Jefferson Matters: Main Street honors volunteers

Roger Aegerter and wife Jan Rosdail

Jefferson Matters: Main Street held its annual volunteer appreciation party on Wednesday to thank the 50+ volunteers who are regularly involved in the program.

Each of the five committees honored those who stood out in the past year and were recognized at the event. The Jefferson Matters: Main Street 2017 Leadership Award was also presented by president Jamie Daubendiek to Roger Aegerter. Continue reading Jefferson Matters: Main Street honors volunteers

Fareway partners with MDA on Shamrock program

Fareway Stores throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota are uniting to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) free kids and adults from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases by participating in the MDA Shamrocks program beginning Valentines Day and running through St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading Fareway partners with MDA on Shamrock program

Careers class visits Jefferson Telecom

Jefferson Telecom chief operating officer Jamie Daubendiek (right) led the class on a tour of the telephone museum.

Students the careers class at Greene County High School visited Jefferson Telecom on Feb. 12.

Chief operating officer Jamie Daubendiek and certified technical operator Duane Russell gave students a tour of the building. The two talked about rapidly changing technology and how Jefferson Telecom keeps current with technology demands. Continue reading Careers class visits Jefferson Telecom

Sign up now for summer baseball, softball season

Registration for the coming youth softball and baseball seasons for children now in grades PreK-6 is under way.

Greene County Youth Baseball Softball (GCYSB) is taking registrations through Feb. 26. A late registration fee will be added Feb. 27, and there will be no guarantee of T-shirts for players. The hard cut-off for registrations is March 20. No registrations will be accepted after that date. Continue reading Sign up now for summer baseball, softball season

An invite to the Food Bank and a donation for the ARC

Tom Polking (left) presents a check for $1,000 for the ARC to Dianne Blackmer

Retired Jefferson attorney Tom Polking, who now lives in Des Moines, checked two things off his “to-do” list when he visited Jefferson last week.

Polking talked with the Jefferson Rotary Club about his volunteer work for the Food Bank of Iowa. He explained that when he and his wife Karen moved to Des Moines they planned to be active members of the community, as they were in Jefferson, but they considered very carefully where they’d place their focus. Continue reading An invite to the Food Bank and a donation for the ARC

Extraordinary Citizen Award to Pat Sims

Home State Bank announced this week that Pat Sims is the winner of the February Extraordinary Citizen Award.

Sims was nominated by Libby Towers who wrote, “Pat is a retired teacher who continues to give so much to the youth of Greene County. She volunteers several hours of her time each week to help get Paton-Churdan kindergarten students on the right educational path. At the end of every quarter she is here every day until student assessments are done. In addition to the time she volunteers at school she is a constant supporter in the stands for the students’ extra-curricular events. Pat’s help does not go unnoticed and we’d like to give her the recognition she deserves!” Continue reading Extraordinary Citizen Award to Pat Sims

Now for your viewing: Courthouse 100 celebration

Something good is often worth the wait, and the video of the Courthouse 100 celebration is one of those things.

The video, prepared by Sebourn Video Services, was submitted to the Courthouse 100 committee this week. The video includes the entire afternoon program, with Greene County High School students singing the National Anthem, emcee Don Van Gilder, guest speaker Judge Robert Hanson introduced by Pat Richards, comments by Rep Chip Baltimore and board of supervisors chair John Muir, Roger Aegerter, Mike Piepel, and Tori Riley reading a poem by Colleen O’Brien. Continue reading Now for your viewing: Courthouse 100 celebration

Pancakes to celebrate FFA Week

The FFA chapter at Greene County High School has planned a week of special activities for National FFA Week, Feb. 19-23.

The public is invited to a pancake breakfast Friday, Feb. 23, at the Ram Restaurant at the high school. Serving will be from 7 to 8:30 pm. FFA members will serve eggs, sausage, milk and eggs with the pancakes. A free will donation will be accepted. Continue reading Pancakes to celebrate FFA Week

J-S grad shares workplace tips with students

Erin Brooker Westergaard speaking to students

Erin Brooker  Westergaard, a 2002 Jefferson-Scranton graduate, spoke to students in  Mrs Carlson’s public speaking classes Ms. Green’s class at Greene County High School.

A graduate from ISU in business, Westergaard is vice-president of client services of CDS Global under the parent company Hearst. She travels frequently in the United States and to London on occasion. She has been successful with customer client accounts such as American Heart Association and the Salvation Army to name only a few. Continue reading J-S grad shares workplace tips with students