Current Weather

You are here

NewsSubscribe to RSS - News

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...

More News ↓

The large ampersand outside of the new Kum & Go on Grand Prairie Parkway was inspired by the local Waukee area. The work of art was revealed at the ribbon cutting for the new store on Friday, June 17. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/DALLAS COUNTY NEWS

Kettlestone’s Kum & Go opens to the public

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

Grand Prairie Parkway has been paved, the interchange to Interstate 80 east and westbound has been constructed and all that is left to come to make Kettlestone what it will some day become is the...

Dallas County Sheriff Report: June 15-22, 2016

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

June 20, 2016

Alan Troy McDowell, age 48 of 709 N 4th Ave., 1, Marshalltown was arrested at the 110 mile marker of Interstate 80 for driving while barred and operation without registration...

Notebook: Van Meter City Council Meeting, July 16, 2016

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:19pm

The Van Meter City Council held its regular meeting on Thursday, June 16 with a light agenda. The meeting lasted just 30 minutes before they adjourned.

The Council discussed and voted to...

Patriot Guard Riders will be in Dallas County on Tuesday

Updated: Jun 17, 2016 4:15pm

The Patriot Guard Riders will be near Perry next week.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be escorting the remains of Pvt Palmer Sherman Haraldson, United States Marine Corps, who was killed in...


Innovative Financial Solutions cuts the ribbon in Adel

Jun 16, 2016 12:04pm

Innovative Financial Solutions celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 15. They are located at 709 Main Street in Adel. According to, Innovative Financial...

Iowa Prayer Caucus Network to hold reading at Courthouse

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

From June 30 at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 3, you may find people out on the Dallas County Courthouse lawn reading the bible, nonstop, cover to cover. The event, held by the Iowa Prayer Caucus...

Adel City Council discusses future of tax abatement program

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:16pm

Right now, with the current tax abatement program in the City of Adel, those who build a new home and move into the city are 100 percent exempt from property taxes for seven years and currently...

Adel Police Report: June 6-12

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:45pm


A two vehicle accident occurred in the 800 block of Greene St., Adel. A vehicle being driven by Tyler Bretsch, 34588 Irving Ct., Earlham, Iowa was attempting to back up when he...

Citizen Advisory Committee will accept report on public safety facility

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Last week the Dallas County Board of Supervisors officially hired The Samuels Group to research the costs of building a new public safety facility, which would include a bigger jail and the...

Kelly Koch, a Waukee resident, waves to the crowd after being names Miss Iowa on Saturday, June 11. She will now compete at the Miss America Pegeant in Atlantic City, N.J. in September. PHOTO BY SAY UNCLE! PHOTOGRAPHY/SPECIAL TO DCN

Koch of Waukee is crowned Miss Iowa

Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:46pm

Kelly Koch is a Waukee resident, a student at Iowa State University, a member of the ISU Dance Team, Miss Metro, Miss Polk County and now, she may be referred to as Miss Iowa. In her second year...

eNewsletter sign up

Email Address:

First Name:

Last Name:

Yes, I would like to receive This Week's News.

Yes, I would like to receive breaking news alerts.