“I’d like to think that I provided a service that went above and beyond,” says retiring rural mail carrier Mike Piepel, closing the door of a mailbox on Grimmell Road for perhaps the last time. “Hopefully people got their money’s worth.” ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com The plaque welcoming Mike Piepel to the U.S. Postal Service’s “Million Mile Club” reads, “For Attaining 1,000,000 Miles or 30 Years of Safe Driving Without a Preventable Incident.”
Matthew Fiedler’s life has taken him from Jefferson-Scranton High School to a meat-packing plant in Perry to a job with NASA and now to the forefront of 3-D printing. In 3-D printing, physical objects are made one layer at a time using plastic filament.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com Speaking in 2015 to The Jefferson Herald, Matthew Fiedler floated a vision of the future that made him sound like a cross between Willy Wonka and a character in a Ray Bradbury book.
County Recorder Marcia Tasler grabs a book containing deeds off the shelf in her office’s vault. A $100,000 project would digitize some 91,000 land records dating back to 1854 and make them available online. “It’s the world we’re in now,” she says. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com When James H. Phillips affixed his John Hancock to Greene County’s first real estate transaction on Sept. 9, 1854, it was assumed that his signature would stand the test of time. And it has, 163 years and counting.
Two school teachers are leaving their jobs to open Natural Wonders Learning Center, under construction on Westwood Drive.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com You’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice the construction work quietly underway on a little rise of land nestled between trees on Westwood Drive.
Jefferson residents Jan and Roger Aegerter journeyed in December through the Drake Passage to Antarctica, the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth, where they encountered 70 mph gusts of wind. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com Visiting Antarctica is sort of like traveling back in time — and as anyone who knows anything about time travel can tell you, that’s a mighty fragile endeavor.
By RICK MORAIN For The Jefferson Herald Some area voters have reported confusion about the two upcoming school bond issue elections of area interest.
“I’d like to think that I provided a service that went above and beyond,” says retiring rural mail carrier Mike Piepel, closing the door of a mailbox on Grimmell Road for perhaps the last time. “Hopefully people got their money’s worth.” ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
Matthew Fiedler’s life has taken him from Jefferson-Scranton High School to a meat-packing plant in Perry to a job with NASA and now to the forefront of 3-D printing. In 3-D printing, physical objects are made one layer at a time using plastic filament.
County Recorder Marcia Tasler grabs a book containing deeds off the shelf in her office’s vault. A $100,000 project would digitize some 91,000 land records dating back to 1854 and make them available online. “It’s the world we’re in now,” she says. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
Two school teachers are leaving their jobs to open Natural Wonders Learning Center, under construction on Westwood Drive.
Jefferson residents Jan and Roger Aegerter journeyed in December through the Drake Passage to Antarctica, the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth, where they encountered 70 mph gusts of wind. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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