“The building is terrible,” City Councilman Dave Sloan says of the Greene County Animal Shelter. Still, Sloan faces an uphill battle to convince the rest of the council a new shelter is a priority. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com The only thing that might make a visit to the Greene County Animal Shelter more depressing is if they had Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” playing over a speaker on a loop, like in those gut-wrenching ASPCA ads on TV.
Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell (right) speaks with Jefferson-area crop-and-livestock farmer Bill Frederick Tuesday morning.
By DOUGLAS BURNSd.burns@carrollspaper.com One of the leading Democratic candidates for governor walked a Jefferson farm, talking environmental and economic challenges, before fielding questions in the old Milwaukee Depot before a crowd of nearly 60 people for much of midday Tuesday.
Shari Minnehan, director of the Churdan Public Library, overlooks books that will need to be moved to make way for a $350,000 expansion and renovation of the library. The library raised enough money for the project “one spaghetti supper at a time,” Minnehan says. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com The Churdan Public Library is proof that the longer you live somewhere, the more stuff you accumulate.
“This would be a catalyst for the entire community,” says Chris Deal, the local resident who put Jefferson on Pillar Technology’s radar. With its potential renovation of the century-old former IOOF building, Pillar would also bring an entirely new workplace culture to Greene County: The company’s Des Moines office boasts taps with local craft brews and an in-house chef. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Staff report Jefferson  has won the maximum amount possible — $100,000 — from the Iowa Economic Development Authority toward rehabilitation of the former IOOF building on East State Street to make way for a software development firm.
Landus Cooperative has announced its support for the regional career academy approved this week by voters.   The cooperative’s board of directors late Thursday announced a five-year pledge to the career academy totaling $50,000, calling it an innovative approach to recruiting, educating and retaining area talent.
“The building is terrible,” City Councilman Dave Sloan says of the Greene County Animal Shelter. Still, Sloan faces an uphill battle to convince the rest of the council a new shelter is a priority. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell (right) speaks with Jefferson-area crop-and-livestock farmer Bill Frederick Tuesday morning.
Shari Minnehan, director of the Churdan Public Library, overlooks books that will need to be moved to make way for a $350,000 expansion and renovation of the library. The library raised enough money for the project “one spaghetti supper at a time,” Minnehan says. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
“This would be a catalyst for the entire community,” says Chris Deal, the local resident who put Jefferson on Pillar Technology’s radar. With its potential renovation of the century-old former IOOF building, Pillar would also bring an entirely new workplace culture to Greene County: The company’s Des Moines office boasts taps with local craft brews and an in-house chef. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD

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