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The Greene County Board of Supervisors' public hearing last Monday morning on a hog CAFO proposed for construction in Greenbrier Township proved two things: many rural residents are angry when people can smell the profits of confined animal feeding...
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would watch basketball and gymnastics differently now that she knows how large a place is held by the Jefferson manufactur American Athletic Inc. (AAI). “Now I’ll be watching, looking (for the AAI and Spalding...
Genesis Development chief executive officer Terry Johnson and Genesis board president Donna Sutton rebuked the Green County Board of Supervisors last week for withdrawing from the four-county Heart of Iowa Community Services (HICS) region. The board's decision was based primarily...
The Greene County supervisors were asked to consider joining a growing number of counties that are asking for a review and update of the Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) master matrix at a pair of public hearings Sept....
David Yepsen, a nationally known political commentator and now host of Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” show, wasted no time in crediting his home town of Jefferson with his successful career when he spoke to about 40 persons at...
In a move that took even Greene County Clerk of Court's staff by surprise, charges were amended Tuesday in Greene County district court, and Robert Schultz, owner of the Pizza Ranch in Jefferson, pleaded guilty to burning down his...
JEFFERSON -- The Greene County Board of Supervisors recommended approval of a construction permit for a new hog CAFO in Hardin Township despite the possibility it could lead to contamination of Jefferson’s drinking water supply. At a public hearing Monday...
JEFFERSON – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to a diesel fuel spill Tuesday morning after a semi hauling Pepsi products hit a bridge about five miles southwest of Jefferson. The driver was injured and an estimated 200 gallons...
Eric Chrystal, doing business as Greene County Pigs LLC, wants to swap composting hog carcasses for a line of trees at his CAFO on County Road E-57 just one-half mile west of Iowa Highway 4 in Franklin Township. The...
For the first time in several years, the Greene County Board of Supervisors have voted against issuing a construction permit for a new 5,000-head hog confinement. Questions raised at Monday's public hearing about drainage at the proposed site in Bristol...