Middle school tells honor rolls for second trimester

Greene County Middle School principal Shawn Zanders announced students who were recognized for outstanding class work during the winter trimester.

Students on the honor roll with a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.66 and no grade lower than a C- include:

Fifth grade – Savannah Auten, Kaiden Burbank, Devin Burke, Karen Compton, Crew Conner, Adrianna Crawford, Chanlyn Cunningham, Darian Davis, Chloe Dzuris, Tessa Fisher-Kern, Kendall Griffin, Ava Jablonski, Shanna Kennedy, Sophie Kirk, Cole Mason, Chad Maston, Grant Miller Kyle Miller, Kendall Montgomery, Pane Renwanz, Alayna Rosenow, Hayden Sutherland, Braedon Turner, Mason Wampler and Brooke Williams.  Continue reading Middle school tells honor rolls for second trimester

In the neighborhood

March 5, 2018
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Rippey United Methodist Church – Join our church family and friends for the Fellowship Potluck on Sunday, March 11, following the worship. Bring a dish to share or just come to enjoy the food and fellowship! Continue reading In the neighborhood

Peeps arrive at Greene Co HS

Animal science students at Greene County High School received peeps on Valentine’s Day but they weren’t the sweet, chewy candy Peeps. They were peeping peeps – chicks!

A year ago Animal science students presented a proposal to the board of education for an authentic experience raising chicks. The board approved, but the city of Jefferson also had to approve it because chickens aren’t allowed in the city limits.

The “t”s were crossed and the “I”s were dotted and a shipment of 70 broiler chicks arrived Feb. 14. Students will care for them, watching their health, nutrition and living conditions for the next several weeks, according to vocational agriculture teacher Katie Akers. At the end of the poultry lab experience they’ll be processed by Valley View Poultry in Bloomfield and state-inspected for resale. Continue reading Peeps arrive at Greene Co HS

Supper with the vets, March 10

The local veterans groups will host a potato bar dinner Saturday, March 10, from 5 to 7 pm at the VFW hall on the east side of the courthouse square in Jefferson.

The meal will include baked potatoes with all the fixings, salads, desserts and beverages.

A free will donation will be accepted. All are welcome.

Babysitting Basics offered during spring break

Registration fee increases Thursday

Babysitting Basics, a course for county youngsters in grades 5-8, will be held  Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, from 8:30 am to noon  at the Greene County Extension office in Jefferson. This is during the schools’ spring break, so there is no school on Friday. Participants must attend both sessions in order to be certified. Continue reading Babysitting Basics offered during spring break

Medical center hosts lunch-n-learn about sleep

Dr James C. Meyer

“A Good Night’s Sleep” is the topic of a community lunch-n-learn event Monday, March 12, from 12 to 1 pm at Greene County Medical Center’s education classroom. A sack lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.

Dr James Meyer will discuss obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the result of muscle relaxation in the back of the throat, which causes the airway to narrow and the throat to close during sleeping. Continue reading Medical center hosts lunch-n-learn about sleep

Still looking for a new local weather observer

Volunteer precipitation observers invited to join CoCoRaHS

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s state climatology office and the National Weather Service are recruiting volunteer precipitation observers across Iowa to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network, known as “CoCoRaHS” (pronounced “KO-ko-rozz”). Continue reading Still looking for a new local weather observer

Students named Rams of the Month

December Rams of the Month

Greene County Elementary has announced the Rams of the Month for December and January. These students are chosen by the staff for almost always being respectful, responsible, and safe. They also exhibit the school’s mantra – Right Attitudes Make Success.

One student is selected each month from grades K-4.

The Ram of the Month Awards are sponsored by Hy-Vee.

December Rams of the Month were (front, from left) Claire Cook and Sam Woodley; and (back, from left) Veronica VanderMeer and Shawn Gordon. They’re pictured with Jefferson Hy-Vee manager Lori Subbert. Cheyanne Clouse is not pictured. Continue reading Students named Rams of the Month