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CONTENTS 4 WELCOME 5

TOWNS OF GREENE COUNTY

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COUNTY & CITY INFORMATION

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JEFFERSON MATTERS: MAIN STREET

8 TOURISM 11

ARTS & CULTURE

12 DINING 14 SHOPPING 16

PARKS & RECREATION: PARKS, CAMPING, GOLF AND TRAILS

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MAP & GUIDE

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LODGING, VENUES & ACCOMMODATIONS

23 EDUCATION 24 HEALTHCARE 26 FAITH 28

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY

Information supplied by Greene County Chamber of Commerce. A copy of this publication is mailed to every household in Greene County. Additional copies are available through the Greene County Chamber office. Cover photo by Mike Kellner. To place advertising in future Greene County Business & Tourism Guides please contact Mike Kellner at mkellner@pioneermagazines.com or call 515-246-0402, ext 202. This guide is published by Pioneer Communications, Inc. For additional information please contact publisher Polly Clark at pclark@pioneermamgazines.com or call 515-246-0402, ext 209


• Free wifi • Complimentary breakfast with hot waffles • Recently Remodeled • Friendly Staff • 40” LED TVs • Walking distance to Wild Rose Casino

207 West Gallup Road (Junction of Hwy 30 and Hwy 4) Jefferson, IA 50129

515-386-2464

Providing services for people with disabilities since 1973 Genesis Development is a not for profit organization that helps persons with disabilities to live as independently in their communities as their abilities allow. With a wide range of programs and services, Genesis Development strives to help members become active participants in their community.

Residential Services Vocational Services Mental Health Services Discovery 401 W. McKinley, PO Box 438 Jefferson, IA 50129 • (515) 386-3017

www.genesisdevelopment.com


BUSINESS & TOURISM GUIDE WELCOME TO GREENE COUNTY, IOWA.

Thanks for visiting us. We’re sure, as you take time to look through our Business & Tourism Guide, you will discover Greene County is a great place to live and to visit. We welcome all returnees and newcomers. Greene County is Iowa’s first Home Base Iowa Community. We offer our nation’s returning veterans a special Welcome Home package including active jobs, a thriving economy and our Home Base program networking. Veterans and their families will soon know there’s no place like home in Greene County. Our quality of life is supported by a progressive school system, a strong local manufacturing base and a successful agricultural economy. Entertainment and recreation options are varied, the creative arts, museums and theatres are well represented, shopping and dining choices can meet any taste, and our faith-based communities are strong. The strength of our county is the people and families who live, work and play here. The city of Jefferson serves as our county seat, with surrounding communities of Cooper, Churdan, Dana, Grand Junction, Paton, Rippey and Scranton providing a quality of life in our county as a whole. The Greene County Chamber of Commerce, with its entrepreneurial thinking and progressive leadership, propels a vibrant energy and the possibilities of growth. Greene County Chamber collaborates and works together with our surrounding communities to achieve our goals. With our goals in sight, we work together to plan for a future of growth and prosperity. Greene County Chamber’s motto, “Building thriving relationships” and our purpose, “to foster thriving relationships between individuals, businesses and organizations by serving as a leader, advocate and resource for Greene County businesses", serves as our touchstone. By developing programs and events that promote and market the unique assets of Greene County we strive to benefit our members and our community as a whole. Please visit our Chamber Office at 220 N. Chestnut in Jefferson. We are here to listen and help you succeed. Ora Stevens President Greene County Chamber and Development 220 N. Chesnut Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2155 • 515-386-2156 (fax)

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TOWNS OF GREENE COUNTY JEFFERSON

A great place to raise a family! Our small town quality of life is safe and friendly. Our location, within an hour of Des Moines and Ames, gives easy access to additional cultural events and attractions, while the distance eliminates the hassles of metropolitan living. Housing is affordable and available in many price ranges. Entrepreneurship is welcome and supported. Let us give you a tour and a chance to share our love of living here.

CHURDAN

A school has existed in Churdan since 1882. A wellstocked library and a very active library program augment the school system. The community is served by strong American Legion and Lions Clubs. A Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in 2012 stands in honor of the five branches of the United States Armed Services.

DANA

Founded in 1879 by Samuel Dana, Dana at one time had a cheese factory that produced 12,000 pounds of cheese per day from area dairies. Today Dana is oriented to grain farming and pork production. In 2011 Junction Hilltop Wind constructed five new wind turbines nearby, helping supply power to the Louis Dreyfus ethanol plant between Dana and Grand Junction.

GRAND JUNCTION

Established at the crossroads of two great rail lines, the Mississippi-Missouri and the Minneapolis-St. Louis in the 1860’s, today the “junction” rail lines are both Union Pacific Railroad and a major east/west route across the nation. Grand Junction has a swimming pool, a brand new community center, library, the Kennedy Museum, the Lincoln Highway Museum, and at the edge of town, the Lincoln Highway Interpretive Park.

PATON

William Paton emigrated from Scotland to New York City in 1839. As a land broker, he came west on the railroad to see the country. Paton liked what he saw and started a library in Paton that would establish the town. Today Paton is the home of agricultural equipment manufacturer, Bauer Built, which recently sold to John Deere and will continue to manufacture huge corn and soybean planters in the facility.

RIPPEY

Rippey’s fire department maintains a team of 12 volunteer fire fighters and celebrated 100 years of service in 2011. In the depth of winter Rippey is the destination for the annual BRR (Bike Ride to Rippey) from Perry. Hundreds of hardy souls brave the elements to prove they can survive and enjoy the Friends of Rippey’s hospitality and hot beef sundaes.

SCRANTON

The iconic Scranton Water Tower, one of the first elevated steel towers in the state, was constructed in 1897 and is still in operation today. Scranton boasts two local manufacturers, Scranton Manufacturing, which constructs solid waste management equipment, and B&D Manufacturing, a geothermal components manufacturer. Tom Walker, a local welder, creates beautifully crafted benches that now grace installations in parks and towns and across the county.

COOPER

“Iowa Boy” Chuck Offenburger and wife Carla Offenburger call Cooper home. Lifelong resident Larry Dean Monthei’s welding shop attracts farm and industrial business from across the region. An active Methodist congregation gathers weekly in the 1880’s church. “Everything is super in Cooper!”

The purpose of the Greene County Chamber is to foster thriving relationships between individuals, businesses and organizations by serving as a leader, advocate and resource for Greene County business.

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COUNTY & CITY INFORMATION

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GROCERY DEPARTMENT 386-4076 MEAT DEPARTMENT 386-3231 OPEN 7AM-9PM • MONDAY-SATURDAY CLOSED SUNDAY

1207 N. ELM JEFFERSON, IA

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Greene County, established in 1854 Population (2010 census) 9,336 Courthouse, 114 N. Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 50129 www.co.greene.ia.us Auditor................................................................515-386-5680 Treasurer.............................................................515-386-5675 Greene County Law Enforcement Center......515-386-2136 204 S. Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 50129 Emergency.................................................................. dial 911 JEFFERSON City Hall, 220 N. Chestnut St.............................515-386-3111 Fire Chief, 220 N. Chestnut St...........................515-386-2112 Mayor..................................................................515-386-8201 Police Department, 204 S. Chestnut St............515-386-2136   CHURDAN City Clerk, 507 Sand St......................................515-389-3334 Community Room..............................................515-389-3151 Mayor..................................................................515-389-3435   GRAND JUNCTION City Hall, 212 Main St. E.....................................515-738-2585 Municipal Light Plant, 305 11th St. S.................515-738-2726   PATON City Clerk............................................................515-968-4533 Community Building..........................................515-968-4174 Fire Department, 101 S. Main St.......................515-968-4190 Maintenance Building........................................515-968-4255 Mayor..................................................................515-968-4266   RIPPEY City Clerk, 504 Second St..................................515-436-7713   SCRANTON Town Hall, 900 Eagle St......................................712-652-3888 Water Works, 1211 Main St...............................712-652-3851   LIBRARIES Churdan...............................................................515-389-3423 Grand Junction...................................................515-738-2506 Jefferson.............................................................515-386-2835 Paton...................................................................515-968-4559 Rippey.................................................................515-436-7714 Scranton..............................................................712-652-3453


