Allie Powell, a Greene County Ambulance EMT, dons one of the powered, air-purifying respirators, or PAPRs, available to local medics amid the pandemic. “Any call,” says Michele Madsen, Greene County Ambulance director, “could become exactly that: a Covid call.” ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Paramedics and EMTs didn’t always wear latex gloves. It’s now just protocol — few patients, if any, would feel as if medics are implying they have HIV. The same can’t yet be said for respirators.
“We do need to wear masks. We do need to be smart. You don’t have to be real old to have this thing knock you down a couple of pegs,” says Wiltsie Cretsinger, an area businessman who serves as district director for Republican Congressman Steve King.
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com He knew them by their eyes. 
Vivian Autenreith is pictured with one of her many elementary classes in Jefferson. (Take note of the mechanical Santa Claus display still in the school district’s possession.) A member of the Jefferson High School Class of 1932, Autenreith taught from 1948 to 1977. Before her death in 1991, Autenreith created a trust in honor of her only son, Rory. Its assets were distributed recently to the Greene County Community Center and the Greene County Medical Center.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Vivian Autenreith made just $183 a month as an elementary teacher in Jefferson during the 1949-50 school year. Seventy years later, her true worth can at last be revealed.
Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds (left) and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., interact in Jefferson during opening festivities in 2019 for Accenture’s $1.8 million Forge. Khanna has now introduced legislation to bridge the nation’s tech divide. “When we had manufacturing, we were connected,” he says. “That’s not the case right now with technology. If Google or Apple do well, it doesn’t necessarily translate into wealth generation across the country.” HERALD FILE PHOTO
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com
Grand Junction resident Ralph Miller poses with wife Jiang Wei in 2017 at the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty in the Gobi Desert. As an “international snowbird,” Miller and his wife spend their winters in her native China, a routine trip that was complicated this year by the onslaught of COVID-19. Their planned return to Iowa never happened.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com At first, Ralph Miller was truly stranded in China as flights were canceled and borders closed in response to the pandemic. Then a weird thing happened.
Longtime Greene County Recorder Marcia Tasler (right) retired from office on Saturday. County supervisors recently appointed Tasler’s deputy recorder, Deb McDonald (left), to succeed her. McDonald was sworn in on Monday over Zoom because she was home with COVID-19. HERALD FILE PHOTO
By RICK MORAIN For The Jefferson Herald Greene County recorded a first at Monday’s meeting of the county board of supervisors when Deb McDonald, recently the county’s deputy recorder, was sworn in electronically over Zoom as the new Greene County recorder, succeeding Marcia Tasler.
Allie Powell, a Greene County Ambulance EMT, dons one of the powered, air-purifying respirators, or PAPRs, available to local medics amid the pandemic. “Any call,” says Michele Madsen, Greene County Ambulance director, “could become exactly that: a Covid call.” ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
“We do need to wear masks. We do need to be smart. You don’t have to be real old to have this thing knock you down a couple of pegs,” says Wiltsie Cretsinger, an area businessman who serves as district director for Republican Congressman Steve King.
Vivian Autenreith is pictured with one of her many elementary classes in Jefferson. (Take note of the mechanical Santa Claus display still in the school district’s possession.) A member of the Jefferson High School Class of 1932, Autenreith taught from 1948 to 1977. Before her death in 1991, Autenreith created a trust in honor of her only son, Rory. Its assets were distributed recently to the Greene County Community Center and the Greene County Medical Center.
Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds (left) and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., interact in Jefferson during opening festivities in 2019 for Accenture’s $1.8 million Forge. Khanna has now introduced legislation to bridge the nation’s tech divide. “When we had manufacturing, we were connected,” he says. “That’s not the case right now with technology. If Google or Apple do well, it doesn’t necessarily translate into wealth generation across the country.” HERALD FILE PHOTO
Grand Junction resident Ralph Miller poses with wife Jiang Wei in 2017 at the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty in the Gobi Desert. As an “international snowbird,” Miller and his wife spend their winters in her native China, a routine trip that was complicated this year by the onslaught of COVID-19. Their planned return to Iowa never happened.
Longtime Greene County Recorder Marcia Tasler (right) retired from office on Saturday. County supervisors recently appointed Tasler’s deputy recorder, Deb McDonald (left), to succeed her. McDonald was sworn in on Monday over Zoom because she was home with COVID-19. HERALD FILE PHOTO

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Our beloved Dolores “Dee” Richey, age 89, passed peacefully Nov. 20 at the Long-Term Care unit inside Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson due to natural causes.

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