In the neighborhood

Dec. 12, 2017

Rippey public library: Join us for a Jingle Mingle on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies will be served. Candy canes will be handed out and games will be played. Prizes will be given for the “ugliest” Christmas sweater worn and best awkward family photos. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Christmas season in full swing with tree lighting

Santa has the honors of lighting the tree. With him are Angie Reese-Hueser, organizer of the event, and Mrs Claus.

The Christmas season began in earnest Thursday evening when Santa Claus lit a community Christmas tree at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens and Welcome Center.

High school carolers provided music and Sugar Plum dancers from Prairie Blue Creative Arts honored the tree with a dance. After the festivities at the tree, the Clauses talked with girls and boys at the top of the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower. Becky Greiner played Christmas music on the carillon. Continue reading Christmas season in full swing with tree lighting

Winners told in first Christmas gift certificate drawing

Three lucky shoppers won gift certificates from Greene County Chamber members participating in the Hometown Christmas drawings.

Winners of the drawing held Dec. 4 are (from right) Stacy Stream of Jefferson, who registered at Jefferson Family Chiropractic,  Mary Pedersen of Jefferson, who registered at Country Blessings, Cindy Deal, representing the Chamber’s business promotions team,and Cindi Van Horn of Glidden, who registered at Deal’s Orchard.

Drawings will be held Mondays, Dec. 11 and 18. Sign up to win at any participating merchant. No purchase is necessary.

2018 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15

Iowans can start buying 2018 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec 15. Licenses purchased for 2017 expire on Jan. 10.

The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $47; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $53; and the Hunter’s Special three-year hunting license with habitat included for $86. Continue reading 2018 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15

In the neighborhood

Dec. 5, 2017

Rippey library – Librarian Shawneene Kenan invites residents to come for a Jingle Mingle on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies will be served. Candy canes will be handed out and games will be played. Prizes will be given for the “ugliest” Christmas sweater worn and best awkward family photos. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Premier Breakfast with Santa a big success

Ken Gallagher serving the Hy-Vee breakfast buffet

An estimated 300 children, parents and grandparents enjoyed Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning at the Greene County Community Center.

Actually, everyone except Mr and Mrs Claus had time for the breakfast buffet, which was served by staff from the Jefferson Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee donated the buffet for children and others could buy breakfast. Hy-Vee also provided bakery cookies at a cookie decorating station. Continue reading Premier Breakfast with Santa a big success

Beta Tau Delta supports children in need

Beta Tau Delta recently awarded a total of $2,000 to the Greene County elementary, middle and high schools, the Paton-Churdan school, and the Greene County school nurses for students in need.

“We will be using the donations to purchase things to help make a child’s life better so they can be successful in school and in their lives,” said business education teacher and Interact Club advisor Teresa Green on behalf of the group. Continue reading Beta Tau Delta supports children in need

4-H, Kids with a Connection drive nets 500 books, board games

Last month Greene County Extension’s 4-H and Kids with a Connection programs teamed up with New Opportunities to hold their second annual Books and Board Games Drive. 4-H members, Kids with a Connection participants and community members donated their new or gently used books and boards games for New Opportunities to give out at Christmas time. More than 500 items were dropped off at the Extension office last month, topping last year’s collection of 400 items. Continue reading 4-H, Kids with a Connection drive nets 500 books, board games

Blood drive in Jefferson Dec. 12

LifeServe Blood Center will hold a community blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 12:30 to 5:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

“Show off your lifesaving habit with pride. Each and every donation earns a blood donor points they can use toward LifeServe clothes, gear and other rewards. New to the online store this winter is holiday socks for just 100 points,” a spokesperson said. Continue reading Blood drive in Jefferson Dec. 12