Fall sports community pep rally next Tuesday

Student athletes in fall sports will be saluted at a community pep rally on the downtown square Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The evening begins with the weekly Greene County farmers market from 4 to 6:30 pm. The Greene County Early Learning Center will serve a supper of sloppy Joes, chips, carrots, cookies/bars, and a beverage. There is a charge for the supper. Continue reading Fall sports community pep rally next Tuesday

Home food preservation topic of Aug. 28 class

Safe home food preservation will be the topic of an evening session Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Jefferson.

Ann Heuer, ISU Extension & Outreach nutrition and wellness specialist will be the instructor at Food Preservation 101. Participants will be introduced to safe home food preservation methods including canning, dehydrating, and freezing. They will receive food preservation handouts, see supplies and equipment on display, and taste different home-preserved items. Continue reading Home food preservation topic of Aug. 28 class

Scranton tractor ride Aug. 19

The seventh annual Scranton tractor ride will be on the road Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration will begin at 8 am at the Scranton Community Center. Tractors will roll out at 9 am.

The tentative route takes the tractors north out of Scranton, back south on P-14 and then east on E-53 to the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson. After a break at 10:15 they’ll head south on P-30 to Jamaica for lunch. They’ll leave Jamaica via gravel roads and take an afternoon break at Deal’s Orchard. They’ll arrive back in Scranton at about 3 pm. The route may change depending on the condition of the gravel roads. Continue reading Scranton tractor ride Aug. 19

RAGBRAI – Two teams, two stories

~by Taylor Bates and Tori Riley

The 2018 Registers’ Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)® was the 21st time to ride across Iowa for Chicago native Brad Prendergast. Those 21 years have been all due to being “bit by the bug” as Prendergast put it.

Prendergast, along with 50 to 60 other Chicago residents, come together for RAGBRAI, forming team CUBS (Chicago Urban Bicycling Society). The team was formed 23 years ago and hasn’t missed a year of RAGBRAI since. Continue reading RAGBRAI – Two teams, two stories

ISU Extension names new farm management specialist


Tim Christensen

Tim Christensen will serve 11 counties including Greene

AMES, Iowa ― Tim Christensen has joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a farm management specialist.

Christensen, who has worked at Iowa State as an agricultural specialist since 2015, will cover the counties of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie for ISU Extension and Outreach. Continue reading ISU Extension names new farm management specialist

RAGBRAI gallery

Day two of RAGBRAI®, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, left Denison on Monday, July 23, passed through Coon Rapids and Scranton before spending the night in Jefferson. An estimated 25,000 bicyclists rode the route, enjoying the hospitality of local residents and other vendors. Continue reading RAGBRAI gallery