Karber, Wilson, Dennhardt elected to Greene Co school board

Official results, post canvass Sept. 15

P-C voters approve PPEL

The vote totals were close in the Greene County school election, with every candidate getting more than 20 percent of the vote, as voters re-elected incumbent Mike Dennhardt along with Dr Steve Karber and Catherine Wilson to four-year terms on the board of education.

Karber received 590 votes (27.97 percent), Wilson received 535 votes (25.4 percent), Dennhardt received 485 votes (23.03 percent), and Lana Teeples received 454 votes (21.56 percent). There were 43 write-in votes. Continue reading Karber, Wilson, Dennhardt elected to Greene Co school board

‘Community celebration’ at Beaver Creek wind farm Saturday

GCNO photo

The public is invited to what MidAmerican Energy is calling a “community celebration” Saturday, Sept. 16, at one of the wind turbine sites in the Beaver Creek wind farm.

Billed as a “family event,” attendees will learn about wind energy and the construction of the Beaver Creek wind farm, and see construction equipment and components of a turbine.  A free lunch and giveaways will be provided, and there will be drawings for free prizes. Continue reading ‘Community celebration’ at Beaver Creek wind farm Saturday

Bell Tower Square or Courthouse Square?

Courthouse Square or Bell Tower Square? | photo by Sebourn Video Services

Is it the Courthouse Square or the Bell Tower Square that occupies the center of Jefferson’s downtown district?

That’s a question the county supervisors would like to discuss before the city of Jefferson moves forward with wayfinding signage as suggested by a plan spearheaded by Jefferson Matters: Main St. Continue reading Bell Tower Square or Courthouse Square?

Fall used book sale is Sept. 23-30

The Jefferson Friends of the Library will hold its 25th annual fall used book sale Sept. 23-30 in the Jefferson public library basement.

The week-long book sale begins Saturday, Sept. 23, at 9 am. Shoppers and readers can stock up on winter reading and holiday gifts. Included will be all types of books, including large print, mysteries, romance, cookbooks, history, inspirational fiction, and children’s books. Other items on the sale include DVD movies, audio books, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and games. Continue reading Fall used book sale is Sept. 23-30

Elks, Does honor local heroes

James O. Andrew giving the address

The heroes that make up the fiber of our community were honored at the annual Heroes Dinner Monday evening, Patriots Day, at the Elks lodge in Jefferson. The meal was hosted by Elks Lodge 2306 and served by Does Drove 196.

Greene County High School students Braden Cerveny, Clay Peters, Jacob Hanson, Kara Betts, Natalie Payan, Kirsten Lamoureux, Andrea Grundon, Hannah Yetter and Kaitlin Tjostem began the evening with singing the National Anthem. Continue reading Elks, Does honor local heroes

Driest week since mid-February, cooler than normal, too

It was another dry week in Iowa with only localized showers during the week ending Sept. 10, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included cutting hay, chopping corn for silage, seeding cover crops, hauling grain, and preparing for grain harvest. Continue reading Driest week since mid-February, cooler than normal, too

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