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Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks about STEM education initiatives at the Educator Employer Summit at Wild Rose Casino last Thursday.

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator William Dotzler, and Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend, among others, spoke at the Employer Educator Summit, aiming to inspire dialogue among employers and educators to build a stronger future workforce. Read more »

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Wild Rose President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Timmons (right) and food and beverage manager Kay Adams (left) speak with the Jefferson Herald.

Tom Timmons, a familiar face in Jefferson and the veteran gaming industry professional who shepherded Wild Rose’s casino here from a long-shot prairie daydream to functioning, slot-ringing reality, is helming the property during a general-manager transition. Read more »

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Wild Rose Jefferson General Manager Mike Couch (right) leads Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich (left) and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Director Rod Roberts (center) on a tour of Wild Rose.

Wild Rose Jefferson’s initial monthly state filing shows that the casino pulled in $1.4 million in gaming revenue during its first half month of operations as 29,524 customers hit the gambling floor Read more »

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Fireworks explode over the front entrance at Wild Rose Jefferson during a grand-opening celebration Friday night.

Wild Rose Jefferson’s grand opening last weekend drew 12,976 people through the casino-and-entertainment’s gaming floor — and even more to enjoy The Gambler himself, live and in the flesh, fireworks, food at a new restaurant, Coaches Corner, Las Vegas showgirls and plaudits from top casino executives, community leaders and state officials. Read more »

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An estimated 400 people stood where soybeans had been planted up until a year ago to hear congratulations from elected officials and thank yous from members of Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation and Wild Rose management. Read more »

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Bonnie Burkhardt, of Jefferson, tries her luck Monday on a slot machine at Wild Rose Jefferson. The casino opened as part of an unadvertised soft opening.

Wild Rose Jefferson, the $40 million casino-events center still technically under construction at the corner of Highways 30 and 4, opened for play at 3 p.m. Monday as part of an unadvertised soft opening. Read more »

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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 »

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About 20 Greene County leaders joined the Jefferson Hotel Group and Wild Rose Casino for a groundbreaking ceremony for Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, scheduled to open August 1st. Read more »

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Wild Rose Entertainment President Tom Timmons will keynote Midwest Partnership’s 2015 Annual Dinner Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. Read more »

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