Extension cancels some weigh-ins, testing for 2020 fair

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic 4-H and FFA sheep and meat goat weigh-ins for the Greene County Fair are canceled. Rabbit tattooing will take place at a later date and poultry pullorum testing is waived for the 2020 Fair season.

The May 15 livestock ID deadline is extended to June 1. ISU Extension will follow-up with more information in the next week and address what these changes will look like in Greene County.

Persons who have questions can call the Greene County Extension office at 515-386-2138 and leave a message, or email Kayla Willms at khyett@iastate.edu.

New website design for Scranton library

The State Library of Iowa has been working on introducing librarians to a new website platform that has been made available by funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

So, what does that mean for the local library? It means that the Marchant Memorial Library in Scranton has officially launched a new, updated, and much more modern website. Continue reading New website design for Scranton library

Elementary program March 12

Greene County second, third and fourth graders will present their spring music and movement program and art display Thursday, March 12, at the middle school gym. Performance times are 1:45 and 6:30 pm.

This year’s theme is “Greene County Gold.” All are invited.

Regional director at March 7 Genealogy Society meeting

The Greene County Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, March 7, at 10 am in the basement meeting room of the Jefferson public library. The room is handicapped accessible.

The speaker will be Ron Gruber, a regional director of the Iowa Genealogical Society. He will  pass out handouts concerning the state genealogical society and what it has to offer.

Anyone with an interest in genealogy is encouraged to attend.

Linda Smith ending decades of nursing, home health care

Linda Smith, RN, BSN

This week Linda Smith will close out a 45-year career doing a job she doesn’t remember choosing. “Nursing was something I wanted to do my entire life. I don’t remember deciding what to do,” she said.

Her current and final position in nursing is clinical supervisor of the Jefferson branch of UnityPoint at Home. She’s been in that role since Greene County public health transitioned out of providing certified home care a few years ago.

Smith held many positions along the way. Continue reading Linda Smith ending decades of nursing, home health care

Cattlemen raise $20K+ in annual trophy sale

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal, photos by GreeneCountyNewsOnline

Almost 200 beef producers, friends and business associates gathered at Clover Hall in Jefferson on the Greene County Fairgrounds Saturday evening to support the Greene County Cattlemen’s Association at their 86th annual meeting. It was a banner evening for the group as they raised $20,175 through the auction of Greene County Fair trophies, prints and other services. Continue reading Cattlemen raise $20K+ in annual trophy sale