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Greene County Business & Tourism Guide
CONTENTS 4 WELCOME 5
TOWNS OF GREENE COUNTY
COUNTY & CITY INFORMATION
JEFFERSON MATTERS: MAIN STREET
8 TOURISM 11
ARTS & CULTURE
12 DINING 14 SHOPPING 16
PARKS & RECREATION: PARKS, CAMPING, GOLF AND TRAILS
MAP & GUIDE
LODGING, VENUES & ACCOMMODATIONS
23 EDUCATION 24 HEALTHCARE 26 FAITH 28
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
30 EVENTS 32
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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.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
“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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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
DINING A&W Family Restaurant
Casey’s Carry-Out Pizza
Peony Chinese Restaurant
Angie’s Tea Garden
Bett & Bev’s BBQ
113 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-2111
108 W. State St. Jefferson, IA 515-386-4979
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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COFFEES & TEAS Nummy homemade
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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
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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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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
112 N. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA
RVP~1875 Historical Furniture Shop 115 S. Wilson Ave Jefferson, IA
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
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
Vintage, primitive, chippy, industrial, shabby chic, man cave, yard art, new home decor & much more.
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Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00 515-370-4306
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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
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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.
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 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,
hiking, picnicking and equestrian camping. The park has multiple access points to the river and southeast of Jefferson.
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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
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 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 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 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 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 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 JUNCTIONâ€™S CITY PARK
Grand Junctionâ€™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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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 Countyâ€™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 centerâ€™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 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 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
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
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Time to De-stress Today, more than ever, life is stressful. Work demands, kidsâ€™ 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.
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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
104 W. Central St 515-386-4925
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 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
Abundant Life Ministries 1308 W. Lincoln Way 515-386-8347 http://almjefferson.com/
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
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
302 S. Grimmell Road 515-386-2925 http://www.gospelopenbible.com/
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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/
212 E. State St 515-386-3234 www.heismyrefuge.org
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www.ungerins.com Christ Lutheran Church
801 W. Lincoln Way 515-386-3517 http://tlcjeffia.360unite.com/
307 S. Wilson 515-386-4411 http://dev.jeffumc.com/
First United Presbyterian 502 S. Main St 515-968-4469
Salem United Methodist 305 W. State St 515-968-4277
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 email@example.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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Keeping them healthy
Helping our community to prosper and thrive
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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. Donâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolton & Menk Engineers & Surveyers BPO Does
109 E Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-953-4822 breadeauxpizza.com
Fudges’s Flowers & Gifts
Brooker & Company
Funky Feather Photography
Don’s Ace Hardware
205 S. Maple St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2106
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
Ben Franklin/Tech Zone 106 N Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4122 hometownvarietyinc.com email@example.com
Bett & Bevs BBQ
901 N Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 390 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2178 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 101 E Harrison Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4915 email@example.com
221 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 50129
200 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4161 beeherald.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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
107 N Chestnut St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5276
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 email@example.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
213 S. Wilson Ave. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3151
1103 West Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4883 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
401 W. McKinley Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3017 email@example.com
Greene Bean Coffee
1108 N. Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3166 firstname.lastname@example.org
202 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-5202 squareup.com/store/greene-bean-coffee email@example.com
Edward D. Jones Investments
Greene County Bar Association
110 S Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4105 edwardjones.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Eweniquely Yours 1123 220th St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-370-3027
Eye Care Associates 207 N Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3513
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
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1000 W. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2114 gcmchealth.com email@example.com
PO Box 343 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3087 greenecountynewsonline.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Greene County Schools 204 W. Madison St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4168 edline.net/pages/GCCSD email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
116 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 386-2358
Homestead Coffee & Bakery
Greene County Medical Center
McLaughlin International, Inc.
John’s Appliance & TV
P O Box 435 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8544
106 W. Washinton St. #2 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4192 mcfarlandclinic.com email@example.com
343 180th St. Scranton, IA 51462 712-652-3760 john15vineyard.com
115 W State St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2131 hsbankiowa.com firstname.lastname@example.org 121 East Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2298 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
559 240th St. Scranton, IA 51462 712-830-8994
Muir Embroidery & Sports Shop 124 N Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 email@example.com
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
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
Jeb’s Affordable Transportation
Louis Dreyfus Commodities, LLC
Hoyt Law Firm
PO Box 350 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-5428
1501 N. Elm St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4731
Jefferson Family Chiropractic 216 N. Wilson Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3747 jeffersonfamilychiropractic.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson Rotary Club
101 North Grimmell Road Jefferson, IA 50129
105 W. Harrison St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4141 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Peony Chinese Restaurant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business & Tourism Guide
CHAMBER DIRECTORY Prairie Skye Productions 402 Main Street, Suite 37 Cooper, 50059 515-370-2436 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Renew Energy Maintenance 610 N. Elm Sioux Falls, IA 57104 605-275-9666 renewenergy.com email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shine On Designs 738 300th Street Bagley, IA 50026 515-370-0549 shineondesigns.com
1004 N Elm Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8107
200 W State Street Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-3141 email@example.com
Raccoon Valley Radio
100 Ram DR Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wells Fargo Bank
117 N. Chestnut Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8775 email@example.com
1648 T Ave Grand Junction, 50107 515-370-4998 raccoonvlawncare.com
Box 108 Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2171 sliningerschroederfuneralhome.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
103 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4156 ungerins.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Wind Utility Consulting, PC
501 N Locust Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2638 email@example.com
UnityPoint at Home
State Farm Insurance
St. Joseph’s Church
200 W Central Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4884
104 North Elm Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-7827 firstname.lastname@example.org
300 American Ave Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-8121
Teusch, Dr. James 207 W. State Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-4128
1000 W Washington St. Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2555
217 E. Lincoln Way Jefferson, IA 50129 515-386-2014 http://suzannesieversdesigns.com/cgibin/R/d.cgi?e=0&k=sievers&t=View
11333 Aurora Ave Urbandale, IA 50322 515-557-3100 108 W State Street Jefferson, IA 50129 5153864979 email@example.com
1639 320th St. Jamacia, IA 50128 515-386-3405 firstname.lastname@example.org Jacque Andrew Jeanne Langford Lindsey Larson Rick Morain Don Orris Doug Reider Don Van Gilder
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
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.
220 N. Chesnut Street • Jefferson, IA 50129 • (515) 386-2155 • (515) 386-2156 (fax)