JEFFERSON MATTERS: MAIN STREET Shaping the future of downtown Established in 2012, the mission of Jefferson Matters: Main Street is to work together as a community to strengthen, support, and energize Jefferson’s downtown through historic preservation. Downtown Jefferson is a colorful, historic district brimming with art, shopping, dining and activities that people can’t wait to get to and can’t stop talking about. It’s a great space that’s part of a great place. Partnership is imperative for success in our downtown and we are proud to work with the City of Jefferson, Greene County, Greene County Chamber, Greene County Development Corporation and individual Jefferson Matters: Main Street investors. Together, we continually strive to make downtown Jefferson a dynamic business hub and visitor destination. With teams of local volunteers working together on the committees of design, organization, promotion and business improvement, we support the Four-Point approach of the National Main Street program. We continually see the results of hardworking volunteers and have logged 16,518 hours of volunteer service. With private and city funding in building rehabilitation and property acquisition in the Main Street district, we have achieved a $3 million benchmark of investment. This significant investment in downtown Jefferson has resulted in 16 new or expanded businesses, 35 new jobs, and 31 rehabilitated/new construction projects in four short years. We are shaping the future of downtown. We are an award-winning Main Street Iowa community but we are not resting on our laurels. Working with the community, Main Street Iowa, Region XII Council of Governments, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach we are formulating plans to propel us forward to keep Jefferson’s downtown district vital and prosperous far into the 21st Century. For more information, visit our office at 110 West Lincoln Way, email us at director@jeffersonmatters.org Check out our Facebook page or at www.jeffersonmatters.org

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TOURISM MAHANAY MEMORIAL CARILLON TOWER

Make the trip to Jefferson the high point of your day! The Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower graces the south lawn of the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Jefferson and is located on the historic Lincoln Highway. Visitors from around the world enjoy this magnificent structure. The visionary behind the tower is its namesake Floyd Mahanay, who provided the plans and construction funding in his will. The tower’s 14 bells were cast at the world famous Petit & Fritzen Foundry in the Netherlands and strike every quarter hour, while carillon music can be heard throughout the community on the hour. Visitors can take the elevator on a scenic ride to the 128-foot high observation deck, which boasts a spectacular view of Jefferson and surrounding seven communities. The Bell Tower is open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends in May, September and October, or by appointment by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 515-386-2155 or email chamber@greenecountyiowa.com. The tour is $3 for adults and free for youth 18 and under, compliments of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson. Bus tours, special events and groups are welcomed!

RVP~1875 HISTORICAL FURNITURE SHOP & MUSEUM

The world’s leading historical furniture shop and named Outstanding Tourism Attraction and Outstanding Retail Experience in the State of Iowa by Travel Iowa and the Iowa Tourism Federation. Here, owner and Master Furniture Maker Robby Pedersen builds historically accurate furniture using only the tools, techniques and finishes of 1875 Iowa. More than 100 pieces of furniture and 500 historic tools are on display and demonstrated. The shop and museum are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.5 p.m. 515-370-4306 www.rvp1875.com

DEAL’S ORCHARD

Located three miles west of Jefferson, this fourth generation apple orchard offers you farm fresh produce and family fun in the fall. Apple Acres opens Labor Day weekend, where you can feed the goats, get lost in the corn maze, climb on the hay rack for a free hayride, or just relax on the porch. Kids young and old will have fun on the jumping pillow and the giant slides. Hunt for the perfect pumpkin out in the patch and find treasures in the gift shop. You can even pick your own apples and cut your own Christmas tree! You’ll love our award-winning apple cider, caramel apples, homemade pies and apple cider donuts. Celebrate at Fall Festival, always the second full weekend in October. Need a spot for your event? Our porch space can be rented and seats 60. Open mid-July through Christmas. We look forward to seeing you soon! www.dealsorchard.com

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WILD ROSE CASINO & RESORT

This destination opened for gaming business on July 13, 2015. The entertainment complex features an 18,000-square-foot casino with 526 slot machines and 14 table games. Located at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 4. Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 24 hours.

JOHN 15 VINEYARD EVENT CENTER

Come work, play or stay in our integrated location for your family celebrations, receptions, banquets, social events, club meetings, business meetings, or retreats, in a peaceful country setting. Includes seating for up to 100, licensed kitchen, audio/video system and wifi. Alcohol and tobacco free environment.

BARN QUILTS OF GREENE COUNTY

The Barn Quilts of Greene County feature more than 20 colorful and traditional quilt patters, each printed on a wood frame of at least eight square feer, in place on buildings and barns around the county. www.greenecountyiowa.com

GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Since 1966, the historical society has made continuous progress in collecting, preserving, restoring, cataloging and displaying hundreds of items pertinent to the history of Greene County, starting with the first settler in 1849. The museum is located on the southeast side of the courthouse square in Jefferson. A large metal building on the Greene County Fairgrounds houses a log cabin, farm machinery and farm-related implements. A one-room schoolhouse is also located nearby. Tours available.

THE HISTORIC PLAQUES

On the base of the brick lamp posts around the courthouse square, you will find historic plaques of the people and events that were significant to Jefferson and Greene County. The plaques are all found on the pedestrian side of the bases where QR codes will give more information about the person or event. You will walk away knowing much more about our town and county.


DOREEN WILBER OLYMPIC PLAZA

“Focus, believe in yourself, and shoot only one arrow at a time,” were the words of Doreen Wilber, Jefferson native. Wilber was the first Iowa woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she won first place in archery in Munich, Germany in 1972, setting two world records. In a circle of paving bricks centered by a marble pedestal, the life-sized bronze statue of Wilber, by Illinois sculptor Jeff Adams, is the centerpiece of the plaza. She stands poised and mid-shot northeast of the Greene County Community Center at the corner of Lincoln Way and Vine Street. To complete the Olympic venue experience, a bronze target has also been placed across the street at a distance similar to what Wilber shot in competition.

MEMORIAL PARK

An Army tank that was given by the Army as a memorial to all who served in land wars, and a garden that is maintained by the Jefferson Garden Club comprise this park located across from the Milwaukee Railroad Depot on East Lincoln Way at the trail head of the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The park also has a gazebo available for picnics.

A VIEW FROM ABOVE – ROOF TOP ART

“Renewed Dreams” by artist Stephanie Hammond can only be seen from the 128-foot tall observation deck of the Mahanay Bell Tower. The Tower View Team, the arts committee of Jefferson Matters: Main Street, installed this unique artwork on the roof of one of our downtown buildings on the courthouse square. Artist Hammond and the Tower View Team invite all of you to see this view from above that will remind you that all dreams matter.

