Grant winners pose Monday for a group photo following the 12th annual Greene County Community Foundation Grant Awards Celebration. A record amount was handed out.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com And just like that, the Greene County community was $179,500 richer.
Staff report The city of Jefferson will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to gather input from residents about a proposal to close the railroad crossing at North Wilson Avenue. Since construction of the Elm Street overpass in 2012, use of the crossing has declined, according to the city.
Wild Rose filed an application in February with the Iowa Racing and Gaming for a casino development in Cedar Rapids. The filing references success in Jefferson in making the case for a proposed $40-million casino in Cedar Rapids, the state’s second-largest city.
By DOUGLAS BURNSd.burns@carrollspaper.com Wild Rose Jefferson has pulled customers from at least 30 states since opening in the summer of 2015.
In 1966, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis joined forces to create a modern big band that plays every Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York City to this day. A new book examines the history of the Grammy-winning band, which includes members of Jefferson’s Oatts family. In an added twist, the book’s co-author, Eric Allen, studied saxophone under family patriarch Jack Oatts in Jefferson. PHOTO BY CHUCK STEWART • INSET: Dick Oatts, a 1971 graduate of Jefferson Community High School, takes a
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com
Photo: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
By JARED STRONGj.strong@carrollspaper.com The owner of Doc’s Stadium Bar and Grill will pay an $8,000 fine, lose his privilege to hunt for a year and forfeit a shotgun and one of the largest bucks ever shot in the state because he poached the deer, court records show.
Kim Weaver spoke last year to about a dozen people at Greene Bean Coffee in Jefferson. Weaver touted industrial hemp, student loan debt reform as a way to increase the number of mental health providers and an overall need to return to civility. “You send me to Washington,” Weaver said, “you’re going to get somebody who treats people with dignity, not disdain.” JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTO
By DOUGLAS BURNSd.burns@carrollspaper.com A senior-citizens advocate from Sheldon is sizing up a potential second bid for Congress in the sweeping 4th District.
Grant winners pose Monday for a group photo following the 12th annual Greene County Community Foundation Grant Awards Celebration. A record amount was handed out.
Wild Rose filed an application in February with the Iowa Racing and Gaming for a casino development in Cedar Rapids. The filing references success in Jefferson in making the case for a proposed $40-million casino in Cedar Rapids, the state’s second-largest city.
In 1966, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis joined forces to create a modern big band that plays every Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York City to this day. A new book examines the history of the Grammy-winning band, which includes members of Jefferson’s Oatts family. In an added twist, the book’s co-author, Eric Allen, studied saxophone under family patriarch Jack Oatts in Jefferson. PHOTO BY CHUCK STEWART • INSET: Dick Oatts, a 1971 graduate of Jefferson Community High School, takes a
Photo: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Kim Weaver spoke last year to about a dozen people at Greene Bean Coffee in Jefferson. Weaver touted industrial hemp, student loan debt reform as a way to increase the number of mental health providers and an overall need to return to civility. “You send me to Washington,” Weaver said, “you’re going to get somebody who treats people with dignity, not disdain.” JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTO

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Ruth “Elaine” Parker, 81, of Manly, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a serious illness.

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