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My wife and I went for an early morning walk at one of Perry's city parks. We had the park to ourselves. A friend told me about a pair of hawks that he had seen in the area, and...
On the mild and sunny Saturday before Christmas, 23 people fanned out across Dallas County in the annual Christmas Bird Count. They made observations in parks, cemeteries, backyard feeders, roadsides and in the woods along the Raccoon River. The annual...
Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michael Franken spoke to about 30 area voters Thursday night when he brought his U.S. Senate campaign to the home of Gary and Mary Weaver of rural Rippey. Franken, a Democrat, is challenging first-term Sen....
The Perry Lions Club met Monday, Oct. 14, and the membership dined on fillet of salmon over mashed potatoes, prepared by the Hotel Pattee. The salmon was covered with a fennel cream sauce and topped with chopped green onions....
"I should have put on my long underwear," I thought to myself as our boat headed north across the lake. "Maybe I should get the heavy sweater out of my wet bag to stay warmer." It was very cool, and...
About 30 people attended John Hickenlooper's Perry presentation Sunday evening. He began by giving his personal story about being a geologist before being out of work for two years. He then started a brew pub restaurant and became successful...
Thirteen Perry Lions attended the June 24 meeting at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. After a meal of beef and noodles -- made with homemade noodles and braised beef over garlic-flavored mashed potatoes -- and three varieties of cupcakes for...
The June meeting of the Perry Lions Club showed the club's liberality and love of its hometown when Lion Jack Shelker moved and Lion Rich Saemisch seconded that the Perry Lions should donate $500 to help fund the Perry...
Three-term Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential hopeful Robert "Beto" O'Rourke visited with about 80 people from the Adel area Tuesday morning, sharing his positive message about climate change, immigration and education. O'Rouke said the most crucial issue facing America today...
The Perry Lions Club learned about the Dallas County Hospital's new durable equipment loan program at its March 18 meeting courtesy of the program's manager, DCH Occupational Therapist Caitlyn McDowell. Following the meal of chicken fried steak, with green beans,...