Tanner Taylor to perform in Jefferson

Tanner Taylor

Professional jazz pianist Tanner Taylor will return to Jefferson as a special guest Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, at Prairie Blue Creative Arts in Jefferson “SIRENS” featuring vocalists Jenny Wailes, Jamie Friess-Leggitt, Angie Gingery, and Nicole Friess-Schilling. The evening of song will showcase popular Broadway music and jazz.

Taylor studied under Jack Oatts and Manhattan School of Music’s Garry Dial. In 2001, he relocated from Des Moines to Minneapolis where he has become one of Minnesota’s most sought after jazz pianists. Continue reading Tanner Taylor to perform in Jefferson

Scranton council works on RAGBRAI fees, regulations

The Scranton city council approved several items relating to the upcoming visit by the bicyclists on RAGBRAI®. The council took action at its April 10 meeting.

A resolution that set the fees, locations and regulations for vendors on July 23 during the RAGBRAI pass through was unanimously approved. Preliminary approval was given to the plans for Wine on Wheels and Jam Time DJ Productions as part of the event. Continue reading Scranton council works on RAGBRAI fees, regulations

J-S grad Kyle Roeder returning to Jefferson in well-known opera role

Kyle Roeder singing at the 2017 Habitat for Humanity Nativity Festival.

Kyle Roeder, a 2013 Jefferson-Scranton graduate, will be in Jefferson Thursday, April 19, singing the role of the barber Figaro in Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera “The Barber of Seville.”

Roeder, a Drake University graduate, is touring with OPERA Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe. OPERA Iowa will perform a children’s opera, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” during a school assembly during the afternoon.

Opera IOWA will do an evening performance  of “Barber of Seville” at 7 pm in the Greene County High School auditorium. Continue reading J-S grad Kyle Roeder returning to Jefferson in well-known opera role

‘Winter Wonderland’ theme for P-C prom Saturday

The Paton-Churdan junior class invites the public to see the prom decorations and attend the grand march as they celebrate a night in “Winter Wonderland” this Saturday, April 14.

The public can see the gym decorations from 6:20 to 7:20 pm, and also take informal pictures. The grand march will be held from 7:30 to 8 pm in front of the school, weather permitting. (The school auditorium is the alternate location for the grand march.) Continue reading ‘Winter Wonderland’ theme for P-C prom Saturday

ISU Extension suggests aerating stored grain this weekend

~by Greg Brenneman – ISU ag engineering specialist

It is important to keep stored grain as cool as we go into the spring and summer months. Some warming of stored grain may have already occurred during warmer weather and with the sun shining on the south side of grain bins.

With the weather forecast for Friday through next Tuesday to have highs in the 30s and low 40s with lows in the 20s, this may be the last good time to completely aerate your stored grain before warmer spring weather arrives. Continue reading ISU Extension suggests aerating stored grain this weekend

Toddler Fest is Saturday, April 7

GCNO file photo

The 13th annual Toddler Fest will be held Saturday, April 7, from 10 am to noon at the Greene County Community Center. Toddlers 2-5 years old and their families are invited to spend time together at this free event that encourages children to “Bee A Reader”.

Special guest will be Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog. Parents will want to be prepared to take photos. Continue reading Toddler Fest is Saturday, April 7

Author will be part of Greene County Reads discussions next week

Bryn Greenwood

Bryn Greenwood, in her book “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things,” grabs the reader from the first sentence: “My mother always started the story by saying, ‘Well, she was born in the backseat of a stranger’s car’ as though that explained why Wavy wasn’t normal.” By the end of the first paragraph, which continues with the circumstances of Wavy’s backseat birth and ends, “If you ever consider playing Good Samaritan to a pregnant woman, think about cleaning that up,” readers want more.

“All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” is this year’s selection for Greene County Reads. Discussions are slated for Thursday, April 12, in Grand Junction, Paton and Jefferson. The discussions will be noticeably different from previous years’ discussions for two big reasons. First, the book is nothing like the librarians have picked before, and second, author Bryn Greenwood will be at the discussions. Continue reading Author will be part of Greene County Reads discussions next week

Geneaogical Society meets Saturday

The Greene County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, April 7, at 10 am in the basement meeting room at the Jefferson public library. The room is handicapped accessible. Cindy Wiggins will have the program.

Also, as of April 1, the genealogy room at the library will be open Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm and Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers will be available to help with genealogy research.

Interact hosts ‘A Dance to Remember Your Prom’

Adults of every age are invited to an evening of dancing Thursday, April 5, from6 to 9 pm at the Greene Room at Wild Rose – Jefferson.

The Greene County High School Interact Club is hosting the event. Adults are invited to dance under the Greene County prom’s “Starry Night” and celebrate their own prom memories by listening and dancing to live music by the Gaylin Sudik and Friends band. The band plays a mix of ’50s, ’60s and country music. Continue reading Interact hosts ‘A Dance to Remember Your Prom’