Hot August Night returns Aug. 10

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Hot August Night returns to the courthouse square and the surrounding Jefferson streets this Thursday, Aug. 10. All types of hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and tractors will be on display from 5 to 8 pm.

All vehicles that registered for the 2016 show, which was cancelled due to rain, are automatically registered for the 2017 show. Registrations should be picked up before 6:30 that evening. Continue reading Hot August Night returns Aug. 10

More hogs

Putting up one hog confinement building with a capacity that doesn’t require a review by the county supervisors and then “expanding” the “existing” facility has become fairly routine.

The county supervisors will review a master matrix for an expansion of a facility on G Ave south of 250th St in Section 24 of Scranton Township next Monday. Luke Skalla put up the first building there less than a year ago.

A public hearing on the construction permit is slated for the board’s meeting Monday, Aug. 14, at 9 am.

Chamber changes name, appoints event & tourism director

The Greene County Chamber is changing its name to Greene County Chamber & Tourism as part of an ongoing “Reinvent Yourself” campaign.

“The Greene County Chamber & Tourism board has recognized the opportunity to be the leader of tourism to Greene County and has changed its name to reflect an additional competency to our community services” said Chamber & Tourism board president Ora Stevens. Continue reading Chamber changes name, appoints event & tourism director

Work on the second of three bridges starts soon

On 210th St, the old Lincoln Highway |GCNO photo

Construction of a new bridge on County Road E-39 (210th St) near Ralston, a bridge county engineer Wade Weiss described as “a horrible structure,” will begin soon.

The county supervisors on Monday approved the resolution to close the road from Highway 30 to B Ave. Murphy Heavy Contracting of Anita has 50 working days to complete the project once work begins. Weiss said the road will not be closed until he has a definite start date. Continue reading Work on the second of three bridges starts soon

Road signage a topic for sheriff, supes

The secondary roads department will review the signage on 217th St near Grand Junction, the “unofficial” north detour around the Highway 30 overpass, after sheriff Jack Williams reported three or four cars going in the ditch there each week. The road makes a sharp curve to the north, and several miss the turn and end up in the ditch, the sheriff said.

Before engineer Wade Weiss arrived at the supervisors’ meeting Monday Williams asked if the road could be closed, saying it is dangerous. Supervisor Dawn Rudolph questioned if that was enough cause to close a road, and board chair John Muir suggested better signage was needed. Continue reading Road signage a topic for sheriff, supes