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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...
The ground hog “Phil,” who lives in Punxsutawney, Penn., is the official groundhog of the U.S., but Iowa also has an abundant supply of these mostly herbivorous critters. There is a small hill north of my house in the corner...
Perry Lions Club President Lou Hoger opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and then led the club in prayer. Sixteen members were present and one guest, Bob Wilson, executive director of the Perry Chamber...
The Perry Lions Club held their annual Christmas party at the Hotel Pattee Monday night, with 33 members and guests attending the event. The Hotel Pattee prepared a delicious buffet meal, and the Perry High School Select Choir sang several...
Perry Mayor Jay Pattee treated the men of the Society of Retired Educators (SORE) coffee group to coffee and rolls at the Perry Perk Coffee Shop on his birthday, Wednesday, Dec. 14. The SORE men shared the celebration of Pattee's...
The November meeting of the Perry Lions Club saw six guests in attendance, an indication of the club's numerous activities in the community. Seventeen Lions also attended. Perry Lions Club President Lou Hoger opened the meeting by leading the Pledge...