“Tolerant was my father,” says Dale Hanaman, pictured outside his barn near Rippey. “To be anti-racist is what we need to be about.” A retired United Methodist minister, Hanaman has been leading silent marches each week around the Greene County courthouse in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Hanaman’s weekly protests have drawn their share of ire. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com The only image of Jesus that Dale Hanaman ever knew growing up was of a light-skinned, long-haired, blue-eyed man in a white robe with a beard.
A crowd waits in line to enter Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson on June 1, the first day it reopened. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
By JAKE WEBSTER For The Jefferson Herald The day Wild Rose Casino & Resort reopened in Jefferson last month after a 75-day closure because of COVID-19, a line of 140 people waited to get into the popular regional entertainment venue.
The golden years: Steve and Karen McCoy, of Jefferson, will observe their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday. Fifty years ago, they were selected as the “local bridal couple of 1970” by Jefferson newspaper readers. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com In retrospect, 1970 is generally remembered as a fairly bleak year:
By RICK MORAIN For The Jefferson Herald The Greene County Community School District board of education approved a change order at its June 17 meeting for a decrease of $72,447 on the high school/career academy construction project. Most of the decrease was related to the amount estimated for excavation.
Lori Pietig
Special to The Jefferson Herald  CARROLL — Lori Pietig has been named St. Anthony Regional Hospital’s first-ever cancer services director.  Pietig, who has served St. Anthony for more than 16 years, will transition to her new role this summer.
A male scarlet tanager lights up the green vegetation in Matt Wetrich’s yard like a neon sign.
Text and photos by Jefferson resident Matt Wetrich (all photos taken in his yard) This spring was one for the record books. With everyone spending more time at home, the popularity in bird-watching has seen major growth.
“Tolerant was my father,” says Dale Hanaman, pictured outside his barn near Rippey. “To be anti-racist is what we need to be about.” A retired United Methodist minister, Hanaman has been leading silent marches each week around the Greene County courthouse in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Hanaman’s weekly protests have drawn their share of ire. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
A crowd waits in line to enter Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson on June 1, the first day it reopened. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The golden years: Steve and Karen McCoy, of Jefferson, will observe their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday. Fifty years ago, they were selected as the “local bridal couple of 1970” by Jefferson newspaper readers. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Lori Pietig
A male scarlet tanager lights up the green vegetation in Matt Wetrich’s yard like a neon sign.

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Ronald Dale Lawson, 80, of Boone, passed away surrounded by family on July 6.

He was born on April 11, 1940, in Webster County, the son of Wayne and Arlene Lawson. 

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