Supes hear ‘pitch’ on TIF funds for Jefferson housing project

The role of the county in developing housing and financing for a proposed rental complex near the Jefferson water tower are once again being discussed.

Two years ago Greene County Development Corporation asked the county supervisors to apply for a forgivable loan from the Iowa Finance Authority to provide funds for J-Corp to develop rental housing in Jefferson. The supervisors declined, in part because of an extremely short deadline. Continue reading Supes hear ‘pitch’ on TIF funds for Jefferson housing project

Upcoming joint meeting with P-C discussed by Greene Co school board

Also graduation speakers, early retirement policy

The Paton-Churdan school district may be asked to pay more for students who take career and technical education (CTE) classes at Greene County High School.

That’s one of the items on the agenda for the annual joint meeting between the two boards Wednesday, Nov. 29. Continue reading Upcoming joint meeting with P-C discussed by Greene Co school board

Historical Society to elect officers, celebrate the holidays at Dec. 1 meeting

The Greene County Historical Society will meet Friday, Dec. 1, in Jefferson to close its 2017 programming, elect officers and board members for 2018, and celebrate the holidays.
Lunch is at 12 pm at the Greenewood Center, 401 West Greenewood Road, with the business meeting following about 1 pm. Continue reading Historical Society to elect officers, celebrate the holidays at Dec. 1 meeting

Reynolds, Gregg tour AAI in Jefferson

Gov Kim Reynolds said she would watch basketball and gymnastics differently now that she knows how large a presence American Athletic Inc has. “Now I’ll be watching, looking (for the AAI and Spalding brand names). I just didn’t know,” she said after learning that all AAI gymnastics equipment and the Spalding basketball backboards used by the NBA, the WNBA, and by the NCAA in March Madness games are manufactured in Jefferson. Continue reading Reynolds, Gregg tour AAI in Jefferson

Greene Co school board selects architect for proposed HS/regional academy

The Greene County Schools board of education is fast-tracking a proposed high school and regional academy with the hopes of having a bond referendum in April.

The board at its Nov. 20 meeting selected OPN Architects of Cedar Rapids and Des Moines to assist with gathering input from the community about the proposed new campus, creating conceptual drawings and a cost estimate based on that input, and then providing expertise and materials for promoting the required bond issue. Continue reading Greene Co school board selects architect for proposed HS/regional academy

Corn harvest lagging but almost finished

Minimal precipitation allowed Iowa farmers to make progress towards completing harvest with 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 19, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Activities for the week included harvesting, baling corn stalks, tiling, hauling and spreading manure, applying fertilizers, and planting cover crops. Continue reading Corn harvest lagging but almost finished

Jefferson Matters garners another Challenge grant

What started as a student design project last school year will become reality this year with the help of a $35,500 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant awarded to Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

The project is to renovate the upper level of the Prairie Lakes office north of the courthouse on State St to create an apartment and a shared workspace. Continue reading Jefferson Matters garners another Challenge grant

Today’s the day!

At sunrise tomorrow the Highway 30 overpass at Grand Junction will have traffic on it. FFA-licensed drone videographer Sean Sebourn of Sebourn Video Services was at the overpass this morning for a final video before the highway is opened for traffic later today.

Rec center fundraising group dissolving

Putting city council in charge of approving use of funds

As the Jefferson park and recreation staff is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Greene County Community Center – the rec center – People Active for County Exercise (PACE) is dissolving. PACE was formed in 1983 as a non-profit organization to raise funds for construction and continuing benefit of a recreation center. Continue reading Rec center fundraising group dissolving

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