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Jim and Ruth Hartman have sold Hartman Floral and Greenhouses after 24 years of business in Perry. The flower shop will continue to operate at the current location under new ownership. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/THE PERRY CHIEF

Hartman Floral owners sell Perry business

Jul 28, 2016 2:40pm

Jim and Ruth Hartman, owners of Hartman Floral and Greenhouses at 1620 Pattee St., in Perry, have sold the business to a new set of owners. This is Jim and Ruth’s last week as owners of the...

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Perry man arrested after altercation with father

Jul 19, 2016 3:42pm

A Perry man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for public intoxication, interference with official acts, assault on a police officer with injury, and harrassment first. The arrest...

The Colt Cadets are made up of high school students who are preparing for the possibility of joining drum corps when they get to college. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Waukee Stadium hosts Celebration in Brass

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 12:52pm

Waukee Stadium has had the privilege for the last several years of hosting shows of some of the best drum and bugle corps in the country at an event called Celebration in Brass. This year’s show...

The High Trestle Trail Bridge is a popular sight for cyclists in Central Iowa. The "Let's Connect" fundraising campaign would connect the HTT in Woodward to the Raccoon River Valley Trail in Perry. FILE PHOTO/BOONE NEWS-REPUBLICAN

Fundraising for connector trail ramping up

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 5:25pm

A “Let’s Connect” fundraising campaign is being intensified to support a 9-mile “connector” trail between Perry and Woodward. That will link two of the premier recreational trails in Iowa – the...

Staff Sergeant Bret Perry, pictured here during a deployment in Afghanistan. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DCN

Adel’s Perry receives Soldier’s Medal for heroism

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 3:15pm

It was about 7:45 a.m. in late August, 2015 and Staff Sergeant Bret Perry was on his way to the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Urbandale, where he still works as a recruiter. Traveling east on...

Waukee Police Reports: July 4-10, 2016

Jul 14, 2016 9:00am

ACCIDENT: 7-8-16 at 1434 hours, Incident #2016-0699 – Vehicles driven by Jimi Jo Allen of Panora and Robert Brice of Urbandale were backing out of parking spots in the 1000 block of E Hickman Road...

Ann Geadelmann (middle) received a Governor's Volunteer Award for spending five years teaching English to senior refugees with Lutheran Services of Iowa. She is pictured with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (left) and Gov. Terry Branstad (right) at the ceremony at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO DCN

Adel’s Geadelmann earns Volunteer Award from Governor

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 11:34am

Ann Geadelmann spent 23 years teaching first grade, third grade and Title One Reading in the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District. Once she retired from that she was looking for a way to stay...

Adel Police Report: June 27-July 10, 2016

Jul 14, 2016 9:00am


Jean Krenk, 115 S. 6th St., #11, Adel, reported a burglary.


David Petersen, 1404 Greene St., #15, Adel, reported a theft.


John Tafta, 52...

Anna Bergman to fill vacant Waukee City Council seat

Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

The Waukee City Council met in a special session on Monday, July 11 to appoint a new City Councilor and they chose to appoint Anna Bergman to the vacant seat. She will be sworn in at the regular...

Waukee Issued Record 1,054 Building Permits in FY 2016

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

For the third consecutive fiscal year, the City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a record number of building permits. Waukee Mayor Bill Peard cites Waukee’s desirable quality of...

Fareway Stores, Inc. Supports MDA with Annual Summer Promotion

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 5:25pm

All Fareway locations are raising funds this July to help free kids and adults from muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases.

From July 18 through July 23, Fareway will...

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