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Greene County Sheriff’s Report May 24, 2022

1:01am: A deputy assisted with a medical call in the 1200 block of Southfield Drive, Jefferson. 8:16am: A deputy struck a deer on 220th Street near 4th in Grand Junction with a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe causing an estimated 12,000 dollars damage. 11:33am: A deputy investigated a complaint of road construction...
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County schools tell honor students

Both school districts in the county held commencement exercises last weekend. Paton-Churdan graduated 16 seniors Saturday, May 21. Greene County awarded diplomas to 78 students Sunday, May 22.
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Couple Enters Not Guilty Plea in Wall Lake (IA) House Fire Case

May 24—SAC CITY, Iowa. — A Greene County (IA) couple has pleaded not guilty of intentionally setting fire to a Wall Lake, Iowa, house and receiving more than $50,000 from an insurance company for lost property. Melissa Dopheide, 40, and Andrew Wempe, 39, both of Scranton, Iowa, entered...
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Sundaes on Sunday at Pleasant Hill

The Pleasant Hill Memorial Committee, which oversees the maintenance and programming at historic Pleasant Hill Church in the southeast part of Greene County, is hosting Memorial Day Weekend homecoming event on Sunday, May 29. Sundaes on Sunday will start with an ice cream sundae social at 5 pm, followed at...
GREENE COUNTY, IA
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Greene County Supervisor Candidate: James Hedges

Today we introduce another Republican candidate running for Greene County Supervisor District Three. James Hedges is a Greene County native and graduated from Jefferson-Scranton High School. He has a degree in agriculture studies from Iowa State University. He currently farms and does transportation of grain with his semi truck. Hedges shares his thoughts on the Greene County Diversity Project, where Greene County Development Corporation is working with Latino IQ to attract the Latino population to not only work in the county with the over 200 available jobs, but also try to get them to live here.
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Memorial Day services slated

The American Legion and the Department of Defense request “This Memorial Day Americans pause to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our nation, from the Revolutionary War to the worldwide war on terrorism.”. Scranton Township Cemetery at 9:45 am, at the...
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Coach Hernandez talks Soccer

Greene County head girls’ soccer coach Maribel Hernandez talked with Raccoon Valley Radio about soccer, a sport she dearly loves. Raised on the sport in Mexico, the coach complete her first season as the head coach at 1-10, after being an assistant at Greene County. The coach was asked...
GREENE COUNTY, IA
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Ring Art for Art public sculptures arrive

Life and time are forever linked, anchoring two of the major recurring themes for the seventh edition of Ring Out for Art on the Greene County courthouse square. The four 2022 winning pieces arrived in Jefferson on May 3. Each winning-sculpture is owned by the artist and loaned to the...
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Greene County Schools Mental Health Therapist Gives Advice to Parents Tackling Tough Issues Like Mass School Shooting in Texas

Following a mass school shooting tragedy at an elementary school in Texas there can be impacts on how children and students view those issues. Kyle Kinne is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with the Greene County School District and he advises adults to have open conversations when issues like a mass school shooting happens.
GREENE COUNTY, IA
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Greene County Farmers Market Under New Leadership

A new organization has taken the reins of an annual event in Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson Gardens will be coordinating this year’s Greene County Farmers Market. Thomas Jefferson Gardens President Jean Walker explains why they are taking over the farmers market. “Well we were approached and we found out that...
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Greene County Supervisor Candidate: Dan Benitz

There is a three-way race for the Republican nomination for Greene County Supervisor District Three and today we introduce the final candidate. Dan Benitz originally grew up on a farm in northeast Kansas. He then moved to Iowa in 1968 after he earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University to teach at Dallas Center-Grimes. After three years, he moved to Jefferson to start a high school industrial technology and vocational program. During his tenure, he also earned a master’s degree in education from Iowa State University and also taught adult education classes. He started high school girls track in 1972 and also started the high school construction program. Benitz produced several national champions in industrial tech and vocational contests, along with being named professional of the year by the Jefferson Rotary Club in 2004. He also served on the Jefferson City Council to fill a vacancy after winning a special election in November of 2016 until he resigned in May of 2017.
GREENE COUNTY, IA
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Greene County Sheriff’s Report May 20-22, 2022

12:20am: A deputy investigated a theft complaint in the 1400 blk of U Avenue. 12:47am: A deputy performed a welfare check in the 900 blk of 220th Street. 4:45am: A deputy assisted a motorist in the 900 blk of 220th Street. 7:51am: A deputy was advised of an alarm in...
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Greene County High School Student Charged After Allegedly Displaying Shotgun During Dispute Friday Morning

A Greene County High School student faces charges after allegedly displaying a shotgun during a dispute before school Friday morning. The Jefferson Police Department was dispatched to 1901 N. Grimmell Rd. at approximately 12:25 p.m. and opened an investigation into the reported incident. Officers determined two male juveniles were arguing before the start of school when a 16-year-old male wielded a large knife threateningly toward the other teenager. Law enforcement says the altercation escalated when the male grabbed a shotgun from a vehicle. Authorities later confirmed the student possessed a shotgun and ammunition, and the 16-year-old male was taken into custody. Charges of carrying weapons on school grounds, a class D felony, first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and manner of conveyance for an assembled gun, a simple misdemeanor, were forwarded to the juvenile courts. The teen was transported to a juvenile holding facility in Eldora.
GREENE COUNTY, IA
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Newest Ring Out for Art Sculpture Arrive in Jefferson

The newest finalists for the 7th Annual Ring Out for Art contest now have their sculptures on display in Jefferson. Jefferson Matters: A Main Street and Chamber Community Tower View Team Chair Deb McGinn says the four finalists have their artwork on the southside of the Greene County Courthouse. She describes when everyone can vote for their favorite sculpture.
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April’s Unemployment Rate Brings Good News to Raccoon Valley Radio Area

There were some dramatic drops in unemployment in the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area last month. According to Iowa Workforce Development, Guthrie County had a 1.6-percent drop in unemployment from March to April to 2.1-percent. Dallas County saw a 0.8-percent decrease in unemployment from March to April to 1.5-percent. Greene County also reported a reduction in the percentage of those without a job from March to April of 0.7-percent to 1.7-percent unemployment.
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Couple pleads not guilty of setting fire to Wall Lake house

SAC CITY, Iowa -- A Greene County couple has pleaded not guilty of intentionally setting fire to a Wall Lake, Iowa, house and receiving more than $50,000 from an insurance company for lost property. Melissa Dopheide, 40, and Andrew Wempe, 39, both of Scranton, Iowa, entered their written pleas in...
WALL LAKE, IA