Greene Co school board slates summer projects

The Greene County Schools board of education at its April 20 meeting approved $77,000 in summer projects including $43,000 to resurface the all-weather track at Linduska Field, but put the brakes on spending $14,500 on electronic door security for the four school buildings.

The projects will be paid for with physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) funds. Continue reading Greene Co school board slates summer projects

Chamber, Jefferson Matters collaborating to up bicycle tourism

Cover of the Jefferson mobile app
Cover of the Jefferson mobile app

Jefferson will have its own mobile app, custom-designed to attract bicyclists, Millennials and other visitors by the summer. Development of the app is a benefit available to Main Street communities, and  the Jefferson app demonstrates collaboration between Jefferson Matters: Main Street and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce.

Angie Pedersen, Chamber tourism and events coordinator, and Deb McGinn, Main Street board member, shared with the Jefferson city council Tuesday information they gathered at the Iowa Bicycle Tourism Conference at the Hotel Pattee in Perry last month. Continue reading Chamber, Jefferson Matters collaborating to up bicycle tourism

Ryan Stott, the crop-dusting combat pilot

Ryan Stott and son Rowen
Ryan Stott and son Rowen

Historical Society program will feature the Stott family’s 3 generations in aviation

~by Chuck Offenburger for the Greene County Historical Society

Ryan Stott, a third-generation aerial crop sprayer who also flies F-16 combat jets for the Air National Guard, will share stories from his aviation experience when the Greene County Historical Society meets Friday, May 6, at the Community Center in Churdan. Continue reading Ryan Stott, the crop-dusting combat pilot

‘Let’s get Jefferson on the (Google) map’

Jefferson’s small businesses are missing out on potential customers without a local business listing on a search engine. Google is even the term people use when searching on the internet.

Jefferson Matters: Main Street was contacted to hold a free workshop presented by Pam Johnson, a Google facilitator from Fort Dodge. All area businesses are invited to this session on Monday, May 9, at 7 pm at the Greene County High School computer lab. Continue reading ‘Let’s get Jefferson on the (Google) map’

FIFTY FEST carnival ride tickets now available

Bell Tower 2016-GoldDiscount tickets for carnival rides at the Bell Tower Festival are now available.

The 37th annual Bell Tower Festival, FIFTY FEST, in recognition of the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower’s 50th anniversary, is slated for June 10-12. Angie Pedersen, tourism and events coordinator for the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, announced Monday that Amusement Associates of Altoona, the same company who provided the carnival for the 2015 festival, will return for FIFTY FEST. Continue reading FIFTY FEST carnival ride tickets now available

Relay for Life nets $40K for American Cancer Society

Walking lapsThe 20th Relay for Life of Greene County, held Saturday at the Greene County Community Center, netted about $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. That’s a decrease from years past, but according to Relay for Life chair Peg Raney, the committee is happy with the total, considering there were fewer teams this year.

Teams have until August to complete fundraising, so team totals have not been announced. Continue reading Relay for Life nets $40K for American Cancer Society

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