“It doesn’t have to be crappy. It can be a nice town.” Dana Mayor Mandy Sims and husband Tony, a Dana city councilman, are on a crusade to save the town of Dana (pop. 71). A reroute of U.S. Highway 30 through town has called attention to the challenges they face. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com It’s been nearly 60 Septembers since U.S. Highway 30 sent hungry travelers and their thirsty cars through the heart of a Greene County business district.
By BRANDON HURLEYb.hurley@beeherald.com The movement toward a train quiet zone in Jefferson has momentarily been derailed, again, with no completion date in sight. Enthusiasm for a quiet zone has essentially evaporated, said Jefferson City Administrator Mike Palmer.
Travelin’ man: Wendell Lindahl, 91, has provoked the ire of police for taking his electric mobility scooter to congregate meals. The scooter is his only means of transportation. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com This ain’t your grandfather’s Rascal. Wendell Lindahl scoots around town on the Ferrari of electric mobility scooters.
Three generations of Deals: Jerald Deal (center) has been joined in recent years in his apple orchard by sons Benji (right) and Chris (left), holding his son Aidan, 4. For 100 years, the Deal family has been growing apples just west of Jefferson. Deal’s Orchard plays host to thousands each fall. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com After 100 years, it’s impossible to say what might actually compel the Deal family to walk away from the apple business.
Double the action: Jefferson barber Chuck Bradshaw II (left) recently welcomed his son, Charlie (right), into his downtown barbering business. The addition of a second chair at Chuck’s Barber Shop recalls the golden age of local barbershops, when there were enough heads in town to support five competing barbershops, each with two barbers. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com For the first time in a generation, Jefferson is halfway to a barbershop quartet.
A modern 42-unit affordable housing development, patterned after a successful one in Denison, is being considered by Jefferson community leaders to help solve on ongoing workforce shortage in the region. The Chicago-based developer involved in the Denison project, one that clusters family living spaces around other amenities, is reviewing options in Jefferson, said Ken Paxton, executive director of the Greene County Development Corporation. “It would fit absolutely perfectly in our community,” Paxton said T
By DOUGLAS BURNSd.burns@carrollspaper.com Greene County’s Vision 2020 Project Team has from the outset identified housing as its No. 1 priority.
“It doesn’t have to be crappy. It can be a nice town.” Dana Mayor Mandy Sims and husband Tony, a Dana city councilman, are on a crusade to save the town of Dana (pop. 71). A reroute of U.S. Highway 30 through town has called attention to the challenges they face. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
Travelin’ man: Wendell Lindahl, 91, has provoked the ire of police for taking his electric mobility scooter to congregate meals. The scooter is his only means of transportation. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Three generations of Deals: Jerald Deal (center) has been joined in recent years in his apple orchard by sons Benji (right) and Chris (left), holding his son Aidan, 4. For 100 years, the Deal family has been growing apples just west of Jefferson. Deal’s Orchard plays host to thousands each fall. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Double the action: Jefferson barber Chuck Bradshaw II (left) recently welcomed his son, Charlie (right), into his downtown barbering business. The addition of a second chair at Chuck’s Barber Shop recalls the golden age of local barbershops, when there were enough heads in town to support five competing barbershops, each with two barbers. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
A modern 42-unit affordable housing development, patterned after a successful one in Denison, is being considered by Jefferson community leaders to help solve on ongoing workforce shortage in the region. The Chicago-based developer involved in the Denison project, one that clusters family living spaces around other amenities, is reviewing options in Jefferson, said Ken Paxton, executive director of the Greene County Development Corporation. “It would fit absolutely perfectly in our community,” Paxton said T

Sports

Greene County hosted a home volleyball triangular Sept. 14 in Jefferson, playing seventh-ranked Gilbert and Carroll. Here are a few images from the night. 

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Obituaries

Harold Woodruff, 95, passed away September 12, 2017 in Jefferson, Iowa.   

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