4-H new member program, Awards Day Oct. 15

Greene County 4-H had a day of celebration Sunday, Oct. 15, at John 15 Vineyard near Scranton.

The day began with the annual new member program when new members and their families gathered to learn about 4-H and meet other members. There were 10 new families that enjoyed games and activities at the vineyard and learned more about what 4-H has to offer. Continue reading 4-H new member program, Awards Day Oct. 15

HSB names first Extraordinary Citizen award winner

Home State Bank announce the winners of their first monthly Extraordinary Citizen award. The award is a local award given by Home State Bank to an extraordinary Greene County citizen or group who has gone above and beyond by giving their time and/or resources to benefit the community. The citizen(s) must be nominated by another Greene County resident. Winners get to select an organization to receive a $100 donation in their name. Continue reading HSB names first Extraordinary Citizen award winner

Tim Buenz recognized for leadership by peers

Tim Buenz

Greene County Community Schools director of technology Tim Buenz was recently presented with the Iowa Technology & Education Connection (ITEC) Local Leadership Award at the annual ITEC Conference in Des Moines.

Buenz is starting his 31st year in education in Jefferson. He began his career after graduating from Wayne State, NE, as an industrial technology teacher and coach in the Jefferson and Scranton districts in 1986. Continue reading Tim Buenz recognized for leadership by peers

Halloween dance next Sunday

All are invited to a Halloween dance Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 pm at the Elks lodge in Jefferson. Costumes are optional.

DJ Pat Greenley of Perry will provide music. The dance is hosted by the Raccoon Valley Aktion Club. Tickets are available at $1 each from Aktion Club members or at the door.

‘Coffee with Carl’ Wednesday in Grand Junction

Greene County Medical Center CEO Carl Behne invites the public to join him for “Coffee with Carl” Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 10 am at the Grand Junction Community Center.

Area residents are encouraged to attend the informal event for coffee and donuts. Behne will share some brief insights on the healthcare landscape and then discuss issues specifically impacting the medical center and the population it serves. There will be time for questions and answers.

Busy summer at Greene Co Early Learning Center

Jentry Hedges (left) and Gracen Black enjoy a summer art project

Summer was a busy time at the Greene County Early Learning Center (GCELC). When school is not in session, the number of children age 3-12 enrolled at the center is approximately 50.

During the summer months, GCELC teachers planned numerous field trips and activities for the children. Many of these organized events are not free. The lower income families and children considered at risk often do not have the financial resources to pay the additional fees. Continue reading Busy summer at Greene Co Early Learning Center

In the neighborhood

Rippey News Oct. 17, 2017

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Rippey Lions Club – The Rippey Lions Club shared a potluck meal at its recent meeting coordinated by Rachel Sacco. During the business meeting members discussed plans to plant a tree in Rippey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lions International. Mark Devilbiss and Dale Hanaman will do further checking regarding the kind of tree and possible locations. Also discussed was the possible location for play equipment acquired by Keith Devilbiss. Mark and Dale will do more checking regarding this. Continue reading In the neighborhood