Greene County running back Colby Kafer (2) is enjoying a career year during the 2019 season, having tallied 1,038 rushing yards (3rd in 2A) and 10 touchdowns, guiding the Rams to a 7-0 record and a number five ranking.  BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
By BRANDON HURLEY Sports Editor sports@beeherald.com @BrandonJHurley ---- Not much impresses Greene County’s Colby Kafer. 
Great Scott! Troy Powers holds both a nonworking replica he made of the hoverboard from “Back to the Future Part II” (left) and the real thing that’s under development in his garage. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com
Iowa State University Hall of Fame linebacker and former San Diego Charger Dennis Gibson shows off his ticket Oct. 3 for the first legal sports bet at Wild Rose Casino. The former Cyclone put $500 down for ISU to cover the spread against TCU on Saturday. BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com Iowa State University hall-of-famer Dennis Gibson, a fan favorite in the 1980s, placed the inaugural wager at Wild Rose Jefferson’s new sports-betting operation. On, of course, his alma mater.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Rocked by a financial meltdown, the name Genesis Development will cease to exist after Oct. 27, as most of its services become the responsibility of a similar, Maquoketa-based organization.
“I just want the same respect any officer wants,” says Ashley Wilson, the first female officer to join the ranks of the Jefferson Police Department. Wilson’s presence in the department stands to be positive, according to research that shows women officers nationally have fewer use-of-force and citizen complaints. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Ashley Wilson isn’t unlike scores of other moms.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Greene County is partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh to pilot a suicide prevention program aimed at the entire community.
Greene County running back Colby Kafer (2) is enjoying a career year during the 2019 season, having tallied 1,038 rushing yards (3rd in 2A) and 10 touchdowns, guiding the Rams to a 7-0 record and a number five ranking.  BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
Great Scott! Troy Powers holds both a nonworking replica he made of the hoverboard from “Back to the Future Part II” (left) and the real thing that’s under development in his garage. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Iowa State University Hall of Fame linebacker and former San Diego Charger Dennis Gibson shows off his ticket Oct. 3 for the first legal sports bet at Wild Rose Casino. The former Cyclone put $500 down for ISU to cover the spread against TCU on Saturday. BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
“I just want the same respect any officer wants,” says Ashley Wilson, the first female officer to join the ranks of the Jefferson Police Department. Wilson’s presence in the department stands to be positive, according to research that shows women officers nationally have fewer use-of-force and citizen complaints. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD

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Diane Louise (Souder) Higgins, 73, died peaceful at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames on Oct. 13 surrounded by loving family and friends. 

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