DAISY Award to Gina Geisler

Gina Geisler, RN

Gina Geisler, RN, is the most recent recipient of the DAISY Award at Greene County Medical Center. She was one of 10 nurses nominated for the award, which is used to recognize exceptional patient care in more than 1,700 medical facilities worldwide. Recipients are nominated by patients and their families or by co-workers.

The award was presented Wednesday as part of the National Nurses Week observance at the medical center.

Nominees in addition to Geisler were Allie Hamilton, Maria Bretey, Vicki McCool, Christie Pille, Heather Kinsey, Jeanne Hoening, Jill Juergensen, Brenda Groves and Jodi Schroeder. Continue reading DAISY Award to Gina Geisler

Fister is Iowa ‘Elk of the Year’

Les Fister, 2018 Iowa Elk of the Year

Several Jefferson Elks were front and center at the Elks Association state convention April 27-28.

Jefferson Elk Les Fister, past state president from 2010, installed Bill Berger, also of Jefferson Lodge 2306, as the state president for 2018-19. Berger’s slate of officers includes Steve Smith as sergeant at arms and Cliff Said as state chaplain.

Berger is the fourth member of the Jefferson lodge to serve as state president. He joins past state presidents Ed Stoline (deceased), Steve Brown and Fister. Continue reading Fister is Iowa ‘Elk of the Year’

The story of Iowa’s Monuments Man told in Jefferson

Nancy Trask tells the story of Monuments Man George Stout

The story of a mission to protect European art during World War Two was little known until the 2014 movie, “The Monuments Men.” A cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett brought the story told in Robert M. Edsel’s book by the same title to more public knowledge.

Nancy Trask, director at the Winterset public library, also didn’t know much about the story until she started receiving emails from publicists for the movie. The character played by Clooney in the movie, Frank Stokes, was based on George Stout, a 1915 Winterset High School graduate. Continue reading The story of Iowa’s Monuments Man told in Jefferson

Rohner joins Jeff Telecom team

Daniel Rohner

Jefferson Telecom has announced the addition of a new staff member, Daniel Rohner. Rohner has started employment and is working as a customer service representative/cellular specialist.

Rohner’s primary duties include helping customers establish or renew cellular service and assisting with questions with their devices. Rohner will also assist with all the product lines including landline telephone, long distance, cable TV, Internet, and U.S. Cellular. Continue reading Rohner joins Jeff Telecom team

Landus purchasing ADM’s Manilla facility

Landus Cooperative on Tuesday announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement with ADM to acquire ADM’s grain facility in Manilla, Iowa.

Under the purchase agreement, Landus Cooperative gains more than 2.3 million bushels of grain capacity for its first wholly-owned Crawford County, Iowa location including
· 775,000 bushels of upright storage
· More than 1.5 million bushels of bunker storage
· 32,000 bushel per hour receiving capacity Continue reading Landus purchasing ADM’s Manilla facility

BOOST committee named Extraordinary Citizens

The BOOST steering committee received Home State Bank’s  April Extraordinary Citizen Award.

Jackie Ostrander of Grand Junction nominated the BOOST steering committee because of its “extraordinary efforts and planning to make the first annual BOOST Bash fundraiser a huge success. They all deserve a big thank you for dedicating themselves to a great cause, our kids and our schools!” Continue reading BOOST committee named Extraordinary Citizens

Annual 4th grade farm tour held at new location

Tim Towers and Connor Juergensen tell the students about cows and calves

Greene County Farm Bureau postponed its annual farm tour for all county fourth graders due to cold, wet weather, but it was a beautiful morning on Tuesday, April 24, when 109 students and their teachers and chaperones arrived at the Highland Township farm of Cale and Connor Juergensen. It was a new location for the long-standing event, as Tim and Vicky Robbins had hosted the special day for more than two decades at their Kendrick Township farm. Continue reading Annual 4th grade farm tour held at new location

Sign up now for youth football

Registrations are now being accepted for Greene County Youth Ram Football for students in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6 for the 2018-19 school year. All registration must be done online by May 20.

Third and fourth graders will work on fundamentals and play flag football. Fifth and sixth graders will play modified tackle football with games on Sunday in west central Iowa locations.

The registration fee is $65 for grades 3-4 and $180 for grades 5-6. The fee includes equipment rental, insurance, a practice jersey and participation fees.

Click here for online registration. The program is organized by the Greene County Youth Athletic Association.

Genealogy Society meets Saturday

The Greene County Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, May 5, at 10 am in the meeting room of the Jefferson public library. It is handicapped accessible.

The program will consist of members bringing past county fair exhibits or possible exhibits that will be taken to the fair this summer.