Call for artists for mini bell tower project

Mini towers like this one are available for artists to paint.

The Tower View Team has always been interested in public art and pondered having large bells in the downtown similar to the cows in Chicago or Cys in Ames that have been creatively painted and displayed.

This fall, a mini Bell Tower was constructed by Marc McGinn with help from Chris and Amy Milligan for use as a gauge for the annual Investment Drive. The Tower View Team was impressed with the mini structure and asked McGinn if he would consider making more for a public art project. Continue reading Call for artists for mini bell tower project

Ag Coffee planned for Jan. 18

Greene County Extension is hosting a series of Ag Coffee events, bringing farmers and other ag  professionals together for an informal discussion on current ag topics.

The first Ag Coffee, planned for Friday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 to 11 am will be on the topic of farm succession. Tim Christensen, ISU Extension & Outreach farm management specialist, will share his insights with the group. The gathering will be at the Greene County Extension & Outreach office at 104 W. Washington St in Jefferson. Continue reading Ag Coffee planned for Jan. 18

Elks host community Christmas dinner

(Information regarding poinsettias added Monday)

More than 200 area residents enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner at the Elks lodge on Christmas Day.

The Jefferson Fareway donated hams and the Jefferson HyVee donated turkeys. Rounding out the menu were dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. Jefferson Does Drove 196 donated pumpkin pies for the dinner.

After the meal, diners were invited to stay for bingo. The Iowa State University student horticulture club donated poinsettias that decorated the lodge and were then used as bingo prizes. Carole Custer facilitated getting the poinsettias to Jefferson.

Java & Juice hosts told for January

After a hiatus during December, Java & Juice returns for January with another wide variety of hosts.

Java & Juice begins at 9:30 am with coffee and a light refreshment. At 9:45 the host is welcome to tell the story of the business, highlighting product lines or services. There is also time for announcements of upcoming local events. The gathering finishes at 10. Continue reading Java & Juice hosts told for January