Vehicles collide at U.S. Highway 169, Iowa Highway 141
A multi-vehicle collision occurred Thursday afternoon at the interchange of U.S. Highway 169 and Iowa Highway 141 east of Perry. Public safety radio traffic indicates several injuries. The crash, which occurred about 4:15 p.m., is under investigation at this hour by the Dallas County Sheriff’s office. It was not...
Jefferson Police Report June 6, 2023
7:18am: The Fairview Veterinary Clinic reported a transient on their property at 1908 North Wilson Ave. The subject had left the area before the officer arrived. 9:01am: Mecktisha Hagar reported a subject keeps making false reports to DHS about her. The officer is working with DHS to look into the claim.
Greene County Sheriff’s Report June 6-7, 2023
1:07pm: A deputy investigated a careless driving complaint on 220th Street near X Avenue. 2:18pm: A deputy investigated a driving complaint in the 900 block of Cedar Street, Scranton. 3:07pm: A deputy investigated a car deer accident on 220th Street near Oakland Avenue. Bruce Keeney 65 of Jefferson struck a...
Friday Night’s Lineup for Bell Tower Festival Includes Opening Ceremonies, New 3D Chalk Artist
There’s a full slate of events happening tomorrow with the Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson. The day begins with the Greene County Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament at the Jefferson Community Golf Course at 9am. Then the other activities take place in the evening, starting with a chalk artist, Kathleen Boling, from 4-9pm on the southwest corner of the downtown square. Bell Tower Festival Committee Chair Philip Heisterkamp explains that Jefferson Matters Events and Tourism Coordinator Molly Cunningham brought in the new attraction of the chalk artist.
Iowan says he was robbed of $232,000 in cryptocurrency-romance scam
A Webster County man is suing a group of unknown individuals behind a growing cryptocurrency-romance scam that allegedly cost him $232,793 and resulted in threats to harvest his organs. The alleged theft occurred through an increasingly common scheme known as a “pig butchering.” In this sort of scam, victims are befriended by online perpetrators, then […] The post Iowan says he was robbed of $232,000 in cryptocurrency-romance scam appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.
Northern Greene County Took on Lots of Rainfall, Several Fields Still Good to Excellent
Crop fields in Greene County continue to push along in the growing season. Greene County ISU Extension Field Agronomist Mike Witt says there’s been some decent rainfall this past week, especially in northern Greene County, where some fields had standing water in them. “So those scenarios are, we did...
Supervisors briefed on progress of Grand Junction Solar construction permit
The Greene County board of adjustment will be asked to hold a public hearing in the next several weeks on an amended construction permit for Grand Junction Solar, a utility-scale solar energy project in Junction Township. Tom Karas of National Grid Renewables, project manager of Grand Junction Solar, told the...
Greene Co Middle School Will Get New Playground Equipment
The Greene County School Board recently approved a new amenity for the middle school. The Board heard a presentation by the middle school team, led by Samantha Telleen and Matt Paulsen proposing to install playground equipment on the northwest corner of the middle school. The Board saw data from student surveys where the top three choices of playground equipment were an obstacle course, basketball court and swings. The next three choices the students wanted included a space for four-square, bags or cornhole and other benches.
Greene County Sheriff’s Report June 5, 2023
2:48pm: A deputy investigated a single vehicle rollover accident on 250th Street near W Avenue. Stephen Bailey 30 of Churdan lost control of a 2016 Kenworth Cement mixer on 250th Street near W Avenue. Stephen was cited for failure to maintain control. The estimated damage to the mixer is 50,000 dollars.
Perry PD Has 40 Bikes for Purchase at the Property Sale on Friday
The Perry Police Department will have their Unclaimed Bicycle and Property Sale this Saturday to get rid of their inventory. Police Chief Eric Vaughn says that this sale will be from 8 to 10am at the Perry Police Department’s garage, located on 908 Willis Avenue. He says their storage space is filled with bikes and unused property they have collected throughout the years and this is a nice way to get rid of it at a fair price to the residents of Perry.