GREENE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Built in 1917 and located in the downtown square of Jefferson, the courthouse boasts a large stained glass dome over its rotunda.. Offices are accessed through archways of marble that frame the murals depicting the “progress of civilization as recorded in Iowa.” The rotunda floor is a mosaic of the county seal with the theme, “Land of Plenty.” Tours by appointment. 515-386-2155

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TOURISM LINCOLN HIGHWAY HERITAGE BYWAY AND LINCOLN STATUE

Greene County is home to the first paved section of the Lincoln Highway in Iowa. Memorabilia is exhibited at the Milwaukee Railroad Depot and the Lincoln Highway Museum in Grand Junction. The Abraham Lincoln Statue, on the lawn of the Greene County Courthouse, was erected in 1918 as a gift from local resident E.B. Wilson. This monument marks the coast to coast Lincoln Highway, paved in 1929, which crosses directly in front of the statue.

MILWAUKEE RAILROAD DEPOT

Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, the depot serves as a trailhead to the Raccoon River Valley Trail on East Lincoln Way in Jefferson. It also has restrooms, a picnic area and public gardens.

SCRANTON WATER TOWER

This all-steel elevated water tank landmark has a capacity of 48,000 gallons and stands 148 feet high. It is the oldest water tower still in service in Iowa and the ninth oldest still in service in the U.S.

DARREL LINDSEY MEMORIAL

Lindsey was a World War II Medal of Honor recipient whose B-26 airplane took a direct hit. By his skillful maneuvering, the crew was able to parachute to safety. Captain Lindsey went down with his aircraft on his 46th bombing mission. The Lindsay Memorial once stood at the Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden, Germany. When the base closed the monument was placed on the courthouse lawn in Captain Lindsey's home town.

THOMAS JEFFERSON GARDENS

Greene County’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson, the "patron saint of rural America", is celebrated in the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. The garden’s design includes plantings of specimens found at Jefferson’s Monticello, Virginia home. The gardens feature five informational centers: Farmer’s Garden, Lewis & Clark Prairie Garden, Children’s Garden, Vegetable Garden and an Herb and Flower Garden. Special features include a replica of Jefferson’s moldboard plow, brick pathways, wrought-iron fencing and an open air pavilion.

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ARTS & CULTURE HISTORY BOY THEATRE COMPANY

A regional professional theatre company specializing in current, off-Broadway musicals. Come experience big city theatre in a small town! Named Outstanding Tourism Business in the state by Travel Iowa and the Iowa Tourism Federation, quality is Number One at History Boy. The theatre holds productions each June and December as well as special events throughout the year. 115 S. Wilson Ave, Jefferson, IA. Call Angie at 515-370-4306 for show dates and more information.

THE TOWN & COUNTRY BAND

The band is based in Churdan and performs for audiences all over Greene County and beyond. Musicians from middle school through retirement play a variety of music including show tunes, Dixie, Big Band arrangements, patriotic music and more. New members are always welcome. Contact any band member or call 515-386-2930 for information.

COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF GREENE COUNTY Established in 1972, the Community Players of Greene County bring entertainment to the area through plays, musical and dinner theatre productions. The Players provide the opportunity for people of all ages to perform or help backstage to bring a show to life. To get involved or find out more, email the Players at cpgcia@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/communityplayersofgreenecounty/

SIERRA COMMUNITY THEATRE

Enjoy a movie with the latest in movie technology, including 3-D projection and knock-your-socks-off surround sound. The Sierra shows many first run movies seven days a week with matinees on Sunday. A business center is available for meetings, parties and events.

PRAIRIE BLUE CREATIVE ARTS

The not-for-profit community arts organization is dedicated to providing everyone with the opportunity to experience the creative arts. Events include concerts, fine art exhibits, classes and workshops for all ages (dance, art, music), stage plays, readings, local food dinners and the popular Summer Youth Theatre for student actors ages 5 and older. See them on Facebook or call director Nicole Friess-Schilling at 515-370-5672.

TOWER VIEW TEAM

Formed in 2012, this art group is under the umbrella of Jefferson Matters: Main Street. Bringing new public and community-engaging art projects to downtown on a regular basis is the mission of TVT. The creativity, energy and talents of many in Greene County are inspirational and Tower View Team continues to highlight that creativity. From yarnbombing events, alley renovations, roof top art, and a new yearly sculpture contest, each creative endeavor is a catalyst for other projects. It reminds us all that the arts are always welcome, always alive, and always thriving in our community. Business & Tourism Guide

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DINING A&W Family Restaurant

Casey’s Carry-Out Pizza

Peony Chinese Restaurant

Angie’s Tea Garden

Dairy Queen

Subway

Bett & Bev’s BBQ

Doc’s Stadium

113 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-2111

108 W. State St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-4979

Breadeaux Pizza

Greene Bean Coffee

Wild Rose Casino’s Coach’s Corner

300 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 515-386-4712 100 E. State Jefferson, IA 515-386-3888 808 N. Vine Jefferson, IA 515-386-3999

109 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2039

Bunker’s Dunkers 119 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 515-386-3221

Casa de Oro Mexican Restaurant 1409 N. Elm St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-4877

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202 N. Wilson Ave. Jefferson, IA 515-386-3886

Homestead Coffee & Bakery 212 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 515-386-2298

Hy-Vee Market Grille 106 W. Washington St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-4153

101 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 515-386-3928 104 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 515-386-7827

Uptown Café

777 Wild Rose Dr. Jefferson, IA 515-386-7777

Twiins Shoppe

111 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 515-386-3815


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Lunch Specials • House Dinners Children’s Menu Catering Available

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CLASSES FOR ALL AGES Fitness Classes Monday- Friday

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Membership includes use of entire facility and discounts to classes! Mon-Fri: 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 204 W. Harrison St.

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SHOPPING Addie’s

119 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA

All Ability Cycles 208 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA

Ben Franklin/Tech Zone 102 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

Body Masters Spa

115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 160 Jefferson

Country Blessings 1263 Pioneer Ave. Jefferson, IA

Dollar General 104 N. Locust St. Jefferson, IA

Don’s Ace Hardware 123 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA

Home Care Medical 118 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

John’s Appliance & TV 116 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

Muir Embroidery 124 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

Royal Jewelers

112 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

RVP~1875 Historical Furniture Shop 115 S. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA

Shopko Hometown

Skeeter Creek Fabricators, Art & Antiques 104 E. State St. Jefferson, IA

The Printer’s Box 107 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA

the STITCH Quilt Shop 217 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA

Uncorked Wine & Spirits 111 E. Harrison St Jefferson, IA

Uniquely Yours 106 E. State St Jefferson, IA

The Iowa Store at Wild Rose Casino 777 Wild Rose Dr. Jefferson, IA

Fudge’s Flowers & Gifts 120 E. State St Jefferson, IA

Krieger’s Flower Shop 1608 Westwood Dr Jefferson, IA

CompuSense

107 N. Chestnut St Jefferson, IA

Shadran Industrial & Sanitary Supply 302 N. Chestnut St Jefferson, IA

3 B’s Bait and Tackle 403 E. State St. Jefferson, IA

Eweniquely Yours Antiques 1123 220th St Jefferson, IA

1004 N. Elm Jefferson, IA

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Vintage, primitive, chippy, industrial, shabby chic, man cave, yard art, new home decor & much more.

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MONDAY–FRIDAY SATURDAY 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–4PM

Building the world’s strongest furniture using only the tools and techniques from the year 1875. RVP-1875.com

Historical Furniture Shop and Museum

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00 515-370-4306

115 S. Wilson • Jefferson

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Skeeter Creek Fabricators, Art and Antiques Touched by the past Original Art and Pottery Re-purposed Furniture • Fine Crafts Antiques • Collectables 515-386-3289 104 E. State St. (North side of the square) Jefferson

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 3pm Closed Sunday & Monday East on Hwy 30 to Pioneer Ave. North 1/2 mile.

