~ THIS PLACE MATTERS, a column about Jefferson, IA

THIS PLACE MATTERS A column about Jefferson, Iowa by Colleen O’Brien Clopton #1, July 7, 2011 Herald If you have seen signs around town that say THIS PLACE MATTERS, it is no mystery; it is evidence of Jeffersonians picking their spots and advertising to all that this place we call Jefferson, J-Town, Jeff, Jeppernutz and […]

~ THIS PLACE MATTERS, a column by Colleen O’Brien

THIS PLACE MATTERS, a column By Colleen O’Brien For the Herald, July 14, 2011 The Thomas Wolfe novel You Can’t Go Home Again meant many things – that you can’t return to your home town and see it the same, that you can’t return to your youth, your idealism, your original place of coming of […]

Jefferson Matters: Steering Committee to Update Community

A public meeting will be held Thursday, July 28th in Jefferson’s historic Sierra Theater to highlight the key findings of the Main Street Steering Committee that was formed last fall.  On September 28th, a sizable crowd attended an informational meeting to learn what it takes to become a Main Street community.  Such a designation would […]

Jefferson Matters: Benefits of Becoming a Main Street Community

A public meeting slated for  Thursday, July 28th, will summarize the findings of a Main Street Steering  Committee formed last fall.  The committee is charged with investigating the Main Street approach and determining the possibility for its success in Jefferson. Information was gathered through on-site tours of three Iowa Main Street communities and by attending workshops  at the […]