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Ray Harden

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The Perry Lions Club recently inducted three new members, with Harley McGuire, vice president of the Perry Lions Club, leading the initiation ceremonies. The new members are Patrick Graney, who was sponsored by Lion Richard Saemisch, Don Ruggle, who was...
A farmer friend of mine said that he knew the chance of frost was past because his barn swallows had arrived. He has a dozen or more of the birds that have been nesting in the out buildings of...
Dallas County Conservation Director Mike Wallace was the special guest at Monday's meeting at the Hotel Pattee of the Perry Lions Club. Wallace reported that the connector bike trail from Perry to Woodward is scheduled to be completed on Aug....
Longtime Perry Lions Club member Harley McGuire was presented Monday with the Milestone Award Pin in honor of his 50-year membership in the Perry Lions Club and the Lions Club International organizations. Perry Lions Club President Trisha Smith presented the...
The snow started in the early morning before sunrise, and it was not letting up. Several inches had fallen, and the wind was predicted to increase in velocity. Schools were closed, and the Iowa State Highway Patrol was telling...
Cindy Peeler, chief clinical officer at the Dallas County Hospital, addressed a recent meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Lion Gary Becker introduced Peeler, who described many of the services and specialty clinics available at DCH. She also spoke about the...
Two veteran Perry firefighters spoke at the November meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Perry Volunteer Fire Department Chief Grason Hill and Assistant Fire Chief Dave Barkley, each with 30 years' experience as firefighters, described the day-to-day operations of the...
The Perry Lions Club recently held the 13th annual Peace Poster Contest for sixth grade  students at the Perry Middle School. The contest is held in conjunction with the Lion Clubs of Iowa. Some 48 Perry students participated in the...
I was camping in early August at a friend’s prairie on the banks of the Raccoon River. It was difficult for me to go to sleep because it was a warm, humid night, plus the night was full sounds. Two...
I was telling some friends about my latest birding trip to Union Slough near Algona, Iowa. They politely asked what I saw and what species of bird I was looking for, and I told them I was trying to...