1263 Pioneer Ave., Jefferson, Iowa

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PARKS & RECREATION The Greene County Conservation Board manages 2,000 acres in 20 areas that include Spring Lake Park, boat ramps on the North Raccoon River, public hunting areas and the Raccoon River Valley Trail system. These areas provide for a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities that include camping, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, picnicking, biking, hiking, nature watching, snowmobiling and more. The North Raccoon River meanders for 40 miles through Greene County. Seven river access areas have been developed that include concrete boat ramps at Hyde Park, Brown Bridge, McMahon Access, Eureka Bridge, Henderson Park, Squirrel Hallow and Adkins Bridge. Canoeing and kayaking have become popular and trip lengths range from three to six hours.

PARKS

SPRING LAKE PARK

Spring Lake Park is a 240-acre park with a 50-acre lake and public beach bordered by campsites. The lake is a favorite of campers, fisherman, picnickers and other park users wanting to be near the water. 126 electrical campsites and two cabin rentals along with shower houses make this park a popular home every weekend of the summer. Shelter houses are often used for gatherings and may be reserved by calling 515-7385069. A concessionaire provides roller skating, boat rental, and a beach concession stand. There are 2.2 miles of asphalt roads ideal for biking, rollerblading, jogging and walking.

HENDERSON COUNTY PARK

Henderson County Park is one-mile south of Jefferson next to the North Raccoon River. With a boat ramp just below the rock fishing riffle, the park provides restrooms, tent camping, a picnic area and grills.

HYDE PARK

Hyde Park is a 57-acre park along the North Raccoon River northwest of Scranton on County Road E65. The park offers 28 electrical camping hookups and unlimited primitive sites. A concrete boat ramp and fishing riffle provide easy access and improved fishing opportunity on the river.

SEVEN HILLS PARK

Seven Hills Park is 80 acres of timberland just south and west of Jefferson. A sledding hill and enclosed shelter house exist for those interested in winter activities. The shelter house has electrical service and a stone fireplace, making it a rustic venue for weddings and parties. Reservations may be made by calling 515-386-5674.

SQUIRREL HALLOW PARK

Squirrel Hallow Park, developed in 1934, is the second oldest county park in Iowa. The 56-acre park is bordered on two sides by a 147-acre wildlife management area. The focal point of the park is a shelter house built on a bluff overlooking the North Raccoon River that offers a scenic view of the river valley. The park offers rustic camping, river fishing, canoeing, kayaking,

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hiking, picnicking and equestrian camping. The park has multiple access points to the river and southeast of Jefferson.

MORE CAMPING IN GREENE COUNTY

JOHN 15 VINEYARD TREE HOUSE CAMPING

Imagine a unique camping experience on a deck in the trees in a rustic, private setting in the timber. Includes an 8-person tent, fire pit with swing out grate, firewood, picnic tables, portable toilet and private timbered area for hiking. 712-652-3760, 343 180th St, Scranton, IA 51462

CITY PARKS

JEFFERSON CHAUTAUQUA PARK

Chautauqua Park is adjacent to the Jefferson swimming pool at W. Russell and S. Maple with a picnic area, restrooms, basketball and horseshoe courts, playground equipment and a shelter house.

DAUBENDIEK PARK

Daubendiek Park at W. Russell and Grimmell Road offers a .66-mile trail within a natural setting near the Raccoon River with restrooms, a shelter house, and a jetty for fishing.

HEAD PARK

Head Park at W. Head and N. Walnut has restrooms and offers volleyball and basketball courts, playground, backstop, a picnic area with grills and a shelter house.

KELSO PARK

Kelso Park at W. Russell and S. Walnut provides restrooms, a backstop, a soccer field, a large open play area and sand lot, playground, picnic area with grills, and a shelter house with stone fireplaces that accommodates 100 people.

RUSSELL PARK

Russell Park at S. Wilson and Park St. features restrooms, water, tennis and basketball courts, a playground, picnic area with grills, and a shelter house that accommodates 75 people.

WASHINGTON PARK

Washington Park at W. Washington and N. High St. provides restrooms, a playground, basketball courts, and an open play area and a shelter house. To reserve shelter houses at Jeffersons city parks, call 515-386-3412.

GRAND JUNCTION GRAND JUNCTION’S CITY PARK

Grand Junction’s City Park and swimming pool at 1701 S. 10th St. has a concession stand and provides restrooms, a playground, picnic area and a shelter house. Business & Tourism Guide

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PARKS & RECREATION GOLF

THE HILL GOLF COURSE

515-738-2633 The Hill is a 9-hole golf course and driving range 2 miles west of Grand Junction on Highway 30. The pond, creek and sand traps provide obstacles on this beautiful familyfriendly course. Coolers are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks are available in the clubhouse.

JEFFERSON COMMUNITY GOLF COURSE 501 W. Greenewood Road 515-386-4178 A 9-hole golf course with a bar and clubhouse that overlook the Raccoon River Valley.

LAKESIDE GOLF COURSE

515-738-2633 A 9-hole regulation course northeast of Jefferson on County Road P-33. From the longest tees it offers 3,083 yards of golf for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.3 with a slope rating of 118. Lakeside is a daily fee golf course. Call for Playing Privileges’ guest policy.

TRAILS

RACCOON RIVER VALLEY TRAIL (RRVT)

Enjoy the beauty of the countryside and small town hospitality all year long by traveling the 89-mile-long Raccoon River Valley Trail. Its paved surface is user-friendly for all outdoor enthusiasts. The RRVT is owned and managed by the Conservation Boards in Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties. The trail is easily accessed from several designated trailheads with parking lots and restrooms. In Greene County, those are the Milwaukee Railroad Depot in Jefferson, Winkleman's Switch south of Jefferson, and in Cooper at its junction with County Road E57. Fourteen communities offer a variety of parks, festivals and celebration with access to much food, beverages and shopping as well. The 72-mile interior loop through three counties is one of the longest hard-surfaced loop trails in the US and connects into downtown Des Moines via the High Trestle Bridge Trail in the Des Moines River Valley. Bicyclists, joggers, walkers, skaters, campers, crosscountry skiers, birdwatchers, hunters, fishermen, naturalists and snowmobilers all use the RRVT, or at least those portions of the trial that are opened to specific users.  www.raccoonrivervalleytrail.org

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All in One Destination Vineyard Conference & Event Center

Authorized Dealer

*Seating up to 100 *Licensed kitchen *Climate controlled Lodging for overnight guests

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Tree House camping!

Certified Bicycle Mechanic 1118 Willis Ave.

*A unique camping experience on a deck in the trees

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1/2 Block East of RRVT Trailhead Next to Historic Hotel Pattee

Par 3 Pitch & Putt Golf

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LODGING, VENUES & ACCOMMODATIONS COBBLESTONE HOTEL

771 Wild Rose Rd. Jefferson, IA. 515-386-3535 Conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 4 & Hwy 30 in Jefferson, IA. Cobblestone Hotel offers 73 non-smoking rooms (2 extended stay suites, 22 king rooms, 45 queen rooms, 4 handicap king rooms) and is attached to Wild Rose Casino. Amenities include:complimentary hot breakfast, free WIFI, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, business center, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour market place shop, elevator, and seasonal outdoor patio areas. Designated Pet Friendly rooms available.

