RAGBRAI ‘block party’ at farmers market June 26

The Jefferson RAGBRAI® committee invites the public to the Greene County farmers market Tuesday, June 26, for a special RAGBRAI “block party” edition of the weekly event. With RAGBRAI approaching quickly, the committee wants to energize the community while also supporting the local farmers market. To that end, the committee has invited Taylor King to perform on the courthouse grounds for the duration of the event, 4 to 6:30 pm. Continue reading RAGBRAI ‘block party’ at farmers market June 26

3D mammography now available in Greene County

 

Senographe Pristina 3D mammogram machine

Greene County Medical Center’s imaging department began offering 3D mammograms in mid-June with t new Senographe Pristina equipment. The 3D mammogram is now the standard method for mammogram testing. It offers more comfort for the patient; improves the technician’s ability to get a clear, crisp image; and provides the most state-of-the-art results.

Imaging director Jennifer Miller said, “We are excited to be able to offer our patients the best available experience when it comes to their mammogram. Continue reading 3D mammography now available in Greene County

Jeff council committee discusses generator for lift station, more

Railroad quiet zone put on “visit about it” list

The near-miss of a big sewage problem caused by the city-wide power failure after a twisting storm in Jefferson April 13 has the city sewer committee considering back-up generators.

The power outage that night was long enough that the city crews were concerned untreated sewage would flood into the river or back up into homes. Continue reading Jeff council committee discusses generator for lift station, more

Home State Bank is growing up

Home State Bank on Tuesday announced plans for the addition of a second floor to its current location on W. State St in Jefferson.

President and CEO Sid Jones said, “In response to the continued support of the community, and in our pursuit of being leaders in building lasting relationships, we continue to grow in the number of employees and in the services we provide. Not wanting to use more of our parking lot area, the only option was to explore the idea of a second floor. The addition will nearly double the size of our space and allow for continued growth.” Continue reading Home State Bank is growing up

Cram the Cab June 25-30 at Jefferson Fareway

Greene County Farm Bureau’s third annual Cram the Cab event will be held June 25-30 at the Jefferson Fareway Store, John McCormick, Greene County Farm Bureau president, recently announced.

When the big, red tractor courtesy of Rueter’s Red Power in Grand Junction arrives at the store, that will mark the start of this year’s Cram the Cab campaign. The goal will be to “cram” the cab full of non-perishable food items which will then be donated to the Greene County Christian Action Resource Center (food pantry). Continue reading Cram the Cab June 25-30 at Jefferson Fareway

NASS reports soybeans two weeks ahead of average

Above normal temperatures were felt throughout Iowa with severe storms hampering fieldwork and causing some localized damage during the week ending June 17, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included harvesting hay, delivering grain, re-planting storm damaged fields and applying post-emergent herbicides. Continue reading NASS reports soybeans two weeks ahead of average

Waiting over for Greene County Catholics

After months of waiting, Greene County Catholics got the final word on the future of their parishes at weekend masses and in the June 14 issue of The Catholic Globe.

St Brigid in Grand Junction and St Columbkille of Churdan are both being merged with St Joseph in Jefferson. The assets and liabilities of both parishes will be transferred to St Joseph, along with all the sacramental records and death records. The members of the two parishes will become members of St Joseph unless they notify the St Joseph parish office to the contrary. Continue reading Waiting over for Greene County Catholics

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