In the neighborhood

~by Jean Borgeson

LIONS CLUB – The regular Lions Club meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Rippey United Methodist Church at 7 pm. The meal will be served by women of the church. The program will be presented by Roger Aegeter, Jefferson, about his recent trip to China. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Varceis Club donates to Ram Readers

A group of Scranton Varceis members participated in the October Ram Readers program, formerly the national Reading is Fundamental program at the Greene County Elementary School in Jefferson. Ram Readers is a special program designed to encourage reading for pleasure. It supports distributions of free books four times throughout the year, where students have the opportunity to select books matching their interests. Continue reading Varceis Club donates to Ram Readers

‘Trunk-or-Treat’ in Scranton Oct. 30

This year the city of Scranton and the Marchant Memorial Library will be coordinating a Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” event on Wednesday, Oct.  30, from 5 to 7 pm in lieu of the traditional door-to-door Beggar’s Night.

Trunk-or-treating is a popular Halloween event where citizens and businesses gather together in one location to make trick-or-treating safer and easier for families and those wishing to pass out candy. Continue reading ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ in Scranton Oct. 30

Greene County Schools plans three Tuesdays of parent/community education

Also, former Cyclone Royce White to speak on the stigma of mental health issues

Spinning off the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the Greene County school district is hosting a pair of workshops, “Building Your Village – Empowering Families, Building Community.” The free workshops will include supper, childcare, and door prizes.

The workshops will address questions asked by many parents, like “How do I know what my child is doing online?”, “Is my child using drugs, vaping or drinking?”, Can I be sure my child isn’t getting bullied, or bullying?”, or “How can I help my child cope with stress and anxiety?” Continue reading Greene County Schools plans three Tuesdays of parent/community education

Senior ‘Fun Day’ will showcase services for older residents

All area seniors are invited to the Greene County Senior Fun Day Tuesday, Oct. 8. The open house event is planned from 10 am to 2 pm at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson.

The event will open with a veterans’ pinning ceremony hosted by Kindred Hospice at 10 am. All area military veterans are invited to participate. Continue reading Senior ‘Fun Day’ will showcase services for older residents

Kiwanis Club helps with Russell Park shelter facelift

The shelter and restrooms at Jefferson’s Russell Park have a fresh coat of paint thanks to a grant from Diamond Vogel Paint and financial assistance from the Jefferson Kiwanis Club.

The Jefferson park and recreation department received a grant from Diamond Vogel Paint for five gallons of paint. The Kiwanis Club decided to help financially with having the paint applied. Continue reading Kiwanis Club helps with Russell Park shelter facelift

Nominations for November DAISY Award due Oct. 15

Greene County Medical Center invites the public to nominate nurses through Oct. 15 for the DAISY Award to be presented in November.

The internationally-known Daisy Award has been used to recognize thousands of “extraordinary nurses” for exceptional patient care for almost 20 years. More than 1,700 medical facilities worldwide honor nurses with the Daisy Award. The award has been presented at Greene County Medical Center since 2014. Continue reading Nominations for November DAISY Award due Oct. 15

In the neighborhood

~by Jean Borgeson

Sept. 30, 2019

MANY GUESTS – Last week, Toni and Phil Roberts enjoyed several visits from family and friends on Friday, September 20. Phil’s first cousin, Dick Roberts and wife, Jackie from Oregon, visited prior to Dick’s class reunion in Perry that evening. They enjoyed chatting about their common ancestors that both had recently looked up on Ancestry.com. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Hoskins show sheep at Iowa State Fair

Hoskins Stock Farm of Jefferson had a number of entries in the Suffolk Sheep show at the Iowa State Fair. The following is a list of classes and how they ranked:

Yearling Ram, third; March & After Ram Lamb, fourth; Pair of Ram Lambs, fourth; Yearling Ewe, fifth; Yearling Ewe, third; Fall Ewe Lamb, third; January Ewe Lamb, fifth; January Ewe Lamb, first; February Ewe Lamb, fifth; March & After Ewe Lamb, fourth and ninth; Pair of Ewe Lambs, eighth; Pair of Lambs, fifth; Young Flock, second; Flock; third.  ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal