Increased traffic enforcement on 4th of July holiday

The Jefferson police department and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind all to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.

The Fourth of July is cause for celebration. Unfortunately, celebrating too often includes misuse of alcohol which may lead to drunk driving. Because the high fatality rate over recent Fourth of July holidays there will be additional law enforcement on Iowa’s roads as well as the entire nation. Continue reading Increased traffic enforcement on 4th of July holiday

Greenbrier Church to mark building’s 125th year

Greenbrier United Methodist Church

All members, past and present, and friends of Greenbrier Church are invited to celebrate the church’s 125th year Sunday, June 25.

The church will have its regular worship service at 9 am, with a presentation by the Carol (Deal) Eilers at 10 am about their mission trip to Africa.

A picnic dinner will be served at noon, with the church providing burgers, potato salad, chips, cake and beverages. Person who are able are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Continue reading Greenbrier Church to mark building’s 125th year

Winners told in Ding Dong Dash

photo by Clay Ross

The Ding Dong Dash, a Bell Tower Festival favorite hosted by the Jefferson park and recreation department, was dominated by persons younger than the festival, which was in its 37th edition.

The fastest time in the 5K race was 19:11, posted by Logan Egeland in the males ages 19-29 division. Second fastest time was Will Stevens’ 21:59. Stevens ran in the males ages 10 and younger division. Third best time was Blake Fagg’s 22:04. He ran in the 19-29 division. Continue reading Winners told in Ding Dong Dash

Nearly 80 youngsters at Scranton’s Fishing Day

Brian Burris shows off a fish he caught. | Scranton Journal photo

~by Ashley Squibb

On a bright sunny Saturday, June 3, the sixth annual Scranton Kids Fishing Day began with excitement. Youngsters and their parents began to arrive and the fishing spots filled up fast.

A picnic lunch was served and kids were eager to listen to the guest speakers. Dan Towers, Greene County conservation board and Dan Pauley, Greene and Carroll County conservation officer, gave an informative speech. The students learned a great deal in a short time.  Continue reading Nearly 80 youngsters at Scranton’s Fishing Day

Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony Wednesday

The public is invited to the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm at the lodge at 103 W. Harrison St in Jefferson.

The Elks will perform their prescribed Flag Day ritual. Also, Cade Silbaugh of Jefferson will read his essay on Americanism. Cade placed first in the local competition and third in the boys division of the Northwest district competition. Continue reading Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony Wednesday