Greene County Schools slate parent/teacher conference

Although it seems the school year just began, parent/teacher conferences start next week.

Conferences at Greene County High School will be Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 9 pm. Middle school conference will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, oct. 18 from 4 to 7:30 pm both dates. Elementary parent/teacher conferences are slated for Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 7:30 each day. Continue reading Greene County Schools slate parent/teacher conference

Java & Juice hosts told for October

The schedule for Friday morning Java & Juice get-togethers in October includes a pair of businesses, Hamilton Redi-Mix and Kingsgate Insurance, and a pair of non-profits, the Amazing Race Charity and Webb House.

Java & Juice begins at 9:30 am with coffee and a light refreshment. At 9:45 the host is welcome to tell the story of the business, highlighting product lines or services. There is also time for announcements of upcoming local events. The gathering finishes at 10. Continue reading Java & Juice hosts told for October

‘Women in Ag’ program offered in Greene County

Greene County Extension and Outreach is holding the Women in Agronomy program available beginning Friday, Oct. 19. This is an opportunity for women to collaborate with other women on topics of importance to their future in farming. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 12.

The goals of Women in Agronomy are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices, and increase confidence in communication with spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant.

The sessions are four Friday mornings from 9 to 11 am, beginning with a light breakfast at 8:45 before transitioning over to the morning’s topic. Sessions will be October 19 & 26, and November 2 & 9. They will be led by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists and area agriculture experts. Cost for the program is $40.

Women can register by calling the Extension office at 515-386-2138 or mail in registration with payment. Persons who want more information can contact the Extension office email xgreene [at] iastate [dot] edu or vist the office at 104 W. Washington St, Jefferson.

Brittany Gunn competes for Miss Iowa Rodeo

Miss Rodeo Iowa contestant Brittany Gunn

Brittany Gunn, the 2013 Greene County Fair queen, is still competing in queen contests five years later.

Gunn, the Pony Express Double D Rodeo queen, competed for the title of Miss Rodeo Iowa in Fort Madison Sept. 6-8.  The competition included horsemanship, interviews, impromptu questions, a 1-1/2 minute speech and a written test.

Miss Rodeo Iowa travels across the country to make rodeo appearances, promoting the sport of rodeo and advocate for the western way of life. Miss Iowa Rodeo is expected to be knowledgeable about the rodeo and the equine industry. Continue reading Brittany Gunn competes for Miss Iowa Rodeo

End of life issues topic of Community Conversation

End of life issues from a Christian perspective will be the topic for a Community Conversation Thursday, Oct. 4.

Dr James Lamb, life advocate for Lutheran Family Services, will be the speaker. He will discuss advanced directives, living wills, quality of life, health care power of attorney, the difference between each, and how they can be used. Continue reading End of life issues topic of Community Conversation

Berns inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Bob Berns of rural Churdan was inducted as Greene County’s newest member in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 19.

Berns was awarded the Ruby Clover Award in 1995 for 30 years of service to the Greene County 4-H program. Over those 30 years, Berns was a leader of the Cedar Highland boys 4-H club and a longtime swine superintendent at the Greene County Fair. Continue reading Berns inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Doug Carman retiring after 37 years at Peoples Bank

Doug Carman

Will continue on board of directors

Doug Carman, loan officer and executive vice president at Peoples Bank’s Scranton location, will retire at the end of the September. His last work day is Sept. 28.

A 37-year employee of the bank, Carman will still contribute to the organization through his ongoing role as a member on the board of directors. He will also continue to work with farmers on a contractual basis with the bank. Continue reading Doug Carman retiring after 37 years at Peoples Bank