Carroll Perkins to supes – ‘I’m just a farmer’

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

The Greene County board of supervisors heard from landowner Carroll Perkins at the regular board meeting April 29 concerning problems with Drainage Ditch 14 (DD14) that had first been presented by Michelle Fields, IT/GIS/drainage department, at the April 15 meeting. (DD14 includes sections 34-36 of Jackson Township and sections 1-3 of Greenbrier Township about six miles southwest of Jefferson.) Continue reading Carroll Perkins to supes – ‘I’m just a farmer’

Career academy topic of info session May 8

The public is invited to an informational meeting about the Greene County Career Academy Wednesday, May 8, at 7 pm at the high school auditorium.

The topic of the meeting is the strands and curriculum at the academy: computer science/programming, welding/advanced manufacturing, culinary/hospitality, healthcare, agriculture IT, and construction.

Persons who want more  information about the meeting can call school superintendent Tim Christensen at 515-386-4168.

Nearly one-third of corn crop planted

Favorable weather conditions at the beginning of the week ending April 28 allowed Iowa farmers to make planting progress according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, rain and snow over the weekend created some fieldwork delays. Statewide there were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included hauling manure, applying anhydrous, tillage and planting. Continue reading Nearly one-third of corn crop planted

Final legislative forum for ’19 planned for Saturday

The Thomas Jefferson Gardens board will host its fourth and final legislative forum for 2019 on Saturday, May 4, at 11 am at the Education and Welcome Center.

The 88th General Assembly adjourned on Saturday afternoon, April 27. While this was six days earlier than the Legislative calendar prescribed, it did require a late night session on Thursday night/Friday morning. Measureable changes regarding a city’s bonding, as well as potential IPERS funding was impacted. Continue reading Final legislative forum for ’19 planned for Saturday

Spring garden prep topic of Plant Doctor event April 30

The Doctor is in!! The PLANT DOCTOR, aka, Jean Walker, of the Thomas Jefferson Gardens board will provide information about “Awakening Your Garden” on Tuesday, April 30, at 1 pm. Weather permitting the class will be held outside in the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. In case of rain or SNOW, the presentation will be in the Welcome Center. Continue reading Spring garden prep topic of Plant Doctor event April 30

School teacher Darren Jackson appointed to Jeff council

(Editor’s note: This post originally gave an incorrect length for the term of Jackson’s appointment. He will serve until the canvass of the November city election.)

Greene County high school social studies teacher Darren Jackson will bring years of experience on the Grand Junction city council as the newest member of the Jefferson city council.

Jackson was appointed at the April 23 city council meeting to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Larry Teeples in March. Jackson was mayor Craig Berry’ recommendation. Council members Dave Sloan, Harry Ahrenholtz and Matt Wetrich voted in favor of a motion to appoint Jackson; Matt Gordon voted against the motion. Continue reading School teacher Darren Jackson appointed to Jeff council

Relay for Life is Saturday

The 2019 Relay for Life of Greene County, with a tagline ”Find Your Super Power,” will be held this Saturday, April 27, at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson.

“People find their own super powers in dealing with cancer, whether they’re survivors finding strength and determination, caregivers finding energy and patience, loved ones of those who have died from cancer finding a way to deal with grief, volunteers finding how best to serve, or researchers looking for new prevention or treatment options, the powers are nothing short of ‘super,” said Tori Riley, Relay event leadership team chair. Continue reading Relay for Life is Saturday

King to hold town hall in Jefferson Thursday

Congressman Steve King

Congressman Steve King  will host a town hall meeting in Greene County on Thursday, April 25. The town hall is open to the public.

The town hall will be held at the Jefferson Community Golf Course clubhouse from  3-4 pm.

King has pledged to hold a town hall in each county in the 4th Congressional District this year. The Greene County town hall will be the 13th town hall King has hosted since January.

Laehn to supes – ‘How much justice are we willing to pay for?’

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

County attorney Thomas Laehn is leading an effort to build Greene County’s reputation as a place not to break the law. Justice, like all things, has a cost.

As part of the discussion of sheriff Jack Williams’ quarterly report of fees at the supervisors’ April 22 meeting, the higher cost of justice was mentioned. Continue reading Laehn to supes – ‘How much justice are we willing to pay for?’

School farm, summer projects topics at GrCo board meeting

Now that the official groundbreaking has been done at the site of the new Greene County High School/Career Academy, there are two groups waiting to start moving dirt.
The first group will prepare the construction site.

The second group will do on the southeast 22 acres of the 80-acre property what’s been done there for decades. They’ll plant crops. Continue reading School farm, summer projects topics at GrCo board meeting

Ernst staffers coming to Greene County May 1

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will hold traveling office hours in all 99 counties in Iowa in April and May to provide assistance with casework for constituents.

Representatives from Senator Ernst’s office will be available in every county throughout the state to assist Iowans with problems or questions about issues involving Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs. Continue reading Ernst staffers coming to Greene County May 1