Greene County freshman Emma Hoyle will carry the torch for the inaugural girls' wrestling team, a historic moment for the Jefferson high school.  BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
By BRANDON HURLEY Sports Editor sports@beeherald.com @BrandonJHurley
Holding up a photo taken 13 years before women earned the right to vote, the ornate building that dominates the picture (present-day Angie’s Tea Garden) will soon be owned by a group of nearly 50 women investors. Calling themselves Why Not Us, more than two dozen of the founding members gathered Tuesday night at the Jefferson Community Golf Course to approve a mission plan and elect a board. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com It wasn’t just the champagne talking Tuesday night when, right before the second or third toast, Pauline Irwin hoisted her glass and proclaimed, “I can’t wait for that broccoli cheddar soup!”
Democratic congressional candidate J.D. Scholten is traveling the 4th District, hitting cities under 1,000 as part of a “Don’t Forget About Us” tour.
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com
Jefferson native and Army Green Beret Bill Kendall (center) is pictured in civilian clothes while working with the CIA in Vietnam circa 1964 or 1965. Students today don’t know a lot about the Vietnam War, says Paton-Churdan Principal Annie Smith.
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Too many wars, too little time. Several years ago, a statistic floating around the internet stated that the United States had been at war for 222 of its (at the time) 239 years.
New community members Billie Johnson-Daves (left) and husband Mike Daves, an Iraq War veteran, pictured in the Jefferson Cemetery, hope to conduct more paranormal investigations throughout the area. An investigation last month at the historic Gallup House is still under review, but they say there’s definitely activity there. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com
The Greene County Early Learning Center plans to serve an additional 50 children in a new building.
Fundraising will begin early next year for a new, $2.9 million home for the Greene County Early Learning Center on Vine Street, the nonprofit organization announced this week. Construction is expected to take about a year to complete, but the bid process won’t begin until adequate funding is secured, according to a news release.
Greene County freshman Emma Hoyle will carry the torch for the inaugural girls' wrestling team, a historic moment for the Jefferson high school.  BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD
Holding up a photo taken 13 years before women earned the right to vote, the ornate building that dominates the picture (present-day Angie’s Tea Garden) will soon be owned by a group of nearly 50 women investors. Calling themselves Why Not Us, more than two dozen of the founding members gathered Tuesday night at the Jefferson Community Golf Course to approve a mission plan and elect a board. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
Democratic congressional candidate J.D. Scholten is traveling the 4th District, hitting cities under 1,000 as part of a “Don’t Forget About Us” tour.
Jefferson native and Army Green Beret Bill Kendall (center) is pictured in civilian clothes while working with the CIA in Vietnam circa 1964 or 1965. Students today don’t know a lot about the Vietnam War, says Paton-Churdan Principal Annie Smith.
New community members Billie Johnson-Daves (left) and husband Mike Daves, an Iraq War veteran, pictured in the Jefferson Cemetery, hope to conduct more paranormal investigations throughout the area. An investigation last month at the historic Gallup House is still under review, but they say there’s definitely activity there. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
The Greene County Early Learning Center plans to serve an additional 50 children in a new building.

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