Greenbrier Church to mark building’s 125th year

Greenbrier United Methodist Church

All members, past and present, and friends of Greenbrier Church are invited to celebrate the church’s 125th year Sunday, June 25.

The church will have its regular worship service at 9 am, with a presentation by the Carol (Deal) Eilers at 10 am about their mission trip to Africa.

A picnic dinner will be served at noon, with the church providing burgers, potato salad, chips, cake and beverages. Person who are able are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Continue reading Greenbrier Church to mark building’s 125th year

Winners told in Ding Dong Dash

photo by Clay Ross

The Ding Dong Dash, a Bell Tower Festival favorite hosted by the Jefferson park and recreation department, was dominated by persons younger than the festival, which was in its 37th edition.

The fastest time in the 5K race was 19:11, posted by Logan Egeland in the males ages 19-29 division. Second fastest time was Will Stevens’ 21:59. Stevens ran in the males ages 10 and younger division. Third best time was Blake Fagg’s 22:04. He ran in the 19-29 division. Continue reading Winners told in Ding Dong Dash

Nearly 80 youngsters at Scranton’s Fishing Day

Brian Burris shows off a fish he caught. | Scranton Journal photo

~by Ashley Squibb

On a bright sunny Saturday, June 3, the sixth annual Scranton Kids Fishing Day began with excitement. Youngsters and their parents began to arrive and the fishing spots filled up fast.

A picnic lunch was served and kids were eager to listen to the guest speakers. Dan Towers, Greene County conservation board and Dan Pauley, Greene and Carroll County conservation officer, gave an informative speech. The students learned a great deal in a short time.  Continue reading Nearly 80 youngsters at Scranton’s Fishing Day

Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony Wednesday

The public is invited to the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm at the lodge at 103 W. Harrison St in Jefferson.

The Elks will perform their prescribed Flag Day ritual. Also, Cade Silbaugh of Jefferson will read his essay on Americanism. Cade placed first in the local competition and third in the boys division of the Northwest district competition. Continue reading Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony Wednesday

Free financial planning class June 19 & 26

Registration deadline is June 12

Life is not about money – but how you deal with money has a huge impact on your quality of life, your family’s life, and the life of your community. ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County presents Your Money, Your Future, a program to help participants get more for their money and save money for their financial goals. This free, 2-part course will be held on Mondays, June 19 and June 26, from 5:30 to 7 pm with a free, light meal provided. Continue reading Free financial planning class June 19 & 26

Design workshop in Scranton Thursday

Share ideas for improving Scranton

Scranton residents can share their ideas for improving Scranton at a design workshop hosted by the Scranton visioning committee at Scranton city hall Thursday, June 8.

This workshop is the culmination of an input-gathering process to identify transportation needs and opportunities for enhancements in Scranton. Information collected at public input gathering events conducted earlier this spring will be incorporated into a conceptual transportation and landscape enhancement plan. Continue reading Design workshop in Scranton Thursday

Ice cream social in Rippey June 11

Homemade ice cream, pie and sandwiches are the headliners at an ice cream social Sunday, June 11, at the Rippey Methodist Church.

Serving will be from 3 to 7 pm. The church hall is handicap accessible.

All are welcome.

‘Tuned In’ piano ready for all to play

Kay Magill with the artful piano

Honors the late Kathy Hankel, painter of the first public piano

The newly-painted public piano was unveiled on Friday, June 2, at the annual Party in the Alley.  More than 100 people attended this special event hosted by the Tower View Team (TVT) of Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

Kay Magill of Jefferson, a member of the TVT, volunteered to paint the piano this year and decided to call it “Tuned In”.  Magill  is a retired photographer from Pocahontas and moved here with her husband Tim several years ago.  After hearing more about the first painted piano that Kathy Hankel created, Magill felt a kinship to this fellow woman photographer and decided to paint the piano in Kathy’s honor. Continue reading ‘Tuned In’ piano ready for all to play