ELK HORN, Iowa — Class 2A No. 6 Panorama held off a late surge to hand Class 1A No. 3 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton their first loss of the season in a non-conference battle Thursday. Panorama (17-1) led, 28-26, at the half after scoring the final seven points of the second quarter.Continue Reading

PANORA, Iowa — Host Panorama was 45-30 winner over Lynnville-Sully and a 57-18 victor against East Union Thursday, with Pleasantville slipping past their hosts, 46-27. Pleasantville defeated East Union, 65-18, and Lynnville-Sully 58-24, with East Union nipping L-S, 36-33, in the other matches. Cayden Van Meer finished 3-0 with twoContinue Reading

Perry Elementary teachers chose Bluejay Leaders each month, and those selected for January were recently announced. Bluejay Leaders are chosen for displaying respectful, responsible and safe behaviors at school. The fifth grade Bluejay Leaders include, in the front row, Evelyn Zamora, Isabelle Trotter, Ayleen Tamez and Bryant Jacobs. Standing inContinue Reading

Everett Randall, 101, of Woodward passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Madrid Home for the Aging in Madrid, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the SunnyContinue Reading

Beginning next week, the city of Perry will begin conducting a comprehensive inventory and assessment of city-owned trees on public streets and parks. A team of arborists from Davey Resource Group Inc., all certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, has contracted to conduct the survey for the city. FieldworkContinue Reading

Ten students from St. Patrick Catholic School were named this week as Shining Knights for January. The students were recognized for consistently being responsible throughout the month. January’s Shining Knights included Collins Brelsford, Ezra Farmer, Sebastian Farmer, Robert Heady, Ellie Hughes, Kilee Hughes, Aneleya Lepe-Godoy, Bianca Lopez-Casas,  Maddie McDevitt andContinue Reading

One major event this week was the release of the Senate Republican tax relief proposal.  During the first week of session, Senate leaders spoke about the priority of tax relief.  The Governor released her proposal last week, after dedicating a portion of her Condition of the State speech to theContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed on Friday 14 people from seven states who participated as fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly sent in lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives. The groups hadContinue Reading

Several domestic priorities for Democrats have stalled in D.C.: The “Build Back Better” Act needs a revamp to get Sen. Joe Manchin on board, and the Senate was unable to get around the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. So, Iowa’s delegation turned their focus this week to international relations.Continue Reading