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Main Street Iowa honors achievements

Main Street Iowa hosted the 33rd annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines. Jefferson had over 30 people in attendance.  The program honored the efforts of those who work day-in and day-out to revitalize Iowa’s downtowns – the heart and soul of communities across […]

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Students enjoy HomeTown Teams exhibit

Students from grades 2-12 in Greene County Community Schools and grades 4-12 from Paton-Churdan enjoyed the HomeTown Teams exhibit.  Retired school staff Jean Van Gilder, Pat Richards, Roger Aegerter, Jan Durlam,  Dianne Piepel, Peg Raney, and Julie Karber served as volunteer hosts for these visits.  An awesome scavenger hunt was created by these teachers to keep […]

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U of I Women’s Archive brings 6 on 6 basketball to Jefferson

Small towns across the state came to a halt each winter to take in the mesmerizing game of girls’ six-on-six basketball. It was a sport that captivated thousands and sent scores sky-rocketing over the century mark, creating legends in the smallest of communities. The University of Iowa Women’s Archives is celebrating the impact of six-on-six […]

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HomeTown Teams exhibit a big hit

Over 1,300 visitors including students from Greene County Community Schools have visited the HomeTown Teams Smithsonian Institution exhibit at the Greene County Historical Museum.  Volunteers put together a great scavenger hunt that the students have enjoyed as they explore the Smithsonian exhibit and the local exhibits from Greene County communities.  Volunteer hosts have been taking […]