Campus notes

Iowa State University has named students on the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester.

Students on the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Area students on the dean’s list and their majors include:
• Churdan – Autumn Gannon, anthropology; Whitney Minnehan, child, adult, and family services; and Carleigh Paup, agricultural business.
• Dana – Steven Joseph Vargas, pre-business. Continue reading Campus notes

FFA hosting pancake breakfast

The FFA chapter at Greene County High School will mark National FFA Week, Feb. 18-22, with its annual pancake breakfast Friday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 8:30 am at Ram Restaurant at the school.

FFA members will serve pancakes, sausage, and milk or juice. Free will donations will be accepted.

All are invited.

Owners of Century, Heritage Farms reminded to apply

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig last week encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. It recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. Continue reading Owners of Century, Heritage Farms reminded to apply

Campus notes

Allison Higgins of Jefferson graduated in December from Morningside College in Sioux City. She was a standout competitor on the Mustang track and cross country teams. She earned a bachelor of arts degree.

Emily Fitzpatrick of Churdan recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Buena Vista University. She attended BVU’s Fort Dodge location.

Safety a priority at Greene Co Early Learning Center

For the overall safety and benefit of the children at the Greene County Early Learning Center (GCELC) in Jefferson and peace of mind of their parents, the center has installed new technology and doors to improve security and increase parent communication.

The system was made possible by a $25,360 grant from the Greene County Community Foundation. Items purchased through the grant included new doors, entry hardware, iPads, a laptop, docking stations and other hardware and the software package to operate the system. Continue reading Safety a priority at Greene Co Early Learning Center

It’s daffodil time

For many years the sale of daffodils – a symbol of hope – has been a signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Genesis Development is once again spearheading the annual event. Bunches of 10 fresh daffodils are available for a donation of $10 each. Bunches can be ordered and picked up at participating businesses or at Genesis Development. Flowers must be ordered before Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 pm. They can be picked up March 21 at the same location the order was placed. Continue reading It’s daffodil time