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…

Library backers to Iowa legislators: “Shush!” My own two reps led the fuss over libraries!

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER JEFFERSON, Iowa, Feb., 11, 2024 – Bills have been introduced in both houses of the Iowa legislature raising questions about how Iowa’s public libraries are funded and managed.  And when those measures were vetted by committees this past week, both hearing rooms at the State Capitol were packed with people opposing the bills. …