Gunn places in FFA photo contest at State Fair

FFA members competed in the photography contest judged the Thursday prior to the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Marshal Wilz of Eddyville received Best of Show honors while Jay Wessels of Dyersville received the Reserve Best of Show title.

Brittany Gunn of Jefferson placed fourth in the Plants division.


Hastings to intern at Disney World

Corinne Hastings of Perry will do an internship at Disney World for the 2015 fall semester. She is a student at Iowa State University majoring in political science with a minor in event management. She is the daughter of Craig and Kerry Hastings and sister of Libby of Perry. Her grandparents are Bob and Carolyn Weddle of Scranton; Kathy and Gene Walker and Chuck and Dina Hastings of Jefferson. Margaret Hastings Conroy of Jefferson is her great-grandmother. 

She will work in merchandising at shops at Disney World.


Local student at World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

Presents info on sanitation and water quality in China

World Food Prize GrayGreene County High School senior Noelle Gray (pictured, standing) participated in the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute at Iowa State University Monday, April 27.

The institute brought together more than 250 high school students from 123 different high schools across Iowa to explore critical global issues and academic and career paths in STEM fields. The Iowa Youth Institute has been referred to as the most significant event to inspire Iowa high school students to focus on the global issues in STEM. Continue reading Local student at World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

Campus notes

Rachel Patterson of Jefferson graduated from Grandview University on April 25  with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. She is the daughter of Tony and Nancie Patterson of Aplington and is engaged to be married to Jefferson resident Jeremy Kuehl.

Briella McDonald a finalist in National American Miss state pageant

Briella McDonald, 5-year-old daughter of Marty and Angelina McDonald of Scranton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa pageant to be held May 2 – 3 in Waterloo. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 – 18 and have five different age divisions. Briella will compete in the Princess age division. Continue reading Briella McDonald a finalist in National American Miss state pageant

Local students in top 2 percent at ISU

Three students from Jefferson have earned academic recognition at Iowa State University for their exceptional work this year. ISU recently released the names of students in the top 2 percent of the various colleges.

In the College of Human Sciences, Macy Elizabeth Mears, a senior, and Hannah Marie Ober, a junior, were named for the academic honor. Jessica Elizabeth Taggart, a senior, was honored in the College of Business at Iowa State University.  ~The Scranton Journal


Hedges and Fouch named as windbreak award winners

At a recent meeting of the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), the commissioners honored the recipients of the 2014 Izaak Walton League Windbreak Award. Recognition was given to Randy Hedges and Kevin Fouch for their outstanding windbreaks.

Windbreak awardPictured are (from left) commissioners Andy Krieger and Ryan Minnehan, Linda and Randy Hedges, and commissioners Mark Naberhaus and Bill Frederick. Fouch was not present when the photo was taken. Continue reading Hedges and Fouch named as windbreak award winners

Paton-Churdan NHS inducts new members

P-C NHSThe Paton-Churdan chapter of National Honor Society inducted senior Dylan Burgart and junior Carleigh Paup at a ceremony in the school auditorium Monday, March 9. A dessert reception followed the ceremony.

Burgart (left) has been involved in basketball, track, cross country, drama, and choir throughout his high school career. He is known as an upbeat and friendly person. Continue reading Paton-Churdan NHS inducts new members

David Petersen earns All-State Speech recognition

Greene County High School junior David Petersen has been selected to perform at the prestigious All-State Speech Festival for individual events Monday, March 30, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Petersen received “I” ratings in solo musical and in poetry at the state speech contest held March 14 at Nevada. His All-State selection is solo musical. Continue reading David Petersen earns All-State Speech recognition