Supervisor candidates share views at public forum

The future of emergency medical services and taxes were on the minds of many of the 40 or so persons who attended the Rotary-sponsored candidate forum last week, with several of the questions directed to county supervisor candidates focusing on those topics.

Before taking questions from the audience, moderator Rick Morain invited each candidate to give a three-minute introductory statement. Continue reading Supervisor candidates share views at public forum

Candidates for treasurer, recorder and attorney speak at forum

The dialog was honest, cordial and informative at a forum for county candidates hosted by the Rotary Club of Jefferson Oct. 11.

All county candidates were present: incumbent treasurer Donna Lawson and challenger Katlynn Gannon Mechaelsen; incumbent supervisors Dawn Rudolph and Tom Contner and challengers Patti Naylor and Melissa Frederick; incumbent recorder Marcia Tasler, who is unopposed; and assistant county attorney Thomas Laehn, who is running unopposed for the county attorney position. Continue reading Candidates for treasurer, recorder and attorney speak at forum

Candidate meet-and-greet in Churdan Oct. 22

The Churdan public library will host a meet-and-greet with the candidates running for Greene County offices of treasure and recorder Greene County attorney and Greene County supervisors Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 pm.

The event will be held in the Churdan Community Room. The evening will begin with each candidate making a brief presentation about why he or she would like to serve Greene County. This will be followed by a time for questions from those in attendance. There will also be time to meet with the candidates individually. Continue reading Candidate meet-and-greet in Churdan Oct. 22

Deal’s Fall Festival is this weekend

The corn isn’t green anymore but the 2018 RAGBRAI® is having a last “hurrah” in Greene County.

Visitors at the annual Fall Festival at Deal’s Orchard this weekend can go through the corn maze, which features the logo used this year for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. The maze was ready when bicyclists pedaled past the orchard July 21 on their way from Denison to overnight in Jefferson. Continue reading Deal’s Fall Festival is this weekend

Jeff council okays its role in building renovation for Pillar Technologies

County’s ideas on EMS “not worth reporting,” the mayor says

The Jefferson city council at its Oct. 9 meeting approved $231,000 in financial assistance for the renovation of the buildings at 204-06 E. State St. The 19th Century building will become the local “Forge” for Pillar Technologies. Developer for the project is Chris Deal, doing business as East State Street Properties LLC. Continue reading Jeff council okays its role in building renovation for Pillar Technologies

Forum this evening for county candidates

The second of two candidate forums hosted by the Rotary Club of Jefferson will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 pm at the Greene County Elementary School cafeteria.

The forum will include all candidates for county office. Incumbent county recorder Marcia Tasler and assistant county attorney Thomas Laehn will speak first. Tasler, a Democrat, is unopposed for another term as recorder. Laehn, a Libertarian, is running unopposed for the office of county attorney. Continue reading Forum this evening for county candidates

County supes inquire about city’s role in EMS, tweak open records policy

The county supervisors broached the subject of emergency medical services when Jefferson city administrator Mike Palmer gave his courtesy monthly update Monday morning.

Palmer talked about work on various downtown buildings and on the Highway 4 resurfacing project. He said the street is prepped but the actual resurfacing is weather-dependent. Work on curbs and sidewalk approaches is continuing despite the wet weather. Continue reading County supes inquire about city’s role in EMS, tweak open records policy

Scholten holding town hall meeting in Jefferson Oct. 15

J.D. Scholten

J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, will hold a town hall meeting Monday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7 pm at the Jefferson municipal building, 220 N. Chestnut St.

The stop is part of Scholten’s 39-county “You can’t fake showing up” tour. It is his third tour of the Fourth Congressional District. He invites everyone, “regardless of party affiliation (or lack thereof) to attend, ask questions, and join in conversation about the issues impacting Iowa.” Continue reading Scholten holding town hall meeting in Jefferson Oct. 15

Corn harvest still ahead of average but beans lagging behind

Continued wet weather conditions allowed Iowa farmers just 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 7, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Activities for the week included harvesting corn and soybeans when weather permitted.

Topsoil moisture levels across the state rated 41 percent adequate and 59 percent surplus. In west central Iowa, topsoil moisture levels rated 61 percent adequate and 39 percent surplus. Continue reading Corn harvest still ahead of average but beans lagging behind

House District 47 candidates share viewpoints at forum

First of two candidate forums; county candidates Oct. 11

Editor’s note: Candidate endorsements are listed at the end of this post. According to a statement released Oct. 10 by the Greene County Farm Bureau, the Greene County Farm Bureau does not endorse legislative candidates, however the Iowa Farm Bureau PAC does designate “Friends of Agriculture”. The Friends of Agriculture endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election were announced in September. The list does not include a candidate for the Iowa House District 47 seat.

~by Victoria Riley, GreeneCountyNewsOnline

The difference between the three candidates running for the Iowa House District 47 seat were clear by the end of a candidate forum held Thursday evening in Jefferson. About 60 persons attended the Rotary-hosted event. They probed the candidates’ positions on a variety of issues, with retired newspaper publisher and Rotarian Rick Morain as moderator. Continue reading House District 47 candidates share viewpoints at forum

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