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In my last article, I wrote about the high nitrate content in tributaries of the Raccoon River. A critic implied that this is a naturally occurring phenomenon because Iowa's soil has more than 10,000 pounds of "organic nitrogen" per...
The Des Moines Water Works has announced plans to expand its nitrate removal system, doubling the size of the current facility. This will mean a rate increase for the people of Des Moines. The current nitrate removal system was built...
The Perry Lions Club regrouped in their usual den at the Hotel Pattee this week after the rustications of Sportsman Park at their last meeting. Lions Club President John Andorf welcomed 16 members and one guest and joined them in...
The May 8 meeting of the Perry Lions Club was the occasion of the club's annual picnic potluck dinner at Sportsman's Park near Dawson. Eighteen members and three guests were present. The guests were Charlie Thompson, Bill Wilson and...
The weekly meeting of the Perry Lions Club welcomed Mark Powell of Dallas Center, who reported on the proposed Dallas County Law Enforcement Center bond referendum on May 2. He handed out material that explained the need for the...
The Monday meeting of the Perry Lions Club was touched by sadness when Lions Club President Lou Hoger presented longtime Lion's Club Treasurer Dwayne Hochhalter with a commemorative plaque in recognition of his 35 years of service as the...
Dwayne Hochhalter treated the local coffee group, the Society of Retired Experts (SORE), to coffee and cinnamon rolls Friday morning at the Perry Perk coffeehouse on the occasion of his leaving the Perry area. Dwayne and Mary Hochhalter are moving...
The members of the Perry Lions Club welcomed guest speaker Dr. Randy McCaulley to their March 13 meeting, where nine Lions shared pulled pork sandwiches with beans and coleslaw at the Hotel Pattee. McCaulley brought the local Lions up to speed...
The Perry Lions Club received an informative presentation at their Monday meeting from Tom Vincent, who farms about 1,400 acres in the Perry area. Vincent's talk was titled "Water, Farming and You." Vincent explained that his farming operation uses hog...
Perry Lions Club President Lou Hoger opened the Monday night meeting by leading the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Chris Tjapkes said the prayer. Sixteen members and one guest shared a Hotel Pattee meal of a...