December 24, 2018

If I told you that that the world's foremost historical furniture maker and a one-of-a-kind professional theater are all under the same roof of a more than century old building in Jefferson, Iowa...would you believe me?

I hope so...because it's 100 percent true.

On a Sat...

September 10, 2018

Across the street from the historic Greene County Courthouse, which is home to the Mahanay Memorial Bell Tower and an impressive statue of President Lincoln, is a great pair of examples of the creativity, resilience, and out-of-the-box thinking that has me quite impres...

September 5, 2018

A few miles north and west of Jefferson in Greene County is a farmstead with an old barn that once was the home to all kinds of farm animals. These days, the animals have been replaced by antiques.

On a recent Saturday, a couple friends and I were out and about in the J...

July 24, 2018

Sometimes an unexpected gift can change the whole identity of a town. That was the case with Jefferson, Iowa and the incredible story of their carillon bell tower.

When Dora Mahanay died in 1962 (she outlived her husband Fred, who died in 1947), the town discovered that...

July 23, 2018

Deal's Orchard just outside of Jefferson in Greene County recently became a Century Farm and this multi-generational farming operation welcomes waves of agri-tourists and families year-a-round, but especially in the fall.

They are one of the largest apple orchards in th...

July 18, 2018

If you are heading out and about in search of adventure, you probably need fuel for your car but you also need some energy and fuel for your body. For me, that usually starts with a good cup (or two) of coffee and a good local meal.

In Jefferson, there are several good...

July 17, 2018

For decades, the Gallup Poll has been the gold standard when it comes to gauging public opinion of all kinds of things. Whether you wanted to know the approval rating of the President or what people of a certain age thought of a major consumer brand, the Gallup Poll be...

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