Storefront signage mini-grant for Junkyard Café

The Junkyard Café at 108 W State St received a $288 mini-grant towards the new signage for the business.

New owners Karla Holman and Krystal Dzuris named the café after Karla’s father who had a cool Cadillac that she had dreamed about using if she opened her own restaurant. As soon as they purchased the business, they worked to get the new signage in place before they opened.

The storefront signage mini-grant is a project of Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s design committee.

Creative and unique signage that reflects the business and fits the space of the façade is the goal of the design team in offering this mini-grant program. Unger Insurance and Meythaler Photography have also received this grant funding for their new signage. This mini-grant is a 50/50 match up to $500.

There are still funds available for projects approved by the design team. Persons who want more information or the application can visit www.jeffersonmatters.org under Resources, or contact director [at] jeffersonmatters [dot] org

Commercial ag weed, insect, plant disease course set for Nov. 20

Greene County Extension will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 20. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP). Continue reading Commercial ag weed, insect, plant disease course set for Nov. 20

DAISY Award to Theresa Davis

DAISY Award recipient Theresa Davis (left) and chief nursing executive Katie Heldt.

Theresa Davis, acute RN, was named Greene County Medical Center’s 12th DAISY Award honoree at a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 5. There were 12 nurses recognized at the event.

Davis has been an acute nurse at the medical center since 2017. Her nomination came from a visiting care provider who noted that when her patient desired to have end of life at the medical center, “Theresa went above and beyond providing extra care, comfort and support to the patient and her large family. The patient’s family stated to me how comforted they felt having Theresa as their nurse. Theresa is patient with her patients and is a great nurse to collaborate with between disciplines.” Continue reading DAISY Award to Theresa Davis

GrCo HS to present ‘Boyfriend by Blackmail’ this weekend

A cast of 29 Greene County High School students will present Tony Howell’s comedy “Boyfriend by Blackmail” Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at the high school auditorium. Both performances will begin at 7 pm, with the National Honor Society selling refreshments at intermission. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for students. The public is invited. Continue reading GrCo HS to present ‘Boyfriend by Blackmail’ this weekend

Blood drives slated in Scranton, Jefferson

Each year, more than 500,000 lives are positively impacted across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota because of LifeServe Blood Center blood donors.

It takes less than one hour to give blood and in that hour, a volunteer blood donor can help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients. LifeServe encourages regular blood donors to schedule their next appointment, and invites new, first time donors to roll up their sleeve to save lives. Continue reading Blood drives slated in Scranton, Jefferson

Greene County Pheasants Forever raise funds, promote habitat

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

An estimated 125 people supported the Greene County Pheasants Forever chapter at their annual banquet Saturday night held at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson. It was deemed a success by organizers with more than $7,800 raised through the auctions plus additional funds coming through the games and raffles. Continue reading Greene County Pheasants Forever raise funds, promote habitat

Ornamental and turfgrass applicators course offered Nov. 13

Greene County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 13. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

The local attendance site is the Greene County Extension and Outreach meeting room. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the course runs from 9 to 11:30. The registration fee is $35 on or before Nov. 10, and $45 for a reshow. Persons who want to register or to obtain additional information about the CIC can contact Cindy Adamson at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Greene County by phoning 515-386-2138.

The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, and 10. The IDALS-required topics to be covered include recognition of sensitive areas as potentially impacted by pesticides, worker protection standard and restricted entry intervals, pesticide labels, and pests and pest management. Pest and pest management topics (including pesticides) include warm season grassy weeds; ant control on golf courses and in ornamental planting beds ; growth regulators on athletic fields; moles and how to control them; mulching trees in the urban environment; controlling weeds around urban landscapes; and evergreen tree disease management.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses being offered by the PSEP team can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/psep.

A Day to Celebrate: 4-H Awards Day

A group of more 50 people attended the annual Greene County 4-H Awards Ceremony Sunday at the Churdan library to see Greene County 4-H members, as well as 4-H volunteers and financial sponsors, recognized. Record books submitted by 4-H members were judged by volunteers who decided on the final awards, recognizing outstanding record books and excellence in project work over the past year. Continue reading A Day to Celebrate: 4-H Awards Day

JPRD planning ‘Lazy Man Triathon’ and more

The Jefferson park and recreation department is making it a bit easier to be a triathlete with a new program, a “Lazy Man Triathlon.”

The program begins Nov. 11 and ends Dec. 20. The challenge is to compile 26.2 miles of running or walking, 112 miles of stationary cycling, and either 10,560 feet of rope pull or 50,000 meters rowing on a rowing machine. Continue reading JPRD planning ‘Lazy Man Triathon’ and more

Pheasant hunters hoping for repeat of 2018 season

Last year, Iowa pheasant hunters bagged more roosters than they had in the last decade. With that fresh in their memory, how will the 2019 pheasant season measure up?

It will be about the same, said Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife research biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Iowa’s pheasant population is similar to last year, except in south central and southeast Iowa, where bird numbers are down significantly after a late arriving winter and cool rainy spring. While the population is down slightly, overall Bogenschutz expects the 2019 pheasant season to be a good one. Continue reading Pheasant hunters hoping for repeat of 2018 season