Silicon Prairie becomes real: Iowa’s Republican governor (left) and Silicon Valley’s Democratic congressman interact Saturday in Jefferson like dear friends during opening festivities for Accenture’s $1.8 million Forge, where software artisans will develop an array of software. Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., headlined the grand opening Saturday night of the software firm’s foray into rural Iowa, which included an open house and a slate of speeches at the Greene County Community Center.
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com As it turns out, the journey from a serene Iowa courthouse square and its familiar trappings to the modern atmosphere of Silicon Valley is but a short, friendly stroll. At least if you live in Jefferson, Iowa.
“The tech companies aren’t here out of charity,” says U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (left), who represents Silicon Valley in Congress. Case in point: Khanna visits Saturday in Jefferson with Will Castleberry, vice president for state policy for Facebook. JACOB FISCUS | SPECIAL TO THE JEFFERSON HERALD
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com Conventional wisdom says bipartisanship is dead and rural America is dying. Well, then, welcome to Resurrection Saturday in Jefferson, Iowa. Rural Iowa is fighting, with Jefferson as something of its Rocky. 
Anime and manga fan Amber Love, director of the Paton Public Library, brought the idea of a con to her fellow Greene County librarians. The idea sat on a shelf for two years before the GC Mini-Con became a reality last year. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Oh, the things you’re apt to overhear at my house on a random Thursday night: “Dad! Amazon has Bossk hands!”
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, talks Aug. 21 with The Jefferson Herald at Cobblestone Hotel & Suites. Sanders released a plan to boost workers’ rights and labor unions that morning.
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com Wage stagnation is cratering the American middle class and dealing future generations fewer prospects for economic stability than their parents, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Aug. 21 in Jefferson.
“Great people come from all aspects of life,” says Jeff Cunningham (left), who is leading a new program, Responsible Adults Mentoring Students (R.A.M.S.), at Greene County elementary and middle schools with the Rev. Devin Wolters (far right). They’re pictured with middle school Principal Shawn Zanders. The program replaces the male-only Watch D.O.G.S., and is open to men and women alike. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com After 20 years in law enforcement, Jeff Cunningham can’t help but wonder how different life may have been for the person in his back seat if only an adult had shown interest in them growing up.
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By JARED STRONG j.strong@carrollspaper.com A judge disagreed last week with a 31-year-old man who argued that he cannot receive a fair trial in Greene County because he is black and the jurors will likely be white, court records show.
Silicon Prairie becomes real: Iowa’s Republican governor (left) and Silicon Valley’s Democratic congressman interact Saturday in Jefferson like dear friends during opening festivities for Accenture’s $1.8 million Forge, where software artisans will develop an array of software. Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., headlined the grand opening Saturday night of the software firm’s foray into rural Iowa, which included an open house and a slate of speeches at the Greene County Community Center.
“The tech companies aren’t here out of charity,” says U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (left), who represents Silicon Valley in Congress. Case in point: Khanna visits Saturday in Jefferson with Will Castleberry, vice president for state policy for Facebook. JACOB FISCUS | SPECIAL TO THE JEFFERSON HERALD
Anime and manga fan Amber Love, director of the Paton Public Library, brought the idea of a con to her fellow Greene County librarians. The idea sat on a shelf for two years before the GC Mini-Con became a reality last year. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, talks Aug. 21 with The Jefferson Herald at Cobblestone Hotel & Suites. Sanders released a plan to boost workers’ rights and labor unions that morning.
“Great people come from all aspects of life,” says Jeff Cunningham (left), who is leading a new program, Responsible Adults Mentoring Students (R.A.M.S.), at Greene County elementary and middle schools with the Rev. Devin Wolters (far right). They’re pictured with middle school Principal Shawn Zanders. The program replaces the male-only Watch D.O.G.S., and is open to men and women alike. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
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Carla Jean Sims, 60, of Panora, daughter of Robert Carl and Jean Ann (Madsen) Sims, was born Aug. 19, 1959, in St. Louis. She passed away Aug. 31 at Panora Specialty Care.

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