K-9 Leo rests after practicing bite-work with Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Williams, his handler, and Deputy Sheriff Dave Kersey. Leo joined the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in January.
By MAKAYLA TENDALLm.tendall@beeherald.com If you’re hiding drugs in your car and aren’t cooperating with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, here’s some advice — stay calm or keep your eyes at waist level and watch for an angry German shepherd.
Greene County farmer and landowner Kim Rueter lets go of a balloon Thursday during the groundbreaking ceremony for the $40 million Wild Rose Jefferson casino on what had been his ground. It was Rueter who first pitched the idea of a casino in Greene County.
By ANDREW McGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com The Town and Country Band was still playing “Big Spender” Thursday afternoon underneath a tent as plumes of diesel smoke rose from the heavy machinery at the northwest corner of Highways 30 and 4.
Rich Osborne created a mix of Guatemalan, Mexican and Brazilian coffee beans that has been popular with customers at his local coffeeshop. Known as the Bell Tower Blend, Osborne will donate $2 of every bag sold to the Bell Tower Foundation to enhance the Bell Tower.
By MAKAYLA TENDALLm.tendall@beeherald.com The chimes of the Bell Tower are as consistent in the morning routines of many Jefferson residents as their cups of coffee.
A 4-H’er struggles to lead her cow Wednesday at the Greene County Fair. The fair runs through Monday.
By MAKAYLA TENDALLm.tendall@beeherald.com Families and animals will stampede into the fairgrounds in Jefferson this week for the Greene County Fair. The fair will feature a kids’ area this year, which fair board secretary Doug Hawn said will provide activities for toddlers.
By MAKAYLA TENDALLm.tendall@beeherald.com The buzz of bees in Jefferson may soon be accompanied by the squawk of chickens after resident Joyce Allender asked the city council Tuesday to consider allowing chickens within city limits.
Jacob Peterson (back right) might have been homeless after his mom moved away for drug treatment if not for the Matt Roberts family of Jefferson. The Roberts family took in their son’s friend when his mother moved to Clarion.
By MAKAYLA TENDALLm.tendall@beeherald.com The cities in Greene County are often perceived as sleepy towns nestled amid cornfields where there’s little hardship and more boredom.
K-9 Leo rests after practicing bite-work with Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Williams, his handler, and Deputy Sheriff Dave Kersey. Leo joined the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in January.
Greene County farmer and landowner Kim Rueter lets go of a balloon Thursday during the groundbreaking ceremony for the $40 million Wild Rose Jefferson casino on what had been his ground. It was Rueter who first pitched the idea of a casino in Greene County.
Rich Osborne created a mix of Guatemalan, Mexican and Brazilian coffee beans that has been popular with customers at his local coffeeshop. Known as the Bell Tower Blend, Osborne will donate $2 of every bag sold to the Bell Tower Foundation to enhance the Bell Tower.
A 4-H’er struggles to lead her cow Wednesday at the Greene County Fair. The fair runs through Monday.
Jacob Peterson (back right) might have been homeless after his mom moved away for drug treatment if not for the Matt Roberts family of Jefferson. The Roberts family took in their son’s friend when his mother moved to Clarion.

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A service for Velda Josephine DeMoss was held 3:00 p.m., July 18, at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Visitation was held after 1:00 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. on July 18, at the church.

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