Beta Tau Delta donates to Jeff, GJ pools

Beta Tau Delta made a pair of donations to enhance children’s pool experiences recently.

The sorority donated $700 for a new bench at the Jefferson municipal pool. Trying out the bench are (seated, from left) are swim team members Jadyn Weber, Keaton Hinote, Preston Kennedy, Marcus Ball and Ashlyn Ball. Behind them are (from left) JPRD pool supervisor Simeon Lang, Beta members Diane Jackson and Pat Rusnak, and swim team board member Jaime Kennedy. Continue reading Beta Tau Delta donates to Jeff, GJ pools

Reminder: Free lunch at school this summer

More than 200 youngsters have already enjoyed free lunches this summer and there’s room for more kids, and adults, too.

The Greene County Schools are serving a free lunch weekdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the elementary school, 401 E. Russell St in Jefferson, and from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Grand Junction Community Center, 212 Main St East in Grand Junction.  The program will  end Aug. 4; there will be no lunch served July 4.
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Freedom Quest June 26 at Russell Park

Area families are invited to Freedom Quest Tuesday, June 26, from 5 to 7:30 pm at Russell Park in Jefferson. Freedom for Youth Ministries will host the free family event with crafts, games, prizes, food and music. The evening also includes the gospel message of Jesus through fun activities.

Freedom Quest is a traveling ministry event scheduled to be in Jefferson, Chariton, Albia, Creston, Greenfield, Boone and Newton this summer. Continue reading Freedom Quest June 26 at Russell Park

Social Media Club busy at Greene Co HS

TM when I say the SMC, under the direction of TG, learned a lot this year and oftentimes they were LHO. Their last meeting of the year was held at TS in Jefferson on June 4. Students spent the year learning how to build SCF, which was sponsored by JT, conducting informational surveys of their peers’ use of SM, and reflected upon how these tools can be better used. SCF were made 4 several major events including VD, sporting events, the GM, and prom. Continue reading Social Media Club busy at Greene Co HS

‘Farm to Fair’ dinner for 500 planned for Iowa State Fair

The largest dinner table ever set at the Iowa State Fair will seat 500 persons for a “Farm to Fair” dinner Sunday, Aug. 12, on Grand Avenue, right in the thick of Iowa State Fair fun.

Tickets for a seat the table are free, but are limited. Persons who would like to attend should tell organizers why they’d like a seat the table by July 20. Applications are at www.iowastatefair.org/whats-new. Admission to the fair is included for the 500 winners. Continue reading ‘Farm to Fair’ dinner for 500 planned for Iowa State Fair

Nominations open for State Fair Iowan of the Day

Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products collaborates to honor individuals that exemplify the characteristics that all true Iowans possess.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies honor 10 Iowans from across the state who demonstrate an honest work ethic, dedication to their community while showing an exceptional sense of Iowa pride. The Blue Ribbon Foundation wants to honor those who work hard to better their communities and the state of Iowa through their volunteer efforts. Continue reading Nominations open for State Fair Iowan of the Day

In the neighborhood

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June 11, 2018

PIANO RECITAL – The music students of Janice Johnson performed at their annual recital in the Rippey Community Room on Sunday, June 3. Approximately 30 family and friends gathered to hear the many tunes performed on the piano and violin. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Iron tires added at Thomas Jefferson Gardens

Stephen Molle of rural Cooper recently donated two iron tires from a one-row field cultivator to the Thomas Jefferson Gardens.

These became a part of the newly designed Children’s Garden section. Jaden Finley of Farlan is pictured here with his great-grandfather Stephen as they planted some marigolds between the spokes of one of the wheels.

This is the fifth generation to touch these wheels. Continue reading Iron tires added at Thomas Jefferson Gardens

Spelling champs determined

Spelling seemed to be a  family affair at the annual  spelling bee hosted by the Greene County Historical Society as part of the Bell Tower Festival.

Vander Lindens claimed first place in three age divisions, with Lucy in the grades 3-4 division, Gavin in the grades 5-8 division, and Wendy in the adult division. Continue reading Spelling champs determined