Congressional candidate Scholten coming to Jefferson

J.D. Scholten

J. D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for U. S. Representative from Iowa’s 4th District, will be in Jefferson to speak and meet with members of the community Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 pm, at the ISU Extension office at 104 W. Washington St.

Scholten, of Sioux City, is a litigation paralegal specializing in Intellectual property law and a former professional minor league baseball player who played in seven countries. Continue reading Congressional candidate Scholten coming to Jefferson

Extension slates course for women marketing grain

Women in Ag is the agricultural business education program that empowers farm and ranch women who want to be more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises.

Greene County Extension and Outreach is making Women Marketing Grain available beginning Thursday, Nov. 2. This is an opportunity for women to collaborate with each other on topics of importance to their future in farming. Participants will develop a plan for marketing corn and soybeans. The registration deadline for this is Thursday, Oct. 26. Continue reading Extension slates course for women marketing grain

Babysitting Basics class slated for Oct. 18, Oct. 21

Early registration deadline is Oct. 11

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youngsters in grades 5-8, will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18 from 2 to 5 pm and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 am to noon at the Greene County Extension office in Jefferson. Participants must attend both sessions in order to be certified. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by Oct. 12 and class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $35. Continue reading Babysitting Basics class slated for Oct. 18, Oct. 21

National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Membership in 4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities. All are invited to help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7. Continue reading National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Concussion testing keeps sports safer for young athletes

~by Victoria Riley, GreeneCountyNewsOnline

Most Greene County student athletes have taken an extra test this fall, not one they can study for and not one they pass or fail.

High school football and volleyball players, cheerleaders, and seventh and eighth grade football players, as well as younger players in the Greene County Youth Athletic Association’s flag and tackle football programs, have done ImPACT testing – Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test – as a way to make participation safer for them. Continue reading Concussion testing keeps sports safer for young athletes

Scavenger hunt fundraiser for Shop with a Cop

Jefferson Telecom is sponsoring a scavenger hunt in Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 to 11 am. All proceeds raised will support Shop with a Cop, a local cause for the holidays.

Shop with a Cop was started three years ago by the Greene County Peace Officer Association. Jefferson police captain Heath Enns explains, “Shop with a Cop originated due to a need in the community to help children and their families be able to enjoy the holidays for those less fortunate. Monies raised throughout the year are put into a fund to help 12 to 5 children purchase gifts for their family. The day spent with the children is truly heartwarming as we, as law enforcement, spend the day shopping locally with the child and in hopes of raising their spirits.” Continue reading Scavenger hunt fundraiser for Shop with a Cop