Lauryn Kohl wins phone directory cover contest

Lauryn Kohl with a mock up of the Jefferson Telecom directory featuring her photo.

Lauryn Kohl of Jefferson is the winner of the Jefferson Telecom directory cover contest. Lauryn’s winning photograph will grace the cover of the Jefferson Telecom 2019-2020 telephone directory. She also received $100 in Greene County Chamber Checks.

Lauryn’s photo showcases an evening view from Sally’s Alley on the south side of the town square in Jefferson. Greene County native Sally White is honored with Sally’s Alley as her passion for nature is showcased in the window wells of the Lincoln Building. The alley is also home to poetry and a free lending library. Continue reading Lauryn Kohl wins phone directory cover contest

Genealogical Society meets Saturday

A meeting of the Greene County Genealogical Society will be held Saturday, Sept. 7,  at 10 am in the basement meeting room of the Jefferson public library. The meeting room is handicapped accessible and all are welcome.

Members are asked to bring family pictures and relate stories pertaining to the pictures. Java and Juice will be discussed along with other business.

Students, staff learn together to start school year

Sixth grade teacher Doug Brown helps students test their prototype.

During the welcome back meeting on Aug. 20, Greene County Schools superintendent Tim Christensen encouraged teachers to “Do something the first day that makes students want to come back a second day.”

In an effort to get students excited about the possibilities in the school year ahead, middle school teachers and students participated in a design challenge the first and second days of school. Continue reading Students, staff learn together to start school year

Jeff Telecom school supply drive a success

Jefferson Telecom recently thanked those who donated school supplies or funds for this year’s school year. Teresa Lansman (center), Greene County Family Development Center coordinator, stopped by with her son Christopher (right) to pick up donations used to help 102 families in the Greene County Community School District thanks to  donations. Lindy Lehman (left) of Jefferson Telecom is pictured with them. Continue reading Jeff Telecom school supply drive a success

More donations for Scranton Fundraising Night

Plans are coming together for the first ever Scranton Fundraising Night. Volunteers are collaborating to host an evening of fun, food and fundraising for four Scranton entities. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Scranton Community Center gymnasium.

Money raised will benefit the Scranton Community Center, fire department, H.F. and Maude E. Marchant Memorial Library and Scranton park and recreation committee. Continue reading More donations for Scranton Fundraising Night

Farm Bureau launches Real campaign

Iowa Farm Bureau will launch a special ‘Real Farmers. Real Food. Real Meat’ campaign in partnership with Fareway Food Stores. Locally, the launch will take place during a special barbeque at the Jefferson Fareway store on Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 7 pm.

Fareway employees will be grilling and Greene County Farm Bureau members will be on hand to serve and visit with customers about the campaign and how meat is raised. For $3 members of the public can enjoy a pork or beef burger, chips, and drink. Everyone is welcome at the barbeque and all proceeds will be donated to the Greene County Christian Action Resource Center. Continue reading Farm Bureau launches Real campaign

Fundraiser planned for Rippey sesquicentennial

Band music, pulled pork and pie

The first fundraiser for Rippey’s 150th birthday celebration is slated for Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 5:30 pm with a free will donation meal of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, bars, and a beverage. Supper will be served in the Community Room.

The Town and Country Band will provide toe-tapping music on the lawn of the Rippey Community Room at 6:30, with a break at mid-concert for a pie auction. Continue reading Fundraiser planned for Rippey sesquicentennial

Dedication of food pantry this Sunday

A dedication and open house will be held at the new Greene County Christian Action Resource Center food pantry this Sunday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 pm.

Pastor Devin Wolters, president of the Greene County Clergy Association, will lead the dedication service.

The new food pantry is located at 1006 N. Vine St in Jefferson. All are welcome.

More wins at the State Fair

Marianne Carlson of Jefferson added to her collection of State Fair ribbons.

She demonstrated why her homemade cinnamon rolls have earned top dollar in charity auctions around the county, winning reserve sweepstakes honors in the King Arthur flour yeast rolls competition judged Aug. 11. She placed first in the cinnamon rolls (frosted or glazed) category, second in the cinnamon rolls (with nuts) category, first in the whole wheat pan rolls (1/2 whole wheat) category, and second in the sweet rolls other than named category.

Entries were judged on flavor, appearance and texture.

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