Easter egg hunt is seasonal fun

The weather was just about perfect for the annual Easter egg hunt at the Greene County Community Center Saturday morning.

About 135 children took about two minutes to clean the playground and yards of hundreds of plastic eggs set out by members of the Jefferson Kiwanis Club.

The event is co-sponsored by Jefferson park and recreation department and the Kiwanis Club, and GrCo High School Interact Club members helped, too. Claire Teusch dressed as the Easter bunny when egg hunt organizers learned the real Easter bunny  had snitched too many chocolate eggs from children’s baskets and was indisposed. Continue reading Easter egg hunt is seasonal fun

Medical center auxiliary garage sale this week

Donations can be taken to Clover Hall Monday-Wednesday

Area residents are encouraged to let their spring  cleaning be a part of the Greene County Medical Center auxiliary annual garage sale.

The auxiliary will collect new or used items and good clean wearable clothing at Clover Hall  Monday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 24, from 9 am to 6 pm. The auxiliary is not accepting televisions, large appliances or computer items. Continue reading Medical center auxiliary garage sale this week

4-H news

The Greenbrier 4-H club met at Landus Co-op in Jefferson, on Monday, March 11. For roll call, everybody was to tell about something good that happened to them in the past week. The Young Leaders reported that they were having their 4-H beef burger supper fundraiser at the Presbyterian Church with a silent auction. Continue reading 4-H news

Iowa state park season starts next weekend

DES MOINES ⎯ As Iowans eagerly anticipate warmer temperatures, state park staff are preparing for the start of the 2019 camping season. The first weekend of May marks the official launch of the summer camping season with Iowa State Parks’ annual Camping Kickoff celebration.

“Year of the Volunteer” is the focus of this year’s Camping Kickoff celebration as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) anticipates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Continue reading Iowa state park season starts next weekend

Time to nominate farm environmental leaders for award

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Department of Natural Resources acting director Bruce Trautman invite Iowans to nominate families in their communities for the Farm Environmental Leader Award. Farmers who voluntarily take actions like planting cover crops or installing conservation infrastructure in their fields are eligible for the award. Continue reading Time to nominate farm environmental leaders for award

Ram Restaurant delivered meals to raise funds for Relay for Life

The NHS Stompers Relay for Life team will once again  host the Ram Restaurant Take Out Meal to raise funds to Stomp Out Cancer. The meal will feature ham balls, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and a chocolate dessert.

Order forms have been delivered to businesses in Jefferson, Scranton and Grand Junction, but in case we miss you please call the high school, 386-2188, or email to rbroman [at] greenecountycsd [dot] net if you do not receive an order form. Continue reading Ram Restaurant delivered meals to raise funds for Relay for Life

IDALS seeking student art for Choose Iowa calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages students from across Iowa to enter into the annual agriculture calendar contest. Artwork will be selected based on creativity and the ability to connect agriculture products from the farm to everyday life. Entries are reviewed by a panel of judges and 12 winners will be featured in the Choose Iowa calendar. Continue reading IDALS seeking student art for Choose Iowa calendar

Greene County Reads discussions this Thursday

There’s still time to be part of the 2019 Greene County Reads program.

Discussions of The Home for Unwanted Girls, a Canadian #1 Best Seller for seven months, will be held Thursday, April 11. All county libraries have copies of the book available for check-out.

Author Joanna Goodman will join in the discussions via Skype. The local discussions will be led by retired East Greene English teacher Jan Scharingson. Continue reading Greene County Reads discussions this Thursday