Items of interest on city committee agenda

The Jefferson city council’s water/sewer and street/sanitation committees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 pm in the council room at the municipal building at 220 N. Chestnut St.

The agenda includes items of ongoing interest in the community including an update on a railroad quiet zone, the E. Lincoln Way entry to the city, and a walkway to Greenewood Road. Continue reading Items of interest on city committee agenda

School cancelled, schedule update

Greene County and Paton-Churdan schools are closed Monday.

The Greene County seventh and eighth grade baskeball games are postponed to Friday, Jan. 19, at 4:30 and 5:45 pm in the middle school gym.

The basketball Mega Night in Winterset has been postponed to Monday, Jan. 22. Game times will be 4:30, 6 and 7:30 pm.

Wrestling season will resume Tuesday with practice at 4 pm. The wrestling meet at Guthrie Center (ACGC) is cancelled.

 

Source of funding for new gym to be told soon

An announcement will be made in the next two to three weeks of the source of private funding for a new gymnasium as part of the proposed Greene County High School and regional academy.

At a meeting held Wednesday in Grand Junction to gather community input on the proposal, school board member Dr Steve Karber, who has spent considerable time sharing information about the proposal, first said taxpayers should “have faith” that private funds would be available, but then said the source will be known in the next two to three weeks. Continue reading Source of funding for new gym to be told soon

Supervisors question Vision 2020 when they’re pitched on more consulting fees

The Vision 2020 process identified eight areas for growth; housing was one of them.

The limits of the Vision 2020 county-wide community planning project were learned by the Greene County supervisors Monday when they were “pitched” on a $100,000 consulting contract to implement the housing portion of the plan.

The county paid $24,000 of the $98,000 total cost of the project. The city of Jefferson paid $24,000, and Greene County Development Corporation committed to pay whatever the remainder was after soliciting contributions for the project. As the GCDC board promoted participation the supervisors were told the Vision 2020 plan would be different from other comprehensive plans in that it would provide sources of funding for the projects identified, and there would be help in securing those funds. Continue reading Supervisors question Vision 2020 when they’re pitched on more consulting fees

Applications available for 2018 Community Foundation grants

New this year, a simpler form for smaller grants

The 2018 Greene County Community Foundation grant applications are now available, said Tom Wind, president of the Foundation board. “We anticipate another large amount of funding from Grow Greene County again this year from their proceeds from Wild Rose Casino. We encourage organizations around the county to submit a grant application this year. During the last 12 years we have awarded grants totaling $1,195,000 to non-profit organizations,” Wind said. Continue reading Applications available for 2018 Community Foundation grants

Info on proposed animal shelter shared

About 80 persons attended informational meetings last week to hear details of the proposed animal shelter. Don Orris, who stepped in two years ago to help PAWS volunteers in their quest for a new building, conducted the meetings.

The final proposal is very similar to what has been discussed in recent months. The shelter would be on property donated by Greene County Development Corporation south of the AAI/Spalding plant west of Highway 4. The building would be about 400 yards from the office of dentist Keith Van Beek and about 600 yards from St Joseph Cemetery. Continue reading Info on proposed animal shelter shared

Input sought on needs at Jefferson library

Jefferson residents can help shape the future of the Jefferson public library. Members of the public are invited to participate in a community forum to share their ideas about the buildings and the services offered at the library.

Community forums will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 208 W. State St. The public may attend either of the one-hour sessions that will be at 2 and 7 pm. Continue reading Input sought on needs at Jefferson library

Chamber annual meeting is Jan. 19

Greene County Chamber and Tourism will hold its annual dinner meeting Friday, Jan. 19, at the Jefferson Municipal Golf Course clubhouse.

A social time will begin at 5:30 pm, with a buffet dinner and the business meeting at 6. “Chamber & Tourism – 2018” will be presented at 6:45. The presentation is expected to include the rollout of a new membership and dues structure. Continue reading Chamber annual meeting is Jan. 19

Time to apply for Rotary grants

~Club will disburse more than $40,000 in auction proceeds

The Rotary Club of Jefferson is now accepting applications for grants from the proceeds of its 2017 charity auction.

For the past 18 years, the club has directed proceeds from its annual charity auction to worthy non-profit organizations and projects throughout Greene County. More than $400,000 has been aimed at helping schools, libraries, community organizations and other entities make improvements and services that benefit the county’s quality of life. Continue reading Time to apply for Rotary grants

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Tri-County Democratic Rally set for Jan. 20 in Templeton

For the first time, the Democratic Party central committees of Carroll, Crawford, and Greene Counties are hosting a joint rally in anticipation of the 2018 election season.

On Saturday, January 20, at 6 pm in the Templeton Center Grand Hall, local Democrats and their friends will gather together to meet the candidates running for office in federal, state, and local races, learn more about opportunities to engage in the political process in 2018, and be inspired by the new wave of public servants who are eager to earn their support. Continue reading Tri-County Democratic Rally set for Jan. 20 in Templeton