An at-large city council, bow hunting discussed at Jeff council meeting

Jefferson city council members may all be elected at-large if a suggestion made by mayor Craig Berry at the June 28 council meeting is acted upon.

Berry, saying that he and city administrator Mike Palmer had discussed the idea, asked for input from council members about eliminating the three wards that have been in place for decades. Currently, one city council member is elected as a resident from each of three wards, and two are elected at-large. Berry suggests that all council members be elected at-large. Continue reading An at-large city council, bow hunting discussed at Jeff council meeting

Volunteer committee promoting second school bond election

Pay It Forward CommitteeA committee of volunteers ranging in age from their 20s to 60-plus has formed to work toward the approval of a $19.4 million bond issue proposed by the Greene County Schools. The purpose of the committee, the Pay It Forward Committee, is to help inform the community about the bond issue so voters can make a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ decision, according to committee co-chair Tanner Lawton. Continue reading Volunteer committee promoting second school bond election

Medical center out of the baby business Aug. 1

August 1 has been set as the date when obstetrical services will end at Greene County Medical Center, but staff will maintain training for competency in emergency room births.

Medical center CEO Carl Behne told the hospital trustees at their regular meeting June 23 that looking at the births anticipated in the coming months, there’s a “window” around Aug. 1. Until then, Valerie Martin, ARNP, CNM is delivering babies with support by Dr Linda Iler of Carroll. Continue reading Medical center out of the baby business Aug. 1

WC Iowa on short end of variable rainfall

USDA, NASSIowa experienced highly variable weather conditions ranging from almost no precipitation to heavy rain and isolated hail during the week ending June 26, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included cutting hay, herbicide and fungicide applications, and some hauling of grain. Heat and lack of moisture stressed some crops, causing corn leaves to curl. Continue reading WC Iowa on short end of variable rainfall

Notice: No driver’s licenses issued in Greene Co June 27-July 5

No driver's licensCounty treasurer Donna Lawson announces that the driver’s license station at the treasurer’s office will be closed Monday, June 27 through Tuesday, July 5. No driver’s licenses will be issued during that time.

Also, the treasurer’s office will close at 4 pm Thursday, June 30, for the annual fiscal year-end cash count by the county supervisors.

New security cameras for schools, but no buzzer system

Greene County school buildings will have updated security, but visitors will be able to enter without being “buzzed in” as discussed at previous board meetings.

The board of education at its June 15 regular meeting approved spending $48,179 for hardware and software to upgrade security cameras installed in 2005 and in 2007. Continue reading New security cameras for schools, but no buzzer system

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