GALLUP HOUSE

703 S. Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 515-370-0067 www.thegalluphouse.com This three-bedroom house is the birthplace and childhood home of distinguished pollster George H. Gallup. The home is within walking distance of downtown Jefferson. It has been recently renovated; the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated with modern and high-end fixtures and appliances. The bedroom and living rooms are fully furnished, making it perfect for a family vacation, short or long term rentals, and corporate or social events. Its unique octagonal shape, original quarter-sawn oak woodwork, studio furniture, and “secret” back staircase add to the site’s special interest.

HOTEL PATTEE

1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 515-465-3511 www.hotelpattee.com The historic Hotel Pattee invites guests to relax in a setting celebrating the sights and sound, the people and memories of small town America. It features indoor and outdoor dining, lounge, full service spa, retreats, weddings, and live music. Pattee is one of the few hotels where every room and suite tells its own story, with 40 individually decorated and themed guest rooms that preserve history, celebrate ethnicity, honor craftsmanship and pay tribute to the noteworthy sons and daughters of Iowa and the Midwest.

JOHN 15 VINEYARD LODGING

343 180th Street Scranton, IA 712-652-3760 Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our bedrooms with a full bath. Each room sleeps up to four with a kid’s “cave,” or choose the entire second floor which includes two full-sized futons and sleeps up to twelve. Your stay includes continental breakfast. Alcohol and tobacco-free environment.

SUPER 8 MOTEL

207 W. Gallup Road, Jefferson, IA 515-386-2464

REDWOOD MOTEL

209 E. Gallup Road, Jefferson, IA 515-386-3116

JANCO MOTEL

902 Highway 30, Grand Junction, IA 515-370-0739

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EDUCATION Greene County schools team up for a good education The Greene County School District is in its second year of existence after the merger of the former East Greene and Jefferson Scranton School Districts took place in 2014. The mission of the district is to partner with its communities to provide each student with a foundation for lifelong learning. The school district draws 1,300 students from a 450 square mile area made up of 11 of Greene County’s 15 townships. The high school (9th-12th), middle school (7th and 8th) and elementary school (pre-kindergarten through 3rd), as well as the administration building, are located in Jefferson. The intermediate school (4th-6th) is in Grand Junction. The district offers tuition based preschool for 3-year-olds and state-funded preschool for 4-year-olds. Greene County Community Schools' graduation rate is 95 percent with more than 88 percent of graduates seeking higher education. Extracurricular activities are very important to students and 48 percent of the student body is involved. There are boys' high school athletic teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and wrestling. Girls' high school teams include basketball, cross country, golf, softball, track and volleyball. Both boys and girls can join swimming, soccer and tennis teams through sharing agreements with Boone High School and Carroll Kuemper High School. Concert band, marching band, jazz band, concert choir, and jazz choir are also options available to all high school students. The Ram Restaurant, where students in culinary classes prepare and serve meals to the public in a restaurant setting, is one of only five such programs in Iowa. The district also boasts a construction class that builds and sells a house each year. Students do the majority of the work, ranging from concrete work to framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall and more. In northern Greene County, Paton-Churdan Community School District draws around 200 students from a 125 square mile area. The elementary and high schools, both located in Churdan, have a 24-member faculty. Some athletic programs are shared with the Greene County School District. Junior and senior students take classes at the Greene County High School for approximately two-thirds of the school day. Freshman and sophomore students take classes at the Greene County High School one-third of the school day.

GREENE COUNTY EARLY LEARNING CENTER

The Greene County Early Learning Center is a non-profit child care center offering care to children ages two weeks to 12 years old. The center’s mission is to offer quality care in a leaning environment. The hours of operation are MondayFriday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., year round. The Greene County Early Learning Center believes all children learn through play and daily routines are important. Teachers have a love of children combined with professional training.

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HEALTHCARE GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson has served the community since its New Year’s Day opening in 1938. Committed to living up to its vision of being “Always Here, Always Caring,” the medical center provides quality, compassionate care to all its patients and works to improve the overall health of Greene County communities. With the fast approaching completion of a major building and renovation project (scheduled for summer 2016), the medical center has invested $22.5 million on a 52,000 square-foot addition and an extensive renovation of more then 50,000 square-feet of existing space. The medical center offers a full range of outpatient, surgery, specialty clinics, inpatient care and 24-hour emergency care.

REGENCY PARK

Regency Park is a skilled nursing facility in Jefferson that provides the highest level of specialized and individualized care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the adult and geriatric population. Specialized programs include personalized care, pain management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dementia care, wound care, diabetic care, psychological services, podiatry services, and interfaith spiritual services. An interdisciplinary team approach is emphasized to meet the needs of each resident.

THE GARDENS

The Gardens in Jefferson provides assisted living services perfect for anyone who is looking for choices to maintain their privacy and continue their independence while maintaining an active, comfortable and safe home-like environment. Assisted living provides a combination of housing, supportive services, and personal health care designed to respond to the needs of individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living.

Care FOR Your Whole Family • Allergy-Immunology • Cardiology • ENT • Family Medicine • Lab • Neurology

• Oncology & Hematology • Physical Therapy • Podiatry • Urology • Well child exams and immunizations • X Ray

New patients welcome. Same day appointments available. Conveniently located next to Hy-Vee.

Robert Clemons, MD Family Medicine

James Gerdes, DO Family Medicine

Angela Nelson, PA-C Family Medicine

Corey Friesen, DPT Physical Therapy

Ann Michaelsen, DPT Physical Therapy

To schedule an appointment, call 515-386-4192. McFarland Clinic PC JEFFERSON

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106 West Washington St., Suite 2 Jefferson, IA

Whether you are visiting or living in Greene County, you can find care here. Inpatient, Skilled & Special Care Units 24-hour Emergency Department Outpatient Services Surgery Department Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy Occupational Medicine Long Term Care Facility Public Health/Home Care Specialty Clinics

www.gcmchealth.com 515-386-2114 Jefferson, IA


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515-386-3747

Dr. Chad Schwander, DC

Dr. Ashley Schwander, DC, FIAMA

www.jeffersonfamilychiropractic.com

Time to De-stress Today, more than ever, life is stressful. Work demands, kids’ schedules, family and relationship frustrations, money troubles; these mental stressors can put a tremendous amount of strain on our bodies. In addition to mental stress there are physical stresses every day. Sitting at computers, texting, gaming, excessive standing, bending or lifting, all take a toll on us. Chemical stresses in the form of food additives/ preservatives, air and water pollution and prescription drugs are becoming more prevalent every day. These toxins can put a huge strain on our bodies as well. In short, daily life is very stressful, and damaging to our well-being. Here at Jefferson Family Chiropractic we have invested in the health of Greene County with our recent building remodel. We offer safe, natural treatments to battle everyday stresses; Chiropractic care for the aches and pains of daily life, Acupuncture for pain, stress relief & whole body balance, and Infrared Sauna to detoxify and revitalize.

Check out all we have to offer! 218 N. Wilson Avenue, Jefferson, IA • 515-386-3747


FAITH Celebrating One’s Faith The faith communities of Greene County welcome you with peace and good will. There are more than 20 churches in Greene County and each has a special story to tell. Besides celebration and worship in their individual communities, the Greene County churches find joy in working together on many projects and events throughout the year. Equipped with the common goal to give help when one is able, and accept help when one needs it, the faith-based organizations truly exemplify the concepts of community at its best.

