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

Jefferson finalist for Iowa Tech Community of the Year

Jefferson is a finalist for Technology Community of the Year in the Technology Association of Iowa’s (ITA) 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ Financial LLC.

According to an ITA press release, the Prometheus Awards are the most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals and companies impacting Iowa’s $10 billion-plus technology industry. “This year’s finalists epitomize great talent, solidifying Iowa’s reputation as a technology state,” the press release states. Continue reading Jefferson finalist for Iowa Tech Community of the Year

In the neighborhood

March 2, 2020

After a quiet week in Rippey, Jean Borgeson offers the following:

Jean’s Jottings – A person can find a lot about their community by reading obituaries. Bearing in mind, the words are usually written by those left to mourn the death of a loved one and sometimes the early papers’ editors would have kind words about certain people who were their friends. Continue reading In the neighborhood

Mental health changes topic of Community Conversation

Changes in mental health and other services available for persons with disabilities is the topic of the Community Conversation Thursday, March 5.

Heather Wilson, PMHNP-BC, who practices at Greene County Family Medicine Clinic, and Ellen Ritter, Greene County coordinator of mental health services, will be the presenters.

Community Conversation is hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 W. Lincoln Way, in Jefferson. Fellowship with snacks will take place from 5 to 5:30 pm, with the presentation at 5:30. All are welcome.

Churdan library slates fundraising lunch March 8

The board and staff of the Churdan pubic library will host a potato bar and sandwich luncheon Sunday, March 8, from 11 am to 1 pm at the library.

The menu includes baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, loose meat sandwiches and desserts. A free will donation will be accepted for programming and general operating expenses at the library.

All are invited.

In the neighborhood

February 24, 2020

BARDOLE BAPTISM – Family members gathered at the Churdan United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, for Luke James Paul Bardole’s baptism and Adam’s birthday. Luke and Adam are the sons of Schyler and Lauren Bardole. Attending besides Roy and Phyllis Bardole were Tim and Lori Bardole of Rippey, Cassie Bardole, Gabe Bardole, Pete and Yvette Bardole, and Aden Bardole of Jefferson, and Arthur Bardole of Ames, as well as Karla King of Churdan and her mom, Kay Renwanz of Scranton. Continue reading In the neighborhood

JM: MS celebrates volunteers

Jefferson Matters: Main Street held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Party Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Forge Fellowship Hall. It was a special night to thank all the volunteers involved on the board of directors and the teams. Each team meets monthly and works on projects throughout the year. In 2019, more than 5,200 volunteer hours were logged and submitted to Main Street Iowa from Jefferson. Continue reading JM: MS celebrates volunteers

Wellbeing workshop series begins March 6 in Churdan

Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Greene County.

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a four-week educational workshop series beginning Friday, March 6 at the Churdan library. The introductory, research-based program covers taking time for oneself, relationships, finances and physical health. Each workshop is 45 minutes and begins at 1 pm. The remaining workshops are set for March 13, 20, and 27. Continue reading Wellbeing workshop series begins March 6 in Churdan

Lori Lynn, ‘Overall Buddies!’, in Churdan Feb. 25

The public, particularly those with young children, is invited to hear Lori Lynn, creator of Overall Buddies!, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 am in the Paton-Churdan auditorium. The event promises the audience will sing, dance, clap, stomp, hug and laugh together.

The program is sponsored by the Churdan public library, the Paton-Churdan Early Learning Center, and the Paton-Churdan preschool with funds provided by Partnerships 4 Families. Continue reading Lori Lynn, ‘Overall Buddies!’, in Churdan Feb. 25

In the neighborhood

February 16, 2020

LIONS CLUB – The next Rippey Lions Club meeting is Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church beginning with a served meal.

The club recently welcomed Greg Jacobs as a new member. Greg is a third generation member with his father Paul Jacobs and grandfather John Jacobs members in past years. Paul was a district governor and John was a charter member in 1944. Continue reading In the neighborhood