James & Naomi Ward and three of their kids – twins Chase & Gage and Owen – are shown on a walk Sunday morning, Aug. 20, on the Raccoon River Valley Trail on the south edge of Perry. “We’re usually out here on the trail twice a day,” said Naomi. “We live in this neighborhood right next to the trail, and these little boys have a lot of energy to run off!”

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Cowboy Sven's wild bull ride to raise money for "Connector" trail!
Perry, Iowa, 14 August, 2017

Talk about taking one for the team! Sven Peterson, city administrator for the City of Perry, is going to attempt to ride a wild bull during the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association championship rodeo on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Dallas County Fairgrounds arena in Adel. Per-second pledges and donations are being taken now for however long Peterson is able to stay on "Mudslinger," the bull. All proceeds go to help build the "Connector" trail from the Raccoon River Valley Trail to the High Trestle Trail. ...

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