Brown named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Primary nurse in outpatient oncology clinic

Greene County Medical Center’s Jessica Brown, RN, was honored as one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses at the 2018 awards ceremony held in Des Moines on Sunday, May 6.

Brown has been with the medical center since April 2017 and is the primary nurse for all patients receiving chemotherapy through the outpatient oncology clinic. Continue reading Brown named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Greene Co 3-year-old preschool registration is May 22

Parents of children who will turn 3 years old by Sept. 15 and who live in the Greene County school district should plan to attend preschool registration Tuesday, May 22. The come-and-go event will be from  5 pm to 7 pm.

There will be no parent meeting this year. At the registration will be stations for parents to complete everything needed before school starts in the fall. Continue reading Greene Co 3-year-old preschool registration is May 22

Veterans hosting potato bar supper May 19

The local veterans groups will host a potato bar dinner Saturday, May 19, 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,  desserts and beverages.

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

Jefferson pool plans told

GCNO file photo

for the Jefferson municipal swimming pool are available now at the Greene County Community Center. The pool will open Saturday, May 26, for regular hours.

Hours this summer are also unchanged. The pool  will be open daily from 11:30 am to 1 pm for adult/senior swim; and from 1 to 5:30 and 6:30 to 8 for general admission swim. Family/adult swim will be from 5:30 to 6:30; children must be accompanied by an adult at that time. Continue reading Jefferson pool plans told

Students take classrooms outdoors

Several Greene County Middle School classes recently enjoyed the outdoors at Spring Brook State Park. Students rotated from math, reading, science, and social studies where each class had an emphasis on ecology and environmental science. They wrote about their observations, acted out life in nature using math, identified biotic factors and relationships between them, as well as using a GPS to navigate through the park.

The day was coordinated by teacher Spencer Bauer.

Berger state president of Elks Association

Bill Berger, Elks State Association president

Bill Berger of Jefferson was installed April 28 as president of the Iowa Elks Association.

Berger, a member for 39 years, has served his local lodge, Jefferson #2306, as exalted ruler twice and as the state vice president and division chairman for exalted rulers. He has also served as district deputy to the grand exalted ruler.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was established in 1868 and is commemorating its 150th year as a fraternal order.

Berger will represent the state of Iowa at the Grand Lodge in San Antonio, TX, in July.


Elementary Rams of the Month told

March Rams of the Month

Greene County Elementary has announced the Rams of the Month for March. 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.

Selected for March were (front, from left) Sedona Stevens and Jordyn Hinote; and (back, from left) Jade Henson, Isaac Wolters and Braydon Kokenge. With them is Jefferson Hy-Vee manager Lori Subbert.

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

Greiner honored by professional organization

Alan Greiner

Alan Greiner of Jefferson is among 12 leaders in high school activity programs across the country to be selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) citations.

The citations are designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and the fine arts/ performing arts programs. The NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts. Continue reading Greiner honored by professional organization