Sesqui plans in Scranton progressing well

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Scranton Sesquicentennial planning committee is hard at work as the celebration is just a bit more than two months away. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the Scranton community on Saturday, June 29.

Breakfast with the Mayor starts the day off at 8:30 am at the Community Center, courtesy of Scranton Manufacturing, Inc. Continue reading Sesqui plans in Scranton progressing well

Iowans on the Titanic topic April 28 at Churdan library

Darcy Maulsby

What do an orphan train rider, a kidnapper, a betrayed wife, church missionaries, wealthy businessmen, a land baron’s wife, a maid, a farmer, a college student, immigrants and a newspaper reporter have in common?

They all had ties to Iowa and the legendary Titanic, which struck an iceberg and plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic in 1912.

Lake City author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life Sunday, April 28, at the Churdan public library for the free Iowa’s Lost History on the Titanic program and book signing starting at 2 pm. Continue reading Iowans on the Titanic topic April 28 at Churdan library

Winners told in Jefferson March Mania contest

Samantha Busch with the Smart TV she won by placing first in the Jefferson March Mania contest.

Virginia pulled off the win in overtime in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament securing Samantha Busch first place in the Jefferson March Mania contest.

Nearly 400 individuals participated in this year’s contest. Samantha Busch came in first and won a 43” Smart TV. Janice Keasey won second place and the Apple AirPods and Jeri Cunningham won third place and a Roku streaming stick. Kevin Fouch won $50 in Greene County Chamber checks in a random drawing that all contestants were eligible for regardless of standings at the end of the challenge. Continue reading Winners told in Jefferson March Mania contest

Local groups represented at tourism workshop

A contingent from Greene County attended the Guide Training and Certification program at the Central Iowa Expo administration building on Thursday, April 11. The workshop was an opportunity to learn methods to allow visitors to have a more memorable experience, as well as to network with 100 other persons representing various tourist opportunities from across the state of Iowa. Continue reading Local groups represented at tourism workshop

Used book sale April 25-27

All are invited to the Friends of the Library annual spring used book sale at the Jefferson public library. Beginning Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27, the sale is an opportunity to stock up on books and movies. The fundraiser takes place during regular library hours – Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, Friday from 1 to 5:30 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm – in the library basement. Continue reading Used book sale April 25-27

Doggie Easter egg hunt Saturday

The annual doggie Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 20, at Daubendiek Park on the west edge of Jefferson. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm with the hunt at 1.

The cost is $4 per dog, with proceeds going to the Animal Protection and Education (A.P.E.) to help provide low-cost spay and neuter services.

Pre-registration at the Greene County Community Center is requested but not required.

Isaac Cooper describes life on the ‘other side’

~by Janice Harbaugh for GreeneCountyNewsOnline

The Greene County Historical Society hosted for a visitor from the “other side” on Friday, April 12, at the Cooper United Methodist Church. Isaac Cooper (1813-1902) was a guest at the monthly meeting of the Society and, among many topics, he spoke of the differences between earthly life and the afterlife. “Over here in the afterlife, there are no death or taxes. We learn from our mistakes and things are very happy.” Continue reading Isaac Cooper describes life on the ‘other side’

Paton-Churdan tells prom plans

The Paton-Churdan Junior class presents “A Night in Paris” for Prom 2019 on Saturday, April 13.

Prom-goers this year will be transported to Paris once they enter the school greeted by a Parisian streetscape. As they follow the cobblestone street they will have views of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Couples will even have to pass over the Seine River, complete with locks from the Love Lock Bridge in years past, as they enter the dance floor. Continue reading Paton-Churdan tells prom plans

Al Robson honored by Iowa track coaches

Al Robson

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Al Robson of Scranton brought home three major awards from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Hall of Fame and Awards banquet held in December 2018. The long-time official was recognized for his many years of service in both cross country and track and field.

Robson was honored as Girls Track and Field State Official of the Year, Middle School / Junior High State Official of the Year and Cross Country State Official of the Year. The awards were presented by the Track Officials Association but were voted on by the track coaches. Continue reading Al Robson honored by Iowa track coaches

April Java & Juice hosts told

The Friday morning Java & Juice get-togethers in April are spread far and wide.

The April schedule is:
•April 5 – The 2019 Bell Tower Festival committee, “Retro with a Twist”, at the Welcome Center at Thomas Jefferson Gardens
• April 12 – ISU Extension & Outreach- Greene County, 104 W. Washington St
• April 19 – Greene County Medical Center, 1000 W. Lincoln Way
• April 26 – Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, new location off Gallup Road east of Super 8 Continue reading April Java & Juice hosts told