Carlson wins again in State Fair foods competitions

Marianne Carlson, Iowa State Fair food competitor extraordinaire, did well in competitions judged during the first three days of the fair.

Carlson won first place in six categories of the King Arthur flour bread competition judged Aug. 10, the opening day of the fair. She took the blue ribbon in beer bread, French bread, mixed grain, oatmeal, sesame cheddar and whole wheat, and third place in the caraway rye category. She placed second overall to win a $150 gift card and also received the Sweepstakes award. The first place winner, Cheryl Rogers of Ankeny, won just one category – artisan bread. Continue reading Carlson wins again in State Fair foods competitions

Scranton sesqui committee looking for help

The committee planning the Scranton’s sesquicentennial celebration for 2019 is looking for help.

Carol Eason reported the committee’s activities at the Scranton city council meeting Aug. 8. Many Scranton residents attended the Glidden sesqui celebration earlier this month and were impressed with that committee’s ideas and organization, Eason said. Continue reading Scranton sesqui committee looking for help

‘Hot’ vehicles but not hot weather for Hot August Night

Hot August Night in Jefferson last Thursday was all it was expected to be, except hot. Temperature was in the high 70s, making it a near perfect evening to stroll around the courthouse square and see the approximately 375 cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors on display.

There was no attendance count, but the Greene County Chamber & Tourism served 800 burgers. The veterans groups, the Does, and Raccoon Valley Aktion Club also served food, as Fareway gave away watermelon and Home State Bank gave away cookies. Continue reading ‘Hot’ vehicles but not hot weather for Hot August Night

Beaver Creek Wind Park ahead of schedule

Delivery of wind turbine components at the Beaver Creek Wind Park in Junction Township is expected to begin the week of Aug. 21.

The MidAmerican project has been on schedule since work began in the spring. County zoning coordinator Chuck Wenthold and the county secondary roads department receives weekly updates from MidAmerican. The project is ahead of schedule, Wenthold said. Continue reading Beaver Creek Wind Park ahead of schedule

More reductions for Greene County Catholics

St Joseph Catholic Church as it has been known since 1909 will cease to exist next summer. Greene County Catholics learned this past weekend that the church, along with St John in Ogden, Sacred Heart in Boone, and St Malachi in Madrid, will become worship sites in one large Boone/Greene County parish. The larger parish will have a new name that has not yet been announced. Continue reading More reductions for Greene County Catholics

Ernst in Webster County Aug. 14

Sen Joni Ernst

Sen Joni Ernst will hold a public town hall meeting Monday, Aug. 14, at 4:30 pm at the Fort Dodge middle school auditorium.

Ernst, like Sen Chuck Grassley has for decades, plans to visit all 99 Iowa counties this year. However, not all visits have been open to the public. Her visits to Greene, Carroll, Boone and Calhoun counties were tours of distilleries or health care sites and were open only to the credentialed press.

Fort Dodge middle school is located at 800 N. 32nd St in Fort Dodge.

August Yard of the Month belongs to Todd, Shannon Hansen

~by Jeanne Myers for the Jefferson Garden Club

A profusion of petunia blooms, bright pink and an apricot blend, greet visitors to the gracious front porch of Todd and Shannon Hansen’s home at 501 Hillcrest Place. Gigantic Kimberly Queen ferns in large urns flank the front door. As you move to the side yard, a lilac and row of Euonymus, or burning bushes, edge the walk. There is even a small area devoted to the Iowa Hawkeyes, with “almost black” and yellow petunias. Continue reading August Yard of the Month belongs to Todd, Shannon Hansen

PAWS garage sale Aug. 10-12

PAWS – People for Animal Welfare Society –  is holding this year’s annual garage sale in Clover Hall at the Greene County Fairgrounds Friday, Aug. 11, from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 11 am.

For a small fee, shoppers can take a “sneak peek” to buy on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 pm.  Proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit animals in Greene County, including veterinary services and educational programs. Continue reading PAWS garage sale Aug. 10-12