Bubba Sorensen paints his 17th annual tribute to veterans on the Freedom Rock north of Greenfield on Highway 25.

Sorensen, who is on his 17th year of painting the Freedom Rock on Highway 25 north of Greenfield, said he had three goals as he launched his efforts to paint a Freedom Rock in each of Iowa’s counties. He wanted to honor veterans, promote Iowa tourism, and feed his family. Read more »

Adair County Adair County Free Press Bubba Sorensen Freedom Rock tourism veterans


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


Since mid-August, the Iowa Business Council has recorded 210 Home Base Iowa hires in Greene, Howard, Clarke and Floyd counties. Greene County has been leading the way as the first to adopt the initiative in March of 2014, and is already reaping the benefits of the program originated by Gov. Terry Branstad. Greene County Development Corporation Joint Executive Director, Ken Paxton worked diligently to partner with the state on behalf of Greene County. “We are proud to become the first Home Base Iowa Community in the state,” he said. “Veterans from all across the nation sacrifice so much each day to protect our freedoms. It is without hesitation that we give back to them in this small, but significant way.” Home Base Iowa businesses, the counties and some cities have put together incentive packages for veterans to relocate to their communities. Currently, there are over 50 Home Base Iowa Businesses in Green, Floyd, Clarke and Howard counties. Read more »

Greene County Home Base Iowa Scranton Veterans

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