Boy Scouts recruiting members


At the Scranton Township Cemetery Memorial Day service on May 28, the Jefferson Boy Scouts were in charge of presenting, raising and saluting the flag. Saluting after they raised Old Glory are (from left) Brady Stevens, Liam Wright, Rylan Larsen, Ethan Hooper and Adam Hooper. The Scouts are beginning their fall activities and are recruiting new members. Contact scoutmaster Scott Johnson for more information.  | Scranton Journal photo

Genealogical Society to meet Saturday

The regular meeting of the Greene County Genealogy Society will be held Saturday, Sept. 1,  at 10 am in the meeting room of the Jefferson public library. All are welcome and the library is handicapped accessible.

Arlene Johnson will present a program on “My Genealogical Will for Preserving My Family History.” Doing the work consumes a great deal of time, travel, and money. Many people have a strong desire that the product of these efforts be preserved and allowed to continue in a manner that will make them available to others in the future. What will you do with your findings in the future?

Greene County cattle exhibitors place at State Fair

Double D Dexters of Scranton showed the grand champion bull at the Dexter show at the Iowa State Fair. Double D Dexters was also awarded champion Iowa bull, champion steer, and reserve champion steer.

Other results for Double D Dexters follow:

Junior Heifer Calf — March 1, 2018 & After
4) Double D Ivy, 3/12/2018, 043705
5) Double D Holly, 3/5/2018, 043706 Continue reading Greene County cattle exhibitors place at State Fair

Giant Piggy Bank program offers students financial education

A student banking program called the Giant Piggy Bank, sponsored by Peoples Bank, is teaching children how to manage money and the importance of saving.

The program allows students to deposit money into an account managed by student bankers, who are assisted by professionals and school staff. Greene County elementary is participating in the program.
Continue reading Giant Piggy Bank program offers students financial education

Farm Bureau tailgate a success

Farm Bureau board members Dan Frederick and James Holz helped serve.

Greene County Farm Bureau hosted a “Families, Football, Farming, and Fun” tailgate at Linduska Field on Friday, Aug. 17. County Farm Bureau president John McCormick said “Last year’s inaugural tailgate event was very well attended, and board members decided to host the event again this year. A few modifications were made but our premise of farming and football: hard work commitment, and integrity and showcasing livestock production and agriculture in the county remains the same.” Continue reading Farm Bureau tailgate a success

‘Overcoming Obstacles’ 5K run/walk slated for Sept. 22

Genesis Development file photo

Genesis Development is hosting its second annual 5K run/walk Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at 9 am at the Webb House, 401 S. Wilson, in Jefferson.

“Overcoming Obstacles” is this year’s theme. “This theme reflects the extra obstacles that persons with mental and physical disabilities face as they strive to live and work as independently, as possible, in their communities,” a spokesperson said. Continue reading ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ 5K run/walk slated for Sept. 22

48 classic tractors, riders enjoy Scranton ride

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The seventh annual Scranton Tractor Ride was held Sunday, Aug. 19, with 48 classic tractors and some additional riders taking part.

The event began and ended in Scranton although some vehicles joined the route in Jefferson as the tractors worked their way through Greene County. Lunch was served at Just One More in Jamaica. Continue reading 48 classic tractors, riders enjoy Scranton ride

Tori’s Angels benefit breakfast Sunday

Tori’s Angels will host its ninth annual breakfast benefit Sunday, Aug. 26, from 8 am to 1 pm at the Panora Community Center. Tori’s Angels is a Panora-based non-profit that provides financial and emotional support for families in central Iowa whose children are battling life-threatening illnesses,

The family of Landon Martin of Jefferson is one of the families receiving support. Continue reading Tori’s Angels benefit breakfast Sunday