John Deere in Paton to host Manufacturing Day event

DES MOINES, IA – Manufacturing Day is focused on raising awareness of today’s modern and high-tech job opportunities in manufacturing, one of the largest employment opportunities in Iowa.

National Manufacturing Day is Friday, Oct. 6 and events are being held in Iowa on that day as well as throughout the month of October to showcase manufacturing career opportunities. Manufacturing jobs today are highly technical skilled positions using robotics, automated machinery and screen technologies. Continue reading John Deere in Paton to host Manufacturing Day event

Tickets available for 19th annual Rotary dinner, auction

Tickets are available now for the 19th annual Dinner and Auction hosted by the Jefferson Rotary Club. The gala will be Friday evening, Nov. 10, in the Greene Room at Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson.

Since 1999, the annual event has raised more than $500,000 that has supported programs for local schools and youth, community projects, and the humanitarian projects of Rotary International and Rotary District 6000. Continue reading Tickets available for 19th annual Rotary dinner, auction

Leadership Iowa selects Greene County for November session

Leadership Iowa, the state’s premier issues awareness program, has selected Greene County as one of its featured communities for its upcoming 2017-18 program.

During the November 1-3 session, more than 40 current and emerging leaders from Iowa will learn about state and local economic development initiatives and the state’s manufacturing industry, tour Greene County businesses and speak with area and statewide leaders. This is the second time Jefferson has hosted the Leadership Iowa program; the first was the healthcare session in 1993. Continue reading Leadership Iowa selects Greene County for November session

Corn harvest two weeks behind average

Rainfall during the week slowed down harvest allowing Iowa farmers 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Oct. 1, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Although there were wet field conditions in parts of the state, activities for the week included harvesting corn for grain and soybeans, seeding cover crops, and finishing the last cutting of hay. Continue reading Corn harvest two weeks behind average

Greene Co homecoming royalty named

Haley Hall, Jordan Patterson

Haley Hall and Jordan Patterson were crowned as Greene County High School’s homecoming queen and king on the second floor balcony of the courthouse Friday afternoon.

They were crowned by 2016 homecoming queen Olivia Hansen. Doug Rieder was emcee for the coronation.

Homecoming festivities will wrap up Friday night with a football game against the Boone Toreadors, who are 5-0 on the season. A parking lot party is planned for high school students at the school after the game. Continue reading Greene Co homecoming royalty named

Rippey gym, GJ softball field to be taken out of school use

The Greene County Schools board of education at its Sept. 20 meeting took steps to end the responsibility and cost of two athletic facilities, and also agreed to an increase in the rent the district pays to use another facility.

In separate actions, the board voted to discontinue use of the Rippey gymnasium and the Grand Junction softball field. Continue reading Rippey gym, GJ softball field to be taken out of school use

Grace Geisler, Jake Berns homecoming royalty at P-C

Homecoming queen Grace Geisler, homecoming king Jake Berns

Grace Geisler and Jake Berns were crowned as Paton-Churdan homecoming queen and king at a coronation on Sunday.

Themed dress-up days are continuing this week as both P-C and Greene County celebrate their homecomings.

Students from both schools will share many activities. The  Greene County cheerleaders will hold a jersey auction Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Greene County fairgrounds, with a bonfire following the auction. Continue reading Grace Geisler, Jake Berns homecoming royalty at P-C

Jeff council hears resident’s concerns, handles several agenda items

The municipal golf course and transparency of the golf course budget was discussed during the open forum at the start of the Jefferson city council meeting Tuesday.

Resident Denny Lautner voiced his concerns about the municipal golf course, calling it “a place for the rich to play and party at city taxpayers’ expense.” He questioned the employment of manager Micah Destival, whose permanent residence is not in Jefferson, and he questioned why reports of golf course expenses and revenues aren’t published. Continue reading Jeff council hears resident’s concerns, handles several agenda items