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Media coverage of The Forge Grand Opening in Jefferson

The Forge Grand Opening was covered by multiple media sources.  Below are links to the articles. Des Moines Register – Sept. 8, 2019 WHO TV News – Sept. 7, 2019 Clay and Milk – Sept. 7, 2019 Raccoon Valley Radio – Sept. 8, 2019 GreeneCountyNewsOnline – Sept. 8, 2019 Chuck Offenburger’s Facebook coverage 1380 KCIM […]

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Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker

Jefferson’s Building Official, Nick Sorensen, is Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker and was highlighted in the recent Main Street Iowa publication of the Downtown Resource.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler wrote the article based on the many experiences he has had working with Nick on derelict buildings in Jefferson’s downtown that have turned around to […]

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Challenge Grant 2019 application

The Economic Vitality committee has chosen their applicant for the 2019 Challenge Grant cycle.  The Ace Hardware location at 123 N Chestnut  is being purchased by Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer to open a tap room and restaurant called The Public House.  A date has not been set for them to open. Renovation of the […]

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Prairie Lakes AEA and GCHS Construction class apartment

Greene County High School’s construction class partnered with Prairie Lakes AEA to design and build out an apartment on the top floor.  Prairie Lakes had committed $25,000 after a proposal by Colby Aspengren for a design for the upper story living option.  Greene County Development Corporation contributed $10,000 to the project and a Main Street […]