Farm Bureau treating P-C fans to free popcorn Friday night

Greene County Farm Bureau will sponsor a free popcorn night at the Paton-Churdan varsity girls and boys basketball games against Coon Rapids – Bayard Friday night, Jan. 24, in Churdan. The girls game will begin at 6 pm followed by the boys game at 7:30.

A few lucky fans will also have the opportunity to take home a “Greene County Proud” T-shirt compliments of Greene County Farm Bureau. The shirts promote agriculture/livestock production in the county. Continue reading Farm Bureau treating P-C fans to free popcorn Friday night

Scranton library looking for new logo

The Scranton library board and staff invites artists to design a logo to accompany the library’s new tagline, “Beyond Books.”

The logo must include the library’s name – H.F. and Maude E. Marchant Memorial Library, the tagline, and creativity. Designers should consider what the tagline means to them personally, and ways people use the library in addition to checking out books. Continue reading Scranton library looking for new logo

Minnehan elected as chair of county extension council

Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Greene County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 8. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

Shari Minnehan of Churdan was elected chairperson. Minnehan will preside at all meetings of the county extension council, have authority to call special meetings and perform duties as performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Bruce Bahnson, Jefferson was elected vice chairperson. Continue reading Minnehan elected as chair of county extension council

Winners told in fifth grade essay contest

Greene County fifth graders once again participated in the American Legion’s essay contest on the topic “What the Flag Means to Me.”

Winners were announced Dec. 19 at the school. Zach Stalder placed first; his essay will be entered into district competition. Shawn Gordon placed second and Kaydin Wells placed third.

American Legion Post 11 commander Phil Thompson and essay contest chairperson Barb Labate presented them with certificates.

Pictured are (from left) American Legion Post 11 commander Phil Thompson, Zack Stalder, Kaydin Wells, Barb Labate, and Shawn Gordon, who was absent when the certificates were presented.

Gr Co juniors to host chili supper Jan. 17

The Greene County junior class will host a chili supper  Friday, Jan. 17, at the Elks Lodge, one block east of the middle school on W. Harrison St. The Ram girls and boys basketball teams will host Gilbert for a Mega Night in the Greene County Middle School gym and the Greene County Community Center. The Hall of Fame induction will take place in between games. Continue reading Gr Co juniors to host chili supper Jan. 17

On-farm trials topic at Ag Coffee Jan. 24

Greene County Extension is hosting a series of Ag Coffee events, bringing together farmers and other ag professionals for an informal discussion on current ag topics.

The topic of an Ag Coffee Friday, Jan. 24, will be local on-farm demonstration trials with Mike Witt, ISU Extension & Outreach field agronomist. The program will start at 9:30 am and conclude by 11.   Continue reading On-farm trials topic at Ag Coffee Jan. 24

Ring Out for Art sculpture contest gearing up for 2020

Entries in Ring Out for Art – 2016  | GCNO file photo

The Ring Out for Art 2020 “Call to Sculptors” is now available. The Greene County board of supervisors, Tower View Team and Home State Bank invite sculptors to submit entries to the juried contest.  This is the fifth year of the exhibit of original outdoor sculptures.

Three sculptures will be selected by the committee composed of the three entities involved and approved by the board of supervisors.  They will be critiqued on artistic merit, creativity, public safety and durability for the outdoor environment.  Sculptures must fit within a 4′ x 4′ square with no height requirement. Continue reading Ring Out for Art sculpture contest gearing up for 2020

Genealogy Society to meet Jan. 4

The Greene County Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 am in the basement meeting room of the Jefferson Public Library.

The program will be presented by members sharing their quilts and other items made by their ancestors. All are welcome to attend with the meeting room being handicapped accessible.

Snowmobile and off-highway vehicle registrations set to expire

The DNR is reminding snowmobile and off-highway vehicle owners and users to renew their registrations before Jan. 1, 2020.

Registrations for snowmobiles and OHVs purchased during the 2019 registration cycle will expire on Dec. 31, 2019. Any decal displayed on a machine with a “19” printed on it will no longer be valid for machines to be used on snowmobile trails, public ice, or the OHV parks. Any registration that is not renewed prior to Jan. 1 will have a late penalty of $5 applied to the registration cost. Continue reading Snowmobile and off-highway vehicle registrations set to expire

Cattlemen support Greene County FFA

Greene County FFA welcomed 24 new members at the annual Jacket Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 15. For the fourth year in a row, the Greene County Cattlemen’s Association has purchased the famed blue corduroy jackets for the incoming FFA members. The Greene County Cattlemen wish the new FFA members and Mrs. Harris good luck in their future FFA endeavors.

The Greene County Cattlemen’s Association has also opened up their annual scholarship application. This application can be found on the Greene County Cattlemen’s Facebook page or in the guidance counselor’s office at Greene County High School and Paton-Churdan High School. “We hope to see your application and the chance to be selected for a $500 or higher scholarship,” a spokesperson for the Cattlemen said.

GrCoHS National Honor Society inducts new members

The Greene County chapter of National Honor Society grew by 20 members at an induction ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 17, in the high school auditorium.

Guest speaker was high school activities director Todd Gordon. School principal Brian Phillips and school superintendent Tim Christensen presented certificates to the new members. A reception for the new members and their families followed the ceremony. Continue reading GrCoHS National Honor Society inducts new members