Finches donate $100,000 for regional academy

Dick and Delores Finch of Jefferson have pledged $100,000 toward the construction of the proposed Iowa Central Regional Career Academy.

In a letter dated Feb. 12 and sent to the Greene County Schools, the county supervisors, the city of Jefferson, Sid Jones, GreeneCountyNewsOnline and the citizens of Greene County, Dick Finch writes, “This is a most important project for the future of Greene County and its residents. We feel very strong about education and especially at the local level for vocational training.” Continue reading Finches donate $100,000 for regional academy

School bond election set; levy rate would increase $2.70

It’s official. Voters in the Greene County Community School District will vote Tuesday, April 3, on a bond issue not to exceed $21,480,000 to construct a new high school and career academy.

The school board met in special session Wednesday to accept a petition signed by 219 eligible voters requesting the election. That number represents more than 25 percent of the number of voters who participated in the most recent school election. Continue reading School bond election set; levy rate would increase $2.70

Supervisors adjust some salaries in formulating the budget

Union employees held to only the contracted increase; two non-union employees receive more

The Greene County supervisors are using their control of the budget to deal with personnel issues in two departments run by other elected officials.

The supervisors have received all budget proposals and requests and are now, with auditor Jane Heun, in the process of creating a budget. They plan to look at levy rates at their Feb. 15 meeting, and to hold the required public hearing on the budget Monday, March 12. Continue reading Supervisors adjust some salaries in formulating the budget

2018 Bell Tower of Fame Award nomination deadline told

Carole Custer (center) and 2017 Bell Tower of Fame recipients Jack Lashier (left) and Mary Stuyvesant Eagle on behalf of her late father Vernon Eagle  | GCNO file photo

When the Bell Tower of Fame Award began 37 years ago, “There were those in our community who thought we would surely run out of people to honor. But we haven’t. And, thanks to the efforts of many nominators, the honorees’ accomplishments have spun the globe,” says Carole Custer, chair of the selection committee. The award has honored residents from the east and west coasts, from the south to the north, and also from Greene County. Recipients have lived in Jefferson, Paton, Grand Junction, Rippey, Scranton and Dana. Continue reading 2018 Bell Tower of Fame Award nomination deadline told

Supes approve courthouse security committee

The Greene County supervisors at their Feb. 8 meeting moved forward with appointing a courthouse security committee, following a proposal written by assistant county attorney Thomas Laehn.

The committee will include the county sheriff, auditor, attorney, safety coordinator and one supervisor; the Jefferson police chief; veterans services director Tracie Perez representing courthouse employees on the first floor; a district court judge; the magistrate; and the clerk of court. Some of those persons may designate someone to serve in their place. Continue reading Supes approve courthouse security committee

Townships slate budget hearings

Townships have scheduled public hearings on their fiscal year 2019 budgets as follows:

Washington- Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 9 am at the courthouse board room in Jefferson. Clerk Jean Borgeson
Jackson – Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 am at the courthouse board room in Jefferson. Clerk Tom Lawton
Hardin- Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 9 am at the courthouse board room in Jefferson. Clerk Carla Haupert
Grant- Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 am in the courthouse board room in Jefferson. Clerk Marvin Rasmussen

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