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Trash container blown over by wind gusts at Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic near Perry Monday. Photo courtesy of Sharp of Madrid.

Storm brings 53-mph wind, quarter-size hail to Perry

Updated: May 30, 2016 8:29pm

Earlier tonight a severe thunderstorm ripped through Perry, bringing a top wind gust of 53 miles per hour and quarter-size hail.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines said that radar...

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The land is split into three parcels, two 40 acre parcels on the west end of the property and an 80-acre parcel on the east side. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DCN

Waukee School District and City working together on new school property

Updated: May 18, 2016 3:03pm

The news has been floating around town and creating a buzz since it was announced at the Waukee School Board meeting on Monday, May 9. Waukee will be getting its second high school and a new...

Education Graduates and Honorees

May 18, 2016 9:36am

Doane College, Crete, Neb. Graduates

Madison Lynn Greif of Granger graduated with a B.S. in History and Social Science.

Graceland University, Lamoni Honorees

Dean’s List: Lori...

Waukee Police Report: May 9-15, 2016

Updated: May 18, 2016 3:03pm

ACCIDENT: 5-9-16 at 1451 hours, Incident #2016-0472 – A vehicle driven Dolores Crane of Woodward was traveling westbound on Hickman Road. A vehicle driven Eric Eikenberry of Des Moines was...

DMACC students are place winners in Iowa SkillsUSA Contest

Updated: May 18, 2016 3:02pm

More than 400 students competed in the 2016 SkillsUSA Iowa State Leadership and Skills Conference. The event was April 28 and 29 on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus. The...

Pharmacist asks readers ‘When Was the Last Time?’

Updated: May 18, 2016 3:03pm

WAUKEE, Iowa — Author Matthew Welp entices readers to exercise their memory by taking frequent, vivid strolls down memory lane in his new book “When Was the Last Time?” (published by AuthorHouse...


DMACC honor students named to All USA Academic Team

May 17, 2016 9:00am

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Honors Program students Alexis Slade of Waukee and Dylan Nikkel of Pella have been named to the 2016 All-USA Community College Academic Team. The honor...

Cost share available for water quality practices

May 16, 2016 5:00pm

The 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a...

From Left to Right: Tonya Summerson, DCH CCO, Jody Hollar, RN, Donna Vandehaar, COO. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DCN

Dallas County Hospital Honors DAISY Award Winner

Updated: May 18, 2016 3:02pm

PERRY — Dallas County Hospital is excited to announce their fifth-annual DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Winner. Jody Hollar, RN, received the honor during a Nurses’ Week Recognition Event...


WCV hosts Oral History Celebration

May 16, 2016 1:00pm

Over 100 guests were in attendance as the eighth grade students at West Central Valley Middle School in Redfield hosted a community celebration on oral history on Wednesday, May 4. The students...

3D Archery Shoot coming up in June

May 16, 2016 11:21am

A 3D Archery Shoot will be held June 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to Noon and will be the first shooting event at the new Adel Parks & Recreation Community Archery Center. The 3D Archery Shoot...

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