Articles by Andrew McGinn

Jefferson's downtown square will see a successful succession of ownership of Fudges Flowers & Gifts, with Katie Richard selling the business to local resident Bonnie Silbaugh. Read more »

Business Spotlight business succession flower shop Fudges Flowers Greene County Jefferson Jefferson Herald local business New Owner small business

Closet to Closet owner, Kathy Loew, stand outside the former Churdan Foods, now a second hand boutique.

In December of 2014, a couple from the Des Moines metro area bought the building that formerly housed Churdan’s grocery store. After months of renovation, they recently opened Closet to Closet, a secondhand clothing boutique. Read more »

Business Spotlight Churdan Closet to Closet Greene County Jefferson Herald New Business

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 »

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


Jefferson is one of eight communities picked for an in-depth Main Street Iowa market study to provide insight on how to retain and attract quality downtown businesses by determining what the area lacks. Read more »

Greene County Guthrie Center Jefferson Main Street Iowa market study

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