“This is not the kid I grew up with,” Ellen Ritter says of her younger brother, Evan Bunkers. The Jefferson native, who was once terrified of severe weather, has a budding second job as a TV meteorologist and chases storms when he’s not working as a flight attendant for United Airlines. He caught up to this tornado two years ago in southwest Nebraska.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Yes. Evan Bunkers is that guy. Placing him is the tricky thing.
Hy-Vee pharmacist Heather Acton (right) administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Ben Pickering, of Jefferson, on March 31 at Wild Rose Casino. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Staff report  Greene County Public Health Director Becky Wolf is calling the county’s first mass vaccination clinic on March 31 a “huge success.”
Then-Greene County supervisor Guy Richardson (right) shakes hands with Delores Mertz from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission following its 3-2 vote in 2014 to grant Wild Rose Entertainment and Grow Greene County a license to build a $40 million casino in Jefferson. Mertz voted in favor of giving the license for the casino. HERALD FILE PHOTOS
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com Tom Timmons is a familiar face in Greene County.
The city acquired the building at 205 N. Wilson Ave. in May 2015, setting out that summer to rehabilitate it through a public-private partnership with Jefferson Matters: Main Street.
By RICK MORAIN For The Jefferson Herald The Jefferson city council on March 23 approved the sale of the building at 205 N. Wilson Ave. to RAK, LLC, a group that will place a Funky Zebra women’s clothing and accessories store at that location.
Staff report Farmer-owned Landus is celebrating its corporate anniversary this week. It has been five years since the two legacy entities of Farmers’ Cooperative and West Central merged to form Landus, Iowa’s largest agricultural cooperative.
Iowa City web developer Brian Finley saw the “Hunger Games” environment in which Iowans are seeking and landing COVID-19 vaccines amid changing criteria from the state. He wanted to democratize the information and create an account where people were helping other people find them. The Twitter account Iowa Vaccine Alerts was born. “In a perfect world,” Finley says, “it would be a much less cut-throat situation to get a vaccine.”
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com
“This is not the kid I grew up with,” Ellen Ritter says of her younger brother, Evan Bunkers. The Jefferson native, who was once terrified of severe weather, has a budding second job as a TV meteorologist and chases storms when he’s not working as a flight attendant for United Airlines. He caught up to this tornado two years ago in southwest Nebraska.
Hy-Vee pharmacist Heather Acton (right) administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Ben Pickering, of Jefferson, on March 31 at Wild Rose Casino. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Then-Greene County supervisor Guy Richardson (right) shakes hands with Delores Mertz from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission following its 3-2 vote in 2014 to grant Wild Rose Entertainment and Grow Greene County a license to build a $40 million casino in Jefferson. Mertz voted in favor of giving the license for the casino. HERALD FILE PHOTOS
The city acquired the building at 205 N. Wilson Ave. in May 2015, setting out that summer to rehabilitate it through a public-private partnership with Jefferson Matters: Main Street.
Iowa City web developer Brian Finley saw the “Hunger Games” environment in which Iowans are seeking and landing COVID-19 vaccines amid changing criteria from the state. He wanted to democratize the information and create an account where people were helping other people find them. The Twitter account Iowa Vaccine Alerts was born. “In a perfect world,” Finley says, “it would be a much less cut-throat situation to get a vaccine.”

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Marie Smith (nee Mabel Marie Rydings) passed away on April 8. She was born March 10, 1929, to Milo and Gladys Rydings.

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