The $2.1 million childcare facility, the Children's Center is set to open Sept. 26. Pictured are several instrumental project engineers, from left: Bill Monroe, fundraising chair, Sam Harding, head of construction, Children's Center assistant director Lisa Beyerink, executive director Cherie Cerveny and Children's Center board co-president, Jacque Andrew.  JEFFERSON HERALD | BRANDON HURLEY
Special to the Jefferson Herald After years of planning and more than 12 months of construction despite some supply chain delays, the new childcare center at 306 South Vine in Jefferson is ready to open its doors on Monday, September 26.  
Robert Kinnick
By Brandon Hurley Managing Editornews@beeherald.com
Just a few years removed from a heart transplant, Glenn Grotluschen swam 140 miles at the Jefferson municipal pool this summer.  PHOTO SUBMITTED
By Denise O’Brien Van Special to the Jefferson Herald A new heart didn’t slow him down, only pushed him harder. Greene County local Glenn Grotluschen swam 140.2 miles this summer, back and forth across the 25-yard width of Jefferson’s municipal outdoor pool.
U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (center) first hosted a meet-and-greet Sept. 7 at Greene Bean Coffee in front of a significant gathering, which lasted for roughly 75 minutes. She then hopped over to the Bell Tower for a bird's eye view of the town, mingling with Jefferson Chamber staff members and other important figures.  JEFFERSON HERALD | BRANDON
By SARAH STORTZ and BRANDON HURLEY JEFFERSON HERALD Just a few months away from the midterms  — where she’ll run in a highly contested election — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne visited Greene Bean Coffee in Jefferson to speak with constituents about her campaign.
The $2.1 million childcare facility, the Children's Center is set to open Sept. 26. Pictured are several instrumental project engineers, from left: Bill Monroe, fundraising chair, Sam Harding, head of construction, Children's Center assistant director Lisa Beyerink, executive director Cherie Cerveny and Children's Center board co-president, Jacque Andrew.  JEFFERSON HERALD | BRANDON HURLEY
Robert Kinnick
Just a few years removed from a heart transplant, Glenn Grotluschen swam 140 miles at the Jefferson municipal pool this summer.  PHOTO SUBMITTED
U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (center) first hosted a meet-and-greet Sept. 7 at Greene Bean Coffee in front of a significant gathering, which lasted for roughly 75 minutes. She then hopped over to the Bell Tower for a bird's eye view of the town, mingling with Jefferson Chamber staff members and other important figures.  JEFFERSON HERALD | BRANDON
The construction of the new Greene County animal shelter in the local business park is expected to be complete late this fall. A grand opening will be held next summer.  PHOTO SUBMITTED

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Vern LaVere Derry, first child born to Melvin Vern Derry and Lorene Yvonne Johnson Derry, was born Feb. 5, 1931 on their farm in Boone County, Iowa.

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