MidAmerican gets go-ahead for Phase Two of Beaver Creek wind project

MidAmerican’s promised setbacks and limits on flicker and noise put in writing as conditions of use

The first 78 wind turbines in Greene County drew very little public opposition, but MidAmerican Energy’s plan to more than double that number in 2018 drew heated discussion at a public hearing Dec. 21.

The hearing was held by the county board of adjustment to consider a conditional use permit for 85 more wind turbines in Hardin, Junction and Paton townships. Continue reading MidAmerican gets go-ahead for Phase Two of Beaver Creek wind project

Asst county attorney learning what law enforcement goes through

Assistant county attorney Thomas Laehn is still settling in to his new position and is taking opportunities to learn whenever he can.

Laehn told the supervisors earlier this month of accompanying Jefferson police officers as they executed a search warrant on Dec. 3. He didn’t tell any specifics about the warrant, but from matching his story to the daily report provided by JPD chief Mark Clouse, it was the search of the house at 902 N. Pinet St. Continue reading Asst county attorney learning what law enforcement goes through

Brrrr, it’s cold inside

On the second day of Christmas Alliant Energy brought to Jefferson utility customers a cold, icy house.

Power went out to 2,366 Alliant customers at approximately 6:40 am. According to Alliant, the outage was equipment-related.

Power was restored at 9:30 am.

Holiday closings told

The Greene County courthouse and county offices will be closed Christmas Day and Tuesday, Dec. 26. The county supervisors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 am. The treasurer’s office will close Friday, Dec. 29, at 4 pm for the semi-annual cash count.

Jefferson city offices will be closed Christmas Day but will be open Dec. 26. Trash/recycling collection will be on the holiday schedule with routes being picked up one day later than usual. Continue reading Holiday closings told

Greene Co school board okays eight early retirements

A group of seven veteran teachers and a cafeteria employee are leaving the ranks at the end of the school year.

The Greene County board of education at its Dec. 20 meeting approved the voluntary (early) retirement requests of elementary teachers Susan Turner, Annette Meier and Diane Wallace, middle school teacher Tom Braun, high school teachers Dave Destival, Beth Vanderwilt and Donna Carhill, and elementary food service staff Sandy Baugh. Continue reading Greene Co school board okays eight early retirements

Community feedback sought on proposed school project

Residents’ thoughts and ideas regarding the proposed Greene County Community School building and remodeling project are being sought by the Friends of Education committee of the district and the architects for the project, and copies of a DVD video outlining the project are available starting this Friday to stimulate discussion. Continue reading Community feedback sought on proposed school project

Supervisors okay next bridge project

Also hear about sheriff’s drone

With the completion of two bridge projects in the past two weeks county engineer Wade Weiss is laying plans for the next project, a new bridge over W. Buttrick Creek on County Road E-18 in Dawson Township, four miles west of Paton.

The county supervisors on Monday approved the plans of proposed improvement for the project. The new bridge will be 30-1/2 feet wide and 100 feet long, including approaches. The current bridge is only 22 feet wide and 60 feet long. Continue reading Supervisors okay next bridge project