Staff report The Rotary Club of Jefferson presented a check on May 20 in the amount of $1,007 to the Greene County Christian Action Resource Center (ARC).
“We had a lot of people praying for him,” says Laurie Walker (left), pictured Monday with husband George Walker at their business in Jefferson. The Paton residents have had what they call a “crazy spring.” Now recovered, George Walker was Greene County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, a 12-day ordeal that took him to the edge of death. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com COVID-19 took a lot out of George Walker, but it didn’t take away his sense of humor. “I can still clear a room pretty quick when I walk in,” Walker joked. Actually, he’s only half-joking about that one.
The grave marker of Capt. James L. Flack in the Jefferson Cemetery is just one of hundreds that inspire curiosity. A bomber pilot in World War II, he was shot down during the fight for Sicily. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com
Boone-based Fareway Stores Inc. recently announced a $200,000 donation to the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives. As members of the ICCE, the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce applied for and received a total of $3,000 in $50 gift cards: $2,000 last month and $1,000 last week. That was the maximum amount any chamber could receive. “Local chambers have the pulse in each community and how best to serve its small business members during this time of need,” Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer said. “We hope this r
Staff report Another pandemic casualty: The 2020 Greene County Fair has been canceled for the most part, the county fair board announced.
Jeff and Cindy Anderson (left) visit Jeff’s mother, Verla, through a window at Regency Park of Jefferson. At nursing homes and assisted-living facilities around town, workers are doing what they can to prevent COVID-19 from breaching their walls. The residents are still in high spirits, said Ali Meiners, Regency Park administrator. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com They got three gallons of gas per week, and 12 ounces of sugar. One pair of shoes needed to last an entire year, and bacon grease was collected and donated to be turned into explosives. Anything to shorten the suffering.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced in a press conference Wednesday, May 20 that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19.
“We had a lot of people praying for him,” says Laurie Walker (left), pictured Monday with husband George Walker at their business in Jefferson. The Paton residents have had what they call a “crazy spring.” Now recovered, George Walker was Greene County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, a 12-day ordeal that took him to the edge of death. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
The grave marker of Capt. James L. Flack in the Jefferson Cemetery is just one of hundreds that inspire curiosity. A bomber pilot in World War II, he was shot down during the fight for Sicily. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Boone-based Fareway Stores Inc. recently announced a $200,000 donation to the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives. As members of the ICCE, the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce applied for and received a total of $3,000 in $50 gift cards: $2,000 last month and $1,000 last week. That was the maximum amount any chamber could receive. “Local chambers have the pulse in each community and how best to serve its small business members during this time of need,” Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer said. “We hope this r
Jeff and Cindy Anderson (left) visit Jeff’s mother, Verla, through a window at Regency Park of Jefferson. At nursing homes and assisted-living facilities around town, workers are doing what they can to prevent COVID-19 from breaching their walls. The residents are still in high spirits, said Ali Meiners, Regency Park administrator. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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Verla Jean Brobst Anderson was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Webster City. She was the daughter of Roy and Vera Ritchie Brobst.

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