Posted October 08, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

A trail of color

There’s a different kind of trail in Greene County that doesn’t take a bike but does take a car and a map: the Barn Quilt Trail. The trail is one for driving a little slower, stopping to enjoy the scenery and discovering the barns and the quilts along the way.

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Posted October 01, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Staying on the ball

It just might be some of the best, informal preparation they are getting for a very hectic world. After all, what parent of toddlers, or new graduate in his or her first “real” job or, for that matter, 40-year-old with a mortgage, two car payments and college looming, hasn’t felt

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Posted October 01, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

Keeping up tradition

If it’s Thursday in Perry, it’s time for popcorn by the library. Rhonda Olson has been serving folks popcorn from her stand one night a week since 1995. The sale of popcorn is much more than a money maker for Olson. After all, on special occasions like Halloween, she just

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

Keeping it local

Farm-raised beef, more than 20 types of tomatoes, specially-baked items, fresh red and white potatoes and honey are just a few of the specialties visitors find at the Greene County Farmers Market. The market is open from 4-6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on the Greene County Courthouse lawn in Jefferson and

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Posted September 03, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

A TRRIBE with a purpose

Anyone visiting Caboose Park, riding the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) to or through Perry, or attending the weekly farmers market can’t help but notice the TRIBE building. Tucked along the trail next to the city’s covered market building, the old storage shed is being transformed into the base for

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Posted September 03, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

A loyal following

The Perry farmers market season may be drawing closer to the end, but don’t count out September. Vendor Geneen Tibben has shown up at the market at Caboose Park for four years. In August her tables sported zucchini, red and yellow tomatoes in all sizes, peppers, onions and her signature

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Posted August 27, 2014in Bondurant, Community Featured

A story from the Gardens

Stories are everywhere. They can come from a thought or an idea. Some emerge from experiences; others are inspired. All are the result of the teller’s imagination. However a story is conceived, each one faces the dilemma of a beginning and ironically, it is the hardest place to start. This

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Posted August 13, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

Jefferson’s tower

Any day is the perfect setting for a trip up Jefferson’s Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower. The perfect guide is Pat Richards, and she says some of her favorite times at the top of the tower is in inclement weather. “I just like the elements hitting the window, she says. Richards

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Posted August 06, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

Foster grandma

The Perry area has a need for more foster grandparents to help in after-school programs, as well as daycare settings, according to foster grandparent Dorothea Peterson of Perry. “I’ve been a foster grandparent for nine years,” she says. “The program helps a lot of children, and I enjoy it immensely.”

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Posted June 11, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

Downtown facelift

The face of downtown Grand Junction will have a new look. No one knows exactly when. That depends on fundraising efforts for a new community center. Alan Robinson, a member of the Grand Junction City Council and the community center steering committee, says he doesn’t know how long it will

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