Campus notes

Elizabeth Jacobs of Jefferson was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. Jacobs was a senior majoring in social work. At evangel University, students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Jacobs is the daughter of Allen and Peggy Jacobs of Jefferson.

Campus notes

Iowa Central Community College recently released the names of students earning academic honors for the 2016 winter semester.

Named to the president’s list (GPA 4.0 and minimum 12 credit hours) were Breanna Lappe of Bayard, John Kellogg of Grand Junction, Sarah Nicholson of Jefferson and Cody Hidlebaugh of Rippey. Continue reading Campus notes

Rice completes master’s degree

Kathryn Elizabeth Rice of Jefferson was among nearly 2,800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in historic ceremonies May 6 and 7.

Rice was awarded a master of music in music performance. She is continuing her education this fall at the University of North Texas pursuing a doctorate in music performance (clarinet).

She is the daughter of Kelly and Becky Rice of Jefferson.

All-State Speech honors to three Greene County students

David Petersen, Regan Lamoureux, Michael Kennedy
David Petersen, Regan Lamoureux, Michael Kennedy

The Greene County High School speech team will have three events at the prestigious All-State Speech Festival on the University of Northern Iowa campus April 4.

Selected to perform were senior David Petersen, junior Michael Kennedy, and sophomore Regan Lamoureux.

Petersen was selected for his solo musical theatre event. He will perform “I Am Adolpho” from “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Kennedy will perform a prose piece, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit,” and Lamoureux will do an expository address on “How to be a Successful Middle Child.” Continue reading All-State Speech honors to three Greene County students

P-C’s Gannon selected for All-State Speech Festival

Autumn Gannon, Megan Carey
Autumn Gannon, Megan Carey

Paton-Churdan junior Autumn Gannon was selected for the Individual All-State Speech Festival reading an original poem, “All Roads Lead to Alone.” According to P-C English teacher and speech coach Stephanie Pace, the poem is “a very powerful piece.”

The All-State Speech Festival will be held April 4 on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Gannon and freshman Megan Carey  both qualified for the individual state speech contest March 12 at Des Moines North High School and both received “I” ratings from all three judges on the panel. Carey’s entry was a children’s prose piece titled “My Mama Says.” Continue reading P-C’s Gannon selected for All-State Speech Festival

Greene County students to HOIAC Fine Arts Festival

David Petersen Bell Tower
HOIAC Best of Show, by David Petersen

Best of Show to David Petersen

Students from Heart of Iowa Activities Conference schools gathered in Gilbert March 3 not to compete, but to celebrate the arts at the HOIAC Fine Arts Festival.

For only the second time since joining the HOIAC, a Greene County artist received the Best of Show ribbon. Senior David Petersen’s acrylic painting of the Mahanay Bell Tower earned Best of Show. Petersen’s impressionistic rendering looks from the Home State Bank parking lot toward the bell tower. Continue reading Greene County students to HOIAC Fine Arts Festival

Laine Custer named IHA Hospital Hero

Greene County Medical Center CEO Carl Behne, Laine Custer, IHA board chair John Townsend
Greene County Medical Center CEO Carl Behne, Laine Custer, IHA board chair John Townsend

It was a super day at the Greene County Medical Center when super heroes (the medical center’s executive team) arrived to announce that Laine Custer, RN in public health, had been selected as an Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) “Iowa Hospital Hero.”

The IHA defines a hospital hero as “any Iowa hospital employee or physician who has performed a heroic deed or tirelessly given of their time, talent and expertise to improve their organization and the world around them.” Continue reading Laine Custer named IHA Hospital Hero

Environmental Leader Award to Jim Andrew

Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources director Chuck Gipp presented 95 Iowa farm families with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Jim Andrew of Jefferson was among them. A total of 1,296 acres in Grant and Franklin townships, all of them in no-till corn and soybeans, comprise Andrew Farms Inc.  He was nominated for the award by the Greene County soil and water conservation district. Continue reading Environmental Leader Award to Jim Andrew

Pie, rye, bacon, bakin’ – Carlson excels at all at Iowa State Fair

Marianne Carlson of Jefferson continues her reign in the Food Department at the Iowa State Fair.

She placed first overall in the Midwest Living and Gold Medal Flour Cookies competition judged Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15. She was first in the bar cookies, four or more layers other than named category, first in the ethnic cookies – French-style macaroons category, and third in the molded or pressed – sugar cookie (not rolled or cut) category. Continue reading Pie, rye, bacon, bakin’ – Carlson excels at all at Iowa State Fair