Jefferson Elks bring national speaker to Greene Co schools

Jefferson Elks Lodge #2306, in cooperation with the Iowa Elks Association, is bringing Ray Lozano to the Greene County Middle School and High School Wednesday, March 29. Lozano is a drug and substance prevention specialist and youth speaker. Lozano will speak at the middle school from 8:45 to 9:45 am and from 10 to 11 am at the high school. Continue reading Jefferson Elks bring national speaker to Greene Co schools

GJ Community Center net zero for energy with solar array

The Grand Junction Community Center met its goal of being a net zero energy building in its first year of operation.

Bob Ausberger told the county supervisors on Monday that the building has 7,972 kilowatt hours (kWh) “in the bank” with the Grand Junction electric plant as of Feb. 22. He shared data provided to him by Tom Wind, who collaborated with Ausberger on the project. Continue reading GJ Community Center net zero for energy with solar array

Public meeting on closing Wilson RR crossing

On Tuesday, March  28, at 5:30 pm, the Jefferson city council will hold a public meeting  at the Jefferson city hall to gather citizen input about  the proposal to close the Wilson railroad crossing. Since the construction of the overpass the use of the  Wilson crossing has become less. The possible closure would also contribute to reducing the noise from train horns. Continue reading Public meeting on closing Wilson RR crossing

Holden suspends candidacy

Mike Holden of rural Scranton has suspended his candidacy for county supervisor from District 3, the seat now held by Tom Contner.

Holden learned the day after announcing his candidacy that although a portion of his farm property is in District 3, his home is not. Holden lives in District 2, which is now represented by Dawn Rudolph. Continue reading Holden suspends candidacy

Events, entertainment told for Bell Tower Festival

Planning for the 37th annual Bell Tower Festival, June 9-11, is well under way, reports festival co-chairs Brandon Gustoff and Delaney Gibson.

“The 2017 festival, themed ‘Back to the Festival,’ has something for everyone. With a bit of new entertainment and events, and some old favorites, this year’s festival is shaping up to be one of the best,” Gustoff said. Continue reading Events, entertainment told for Bell Tower Festival

2016 Ring Out for Art sculptures now for sale

“Resonance” by Tim Adams

The three Ring Out for Art sculptures that have been on display on the Bell Tower Festival Plaza in Jefferson since the 2016 Bell Tower Festival are now available for sale by direct contact with the artists.

The Iowa sculptors will work with the buyer to move the sculpture to a new location as they’ll soon be replaced by new entries in the 2017 contest.

Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Tower View Team encourages businesses and organizations to consider purchasing these creative pieces of art to stay in Greene County. Continue reading 2016 Ring Out for Art sculptures now for sale

GJ overpass construction likely to miss April 3 start date

N-65 in Cedar Township

County residents can look west to bridge work on a county road to see when work might begin on the Highway 30 overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks at Grand Junction.

Godbersen-Smith Construction of Ida Grove has the contracts for replacing the Raccoon River bridge on County Road N-65 in Cedar Township. Work on that project began earlier this winter but is not progressing quickly. Continue reading GJ overpass construction likely to miss April 3 start date

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