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A little known gem not far from Perry is the Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids. Dan Gudahl, the Whiterock Conservancy's executive director, recently stopped by the Hotel Pattee to speak with the Perry Kiwanis Club at their Tuesday luncheon...
If you keep your eyes open, there are still opportunities out there during the beloved dinner season. Such was the case last weekend with a bunch of dinners that Dan and I ate. We went to five dinners over...
Many of you might remember the story that I wrote a few weeks ago about the condition of the Civil War monument in Violet Hill Cemetery. Representatives of the Perry Historic Preservation Commission assured us in their comments to...
The beloved dinner season keeps rolling on. In a couple of weeks, most of the church dinner option will be exhausted, and Thanksgiving will be here with the biggest meal of all. I will miss the Yale United Methodist Church...
A great part of Americana is the concept of the country schools that many of our nation's school children attended from the 1860s to nearly a century later. Will Cobb's and Gus Edward's 1907 song, "School Days," has romanticized...
The beloved dinner season is still going strong but will soon wind down. Recently Dan and I were blessed by two annual dinners a few miles to the southwest of Perry. The first was the Guthrie Center United Methodist Church...
Weekends are a big time during the beloved “Dinner Season,” and such was the case last weekend with two dinners, one held locally and the other in far off Grimes. On Saturday the Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Iowa Street...
I remember from 1991 to 1993, when the Chicago Bulls won three straight NBA Championship titles. The achievement was called the Three Peat. The same name could apply to the series of three chicken noodle dinners that Dan Haymond and...
As the old saying goes, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it.” Such is the case for Dallas County Foundation Development Director Scott Cirksena, who who also serves on no less than seven...
During the beloved church dinner season, there are a multitude of venues to choose from. Dinners are held all week, particularly on weekends. On some occasions you have to decide which of two or more locations you want to...