Let’s Talk Greene County (6/8/2023)-Bell Tower Festival Committee Part 1
Philip Heisterkamp and Josh Dyer with the Bell Tower Festival Committee talk about the Thursday and Friday lineup of events with the Bell Tower Festival in part one of our two part series. Podcast: Play in new window | Download.
Carnival Coming Back and Close to 20 Food Trucks at Bell Tower Festival
With the Bell Tower Festival happening later this week in Jefferson, the committee has been hard at work getting things ready. Committee member Emily Dyer is the vendor coordinator and says there will be 43 vendors lining Wilson Avenue and State Street in the downtown area, including 19 food trucks. She tells Raccoon Valley Radio how happy she is with the amount of food choices that people can enjoy and adds how more are coming this year.
Cemetery Clean Up Week is Next Week in Jefferson
Jefferson and surrounding residents are being asked to help once again with clean up efforts at the two cemeteries in town. After the Memorial Day holiday, Public Works Director Dave Morlan says from June 12th-16th is another cleanup week at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery and the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Dallas County Hospital acquires Broadlawns Dallas Center Clinic
Dallas County Hospital recently announced the acquisition of Broadlawns Dallas Center Clinic. The transition will take effect Monday, July 3. The clinic will now be called DCH Family Medicine Dallas Center. Dr. Nick Palmer will act as Medical Director of DCH Family Medicine Dallas Center and see patients at the...
Perry Police Report June 6
To view a log of the calls for service, click here. Jennifer Lyne McCollar, 43, of 1624 Third St., Perry, was arrested on a Webster County warrant for OWI and on a charge of driving while revoked. Curtis Wesley Jurgensen, 59, of 1012 335th St., Woodward, was arrested on a...
Meet Me in Minburn Anticipating Live Music this Saturday
The City of Minburn is preparing to have live music and entertainment this Saturday. The Meet Me in Minburn Live Concert will bring Robbie Michael who is a singer and songwriter to perform from 7 to 9pm at the Meek Park. There will also be a free will donation meal from 5:30 to 7:30pm to fundraise money for the Friends of the Minburn Library and then there will be an outdoor skating rink with free skate rentals. The event also encourages people to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on and children can bring their bikes, skateboard and scooters.
Bell Tower Festival this weekend in Jefferson
The 2023 Bell Tower Festival, themed “Live Your Legacy”, will fill Jefferson’s downtown with activities, entertainment and refreshments this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. A Downtown Dinner Party is again planned for under the sun shades in the 100 block of W. Lincoln Way Thursday evening. A social...
Iowa Cover Crop to Host Grand Opening Tomorrow
Tomorrow is a grand opening for one newly established business just south of Jefferson. Iowa Cover Crop is hosting the event from 4-7pm at their location, 1669 N Avenue south of Jefferson. Co-Owner Bill Frederick tells Raccoon Valley Radio they were looking to build a new location after the December 2021 tornado hit their facility in Paton and they were able to purchase the property that they are now at. Co-Owner James Holz talks about what he’s most impressed with their new space.
‘Ring Out for Art’ sculptures on Bell Tower Plaza
The quartet of sculptures decorating the Bell Tower Plaza were selected from 36 entries received for the eighth Ring Out for Art contest, organized by the Jefferson Matters: Main Street Tower View Team. Those who attend the annual Bell Tower Festival this weekend in downtown Jefferson can vote for their...
Two Organized Fishing Opportunities in Greene County Sunday
This Sunday there are a couple of opportunities for kids to fish in Greene County. The Greene County Conservation Department is hosting its annual Spring Lake Kids’ Fishing Derby from 9am-noon on Sunday. Conservation Director Tanner Scheuermann tells Raccoon Valley Radio there are three age divisions, including 4-8, 9-12 and 13-15 year olds with free nightcrawlers to use as bait and participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing pole, but equipment will also be available for kids to use. Prizes will be awarded in each age class and everyone who participates will get a door prize.
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