‘Our Wilsons & Lincoln’ will salute the statue’s 100 years

Celebration at Greene County courthouse Sunday, Nov. 11

An inspiring story of how the unique statue of President Abraham Lincoln was commissioned, placed and dedicated on the Greene County Courthouse square 100 years ago will be told again on Sunday, Nov. 11, in a 2 pm program in the courthouse rotunda in Jefferson. Continue reading ‘Our Wilsons & Lincoln’ will salute the statue’s 100 years

Jeff residents asked to complete survey

Answers will be used to update city’s comprehensive plan

The city of Jefferson, in cooperation with Region XII Council of Governments, is preparing an update to the city’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a strategic plan for the growth and development of the city.

Part of the planning process includes a public opinion survey. Completing the  survey will help to identify strengths and weaknesses in the community and what services are most
important to local residents. Continue reading Jeff residents asked to complete survey

Harvest still behind but dry weather helped

Iowa farmers had a good week for harvesting with 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 28, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Taking advantage of the dry conditions, activities for the week included harvesting corn and soybeans, baling stalks, anhydrous and manure application, fall tillage, and planting cover crops. Continue reading Harvest still behind but dry weather helped

Candidates coming to Jefferson

Greene  County voters have three opportunities to meet candidates this week.

Gov Kim Reynolds

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, who is running for election,  will be in Jefferson at Dunkers by Matt Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 11:30 am  as part of her Keep Iowa Moving tour.

The event is free. Persons planning to attend are asked to register for the event by clicking here.

Deidre DeJear

Deidre DeJear,  Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, will be in Jefferson Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Milwaukee Road depot on E. Lincoln Way to meet and talk with voters.

A light lunch will be served by Greene County Democrats. All voters are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sen Rita Hart

Sen Rita Hart, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, will be in Jefferson at Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:45 to 12:45 at the Milwaukee Road Depot , to meet and talk with voters.

All voters are invited and encouraged to attend.

Adopt-a-Family gearing up for Christmas

Greene County Adopt-a-Family’s Christmas Campaign is underway.

Registration forms are available at New Opportunities Family Development Center at 1401 N. Elm in Jefferson. This is the only location for forms. “We are continuing to develop our partnership with New Opportunities with the goal of having one central location for Greene County where programs such as Christmas Food baskets and Operation Warm Hearts can be serviced. This means families may only need to make one stop to register for available assistance,” stated an AAF board member. Continue reading Adopt-a-Family gearing up for Christmas

Land for new school purchased at a bargain price

During the lead-up to the bond referendum for Greene County Schools’ new high school and career academy, banker Sid Jones declined to name the purchase price of the land, but said people would be surprised it wasn’t more.

The last corn crop was harvested from the site last month and the sale was closed. The school district paid Mike and Kathy Bravard $1,459,868 for the entire 80-acre parcel, or $18,248 per acre. The Bravards have purchased other farmland with sale proceeds as part of a 1031 exchange. Continue reading Land for new school purchased at a bargain price

Jeff council handles urban renewal plans, looks at year-end financial summary

Post includes live link to city financial summary

The Jefferson city council held two public hearings at which no one spoke and approved an amendment to the city’s urban renewal plan and a development agreement with Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, L.C.

The action was taken at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Continue reading Jeff council handles urban renewal plans, looks at year-end financial summary