Greene Co Medical Center’s Heath Booth is the Van Zelderen Excellence Award Winner
The Greene County Medical Center held its annual Employee Service Award and Van Zelderen Excellence Award Ceremony. The event began with acknowledgement of employee service milestones. Six individuals were recognized for five years of service to the medical center, while one person has worked there for ten years, another for 15 years, three people were there for 20 years, and one person celebrated 25 years. Sue Holden received recognition for her 40 years of service and Lori Sayer was honored for 45 years. Butterfield talked about those individuals that were highlighted.
Winter weather advisory in effect from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
The National Weather Service office in Johnston has issued a winter weather advisory for the Perry area for Sunday from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m., with 2 to 4 inches of wet snow bringing slushy and slippery road conditions. A narrow band of snow will develop and move across central...
Greene County Sheriff’s Report March 23, 2023
11:22am: A deputy conducted a welfare check in the 400 block of Harding Street, Paton. 7:00pm: A deputy assisted the Jefferson Police Department with trying to locate a missing person. 8:52pm: A deputy investigated a car deer accident on N Avenue near 330th Street. Aaron Wignall 54 of Ankeny struck...
Temporary Closure of Northbound Iowa 25 at the I-80 Interchange in Guthrie County to begin April 3rd
(Creston) If you are driving on Iowa 25 near the interchange with Interstate 80 in coming weeks you may notice some construction work taking place north of I-80. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 3, weather permitting, construction crews will begin removing and replacing the pavement on Iowa 25 north of I-80. This work will require directing traffic around the work zone with a marked detour route using I-80 and Guthrie County Road F-65/While Pole Road.
Greene County Supervisors Will Meet Tomorrow Morning
The Greene County Supervisors will meet tomorrow morning. The Board will consider for approval changing two ambulance employees from part time to full time and hiring one part time position. They will also consider for approval the Iowa Department of Transportation Secondary Roads 2024 fiscal year budget and the five-year construction program. Finally, there will be a public hearing on the proposed county 2024 fiscal year budget, along with a resolution to approve the budget and the elected officials salary schedule for the next fiscal year.
Did you know?
Did you know... what business is shown and where it was located? This was inside the Perry Phone office in 1957. Today this location is home to Mary Rose Collection. This shows a time prior to dialing for yourself on phones, back when an operator completed your call. I can still remember my old phone number and my street address from when I was a child, but where did I put my car keys?
Jefferson Parks and Rec to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Jefferson and surrounding youth are invited to an annual event happening this upcoming weekend. The Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department and Jefferson Kiwanis Club are teaming up to do the Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at the Greene County Community Center, with check-ins to be at 3:30pm and the hunt will begin at 4pm. JPRD Director Denny Hammen says besides children getting candy, there are other prizes they can win inside random eggs.
Kiwanis provides bike helmets to fourth graders
Greene County fourth graders all received new bike helmets last week courtesy of the Jefferson Kiwanis Club. Bicycle safety is part of phys. ed teacher Sean Thompsons curriculum, with bicycles available for riding during recess. Every May the school holds a Bike to School Day, as well. The Kiwanis Club...
Jefferson Police Report March 22, 2023
2:23am: An officer located an Open Door at 600 East Lincoln Way Street. 7:54am: A Traffic Stop in the 100 Block of West Russell Street resulted in Jenna Larson of Grimes being cited for, “Operation without Registration.”. 10:26am: Bill Bradshaw requested a Welfare Check on a female in the...
Boys’ soccer to open in Grand Junction
Linduska Field’s sod will be tested later this soccer season, but when Carl Behne’s Rams open the 2023 campaign on March 28 vs. Boone, the action will take place in Grand Junction at Karber Field. Also, Boone’s numbers are lower than Greene County’s, so the varsity teams will play at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday with one half of JV play to follow the varsity contest. The varsity halves are 40 minutes each with a 10 minute intermission.
