In the neighborhood

March 30, 2020
Pastors Paul Burrow and Pastor Cat have joined other pastors on Facebook to continue their ministry. Several hold church services online, and it’s nice to see former pastor Deb Parkison and hear her sing!

Palm Sunday and Easter services are going to be online. Who would have imagined it! Blessings to all through this trying time.
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Readers invited to share stories of the helpers they’ve seen

Mister Rogers taught us when there are scary things, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

A friend reminded me of that when she asked what I’d post for Good News this week, and a responded with “I don’t know. Do you have any ideas?”

She sent me a list of people doing good things here in Greene County to take away some of the stress, fear and frustration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Readers invited to share stories of the helpers they’ve seen

Like the Wicked Witch, water “melts” the coronavirus

We all know what did in The Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz”….. water. Dorothy douses the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water and the witch wails “I’m melting, melting, melting” until she’s indistinguishable from the puddle of water on the floor.

It’s a little more complicated, but the current Wicked Witch that has turned our lives upside down, the novel coronavirus, “melts” in water, too. Continue reading Like the Wicked Witch, water “melts” the coronavirus

Food pantry still helping area needy

The Greene County Christian Action Resource Center (ARC)  food pantry is still able to serve needy households in the county, despite the challenges of a public health disaster.

Food pantry volunteer director Shirley Haupert told GreeneCountyNewsOnline the pantry is maintaining its regular Wednesday morning hours. The only difference is that clients will have car-side service rather than going into the building. Haupert reminds clients they still need to have a voucher from New Opportunities to receive food. Continue reading Food pantry still helping area needy

4-H news

The Greenbrier 4-H club met  March 9 at Landus Co-op. Roll call was the best thing that could happen to you would be… The Young Leaders reported that the chocolate covered strawberry sales went well.

Old business was swine weigh in and the YQCA training face to face. New business is the YQCA training is still available online and on April 15 Community Lamb Barn applications are due to the Extension office. Also on March 15 we hosted the Greenbrier 4-H Basketball tournament. Continue reading 4-H news

Time on your hands? Plan your Iowa summer vacation

The spring/summer edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is  available to inspire travelers who want to learn more about exploring Iowa. The free 148-page guide can be ordered online at, by phone at 800.345.IOWA or picked up at any of Iowa’s 16 Welcome Centers when they re-open. An online version is also available.

The guide includes 148 pages showcasing Iowa’s authentic and unexpected destinations, minor league ballparks, outdoor adventures, loop bike trails, souvenir ideas, farm-to-table dining experiences, music festivals and the state parks centennial. Campgrounds and cabin listings are also included. The cover of the guide features Backbone State Park near Dundee. Dedicated in 1920, it’s Iowa’s oldest state park. Continue reading Time on your hands? Plan your Iowa summer vacation

Churdan library plans events

The Churdan public library will host two free programs to close out March.

The first program will help “sort” the ins and outs of the new recycling program in Greene County. Troy Reynolds of Boone County Landfill will be the presenter. The program will be held Thursday, March 26, at 5:30 pm in the library meeting room. A light supper will be served starting at 5:15. Both the program and meal are free. Continue reading Churdan library plans events

In the neighborhood

March 9, 2020

~by Phyllis Bardole
I am back to work at the library, but I haven’t been good about sending in news. I have ordered several new books. Come in and check them out.

I have had several visitors at the library. They found out the library is a good place to look up lost relatives. Continue reading In the neighborhood