Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Home Authors Posts by Ray Harden

Ray Harden

Ray Harden
68 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
The November meeting of the Perry Lions Club saw two visitors give presentations, one internal to the club and one external. Perry City Administrator Sven PetersonĀ told the dozen gathered Lions about the importance of the local option sales tax (LOST)...
Theresa Greenfield, candidate for Iowa's Third Congressional District, spoke to about a dozen Perry citizens at the El Buen Gusto Restaurant Thursday evening. Greenfield, who lives in Des Moines and is the owner of a commercial real estate business with...
Storyteller Jane Traver brought the holiday home Monday with her scary and ghostly stories told at the Perry Public Library's Lifelong Learners Coffee. Her program of tales started with a poem calledĀ "Bloody Mary," followed with the "Tilley: A Girl...
The Perry Lions Club did their semi-annual roadside cleanup along Iowa Highway 141 Monday, picking up an estimated 800 pounds of trash between F Avenue and the Dawson Corner. The Perry Lions were assisted by Lion Allen Zobel from the...
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...