Trick-or-Treat has new look in some towns

Towns around Greene County have made plans for youngsters to enjoy Halloween as follows:

Grand Junction: Saturday, Oct. 26, Trunk-or-Treat on Main St from 5:30 – 7 pm. Grand Junction fire and rescue will host its Halloween Safe House at the fire station during Trunk-or-Treat.

Scranton: Wednesday, Oct. 30: Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” on Main Street on the Library block from 5 to 7 p.m. in lieu of the traditional door-to-door Beggar’s Night. Continue reading Trick-or-Treat has new look in some towns

‘Big Bang Bubbles’ coming to P-C, GrCo ele.

At a previous Absolute Science show, students learned about refraction by hiding an item in a tank of water. | GCNO file photo

School children will gain a new appreciation of bubbles when “Rick Eugene” Brammer returns to Greene County Monday, Oct. 28, with his Absolute Science, this time with a show tagged “Big Bang Bubbles.”

The interactive show will include creative bubble sculptures, bubble illusions and tricks.

“Big Bang Bubbles” will be presented at 9 am at the Paton-Churdan auditorium. The public is invited. The performance will be repeated at Greene County Elementary School for students. Continue reading ‘Big Bang Bubbles’ coming to P-C, GrCo ele.

Churdan library tells upcoming events for children

The Churdan public library staff is planning several events for the last week in October.
Bang Bubbles will present an amazing interactive show about bubbles at the Paton-Churdan school auditorium on Monday, Oct. 28, at 9 am. The program is sponsored by the Greene County libraries and the Greene County supervisors.

The next day, Oct. 29, the library will host a Halloween party from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for all children. Continue reading Churdan library tells upcoming events for children

Dawn Rudolph in 4-H Hall of Fame

Dawn Rudolph

Dawn Rudolph of Scranton was honored at the Iowa State Fair with the presentation of the 4-H Hall of Fame Award. She is a former 4-H member and has served 4-H members in many ways as an adult.

Following is the nomination that was submitted to the state 4-H Council and used during her presentation:

“Dawn Rudolph has been a lifelong member of Greene County 4-H and the community. Her father (Donald “Chop” Gibson) was a Greene County 4-Her and he passed on his love for agriculture to his children. Dawn was a member of Kendrick Merry Maids 4-H Club and took many static and livestock projects. As a member of 4-H, she remembers that her club leader, Verla Gleason, made it a requirement to take at least one static project in each area: home improvement, sewing and foods. Continue reading Dawn Rudolph in 4-H Hall of Fame

Ernst staffers coming to county Oct. 22

The office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R) has scheduled traveling office hours across Iowa during October and November.

Representatives of Sen Ernst’s office will be available in counties across the state to assist Iowans with problems or questions about eligibility for Social Security, veterans benefit or military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs.

Sen Ernst will not be present at the traveling office hours. Continue reading Ernst staffers coming to county Oct. 22

Waterfowl hunters reminded of rules for hunting in flooded crop fields

Iowa’s unusually wet spring and fall has created a unique situation in certain parts of the state where floodwaters are reaching crop fields and causing issues regarding what waterfowl hunters can and can’t do in these areas.

According to federal regulations, hunters are allowed to hunt standing crops as well as flooded standing crops unless that field has been manipulated. Manipulation includes knocking down or clearing an area in the standing crops for ducks to land. Continue reading Waterfowl hunters reminded of rules for hunting in flooded crop fields

Greene County Singers slate concert for Sunday

The Greene County Singers’ fall concert, ”Why We Sing,” is set for Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 pm at Central Christian Church in Jefferson.

The Greene County Singers are celebrating their fourth year of singing together. The choir was formed in 2015 and has 28 to 30 members. They are based in Jefferson but have choir members who participate from all over the county. Continue reading Greene County Singers slate concert for Sunday

Youth to canvass for food pantry Oct. 23

The Action Resource Center food pantry will be the beneficiary when students from several Jefferson churches canvass Jefferson for canned goods Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Residents are invited to place canned goods on their front porch and turn their porch light on by 6:30 that evening. Students in grades 5-12 will collect the itmes and deliver them to the ARC food pantry.  The canvass will be completed by 7:30.

First ‘Art on the Square’ this Saturday

Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Tower View Team is celebrating art in Jefferson with the first annual Art on the Square, slated for Saturday, Oct. 12, on the courthouse grounds. The outdoor event will run from 10 am to 4 pm and will be held rain or  shine.

More than 20 exhibitors are expected with a variety of art for display and sale.  There will also be live music and food trucks at the event. Continue reading First ‘Art on the Square’ this Saturday

The art of giving will be part of Art on the Square

The Rotary Club of Jefferson invites area residents to enjoy Art on the Square this coming Saturday by joining in the Art of Giving.

Art on the Square will be held Oct. 8 from 10 am to 4 pm on the east side of the courthouse in Jefferson. It will feature art by out-of-state and local artists, food trucks, music, and crafts for children. It is organized by Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Tower View Team. It will be held rain or shine. Continue reading The art of giving will be part of Art on the Square