The ‘Yerson Effect’ comes to Greene Co HS

Principal Brian Phillips and Yerson Salvin

October is Bullying Prevention month, and at Greene County High School teachers have been wearing unique neck ties every day during the month to raise awareness.  Staff thanked sophomore Yerson Salvin for creating the “Yerson Effect.”

Anyone who has “unique ties” at home or in Grandpa’s closet is invited to drop them off at the high school office.  “We will be well prepared for next year,” a school spokesperson said.

Trinity Lutheran helps Houston family in hurricane recovery

Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson made relief efforts after Hurricane Hugo more personal, “adopting” a young couple who are teachers at Lutheran South Academy to help.

The couple had major losses in the flooding after Hurricane Hugo. The Jefferson congregation sent a semi load of appliances, household items and more to the couple, with delivery this past Thursday. Continue reading Trinity Lutheran helps Houston family in hurricane recovery

Classroom-raised butterflies on their way to Mexico

The chrysalis stage

Third graders at Greene County Elementary had a memorable lesson on the lifecycle of butterflies as participants in a monarch eggs pilot project.

Lynne Campbell, the Prairie Lakes AEA science/STEM consultant through Iowa State University, and the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, brought the project to the school. Continue reading Classroom-raised butterflies on their way to Mexico

Hops native to Greene County?

Close up, hops on the RRVT | pic by Barb Brooker

Since interest has increased in home brewing beer, more people in Iowa are talking about hops, one of the more “specialized” ingredients in beer.

Barb Brooker shared a post from her blog, Barb and Butch’s Big Adventure, that includes a picture of hops growing along the Raccoon River Valley Trail south of Jefferson between the trestle bridge and Winkleman Switch. Continue reading Hops native to Greene County?

Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday

The seventh annual Healthiest State Walk was Wednesday, with less fanfare locally than other years. There wasn’t a community walk planned in Jefferson, but Greene County Elementary had a walk and Paton-Churdan had it’s annual walk that included the entire school and members of the community.