CHURDAN First Baptist

700 North St 515-389-3390

First Baptist

104 W. Central St 515-386-4925

First Presbyterian

807 W. Head St 515-389-2638

208 W. State St 515-386-2514 http://www.firstpresjefferson.org/

St Patrick Catholic Church (oratory)

Gospel Open Bible

St Columbkille Catholic Church

Cedar Township 515-386-2638

United Methodist 804 Head St 515-389-3181

COOPER

Cooper United Methodist 641-439-2458

GRAND JUNCTION First Presbyterian 302 12th St South 515-738-2172

St Brigid Catholic Church 702 Hager St 515-386-2638

United Methodist 302 13th St South 515-738-257

JEFFERSON

Abundant Life Ministries 1308 W. Lincoln Way 515-386-8347 http://almjefferson.com/

Central Christian

108 N. Elm St 515-386-4315 http://lovinggodlovingneighbor.org/

Christ Lutheran (ELCA)

1201 S. Elm St 515-386-3100 https://clcjefferson.wordpress.com/

Church of Christ 1210 S. Elm St 515-386-3060

Community of Christ 1106 S. Elm St 515-386-4316

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SCRANTON Church of Christ 900 Irving St 712-652-3349

Greenbrier United Methodist Greenbrier Township 712-652-3610

United Methodist 1000 Lincoln St 712-652-3610

UNGER

302 S. Grimmell Road 515-386-2925 http://www.gospelopenbible.com/

INSURANCE Your independent agent with the right fit for every business and personal insurance need!

Kingdom Hall – Jehovah’s Witnesses 1701 N. Elm St 515-386-3606

St Joseph Catholic Church 501 N. Locust St 515-386-2638

The Dwelling Place 303 Gallup Road 515-386-8576 http://www.idwell.org/

The Sanctuary

212 E. State St 515-386-3234 www.heismyrefuge.org

103 E. Lincoln Way • Jefferson, IA • 515-386-4156 • 877-428-6552 Toll Free

www.ungerins.com Christ Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran

801 W. Lincoln Way 515-386-3517 http://tlcjeffia.360unite.com/

United Methodist

307 S. Wilson 515-386-4411 http://dev.jeffumc.com/

PATON

First United Presbyterian 502 S. Main St 515-968-4469

Salem United Methodist 305 W. State St 515-968-4277

RIPPEY

United Methodist 103 S. Main St 515-436-7731

As a part of our call as a worshiping community centered in Christ, we embrace the mission of the ELCA, God’s Work, Our Hands. We participate

in local and global ministries including Good Samaritan Fund, Salvation Army, Christian Area Resource Center (ARC), Cancer Support Group, Women of the ELCA, Men in Mission, Ex-Offender Re-Entry Team, Bible Study and worship services in local care facilities, health and welfare programs through mission partnerships in Chile and Tanzania, camping ministries, Habitat for Humanity, and more!

We are an active and welcoming congregation! Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

1201 S Elm St, Jefferson, IA 50129 (515) 386-3100 christlutheran.jefferson@gmail.com CLCjefferson.wordpress.com

Join us every Sunday! Sunday Service with Communion, and weekly Bible Studies. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America God’s Work. Our Hands.


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SCRANTON

1117 Main Street 712-652-3344 800-383-5182

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Prescription Delivery & Mail Outs Online Refills Convenient Drive -Thru Window Locally Owned and Operated

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BEEF that is home-raised, hormone free, antibiotics used only as needed, USDA inspected and aged 20 days! Naturally lean and tender through the use of Maine-Anjou x Angus breeding for over 20 years! Find us at: Greene County Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays in Jefferson

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Turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. ADV.16.04 March 2016

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY There are not many counties in Iowa or across the United States that can make the claim that all of its major manufacturers are successful and expanding. Greene County is a perfect example of how a rural county can continue to compete in an environment where more and more of the population is moving closer to major cities. In the past three years Greene County has added a major casino and hotel complex, completed a $23 million expansion of the hospital, had significant expansions at several of its manufacturers, added a new major manufacturer, a new Hy-Vee and expanded jobs at all other major employers. The result is more than 900 new jobs in the county. Greene County was recognized by Governor Branstad as the first official “Home Base Iowa Community” for offering jobs and support to veterans looking to settle in Iowa. The county also provides a vibrant tourism industry including the one-of-a-kind Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower and the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The combination of community assets, wide range of jobs available for all workers, entertainment at the casino, and aggressive economic development efforts have made Greene County a unique destination point.

BAUER BUILT

POWER LIFT

Louis Dreyfus is one of the newer members of the Greene County manufacturing community. It began its ethanol operation in 2007 and sells on a national basis. it has continually grown since opening and currently has a workforce of almost 80 employees. The parent company, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, is a global provider headquartered in France.

Power Lift is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty strength training equipment. Power Lift sells to a global market that includes professional teams in all major sports, major universities, colleges, high schools, health clubs, military branches, and personal residences. Power Lift started in 1999 with a handful of employees and has grown to more than 55 employees. Power Lift continues to expand its product line and is currently looking to expand production operations, all in Greene County, Iowa.

SCRANTON MANUFACTURING

Scranton Manufacturing was founded in Greene County in 1971 and is the leading innovative manufacturer of waste equipment, including refuse trucks and compactors, for a global market. They have more than 300 employees in the local region and have joint venture operations in Mexico and China. The company has recently completed a 56,000 square foot expansion to allow continued growth and the addition of new jobs in the area.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC/SPALDING

American Athletic/Spalding was founded in Greene County in 1954 and is the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics equipment. It also produces AAI cheerleading equipment, and basketball and volleyball equipment under the Spalding brand. It serves a global market with a workforce of more than 100 employees and expanding facilities.

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Bauer Built was started in 1979 in Greene County and manufactures planter frames in partnership with John Deere. It has grown rapidly and added new building space and jobs for the past several years. It also serves a global market with a workforce of more than 80 employees. The next two years will see the addition of new business units and expansion of the workforce. John Deere Paton began manufacturing planters and disk rippers in Greene County in 2013. As part of Deere & Company, John Deere Paton serves a global market. It currently employ a workforce of more than 100 employees.

B & D MANUFACTURING

B & D Manufacturing was started in Greene County in 1988 and is one of the the leading manufacturers in the innovative field of geothermal systems. It serves a global “green market” with leading edge products and has consistently grown during the past decade. It has two locations in Greene County and plans for further expansion that will add to the near 80 employee base.

LOUIS DREYFUS


As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, Midland Power Cooperative donates time and resources to area causes, helps recruit industry and jobs, and promotes safe and efficient electric use.

www.midlandpower.coop • (800) 833-8876 1005 E. Lincoln Way • P.O. Box 420, Jefferson, IA 50129 Serving you from Iowa Falls, Boone, Humboldt, and Jefferson. Midland Power is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Fifty Years and Four Generations of Keeping Your Family Safe…NO Matter Where Your Car Takes You!

PREMIUM TIRE & AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

412 W. MCKINLEY • JEFFERSON • 515-386-3185

www.mcateetire.com

Committed to High Quality Automotive Repair and Small Engine Service T KOU LOCRVICE E SE ILABL AVA

206 W. Head Street • Jefferson 515-386-3997

MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30 am-5:30pm • SATURDAY 8am-12pm

www.durbinautomotive.com

See our Small Engine Sales & Service for Durbin Automotive at NAPA Auto Parts! PLUS ALL OTHER PARTS & ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE

ER MOWUP & PICKIVERYE DELILABL AVA

1603 N. Elm • Jefferson 515-386-4181

MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30 am-5:30pm • SATURDAY 8am-12pm

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EVENTS BELL TOWER FESTIVAL

515-386-2155 www.belltowerfestival.org Jefferson’s annual festival hosted by Greene County Chamber, promises a weekend full of family-friendly fun and entertainment. Nestled in the middle of Jefferson, Greene County’s county seat, the festival is home to a broad spectrum of activities. From free shows on the plaza stage, to carnival rides, craft vendors, food vendors, the fun run and walk, basketball tournament, and the beverage garden with its nightly musical entertainment, the Bell Tower Festival is the place to be the second weekend of June!

