Elks continuing Christmas dinner tradition

Jefferson Elks Lodge 2306 is taking reservations now for the annual Christmas Day dinner, to be served Dec. 25 at 4 pm at the lodge, 103 W. Harrison St.

The dinner is for all those who wish to attend, and particularly those who have no one to have dinner with on Christmas Day. The dinner will be followed by Bingo with prizes being awarded to Bingo winners. Continue reading Elks continuing Christmas dinner tradition

Nativity Festival celebrates successes of Habitat for Humanity

The sixth annual Nativity Festival Sunday was a celebration of a successful year for the Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity and also a fundraiser that added $8,869 to Habitat’s coffers.

The event was held on the main level of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Dozens of nativity sets of all sizes, material and style were displayed in the narthex. A concert was held in the sanctuary and a soup supper and pie auction were held in Fellowship Hall. Continue reading Nativity Festival celebrates successes of Habitat for Humanity

A day of fun in Churdan Saturday

Area residents are invited to take a break from the Christmas rush and enjoy a trip back in time at an open house Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 am to noon at the vintage Martin House, located at the corner of Jay and Head Sts in Churdan.

Every room in the house, including the attic, is decorated for the holiday season. Light refreshments will be served. A free will donation will be accepted for the Churdan public library’s building fund. Continue reading A day of fun in Churdan Saturday

Dessert concert Monday, Dec. 11

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Greene County High School music department will present its annual dessert concert Monday, Dec. 11, at the middle school gym. Doors will open for dessert and to begin bidding on silent auction items at 6:45 pm. The music will begin at 7:30.

The concert band, concert choir and treble choir will perform, and the Jazzatonics will sing carols. Items for the silent auction have been donated by businesses and individuals. Continue reading Dessert concert Monday, Dec. 11

VFW tells essay contest winners

Winners of this year’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest sponsored by VFW Post 9599 of Jefferson were announced last week. The theme was “America’s Greatest Gift to Our Generation.”

Eighth grader Avery Walker placed first at the local level and received $50. Her essay will be submitted for district competition. Chad Maston placed second and Chelsea Richardson placed third. Continue reading VFW tells essay contest winners

Teachers bag groceries to improve school culture

Greene County teachers bagged groceries at Fareway and Hy-Vee last Friday and Saturday as a follow-up to a book study they recently completed.

The teachers’ goal was to improve the school culture within the community. They donned Greene County Schools shirts and included in the groceries they bagged was a flyer listing the district’s vision and mission statements. On the reverse side of the flyer, students drew pictures thanking community members for supporting the schools. Continue reading Teachers bag groceries to improve school culture

IDALS updating livestock premises registration

Greene County farmers will receive letter in January

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will continue contacting farmers who have previously registered a livestock premises in an effort to update the Iowa Premises Registration database. Farmers are asked to respond to the letter and either confirm the information is correct or respond with their updated information. Continue reading IDALS updating livestock premises registration

Much music planned for Sunday

Music lovers will have much to enjoy Sunday, Dec. 3.

The Town and Country Band and the Greene County Singers will present a Christmas concert at 2 pm at Central Christian Church in Jefferson. The band, under the direction of Victoria Chargo, and the choir, under the direction of Sheilah McGregor Pound, have prepared a wide selection of Christmas music. Continue reading Much music planned for Sunday

Churdan library plans open house

Sketches of the addition to the Churdan public library will be rolled out at an open house at the library Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11 am

Also at the open house will be the kick off of a silent auction. Bidding on the auction items will end Saturday, Dec. 16, following the Santa drawing. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the building fund.