Wellmark rates McFarland Clinic #1 in quality and value

McFarland Clinic was rated #1 in quality and value by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, making it the third year of receiving the title.

Since 2016, McFarland Clinic was rated #1 as determined by Wellmark’s 3M Value Index Score among participating Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). The VIS rating is based on scientific principles and a set of measures developed from research about healthcare quality. Continue reading Wellmark rates McFarland Clinic #1 in quality and value

Castro to speak in Jefferson Sunday

Julian Castro

Secretary Julian Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, will hold a meet-and-greet Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Milwaukee Road depot on E. Lincoln Way in Jefferson.

Doors will open at 2:30 pm with the program beginning at 3 pm.

Castro, of San Antonio, TX, was the mayor of San Antonio when President Obama named him Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 2014.

Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23

Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates America’s most important document.

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Story time in Churdan starts Wednesday

Preschool story times at the Churdan public library will resume Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

There will also be a special story time for children 2 years old or younger at 9 am.

The story times are sponsored partially by funds received through Communities 4 Children and Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Neighborhood/Community Network mini grants.

Christensen family featured on Fareway trucks

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Iowa Farm Bureau launched a special “Real Farmers. Real Food. Real Meat” campaign in partnership with Fareway Food Stores. This campaign is part of Iowa Farm Bureau’s on-going efforts to help celebrate and elevate the value of animal protein while building trust and understanding of today’s farming practices. Continue reading Christensen family featured on Fareway trucks

Community Players putting “Our Town” on stage

The Community Players of Greene County will hold open auditions next week for a November production of Thornton Wilder’s classic, Our Town.

Our Town tells the story of the residents of Grover’s Corners, NH, in three acts.  Act One is about the main characters’ childhoods. In Act Two they’re young adults, getting married and starting families. Act Three tells of their deaths and what comes after death. Continue reading Community Players putting “Our Town” on stage

Programs on Hershey history next week

Greene County is excited to offer two opportunities to hear Laura Keyes, director of the Dunlap public library in Dunlap IL, present the program “The Hersey Chocolate Company.”

Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn’t always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful. Continue reading Programs on Hershey history next week