The Bushmen (from left, Roger Dunlop, Bruce Banister, David Baller and David Williamson) will be inducted Sept. 2 into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame at Lake Okoboji, the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Associaton announced Monday. The band formed in Jefferson in 1964. As part of the induction ceremonies, the Bushmen will play together live for the first time in    52 years.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com More than 53 years ago, David Williamson mailed a mimeographed letter to the owner of Fort Dodge’s Plamor Ballroom to introduce a new rock ‘n’ roll band in Jefferson called the Bushmen.
By BRANDON HURLEYb.hurley@beeherald.com When a group of Greene County athletes entered her office last week, high school nurse Ann Hicks knew something was amiss.
A new animal shelter will be built on land just off Highway 4 in Jefferson. An adjacent dog park is back in the plan.
By BRANDON HURLEYb.hurley@beeherald.com What should have been a stress-free vacation turned disastrous upon return.
Debris covers the floor of Pizza Ranch in Jefferson the morning of Jan. 27, 2016, following an overnight fire ruled to be arson. HERALD FILE PHOTO
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com Nearly two years after arson closed Jefferson’s Pizza Ranch, insulation in the ceiling still smells like the coat of someone who’s been sitting around a campfire.
Home for the holidays: Don Harrington (left), pictured with wife Chizuru and their daughter Mia (baby son Jack was napping), is home on leave with the U.S. Navy Reserve from Djibouti in Africa.
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com When Don Harrington first learned he would be deployed to Africa, he naturally figured it might have something to do with keeping Somalia’s infamous pirates in line. After all, why else would the military need a submariner in Africa?
Constructed a decade ago by local landowners, the Hardin Hilltop Wind Farm was the first wind farm in Greene County. At the end of 2016, the county was home to 32 wind turbines. By this time next year, there will be 158. HERALD FILE PHOTO
By ANDREW MCGINNa.mcginn@beeherald.com Jay Thompson always wanted to settle down on an acreage, and 15 years ago he bought four acres north of Dana for just that day. He now doubts he’ll ever build a new house on his land, which has been engulfed by towering wind turbines.
The Bushmen (from left, Roger Dunlop, Bruce Banister, David Baller and David Williamson) will be inducted Sept. 2 into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame at Lake Okoboji, the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Associaton announced Monday. The band formed in Jefferson in 1964. As part of the induction ceremonies, the Bushmen will play together live for the first time in    52 years.
A new animal shelter will be built on land just off Highway 4 in Jefferson. An adjacent dog park is back in the plan.
Debris covers the floor of Pizza Ranch in Jefferson the morning of Jan. 27, 2016, following an overnight fire ruled to be arson. HERALD FILE PHOTO
Home for the holidays: Don Harrington (left), pictured with wife Chizuru and their daughter Mia (baby son Jack was napping), is home on leave with the U.S. Navy Reserve from Djibouti in Africa.
Constructed a decade ago by local landowners, the Hardin Hilltop Wind Farm was the first wind farm in Greene County. At the end of 2016, the county was home to 32 wind turbines. By this time next year, there will be 158. HERALD FILE PHOTO

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The Greene County Rams placed second overall at the Heart of Iowa Conference wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 20, snatching four runner-up awards and a pair of third place finishes.

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Gary Reed, 69, of Jefferson, died Saturday, January 13, 2018.

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