Supporting small businesses is what Jefferson Matters: Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce are all about. They encourage the community to continue to show their support to friends and neighbors who own and operate businesses during this time. Continue reading Jefferson Matters, Chamber promote support of local small businesses
Many youth in Greene County are taking advantage of the free lunch programs put on by the Greene County school district.
Greene County superintendent Tim Christensen reported a total of 1,994 meals were served during the first week of the free lunch program. Continue reading Grab-and-Go lunches serving many
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Congratulations to Carla Linhart, the winner of the Conversation Hearts Guessing Game for two years in a row! Carla’s guess of 305 hearts was the closest to the actual amount, which was 310 hearts. Continue reading Marchant Memorial Library news and events
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.
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.
The Greene County Lamb Producers will host their annual banquet Saturday, March 14, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds. Serving will begin at 6:30 pm.
The Lamb Producers will prepare leg of lamb, with sides catered by Lidderdale Country Store. Continue reading Lamb Producers slate annual banquet
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns this spring in Greene County on Dunbar Slough and Snake Creek Wildlife Management Areas.
Dunbar Slough is located one mile south and three miles west of Scranton. Snake Creek is located two miles north of Rippey. Continue reading Prescribed burns set by DNR at two locations
Home State Bank will participate in Money Smart Week, April 4-11, and encourages Greene County students to enter the Money Smart Kid and Money Smart Teen essay contests, sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Continue reading Money Smart essay contests offer chance to win $1,000 for college
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
~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