PLEASANT PRAIRIE THRESHING BEE

515-370-1521 The Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee at the Foster-Timmons Farm is all about education, preserving the history of early agricultural implements and understanding how farmers lived and what the work was like, and it’s free. Often in early American agriculture the farmers would help one another out. Today, the threshing bee is for viewing, entertainment and historical demonstration. Show held last full weekend in July.

DEAL’S ORCHARD’S FALL FESTIVAL

515-386-8279 dealsorchard.com We celebrate the harvest every year with our annual Fall Festival. The festival began in 1982 as an open house to thank our customers. Over the past 30 years it’s grown to having thousands of people visit from all over the state. Fall Festival is always held the second full weekend in October. We have live entertainment, activities, attractions, fresh baked homemade apple pies and dumplings, and food grilled by the Kiwanis Club. Many people make it a family tradition to come every year. We hope you’ll mark your calendar and join us for the next one! As always, there is no entrance fee to get into Deal’s Orchard. Some activities do require a small fee; for a list of prices check dealsorchard.com. (Prices are subject to change and not all activities are listed.)

HOT AUGUST NIGHT CAR, CYCLE, TRACTOR AND TRUCK SHOW

515-386-2155 Located in the historic downtown square, Hot August Night draws hundreds of entries and has become one of the largest auto shows in the region. As always, there is free entry and the first 250 registrations receive free t-shirts. Each year valuable prizes are awarded while you enjoy free treats or purchase meals. Come out for fun for everyone at Jefferson’s Hot August Night.

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GREENE COUNTY QUILT SHOW

515-386-2155 This three-day event features hundreds of quilts on display along with speakers, demonstrations and food. 2016 Dates: August 5-. 2018 next show. Brought to you by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Greene County Fair Association.

RED BARN HOME & CRAFT SHOW

515-210-9565 The show is held the third Saturday of September each year at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson. Don’t miss all the vendors, food and fun. For more information contact Joyce Rasmussen, co-chair, at 515-210-9565

GREENE COUNTY GROWS

www.greenecountyfarmersmarket.com Tuesday Farmers Markets, a regional market on the Courthouse Square, have become a summer tradition. Beginning the first Tuesday in June and continuing every Tuesday through Sept. 30, regional fruit and vegetable growers, bakers, artists, crafters and entrepreneurs sell their local products on the courthouse square. Nearly 20 vendors regularly participate. Most weeks, the market features a meal provided by a local non-profit as a fundraiser. Special events and entertainment add to the fund. The Greene County Farmers Market brings together local growers, producers and artisans to promote healthy living locally. See more at www.greenecountyfarmersmarket.com and on Facebook.

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY A&W Restaurant

PO Box 111 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4712 awrestaurants.com jeffersonaw@netins.net

Action Graphics & Design 206 S Grimmell Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4036

All Ability Cycles, LLC

101 N Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8900 allabilitycycles.com john@allabilitycycles.com

Addie’s

101 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3219

Angie’s Tea Garden 100 E. State Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3888

Animal Protection & Education Charity P.O. Box 65 Paton, IA 50217 goape.info

Bahnson Financial Services, Inc 213 S. Wilson Ave. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3519

Bell Tower Community Foundation

Big Green Umbrella Media, Inc 5619 N.W. 86th St. Suite 600 Johnston, IA 50311 515-953-4822 biggreenumbrellamedia.com shane@dmcityview.com

Bolton & Menk Engineers & Surveyers BPO Does

Deal’s Orchard

Foster-Timmons Farm

109 E Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-953-4822 breadeauxpizza.com

Doc’s Stadium

Fudges’s Flowers & Gifts

Brooker & Company

Don Orris

Funky Feather Photography

Don’s Ace Hardware

Gallup House

205 S. Maple St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2106

Breadeaux Pizza

110 E. State Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3000

Brown Funeral Homes

408 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4125 brownfuneralhomesiowa.com

Casey’s General Stores 508 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2369

Clark Plumbing & Heating

Cobblestone Hotel

Ben Franklin/Tech Zone 106 N Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4122 hometownvarietyinc.com benfrank@netins.net

Bett & Bevs BBQ

901 N Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4999 bettandbevs@yahoo.com

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Box 390 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2178 farmmutl@netins.net

300 W McKinley Jefferson, IA 50129

Bee & Herald Publishing

701 Stanton St. Scranton, IA 51462 515-720-7833 beemindfulhoney.com

Danielson Auto Service

Farmers Mutual Insurance Association

Finneseth, Dalen & Powel PLC

1005 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3614

Bee Mindful, LLC

1263 Pioneer Ave Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2999 countryblessings@yahoo.com 101 E Harrison Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4915 jjjauto@netins.net

221 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 50129

200 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4161 beeherald.com bherald2@netins.net

Country Blessings

771 Wild Rose Dr. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3535 staycobblestone.com/ia/jefferson

Community Players of Greene County 1112 N. Avenue Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-0184 CPGCIA@gmail.com

Community State Bank PO Box 217 Paton, IA 50217 515-968-4131 csbpaton.com

CompuSense

107 N Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5276

GreeneCountyIowa.com

1102 244th Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8279 dealsorchard.com 113 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2111 1108 W. Adams St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2224 donlorris@gmail.com 123 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3215 acehardware.com

Durbin Auto/Truck Repair 1009 N Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3997 durbinautomotive.com

Durlam Electric

213 S. Wilson Ave. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3151

1103 West Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4883 foster@netins.net 120 E State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3012

604 W. State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 712-210-4614 funkyfeatherphotography.smugmug.com 301 S Locust Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-0067

Genesis Development

401 W. McKinley Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3017 alana@genesisdevelopment.com

Greene Bean Coffee

1108 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3166 durlmelc@netins.net

202 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-5202 squareup.com/store/greene-bean-coffee reagan@greenebeancoffee.com

Edward D. Jones Investments

Greene County Bar Association

110 S Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4105 edwardjones.com ejman2@netins.net

Eweniquely Yours 1123 220th St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-3027

Eye Care Associates 207 N Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3513

Fareway Stores

1207 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4076

PO Box 126 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5428

Greene County Clergy Association 108 N Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3887

Greene County Conservation Commission Courthouse, 114 N Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5674

Greene County Early Learning Center 204 W. Madison Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2092


Greene County EMS

Hearing Unlimited

Jefferson Veterinary Clinic

Greene County Extension

Henkel & Associates

John 15 Vineyard

PO Box 416 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4404

104 W. Washington Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2138 extension.iastate.edu xgreene@iastate.edu

Greene County Fair Assc 650 190th Street Scranton, IA 51462 515-652-3685

Greene County Farmer’s Market 288 M Avenue Churdan, IA 50050 515-370-3919 GCFarmersmarket.37@gmail.com

Greene County Historical Society

100 S. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2443 102 E. State Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2214

Home Care Medical 118 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4628

Home State Bank

PO Box 459 Jefferson, IA 50129

Hotel Pattee

1000 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2114 gcmchealth.com carla.offenburger@gcmchealth.com

GreeneCountyNewsOnline

PO Box 343 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3087 greenecountynewsonline.com news@greenecountynewsonline.com

Greene County Schools 204 W. Madison St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4168 edline.net/pages/GCCSD dbergermann@jscsd.org

Harmer Construction 308 W McKinley Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3030

Hastings Funeral Home 403 N Elm, Box 253 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8181

Hawn Family Farms 650 190th St. Scranton, IA 51462

Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity 720 Story St. Boone, IA 50036 515-432-1168 heartofiowahabitat.org

1112 Willis Ave Perry, IA 50220 515-465-3511 hotelpattee.com

809 Locust Scranton, IA 51462 712-652-3911 mmclaughlin@newwaytrucks.com

116 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 386-2358

Homestead Coffee & Bakery

Greene County Medical Center

McLaughlin International, Inc.

