Upcoming salad luncheon supports projects

For the 25 years of its existence, proceeds from the salad luncheon sponsored by PEO Chapter CZ have benefitted local projects. Recently, the chapter presented a check for $400 to the Christian Action Resource Center for its building renovation needs.

Hosting its 26th annual luncheon on Tuesday, May 14, from 11 am to 1 pm at St. Joseph Parish Center in Jefferson, PEO Chapter CZ also provides an annual scholarship for women returning to college later in life. Continue reading Upcoming salad luncheon supports projects

Scranton library news

Upcoming programs and events at the Scranton public library are:

A Matter of Balance – Mondays and Thursdays, May 2-23, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Greene County public health program. Program fee: $25

May Day story hour – Wednesday, May 1, at 4 pm.  Make May baskets and May flowers

Bubble Story Hour – Wednesday, May 15, at 4 pm. Wednesday, May 15. Make bubble solution and blow bubbles outdoors. Continue reading Scranton library news

Spring concerts set for May 14

Greene County school musicians will be showcased Tuesday, May 14.

The  7-8 grade band and choir will present their spring concert Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 pm in the middle school gymnasium. The concert will finish by 7:45.

The audience will then gather at the high school auditorium for a spring pops and senior recognition concert at 8 pm. The concert band, concert choir and treble choir will perform.

All are invited.

P-C event to showcase “Star” speech events

Paton-Churdan will present “Curtain Call: Spotlight on the Stars,” Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, in the school auditorium. Show time is 7:30 pm both evening; tickets are free.

The encore performances of P-C speech events is directed by speech coach Stephanie Pace and student directors Megan Carey and Brianna Jewett. The band and choir will sell hotdogs, bars, popcorn and beverages prior to the show.

Scranton Fishing Day planned June 1

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

These pelicans were waiting around the Scranton area to attend the Rise and Shine It’s Fishing Time, Scranton Kids Fishing Day Event but they will have to wait another seven weeks to attend.

Scranton Kids Fishing Day will be Saturday, June 1, from 11 am to 2 pm. It will again be held at the Scranton Pond Park just east of the viaduct. Ages of youngsters eligible for the event are from 4 -17 years of age. Continue reading Scranton Fishing Day planned June 1

Sesqui plans in Scranton progressing well

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Scranton Sesquicentennial planning committee is hard at work as the celebration is just a bit more than two months away. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the Scranton community on Saturday, June 29.

Breakfast with the Mayor starts the day off at 8:30 am at the Community Center, courtesy of Scranton Manufacturing, Inc. Continue reading Sesqui plans in Scranton progressing well

Iowans on the Titanic topic April 28 at Churdan library

Darcy Maulsby

What do an orphan train rider, a kidnapper, a betrayed wife, church missionaries, wealthy businessmen, a land baron’s wife, a maid, a farmer, a college student, immigrants and a newspaper reporter have in common?

They all had ties to Iowa and the legendary Titanic, which struck an iceberg and plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic in 1912.

Lake City author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life Sunday, April 28, at the Churdan public library for the free Iowa’s Lost History on the Titanic program and book signing starting at 2 pm. Continue reading Iowans on the Titanic topic April 28 at Churdan library

Winners told in Jefferson March Mania contest

Samantha Busch with the Smart TV she won by placing first in the Jefferson March Mania contest.

Virginia pulled off the win in overtime in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament securing Samantha Busch first place in the Jefferson March Mania contest.

Nearly 400 individuals participated in this year’s contest. Samantha Busch came in first and won a 43” Smart TV. Janice Keasey won second place and the Apple AirPods and Jeri Cunningham won third place and a Roku streaming stick. Kevin Fouch won $50 in Greene County Chamber checks in a random drawing that all contestants were eligible for regardless of standings at the end of the challenge. Continue reading Winners told in Jefferson March Mania contest

Local groups represented at tourism workshop

A contingent from Greene County attended the Guide Training and Certification program at the Central Iowa Expo administration building on Thursday, April 11. The workshop was an opportunity to learn methods to allow visitors to have a more memorable experience, as well as to network with 100 other persons representing various tourist opportunities from across the state of Iowa. Continue reading Local groups represented at tourism workshop

Used book sale April 25-27

All are invited to the Friends of the Library annual spring used book sale at the Jefferson public library. Beginning Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27, the sale is an opportunity to stock up on books and movies. The fundraiser takes place during regular library hours – Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm, Friday from 1 to 5:30 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm – in the library basement. Continue reading Used book sale April 25-27

Doggie Easter egg hunt Saturday

The annual doggie Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 20, at Daubendiek Park on the west edge of Jefferson. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm with the hunt at 1.

The cost is $4 per dog, with proceeds going to the Animal Protection and Education (A.P.E.) to help provide low-cost spay and neuter services.

Pre-registration at the Greene County Community Center is requested but not required.