Deadline told for nominations in Nov. general election

While the Greene County Democrats are holding a special convention Aug.14 for the purpose of nominating candidates for county supervisor seats in the November general election, county residents are reminded that persons can run with no party affiliation by filing a nominating petition. A minimum of 65 signatures is needed for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot. The filing deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5 pm in the county auditor’s office. Continue reading Deadline told for nominations in Nov. general election

Ace Hardware moving to former ShopKo building

 

Andy Harland

Andy Harland, owner of Don’s Ace Hardware in downtown Jefferson, announced Wednesday that he has entered into an agreement to purchase the former ShopKo building on N. Elm St.

Harland anticipates taking possession of the building in January. A number of building improvements are planned.

Don’s Ace Hardware will relocate to this new location. At that time, the business name will change to Jefferson Ace Hardware. Continue reading Ace Hardware moving to former ShopKo building

Governor’s Arts Award to Tower View Team

The Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Tower View Team was the recipient of one of four Governor’s Arts Award. The awards were presented at the 2018 Iowa Arts Summit in Ankeny last Friday.

Administered by the Iowa Arts Council, the awards recognize and honor individuals, communities and organizations in Iowa that have had a significant impact on the vitality of the arts in Iowa. Continue reading Governor’s Arts Award to Tower View Team

Round table discussion will focus on agriculture

John Delaney

Congressman John Delaney, the first declared Democratic candidate for president, will hold a round table Thursday, Aug. 9, at 2:30 pm at the Milwaukee depot in Jefferson. The discussion topic will be farming, rural towns, and the agriculture economy.

Delaney will be joined by J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives from the Fourth Congressional District; Tim Gannon, Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; and David Weaver, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 47th House District. Continue reading Round table discussion will focus on agriculture

New wind turbines on target for early fall operations

Supes also hear about changes to collective bargaining

The 85 new wind turbines in MidAmerican Energy’s Beaver Creek Wind Park Two will be up by the end of the month and running sometime in the early fall. County environmental health coordinator Chuck Wenthold, who has been working closely with the project, provided that update at the Aug. 6 county supervisors meeting. Continue reading New wind turbines on target for early fall operations

Gym floor at rec center not quite finished

The new gym floor at the Greene County Community Center is nearly finished, but the gym will remain closed until Saturday to allow paint to cure completely.

All other parts of the community center are open.

The $60,900 floor is a newer version of the original floor put down when the community center was built 20 years ago. Grow Greene County provided $45,900 toward the project, with the remainder coming from PACE and hotel/motel tax revenue.

 

Ernst staffers tell traveling office hours

The office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R) has scheduled traveling office hours across Iowa during August.

Representatives of Sen Ernst’s office will be available in counties across the state to assist Iowans with problems or questions about eligibility for Social Security, veterans benefit or military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs. Continue reading Ernst staffers tell traveling office hours

Crops ahead of normal but condition is declining

Iowa farmers had 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 5, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Activities for the week included harvesting hay and oats for grain, spraying for aphids, and moving grain.

Topsoil moisture levels statewide rated 12 percent very short, 24 percent short, 61 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. Topsoil moisture in west central Iowa rated 13 percent very short, 30 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Continue reading Crops ahead of normal but condition is declining