NEW Cooperative donates to Greene Co 4-H

The NEW Cooperative Foundation has again shown its commitment to supporting local 4-H programs by donating $43,545 to area 4-H groups. The money is donated for half of each youth 4-H member’s dues in NEW Cooperative trade area, which includes Greene, Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Franklin, Sac, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Hamilton, Kossuth, Cherokee, Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties. Continue reading NEW Cooperative donates to Greene Co 4-H

Carnival celebrates success of PBIS at elementary school

A huge game of Twister was part of the fun.

Students in grades K-3 at Greene County Elementary School enjoyed a PBIS carnival June 1.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) teaches and reinforces behaviors by giving specific feedback while positively reinforcing desired behaviors.

At the elementary school, students receive tickets for demonstrating appropriate behaviors. Students can use the tickets to “purchase” a wide variety of incentives ranging from trinkets to an extra recess for his or her entire class or lunch “out” with the principal. Continue reading Carnival celebrates success of PBIS at elementary school

4-H news

Hardin Happy Hustlers

The monthly meeting of the Hardin Happy Hustlers was held on June 4 at the Extension office. There were 10 members present.

Fair entries are due by June 15. The club voted to participate in Extravaganza at the fair this year. Home State Bank has once again donated shirts for 4-H members for the fair. These can be picked up at the Extension office. Continue reading 4-H news

Free Fun in the Park Saturday, June 17

Kids with a Connection mentoring program and ISU Extension and Outreach – Greene County are sponsoring Fun in the Park on Saturday, June 17, at Kelso Park in Jefferson. This free activity features games, food and fun for kids who finished kindergarten through 5th grades. While there is no charge, kids must be pre-registered with the Extension office. Rain location is the Greene County Community Center. Continue reading Free Fun in the Park Saturday, June 17

Greene Co HS tells honor rolls

Greene County High School students named to the high honor roll with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the third trimester include:

Seniors – Karli Anthofer, Abigail Badger, Carly Brown, Chasity Derry, Nadia Fisher, Nolan Ford, Natasha Groves, Olivia Hansen, Emily Heupel, Courtney Johnson, Destiny Johnson, Jessica Kelton, Spencer Kirk, Logan Kohl, Kenna Marquardt, Hannah McConnell, Katelynn McDowell, Damian McLeod, John Mobley, Flavia Perri, Hannah Promes, Hunter Ruth, Mackaylynn Sanders, Jack Schilling, Madeline Schroeder, Calvin Skalla, Hannah Stein, Chase Stoline, Jarrod Sunde, Tiffany Wasson, Taylor Wessling  and Brevin Wilkinson. Continue reading Greene Co HS tells honor rolls

Iowan to join elite ranks of NASA astronauts

Lt Col Raja Chari, USAF  |NASA photo

(DES MOINES) – An Iowan is one of 12 people selected by NASA as a candidate for the 2017 class of American astronauts. Raja Chari hails from Cedar Falls and was chosen from 18,300 applicants. Gov Kim Reynolds and Lt Gov Adam Gregg on Thursday congratulated Chari on his outstanding achievement.

“Iowans are driven, focused and innovative individuals who work every day to achieve their dreams, no matter how high or lofty,” Reynolds said. “Raja Chari will be part of an elite group of astronauts pioneering space exploration and discovery for the United States. Raja’s story should serve as an inspiration to any young boy or girl interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The sky is not the limit when it comes to where a STEM career can take you.” Continue reading Iowan to join elite ranks of NASA astronauts