Congressional candidate Paschen in Jeff Dec. 5

Dr John Paschen

Dr John Paschen, Democratic candidate for U. S. Representative Iowa 4th District, will be in Jefferson to speak and meet with members of the community on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 pm at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens Welcome Center,  202 E Lincoln Way in Jefferson.

Paschen, from Ames, is a well-known pediatrician there. He is particularly interested in hearing from the Greene County community about agricultural and rural communities’ issues. Continue reading Congressional candidate Paschen in Jeff Dec. 5

Thank you!

I want to send out a sincere Thank You to the woman who helped cover the cost of two used tires for my truck on Nov. 9 at McAtee Tire. By her doing that it allowed me to go visit my Army buddy who I had deployed with to Iraq in 2007. If she hadn’t helped me out I would’ve had to cancel those plans for safety reasons.

Again I want to send out a HUGE Thank You.

Sincerely,
Forrest Shady

Touring with a friend in the know

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

I spent two days in Boston with my own tour guide, a friend who had lived thereabouts for 40 years. It was a privilege following her around. Being led by someone I know who knows everything about the streets we traveled is the best way to learn a new city. She was good at pointing out the obvious – the obvious being what tourists never see even though it’s right in front of us. Continue reading Touring with a friend in the know

Letter to the editor – Joan Conroy

To the editor –

Sitting in my comfortable propane heated house situated on glacial till left by the Wisconsin Glacier, I am pondering the global warming fears generated by Al Gore.
Thanks to Dr Roy G Spencer I will sleep quite well tonight. For only $3.99, I was able to download Dr. Spencer’s book “An Inconvenient Deception – How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy”. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Joan Conroy

Bully

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

I had a column ready to go for this week’s edition of GreeneCountyNewsOnline when I heard that a small town north of Sacramento, a rural area, was shot up by somebody or somebodies (early news as I write this), and I decided that I’m pretty much sick to death that there are people out there who are as angry as our President and are willing to shoot unaware babies, children, teens, parents, grands, to let us know how angry they are. Continue reading Bully

A better way to get there

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

Daydreaming is a time-honored endeavor. It’s invention time, it’s poetry time, it’s take-a-break time, it’s wasting time, it’s probably been going on since the first hominoids had a chance to relax for a minute when the local Giganotosaurus (length 47 feet, weight 8 tons) was way on the other side of the swamp.

I like futuristic daydreaming, as in what will the world be like in a hundred years, and how fun it will be to astral travel. Continue reading A better way to get there

A different kind of roof art

Challenging Greene County to go green

~by Colleen O’Brien

Clean energy is the buzz phrase, especially since our government bowed out of the Paris Climate Accord that was signed by 195 countries.

Bad news came out this past Monday from “The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin,” the UN weather agency’s annual report. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year, 10 to 20 times faster than it was thought to be adding up when the Paris Accord was being written in 2015 and since it went into effect in November of 2016. Continue reading A different kind of roof art

Letter to the editor – Barb Labate, American Legion Post 11

Winners will earn scholarship money, chance to compete in national finals

Dear Parents of Greene County High School and homeschooled students,

High school students of Greene County High School and homeschooled students have been invited by the local Post #11 of the American Legion to compete in the 81st annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Barb Labate, American Legion Post 11

‘Humbility’

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

Humbility is a made-up word. It either belongs to Mr. Rogers, inveterate in his coining of new offerings for a dictionary, or I just made it up. Humbility sounds like him, and he might have defined it in his kind, Mr. Rogers manner as “the way you are when you’re not acting like you’re better than somebody else.” Continue reading ‘Humbility’

Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations told

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced new Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations Tuesday. The recommendations are a major step forward in achieving the Reynolds/Gregg administration’s No. 1 goal: 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025. In order to achieve that goal, an additional 127,700 Iowans need to earn post-secondary degrees and other credentials. Continue reading Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations told

Letter to the editor – Bruce Banister

To the editor,

Dick Finch’s recent letter made many, many good points.

So much of our taxes, often disguised as “grants”, are going to pay for pie in the sky projects. Vision 2020 should have taken a trip to Dr. Terry Brown’s office for a check up before squandering $98,000 on a “study” which suggests we build a sports complex with three or four basketball courts, a water park and a beer garden. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Bruce Banister