Tuesday Evening Fire Draws Nearly Ten Departments to Greene County
Nearly ten fire departments responded to a large-scale fire near Rippey Tuesday evening. Incident Commander and Grand Junction Fire Chief Bret Kersey tells Raccoon Valley Radio, Grand Junction, Jefferson, Rippey, Bagley, Yale, Jamaica, Bouton, and Perry fire departments, along with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Junction Rescue and Greene County Ambulance responded at 5:22pm Tuesday to 2302 U Avenue. Kersey says when they arrived on scene, there were three outbuildings that were fully engulfed in flames, however the primary residence was not damaged.
Madrid, IA man sentenced for girlfriend’s death in 2021 truck crash
A Madrid, Iowa man who left the scene of a 2021 accident that resulted in the death of his girlfriend was sentenced in court this week.
Greene County Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction Tonight
Tonight is an annual fundraiser for a Greene County organization. The Greene County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited are hosting their banquet and auction at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds starting at 5:30pm with a social time. Organizer Dr. Steve Karber tells Raccoon Valley Radio the meal will be served at 7pm, which includes prime rib or smoked turkey from Bett and Bev’s Barbecue in Jefferson. Additionally, there will be sides with cheesy potatoes, baked beans, a lettuce salad and beverages.
Dodgeball at Scranton Community Center Tonight
After having to be delayed due to inclement weather earlier this month, the Scranton Community Center is once again providing some family fun entertainment. Open dodgeball is happening tonight from 6-7:30pm, with the doors opening at 5:30pm. Organizer Dawn Rudolph says admission is $3 per participant or spectator and players must be at least in first grade. They will also play different styles of dodgeball and they will also switch teams every so often.
Perry Fine Arts Will Host Free Will Donation Red Cedar Chamber Music Concert
A non-profit organization will host a concert for the public to enjoy. The Perry Fine Arts asked Red Cedar Chamber Music to put on a concert at 2pm tomorrow at the Perry Performing Arts Center. They will explore the physics of sound written only in harmonics, the relationship of color and texture in music and visual art through an inspired piece. Red Cedar’s core ensemble members are violinist Miera Kim and cellist Carey Bostian but they have invited Alex Norris and Donhee Han to play with them in a program of string quartet music.
Tickets On Sale For Perry High School Spring Musical
Tickets are now on sale for the Perry High School Musical that is coming up in the near future. The Perry Bluejay Drama Department will be showcasing their talents with a musical called “Matilda,” with one show on Friday at 7pm along with two shows on Saturday at 1 and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased as of right now online using the link provided for the cost of $8 for adults and $5 for students. Also tickets can be purchased at the door of the performance. Additionally, to see a full list of the cast in the musical scroll down.
Rams set to begin Spring Sports
If the weather cooperates, Greene County high school Spring sports athletes will have track & field and soccer this week. The Rams are scheduled to host their Early Bird Coed Track & Field Meet tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at Linduska Field in Jefferson. Early indications are conditions will be in the mid-40’s at the start with partly sunny skies. Thursday the girls go to Audubon and Friday’s schedule has the boys in Winterst.
Reminder: Greene County Community Foundation Grant Ceremony is Tomorrow
A reminder that tomorrow will be the grant award ceremony for the Greene County Community Foundation. The event will take place at 4pm at the Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. GCCF President Karen Shannon tells Raccoon Valley Radio they funded 24 of the 32 project requests for a total of $214,903. The community foundation handled grant applications of less than $35,000, while Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the non-profit gaming license holder of Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson, took care of projects that were $35,000 or more.
Scranton Man Sentenced to Prison After Pleading Guilty to a Forcible Felony
A Scranton man was recently sentenced to prison for a Christmas Day incident. According to court documents, 30-year-old Darren Lehrkamp pled guilty to an amended charge of a Class D Felony for intimidation with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to five years in prison, which Greene County Attorney Thomas Laehn explained that since this was a forcible felony, that means prison was mandatory. The prison sentence is to run concurrently with the charge of an assault for a 30 day jail sentence.
Coach talks offseason football workouts
It’s the start of Spring sports in Iowa high schools, but there was big football news earlier this week when the Iowa High School Athletic Association released District football assignments. Greene County will play in Class 2A District 8 in 2023 and ’24, along with Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Des Moines Christian, Saydel (Des Moines), Roland-Story (Story City), and Southeast Valley (Gowrie).
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