County sees net decrease in non-medical insurance cost

The Greene County supervisors got good news when Joan St Clair of MacDonald Insurance gave them the renewal rates for the county’s property, liability and workers compensation coverage. The total cost is $226 less than the current year.

The county’s liability insurance is through the Iowa Community Assurance Pool (ICAP). That premium is increasing $1,386. Continue reading County sees net decrease in non-medical insurance cost

Volunteers needed for RAGBRAI overnight

All area residents are invited to be part of the team of volunteers when RAGBRAI® comes to Jefferson Monday, July 23. All volunteers will receive a free VOLUNTEER T-shirt to wear that day.

Dozens of volunteers are needed for general set-up, tear down and decorating; the beverage garden; entertainment and special events; transportation; the information booth; and more. Continue reading Volunteers needed for RAGBRAI overnight

Special traffic enforcement July 1-4

The Jefferson police department will be part of a special Traffic Enforcement Project (sTEP) July 1-4. Increased officers on all Iowa’s roadways will focus on drunk driving and seat belt usage.

Independence Day celebrations increase road use and the possibility of increased alcohol consumption. An analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that on average, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on July 4 than any other single day of the year. The study found that motorcycles and alcohol were both big factors. Continue reading Special traffic enforcement July 1-4

Wet week keeps farmers out of fields

Another week of storms which delivered heavy precipitation across much of Iowa resulted in just 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 24, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. West central Iowa farmers had only 1.3 days for fieldwork. Activities for the week included checking rain gauges, assessing flood damage, harvesting hay, and applying post-emergent herbicides when weather permitted. Continue reading Wet week keeps farmers out of fields

Gov’s Volunteer Award to Greene County Interact Club

The Greene County High School Interact Club received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Gov Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill on June 19.

The Interact Club was selected for the 20-Year Length of Service Award by Mark Lowe of the Iowa Department of Transportation for the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Continue reading Gov’s Volunteer Award to Greene County Interact Club

RAGBRAI ‘block party’ at farmers market June 26

The Jefferson RAGBRAI® committee invites the public to the Greene County farmers market Tuesday, June 26, for a special RAGBRAI “block party” edition of the weekly event. With RAGBRAI approaching quickly, the committee wants to energize the community while also supporting the local farmers market. To that end, the committee has invited Taylor King to perform on the courthouse grounds for the duration of the event, 4 to 6:30 pm. Continue reading RAGBRAI ‘block party’ at farmers market June 26

3D mammography now available in Greene County

 

Senographe Pristina 3D mammogram machine

Greene County Medical Center’s imaging department began offering 3D mammograms in mid-June with t new Senographe Pristina equipment. The 3D mammogram is now the standard method for mammogram testing. It offers more comfort for the patient; improves the technician’s ability to get a clear, crisp image; and provides the most state-of-the-art results.

Imaging director Jennifer Miller said, “We are excited to be able to offer our patients the best available experience when it comes to their mammogram. Continue reading 3D mammography now available in Greene County

Jeff council committee discusses generator for lift station, more

Railroad quiet zone put on “visit about it” list

The near-miss of a big sewage problem caused by the city-wide power failure after a twisting storm in Jefferson April 13 has the city sewer committee considering back-up generators.

The power outage that night was long enough that the city crews were concerned untreated sewage would flood into the river or back up into homes. Continue reading Jeff council committee discusses generator for lift station, more