Knowing when it’s time to go: Greene County’s multicultural initiative will be fine without him.

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER JEFFERSON, Iowa, March 31, 2024 – Greene County’s bold new initiative to grow and diversify our workforce and population – which I’ve written about several times here since the fall of 2021 – is moving forward. Our first newcomers will probably be two sisters from warn-torn Ukraine, expected to arrive in in Jefferson…

Cool & curious buildings at the University of Iowa. Its basketball led me to its architecture!

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 24, 2024 – My Iowa Writers Collaborative colleague Macey Shofroth, who writes “The Midwest Creative,” told us in a delightful column last week that the University of Iowa women’s basketball team “is full of incredible athletes – and artists.”  The Hawkeye women, she added, play “stunning, creative, impassioned, artistic basketball.” I…