Wintry mix may cause travel problems

More snow and temperatures hovering around freezing Wednesday through Friday will  create challenges for travelers in much of Iowa.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for late Tuesday through Wednesday for about two-thirds of Iowa, including Greene County. Precipitation will begin late Tuesday with periods of light snow and a wintry mix at times through Friday.

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GrCo school board asked to cut number of classes for FT students

Board okays early retirement requests for Richards, Sawhill and Roeder

The Greene County Schools board of education is again being asked to step back and give students and their parents more control over their schedules. During the fall, high school principal Brian Phillips and superintendent Tim Christensen began a discussion of reducing the number of credits needed for graduation. That discussion was referred to a committee appointed to determine the skills and proficiencies expected of Greene County graduates. Continue reading GrCo school board asked to cut number of classes for FT students

Dems slate Caucus Countdown mock caucus

Tell Feb. 3 caucus locations

All voters planning to participate in the upcoming Democratic caucus are invited to Caucus Countdown Monday, Jan. 20, to become familiar with the changes implemented for the 2020 caucus.

Caucus Countdown will be held at Jefferson city hall in the second floor council room. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the Caucus Countdown will start at 7. Dale Hanaman, who will be temporary chair of the east precinct on Caucus Night, will serve as chair at Caucus Countdown. Continue reading Dems slate Caucus Countdown mock caucus

Jeff council slates special election to fill vacancy

Several speak in favor of appointing Sebourn

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

Filling the council seat left vacant when council member Matt Gordon was elected mayor of Jefferson was the topic of the evening at the council meeting Jan 14. More than 15 people came to observe the discussion and to voice opinions as to how it should be done. Continue reading Jeff council slates special election to fill vacancy

Community Foundation grant apps available

Applications for the 2020 grant cycle of the Greene County Community Foundation are now available, said Tori Riley, president of the Foundation board.

Grow Greene County, which provides funds to the Community Foundation, as allocated $140,000 to the Community Foundation’s 2020 grant cycle. In the past 14 years the Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1.5 million to non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Continue reading Community Foundation grant apps available

Grand jury in, vicious animals out

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

At the regular meeting on Jan 13, county attorney Thomas Laehn informed the Greene County board of supervisors he will impanel a grand jury in February to serve through calendar year 2020. Grand juries are charged with hearing information presented to them by the county attorney and returning indictments for crimes if the information supports that. Continue reading Grand jury in, vicious animals out

BOOST 2020 – Seat reservations now available

The third annual BOOST Bash is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at the Wild Rose Casino, and seat reservations are now available. BOOST stands for Bringing Optimism & Opportunities to Students & Teachers, and all proceeds from this event will directly impact students and teachers in the Greene County Community School District. The event includes a social, dinner, live and silent auctions, and recognition of the great things happening at GCCSD. Continue reading BOOST 2020 – Seat reservations now available

Supervisors okay first reading of vicious animal ordinance

Also discuss Ring Out for Art sculptures on courthouse grounds

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

The Greene County board of supervisors heard public comment on the first reading of the proposed dangerous and vicious animal ordinance at its regular meeting Jan 6. Linn Cipperley-Price, director of the non-profit Animal Protection and Education (APE) , asked about the definition of “provocation” as compared to an “unprovoked bite” from an animal. Continue reading Supervisors okay first reading of vicious animal ordinance

County’s taxable valuation up for sixth straight year

The taxable valuation in Greene County continues its upward trend, with a total increase of 4.26 percent for fiscal year 2021. This is the sixth consecutive year the total taxable valuation has increased, with the largest one-year increase being 4.51 percent for FY20, the current fiscal year.

Pam Olerich, real estate and tax coordinator in the county auditor’s office, provided figures to the county supervisors at their organizational meeting Jan. 2. Continue reading County’s taxable valuation up for sixth straight year

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