Candidates told for city elections

(Edited Friday morning with changed information from the auditor’s office)

Grand Junction and Scranton  have contested races in the Nov. 7 city election. The deadline for nominations was Sept. 21 at 5 pm. Deputy auditor for elections Billie Hoskins released names of candidates within an hour after the deadline.

Grand Junction has contests for mayor and city council. Brock Lyons is challenging Teresa Lansman, who was appointed after Mark Kersey resigned. There are six names on the ballot for three council positions: Jacob Fester, Randy Frantz, Pierre Kellogg, Andrew Krieger, Kenneth Madesen and Jeff Strabley. Continue reading Candidates told for city elections

Supervisors recommend permits on two more CAFOs

Burkett tells rural resident who’s drinking “crap” to drink bottled water

Greene County supervisors were asked to consider joining a growing number of counties that are asking for a review and update of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ master matrix at a pair of public hearings Monday on confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Only a handful of people not directly involved with the two proposed CAFOs were at the hearings. Continue reading Supervisors recommend permits on two more CAFOs

Historical Society to highlight railroads with Sunday program

First locomotive arrived here July 30, 1866

~by Chuck Offenburger for the Greene County Historical Society

One of the most significant anniversaries in Greene County history passed recently with little formal observation, and the Historical Society plans to make right on that this Sunday with a program on “150 years of railroading” in the county.

Mike Wendel, director of the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center in Boone, will present the program Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 pm at the Greene County Historical Museum in Jefferson. Admission and refreshments are free. Continue reading Historical Society to highlight railroads with Sunday program

Temps last week 6-8 degrees warmer than normal

It was mostly dry in Iowa with above normal temperatures for the week ending Sept. 17, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. With increased heat and little moisture, crops matured rapidly in the past week. Activities for the week included seeding cover crops, spreading manure, harvesting seed corn, chopping corn silage, and hauling grain. Continue reading Temps last week 6-8 degrees warmer than normal

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

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