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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...
Editor's note: We are introducing a new feature at ThePerryNews.com in which Perryites will be asked questions that elicit quick, short responses. Some questions are thoughtful while others are more “free and easy,” to quote Dierks Bentley. Questions may...
On Dec. 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division released its investigation of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) -- recently announced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to be closed in 2024 -- and Woodward Resource Center...
Monthly book club attendees were delighted to experience the stories and insights of longtime Des Moines Register columnist and lifelong promoter of the Iowa experience Chuck Offenburger in a discussion Tuesday afternoon of "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and...
While others were hard at work installing windows in downtown Perry this week, volunteers were adorning the windows of the gem that is the Carnegie Library Museum. While we can’t quite yet open our doors to the public, we can...
“The only person who could answer that question is not here. And even if he were, I’m not sure he’d be able to tell you.” I’m preempting your question. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I want to...
I’m confident that everyone who has joined the sorrowful club of having lost someone close to you has thought, “What would (loved one’s name) have thought of 2020-2021?” For me, “What would mom (1927-2006) have thought of 2021?” She’d love “Murdock...
There are certain stories that have historically drawn Iowans’ interest. We've all seen the headlines about neighbors who come together to ensure crops are harvested after a farmer’s premature death. The numerous GoFundMe donations helping strangers pay for needed healthcare. Schools holding...