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Oct. 15, 2018

Library news: I am Phyllis Bardole the new librarian for Rippey. I live on a farm west of Rippey with my husband Roy. We farm with two of our sons Peter and Timothy and a grandson Schyler. I started at the library Oct. 1. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Beta Tau Delta distributes $2,750

Christmas came early when members of Beta Tau Delta distributed $2,750 to county schools to be used at the discretion of staff for the benefit of children.

Recipients included the Greene County Early Learning Center, the Greene County elementary, middle and high school, and Paton-Churdan. The Greene County school nurses also received a check to cover children’s needs.

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GrCo Middle School tells Students of the Month

Teachers at Greene County Middle School have implemented a Student of the Month award this school year.

Students are nominated by all staff members on their collective commitment behavior. Nominated students have shown exemplary behavior in and out of their classrooms. They have a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and are respectful and responsible in all areas. Continue reading GrCo Middle School tells Students of the Month

Soup supper next Saturday in Churdan

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host a soup supper Saturday, Oct. 20, at St  Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan. Serving will begin at 6 pm and continue until the soup is gone.

Proceeds will go to feeding the hungry in Calhoun and Greene Counties.

All are invited.


4-H news

The Greenbrier 4-H club met at Landus Cooperative on Oct. 8. New members introduced were Autumn Barrett and Joel Schroeder.

The Young Leaders reported that it was National 4-H Week this week – October 7-13. We had a group of Greenbrier members that set up and some that took down tables and chairs for the Red Barn Craft Sale in September. Continue reading 4-H news

Happy Birthday to the bell tower

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, is the 52nd birthday of the Mahanay Memorial CarillonTower.

Built in 1966, the Greene County landmark now boasts a 47-bell, four-octave carillon atop the 12-story tower.

To celebrate, anyone who is 52 years old will get free admission to the tower next weekend, Oct 13-14.

Jefferson residents can listen for the Birthday Song played from the bell tower Tuesday as one of the three songs played five minutes past each hour.

Firehouse Subs donates to JPD

The Jefferson police department on Wednesday received a donation of $2,790 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of two automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Police chief Mark Clouse and police captain Heath Enns attend an awards event at the Ames Firehouse Subs to celebrate equipment grants awarded to local public safety organizations in the greater Des Moines area. Continue reading Firehouse Subs donates to JPD

More flu shot clinics planned

The Greene County public health department continues to make getting flu shots as convenient as possible.

A drive-thru clinic will b held Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the west entrance of Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 W. Lincoln Way in Jefferson.

Public health staff will also be at Greene County High School during parent/teacher conferences Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 7:30 m.  Continue reading More flu shot clinics planned