John’s Appliance & TV

Kingsgate Insurance

P O Box 435 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8544

106 W. Washinton St. #2 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4192 mcfarlandclinic.com kbrooker@mcfarlandclinic.com

343 180th St. Scranton, IA 51462 712-652-3760 john15vineyard.com

115 W State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2131 hsbankiowa.com mgrandon@hsbank.net 121 East Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2298 ostevens@homesteadcoffeebakery.com

McFarland Clinic

210 S. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2211

Medicap Pharmacy 400 N. Elm St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2164

1403 N. Elm St.Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5551 advntge@netins.net

Moo Meat

559 240th St. Scranton, IA 51462 712-830-8994

Kiwanis Club

Muir Embroidery & Sports Shop 124 N Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 muirembroidery@netins.net

Klodd, Dr. Paul

207 W. State Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4128

Mumma & Pedersen Law Firm 114 S Wilson

Kriegers Greenhouse & Flower Shop Jefferson, IA 50129 1608 Westwood Dr Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8164

515-386-8198 mummalaw@netins.net

Lincoln Highway Association PO Box 244 Grand Junction, 50107 515-370-3738

216 W. 5th St. Carroll, IA 51404 712-792-5904 theofficestop.net

106 W. Washington St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4153 hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=203

Linda Schmitt Accounting

PAWS

Jeb’s Affordable Transportation

Louis Dreyfus Commodities, LLC

Hoyt Law Firm

PO Box 350 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5428

Hy-Vee, Inc

1501 N. Elm St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4731

Jefferson Family Chiropractic 216 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3747 jeffersonfamilychiropractic.com jefffamchiro@netins.net

Jefferson Rotary Club

101 North Grimmell Road Jefferson, IA 50129

Jefferson Telecom

105 W. Harrison St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4141 pjschulte@mchsi.com

The Office Stop

406 Park St. Lohrville, IA 51453 712-465-2202

1149 U AVE Grand Junction, 50107 515-738-2800

PO Box 135 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8159 pawsofgreenecounty@hotmail.com

Peckumn Real Estate, LLC 108 N. Vine Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8156

Louk Plumbing & Heating

Pemble Digging & Drainage

600 N Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2177

MacDonald Insurance/Jefferson Iowa Realty

701 Stanton St. Scranton, IA 51462 (712) 652-3560 pembledrainage.com

110 E State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8185 jill@macdonaldinsurance.com

Peony Chinese Restaurant

McAtee Tire

Peoples Trust & Savings BankAll Branches

412 W. McKinley Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3185 mcateetire.com

101 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3928

116 W State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-275-2758 jbrant@ptsbank.com

Business & Tourism Guide

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY Prairie Skye Productions 402 Main Street, Suite 37 Cooper, 50059 515-370-2436 prairieskye@netins.net

Raccoon Valley Lawncare

Skeeter Creek Fabricators

Tom Poking P.C.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home

Town & Farm Realty

104 E. State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3289

Tri-County Cash Lumber Mart

Wild Rose Casino & Resort

118 S. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-9119

1801 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-3896-3181 tricountylumberinc.com/

Sparky’s One Stop Jefferson

Uncorked Wine & Sprirts

Wilcox, Gerken, Schwarzkopf, Copeland & Williams, P.C.

Spare Time Lanes

Regency Park Nursing & Rehab Center

Region XII Council of Governments PO Box 768 Carroll, IA 51404 515-386-2416 region12cog.org rhunsaker@region12cog.org

Renew Energy Maintenance 610 N. Elm Sioux Falls, IA 57104 605-275-9666 renewenergy.com accounts@renewenergy.com

Royal Jewelers

112 N Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4216

RVP 1875/History Boy Theatre 115 South Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-4306 rvp1875.com

Shadran Industrial & Sanitary Supply 302 N Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4216 scrantonmfg.com shadran@netins.net

Shine On Designs 738 300th Street Bagley, IA 50026 515-370-0549 shineondesigns.com

ShopKo

1004 N Elm Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8107

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200 W State Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3141 hollie.j.roberts@wellsfargo.com

Landus

Raccoon Valley Radio

100 Ram DR Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4107 paulette.schmidt@pcitexas.net

Wells Fargo Bank

117 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8775 twnfrmrl@netins.net

1648 T Ave Grand Junction, 50107 515-370-4998 raccoonvlawncare.com

Box 108 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2171 sliningerschroederfuneralhome.com s_rossow@netins.net

22562 141st Drive Perry, IA 50220 515-465-5357

115 E Lincoln Way, Suite 300 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3158

Carroll, IA 51404 712-673-2743

Spring-Green Lawn Care

709 10th St. Boone, IA 50036 515-432-4191 spring-green.com/community/boone-iacommunity

111 E. Harrison Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4345

Unger Insurance Agency

2321 N Loop Dr Jefferson, IA 50129 515-817-2100 777 Wild Rose Dr. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-7777

115 E Lincoln Way, STE 200 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3158 vtaylor@wilcoxlaw.com

103 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4156 ungerins.com ungerins@netins.net

Wind Utility Consulting, PC

501 N Locust Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2638 joejeff@netins.net

UnityPoint at Home

Individual Members:

State Farm Insurance

Uptown Cafe

St. Joseph’s Church

200 W Central Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4884

Subway

104 North Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-7827 greenosubwayinc@yahoo.com

Syngenta Seeds

300 American Ave Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8121

Teusch, Dr. James 207 W. State Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4128

The Gardens

1000 W Washington St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2555

The STITCH

217 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2014 http://suzannesieversdesigns.com/cgibin/R/d.cgi?e=0&k=sievers&t=View

GreeneCountyIowa.com

11333 Aurora Ave Urbandale, IA 50322 515-557-3100 108 W State Street Jefferson, IA 50129 5153864979 shelly3@ntins.net

1639 320th St. Jamacia, IA 50128 515-386-3405 suewind@netins.net Jacque Andrew Jeanne Langford Lindsey Larson Rick Morain Don Orris Doug Reider Don Van Gilder


DEAL’S ORCHARD

Making memories with your family!

OPEN MID-JULY THROUGH CHRISTMAS

Apples • Cider • Homemade Pies • GIFT SHOP • Sweet Corn • Hard Cider Gift Baskets • Pumpkin Patch • Christmas Tree Farm “APPLE ACRES” and CORN MAZE OPEN DAILY SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Fall Festival - Always Second Full Weekend in October

Live Music • Food • Horse-drawn Hay Rides • Kids’ Activities & Entertainment

Jefferson, Iowa

dealsorchard.com

(515) 386-8279


Picturesque small town, rural quality of life supported by progressive school systems, strong manufacturing and a vibrant agricultural economy. Entertainment, recreational, shopping and dining options abound.

Please contact us for more information if you’re planning a visit, like to relocate or start a business.

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220 N. Chesnut Street • Jefferson, IA 50129 • (515) 386-2155 • (515) 386-2156 (fax)

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