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A congregation of Perry-area Methodists gathered in Minburn on the fourth Saturday in October for the annual United Methodist Charge Conference. The cluster conference included representatives from the First United Methodist Church in Perry, the Rippey United Methodist Church...
The Perry Kiwanis met the new chaplain of Tyson Fresh Meats this week at their Tuesday luncheon meeting at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. Terry Wilkinson assumed his position two months ago as spiritual advisor at the Perry meatpacking plant....
As the Halloween season comes near, it reminds us of scary stories or strange events that have happened to us. I have heard from residents and co-workers in the places where I have worked claim they have seen weird...
Bob Schirman of Perry was honored during Sunday worship services for his 45 years of service as custodian of the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Rev. Paul Barrow, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and Church Trustees Chair...
Omar Padilla, outreach coordinator for the Dallas County Habitat for Humanity program, shared a Hotel Pattee luncheon with the Perry Kiwanians Wednesday and spoke to the club about current projects, plans and volunteer opportunities with the housing group. Padilla was...
The Rev. Walter Sieck of Perry attended a retired clergy and spouse gathering at New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines Tuesday. Sieck, 97, began his ministry in 1937 as a 19-year-old college student when he was asked to...
As I said in my review of Kenny Rogers a few weeks ago, if famous acts who I want to see come into this area, I go and see them if it does not cost too much. Such was...
As summer is ending, I am reminded of vacation time. When I was a kid growing up in Vinton in the '70s and '80s (everyone thinks that I am older), we usually went to Adventureland in Altoona one day of...
Sometime ago I decided if there were any entertainers I wanted to see who were in the Perry area, I would go and see them. When I was growing up in Vinton, we rarely went to see anyone famous...