Scranton cookbooks arrive for holiday giving

The new Scranton Community Cookbooks arrived recently, just in time for holiday gifting.

The cookbook was published in conjunction with the upcoming Scranton quasquicentennial celebration on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

People who pre-ordered the cookbooks are receiving their copies now.

Extra copies of the cookbook are available at theScranton  library and Scranton office of Peoples Bank.

For more information, contact Ellie Umbaugh or Janet Christian.  ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Scranton Memorial Christmas Light contest Dec. 22

All Scranton residents are invited to participate in the first Memorial Christmas Light contest. The Varceis Club is sponsoring the event in memory of the late Betty Gregory, who loved the holidays and decorating for the season.

Judges will cruise the Scranton community on Saturday, Dec. 22. They will consider all outdoor lighting displays. There’s no entry fee. Just make sure your holiday lights are shining brightly. Continue reading Scranton Memorial Christmas Light contest Dec. 22

Town and Country Band slates Christmas concerts

The Town and Country Band will perform a pair of Christmas concerts this weekend.

The first performance of a mini tour slated for Dec. 2 was cancelled due to road conditions. The band will perform  Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church in Churdan, and on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Scranton. Continue reading Town and Country Band slates Christmas concerts

Nativity Festival brings 200 together for Habitat

Area residents displayed their nativity sets.

The annual Nativity Festival held Sunday drew dozens of nativity sets for display and an audience of 200 for a concert, of which 140 stayed for a soup supper and pie auction. The event netted $7,912 for the Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity.

The nativity display was coordinated by Jill Lamoureux. It was the seventh Nativity Festival, but the nativity sets on display changes every year. Continue reading Nativity Festival brings 200 together for Habitat

Celebrate Christmas in Scranton Dec. 12

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Christmas will be celebrated in Scranton on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with the businesses and city offices hosting open houses in the afternoon. Join your friends in Scranton to greet acquaintances and wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The list of participating locations includes:

B & D Manufacturing: 1 – 3 pm. Gift basket drawing. Register in the Peoples Bank lobby. Continue reading Celebrate Christmas in Scranton Dec. 12

Change in staff at Scranton’s Marchant Public Library

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

An open house was held at the H.F. and Maude E. Memorial Marchant Library in Scranton on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, to bid farewell to two employees and welcome two others.

Sheryl Hoyt, left, and Keri Johns, center, have resigned. Wendy Johnson, right, is the new library lirector. She will be assisted by Joleen Allen as the program director. Continue reading Change in staff at Scranton’s Marchant Public Library

Elks Hoop Shoot is Dec.1

The  Jefferson Elks lodge will host its annual  Hoop Shoot contest  Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Greene County High School gym. Registration will start at 9 am, with the contest at 10. Boys and girls ages 8-13 are invited to compete.

Competitors will shoot 25 free throws; the winners will be those who make the most baskets. The winners in each age and gender division will advance to the district competition in Storm Lake in January.

Participants should use the north entrance to the high school.

Obers’ home one of four on Tour of Homes

Ann Ober is sitting in front of her fireplace decorated with an evergreen garland of berries, pine cones and bells. The pencil tree beside her is just one you’ll see at her house on December 1 for the Garden Club Tour of Homes.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes are available from Garden Club members and at Home State Bank, Peoples Bank and The Printer’s  Box, all in Jefferson.