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Sisters Jayde Stewart Fellom and Phoebe Stewart are the owners of Perry’s newest downtown store—Blonde Sisters Boutique. They grew up in Perry and are two of six siblings split evenly between girls and boys. Both have furry kids—Jayde has...
The Rev. Andrea Brownlee is the pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Perry. She earned her bachelor's degree in religious studies with a minor in music from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio,...
Gus Henrici is the chaplain at Tyson Fresh Meats in Perry. He and his wife, Alice, have three teenage daughters and their dog, Bruno. The eldest daughter is weeks away from upending the “three teenage daughters” description when she...
“Outdoorsman” is defined as “one who spends a lot of time in the outdoors or in outdoor activities.” That doesn’t fully describe John Anderson, Perry’s Parks and Recreation Director. The online thesaurus wasn’t much help. I can add “adventurist” and...
Brent Halling is a longtime farmer who lives south of Perry with his wife, Brenda, a retired pharmacist, and their rescue dog Jack, a yellow lab mix. Brent has been active in the community at both the local and...
Sarah Cattanach was born in Boone and moved to Wisconsin in 2010. She started her career with Kwik Star, known as Kwik Trip outside of Iowa, in 2011 and returned to Grimes in May 2021. Excited about both the new...
The title of this version of “Quick Questions” is more accurately, “Quick Questions, Long Discussions!” There are a few quick short responses, but there was sharing and discussion beyond the series of quick questions, followed by rapid note-taking to...
Daniel Van Holland is the community and economic development director in Perry. He’s an Iowan who grew up on a farm in Pocahontas County, lived in South Dakota for a decade and returned to his Iowa roots via Perry...
Ivette Drahos and her husband, Mark, own the Lazy Goose in Perry. Ivette grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High. She and Mark are the proud parents of three kiddos—a 14-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8...
Editor’s note: "Laura's Quick Questions" is an ongoing occasional feature at ThePerryNews.com in which Perryites are asked questions that elicit quick, short responses. Some questions are thoughtful while others are purely for fun. Questions might morph over time or...