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Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof of Jefferson

Funeral services for Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof, 87, of Jefferson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1 at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson, with visitation beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at the church. Interment will take place at a later date in Pennsylvania.
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Carroll Man Arrested After Causing Disturbance In Downtown Jefferson Saturday

A Carroll man face charges in Greene County District Court after causing a disturbance in downtown Jefferson Saturday evening. The Jefferson Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Lincoln Way and Vine Street at approximately 8:40 p.m. in response to a report to the dispatch center of a subject harassing people in the area. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with the individual and identified him as 45-year-old Anthony Lee Kies. Authorities say Kies refused to comply with the officer’s commands, and he was taken into custody. Kies was booked into the Greene County Law Enforcement Center on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts, simple misdemeanors.

Jefferson Woman Sentenced to Probation Following Drug Network Investigation

A Jefferson woman was recently sentenced to probation for her role in a drug network investigation. According to court documents, 39-year-old Tanisha Dillinger pled guilty to an amended charge Class C Felony for intent to deliver methamphetamine under five grams. The original charge was a felony for conspiring to manufacture or possess methamphetamine with intent to deliver. As per a plea agreement, she had a ten year prison sentence suspended and was placed on probation for three years.

Here are the 21 top Ames-area high school sports performers for June 20-26

The Ames softball team went 5-3 and the Little Cyclone baseball team finished 3-2 last week. The softball team saw its record go to 17-14 and the baseball team 16-14. The Gilbert baseball team defeated Carlisle and fell to Bondurant-Farrar and Boone in going to 13-8 on the season. The Tiger softball team split with Humboldt and Ames and suffered losses to Bondurant-Farrar, Adel-Desoto-Minburn, Carlisle and Boone in going to 10-14.

George Pestotnik

BOONE, Iowa—George D. Pestotnik, age 83, of Boone, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Central Christian Church, 803 Greene Street, Boone. Funeral service will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Central Christian Church. Burial will be at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Belva Vest

BOONE, Iowa—Belva A. Vest, 89, of Boone, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone. A funeral service for Belva will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, Iowa. Private family burial will be held at Renner Cemetery, near Boxholm, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. For online obituaries and condolences, please visit:

Donald Shaw

BOONE, Iowa—Donald Lawrence Shaw, 96, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 14, 2022. A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 2nd, at 2:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Dan Solomon. Immediately following the service, Don will be laid to rest with military honors at Linwood Park Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will then take place at Cedar Pointe Golf Course.

Greene County Supervisors to Meet Briefly Today

The Greene County Board of Supervisors will meet briefly today. The Board will consider for approval business property tax credits. The meeting will take place electronically and in-person at 8:30am from the boardroom in the courthouse in Jefferson. To access the meeting, call 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592 with meeting ID 585 769 486, or via Zoom application with a link below.

Crown is down, new sod is in at Linduska Field

For years when players from opposing football teams would stand on the sidelines and look across Linduska Field in Jefferson, they might think the opposing players had no feet or ankles. Needless to say, the crown on the field was rather pronounced. Earlier this summer, the crown and sod were taken off Linduska field and replaced with a much lower crown, a completely new drainage system, and new sod. With the first varsity football game scheduled for two months from today, it’s going to take more than a little water and perhaps some TLC, but school officials expect the field to be ready to go on Aug. 26 when Greene County faces ACGC.