The Jefferson Herald
 
Various species inhabit the wetland areas of Dunbar Slough in western Greene County.

The Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area, at the moment, is a 2,134-acre public wetland complex, nestled within the Prairie Pothole Region and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as wildlife and hunting areas. But advocates are working to have the area designated as a National Wildlife Refuge, drawing federal funds to purchase more land and expand the area — eventually including both public and private land and greatly expanding the space available for wildlife habitats and hunting. Read more »

Attraction Daily Times Herald Dunbar Slough Greene County Guthrie Center Times Guthrie County Vedette National Wildlife Designation The Jefferson Herald Wildlife Management Area

 
In this 2014 file photo, a crow gathers at the Greene County Community Building to hear about ongoing building projects from Ken Paxton, executive director of Greene County Development Corp.

The board of the Greene County Development Corp. held an open discussion of specific long-range projects to which the members wanted to assign priority status in the next two or three years. GCDC Executive Director Ken Paxton said the list “represents some very important opportunities that fill some community needs which will have a large impact on future economic development in the county.” Read more »

development projects Greene County Greene County Development Corporation The Jefferson Herald

 

Jefferson and surrounding communities are producing the jobs—at a pace envied by most other rural Iowa reaches. But will there be enough place to live for the growing number of people who are interested in calling Greene County home? Read more »

Greene County housing Jefferson Ken Paxton The Jefferson Herald

 

A long-awaited job fair Thursday and Friday for the casino and resort drew hundreds from throughout Greene County and surrounding counties hoping to snag some benefits with their payout. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Greene County Jefferson Job Fair The Jefferson Herald Wild Rose Casino

 

Janet Ady, veteran economic development professional and president and founder of Ady Voltedge, keynoted the Western Iowa Advantage annual banquet at the Templeton Community Center. She toured all eight of the regions counties, scouting available sites, meeting community leaders, and gaining insight of the region before offering advice during her presentation. Read more »

Adair County Free Press Ady Voltedge annual dinner Guthrie Center Times Guthrie County Vedette Janet Ady keynote speaker The Jefferson Herald Western Iowa Advantage

 

Iowa has a unique draw for both Latino and African immigrants, offering comfortable rural destinations. Jefferson is looking forward to filling a lot of jobs, and with that could come immigration and more diversity. Local business leaders met with community development and migrant specialists to discuss the future--challenges and net positive economic impacts on the community. Read more »

Diversity Greene County Immigration The Jefferson Herald

 

The Port Restaurant will reopen this month after closing for renovations in January. The new staff--including a new chef, originally from Panora--is excited to welcome guests back to the restaurant. Read more »

Guthrie County Lake Panorama Panora renovation reopening The Jefferson Herald The Port

 

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, in her first official visit to Greene County, mingled Tuesday in Jefferson with more than 50 veterans and economic development advocates before participating in a program on Home Base Iowa, a state initiative to recruit returning military men and women. Read more »

Daily Times Herald Greene County Home Base Iowa Jefferson Sen. Ernst The Jefferson Herald veterans

 

Scranton-based truck maker New Way officially unveiled a unique new initiative—FleetForce Truck Rentals—to get even more of its locally built garbage trucks on the nation’s streets. Read more »

FleetForce Truck Rentals Greene County New Way Scranton Scranton Manufacturing The Jefferson Herald

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