The Northwestern Bell Telephone offices were located in the building that today is home to Mary Rose. Today, these landlines are rapidly being replaced by the now very popular cellphone. When phones first appeared in Perry, they had only two customers when they opened. It now seems like every man, woman and child has their own cellphone. I remember when I felt on the cutting edge of technology when I got a shiny new pager.
Dallas County,

Covid-19 Deaths Have Not Increased In the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area

The total number of deaths has remained the same but positive COVID-19 tests have increased in the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area. According to the State Coronavirus Dashboard, as of Friday, Dallas County has 12,873 total positive tests, for an increase of 136 since July 18th, and a total of 99 deaths . Guthrie County has seen an increase of 10 cases since July 18th of 1,336 total positive tests, and a total of 32 deaths. Adair County has 1,033 total positive tests, for an increase of 20 cases since July 18th, and a total of 32 deaths. Greene County has 851 total positive tests and 11 deaths.

Prairie Meadows brings back mask mandate

ALTOONA, Iowa — Prairie Meadows in Altoona announced Friday it is resuming its mask mandate. The casino and race track facility said effective Aug. 1 at 8 a.m., all guests and employees must wear a face mask or covering while on property. “Prairie Meadows will continue to do their part...
Des Moines, IAStorm Lake Times

Letters to the Editor

In his July 4 guest column in the Des Moines Register, former Gov. Terry Branstad touted the economic and environmental potential of “carbon capture and storage.”. Branstad asked us to invest in the “Midwest Carbon Express,” an initiative he claims will capture carbon dioxide resulting primarily from ethanol production, preventing it from being released into the atmosphere. Coming from a guy who used to say that climate change was no big deal because “the weather changes,” I’m guessing this is more about cashing in on carbon payments than concern for the planet. But if Branstad really cares about “protecting communities and quality of life,” he needs to address the harmful consequences of the corn production system driving this initiative — the erosion of Iowa’s prized topsoil and the pollution of our water.
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Slipknot founding member and Des Moines native Joey Jordison dies at 46

Slipknot founding member and original drummer Joey Jordison died Monday, according to a statement by his family to national entertainment media. He was 46. Des Moines native Jordison and a group of friends from the area started the chart-topping metal band in 1995. Jordinson played with Slipknot for nearly two decades before his departure in 2013.

DCG Places Three on All-State Softball Team

All-State teams came out on Wednesday for softball in the state of Iowa, and Dallas Center – Grimes Mustangs softball was able to put together a great team, as Kylie Merical was on the first team, Elle Nelsen on the second team, and Aubrey Johansen on the third team, all players were able to put up some big seasons on the diamond.

Prairie Meadows to require masks again starting Sunday

ALTOONA, Iowa – Starting Sunday morning, face coverings will again be required for guests and employees at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona. The casino made the announcement Friday morning, saying “Prairie Meadows will continue to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”