Victim identified in fatal fire

Harley Moore

The child killed in a house fire this morning in Washington Township has been identified by relatives as Harley Moore, age 4, son of Tony and Amber Moore.

Jessica Goehring of Perry, first cousin to one of the Moore parents, has started a Gofundme page, reports The Perry News. Goehring named funeral expenses and the cost of replacing belongings as needs.

‘Harley “was a sweet boy and full of spunk and feistiness,” Goehring posted on the fundraising page. Continue reading Victim identified in fatal fire

Nativity Festival community concert line-up told

Nativities were displayed in the church basement.
GCNO file photo

laying a Nativity scene in your home is a beloved Christmas tradition for many families. These treasured works will be the center attraction as the Nativity Festival returns to Greene County on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

In addition to celebrating the Christmas story, this multi-faceted event will be an opportunity for the community to support Habitat for Humanity and ongoing efforts to repair and replace substandard low-income housing across Greene County. Continue reading Nativity Festival community concert line-up told

Scranton selected for 2017 Community Visioning program

Scranton is one of 10 Iowa communities that have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2017.

The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape. Continue reading Scranton selected for 2017 Community Visioning program

E-57 bridge still closed after Nov. 29 accident

The east end of the bridge, south side
The east end of the bridge, south side

Greene County engineer Wade Weiss hopes to have County Road E-57 between K and L Avenues open again by the end of the week. The stretch of road has been closed since Pepsi truck driver Brad Ruhnke of Carroll lost control and dropped part of his rig through a bridge railing and into Greenbrier Creek last week. Continue reading E-57 bridge still closed after Nov. 29 accident

Supervisors end discussion of Grand Junction drainage

In the heat of August and with more than 20 landowners present the Greene County supervisors, acting as trustees of Drainage District 2, backed away from a decision to reclassify the district. In the cold of December, the supervisors made a decision not to reclassify the district, and they also decided not to proceed at this time with installing cured in place pipe in the Sunset Drive area. Continue reading Supervisors end discussion of Grand Junction drainage

Got mice? APE can help

West central Iowa farmers with mouse problems and Animal Protection and Education (A.P.E.) director Linn Price can help each other.

A.P.E. has been asked to relocate 100 barn cats and another 30 house cats since the death of their Warren County owner last weekend. According to Price, the request came from the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines. The animals have shelter in the barn and temporarily are being fed and provided water by a neighbor. Continue reading Got mice? APE can help

No word yet on condition of armory boiler

Greene County School’s purchase of the former National Guard armory for use as a bus garage has hit a small snag.

The purchase is contingent on the boiler and septic system working. The boiler was winterized about six years ago, and that included removing the gas meter. No inspection can be done on the boiler until Alliant Energy installs a new meter. Continue reading No word yet on condition of armory boiler

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