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Ray Harden

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The groundhog “Phil” who lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, is the official groundhog of the U.S., but Iowa also has an abundant supply of these critters. There is a small hill north of my house in the corner of a field...
About two dozens bald eagles have been fishing in the shallow open water of the Raccoon River near the Perry boat ramp. The birds are fishing in the shallow open water where the river is not frozen, a respite in...
I was awakened with a loud “Who-who-whooo” coming from the trees outside my bedroom window. It was the great horned owl’s mating call right on schedule. Their calling begins in December and can continue through January. Owls have made their...
The Perry Lions Club held their annual Christmas celebration at the Hotel Pattee Monday evening. The hotel served a delicious meal. The main entrees were chicken breast and pork tenderloin medallions, with salad, green beans, mashed potatoes and Christmas-tree-shaped dinner...
Mindy Farmer, a librarian at the Perry Public Library, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Farmer spoke about all of the services the library offers the residents of the Perry area, including programs...
There was fight taking place on my platform bird feeder. A big stranger, a Harris’s sparrow, had flown in, and two male house sparrows were trying to drive him away. The two smaller sparrows pecked at him and hit him...
Bill Clark, president of Hometown Heritage, was the guest speaker at the November meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Clark told the Lions about the programs given by the organization and the preservation of Perry's history. He listed the five...
Ten members of the Perry Lions Club participated in the semi-annual roadside clean up project, known familiarly as "Walking the Ditch." The Lions pick up trash along both sides of Iowa Highway 141 from the Dawson Corner to F Avenue,...
Lynsi Pasutti, executive director of the Perry Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker at the March 28 meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Pasutti gave a history of the Chamber's activities over the past year and a preview of...
David Sheffer, one of the owners of the Tin Pig restaurant, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Perry Lions Club. Sheffer told the members of the club about the problems that his family encountered in...