Then-manager Dennis Lynch assembles the 35mm print of the original “Star Wars” onto the platter system at the Sierra Theatre in Jefferson in August 1977. TOP: Lynch sketched these images Labor Day weekend of 1976 based on what he saw at the World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, where he also met a still-unknown Mark Hamill. “Star Wars” wouldn’t hit theaters until May 25, 1977. Today, early images like these would break the internet.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com These days, being a “Star Wars” fan is no more bizarre — no more or less ostracizing — than being a fan of the Cyclones or Hawkeyes.
Work on the new Paton City Hall is underway behind the public library. Structural construction will begin next week. BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
By BRANDON HURLEYb.hurley@beeherald.com PATON — The concrete base is set and excitement throughout one Greene County town is brewing. Paton is getting a new City Hall.
By BRANDON HURLEY Sports editor  sports@beeherald.com @BrandonJHurley   --- The most successful football team in Jefferson history embodied its rural Iowa community.
Live long and prosper: “The most ‘Star Trek’-y thing in town is the Mahanay Tower,” says Aaron Harberts, executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery,” the first new “Trek” series in more than a decade. Harberts, whose parents live in Jefferson, recently had some fun by dropping Jefferson, Iowa, into the show, which takes place in the 23rd century. Coincidentally, both “Star Trek” and the Bell Tower originated in the same year, 1966. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com Over the course of five decades, the “Star Trek” franchise has introduced its share of exotic locales.
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Then-manager Dennis Lynch assembles the 35mm print of the original “Star Wars” onto the platter system at the Sierra Theatre in Jefferson in August 1977. TOP: Lynch sketched these images Labor Day weekend of 1976 based on what he saw at the World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, where he also met a still-unknown Mark Hamill. “Star Wars” wouldn’t hit theaters until May 25, 1977. Today, early images like these would break the internet.
What fun is raking leaves if you’re not going to jump into them at some point? Greene County High School students (from left) Serenity Blair, Janelle Brophy, Caytlyn Adamson, Kara Reed and Kolton Showers take the leap Nov. 2 in a yard on West Washington Street. The high school has kept a good thing going now for 20 years. What started in 1997 with the school’s Interact Club raking 15-20 yards has turned into an afternoon of service for the student body and staff. Students on Nov. 2 raked 134 total yards in
Work on the new Paton City Hall is underway behind the public library. Structural construction will begin next week. BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
Live long and prosper: “The most ‘Star Trek’-y thing in town is the Mahanay Tower,” says Aaron Harberts, executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery,” the first new “Trek” series in more than a decade. Harberts, whose parents live in Jefferson, recently had some fun by dropping Jefferson, Iowa, into the show, which takes place in the 23rd century. Coincidentally, both “Star Trek” and the Bell Tower originated in the same year, 1966. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
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Dennis Kay Brelsford, son of Kenneth Wayne Brelsford and Goldie Mary Lansing Brelsford, was born at Kings Daughters Hospital in Perry, Iowa April 20, 1945.

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