Government

Better alert system for county discussed »

12:00 pm |

A mass notification system that would use cell phones to alert people about emergencies was discussed by Mike Baxter, Jefferson County emergency management director, before the county commissioners Monday.

Feb 3 2014 / Read More »

Mortgage fee elimination could strain county budget »

03:18 pm |

The potential elimination of mortgage registration fees could put a strain on the county’s budget in the upcoming year.

Dec 30 2013 / Read More »

Commission opens grader bids »

03:37 pm |

The county commission opened three bids for two new graders Monday afternoon.

Dec 16 2013 / Read More »

R-Bar-B expansion approved, 2-1 »

04:48 pm |

The county commission made a split decision to approve the conditional use permit for the expansion of R-Bar-B Monday afternoon.

Dec 9 2013 / Read More »
County News

Efforts of three women recognized by Alliance »

Heidi Pickerell, left, Pam King, center, and Jo Cross display the Spirit of Humanitarianism Awards they received last week from the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc.

11:19 am |

A rural Valley Falls woman and two women from the Oskaloosa area with at least one thing in common, a heartfelt desire to help others, were honored last Thursday in Oskaloosa by the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc., during a luncheon at the office of the county health department.

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »

Chase leaves suspect hurt and patrol cars damaged »

The 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe the suspect was driving came to rest at the bottom of the embankment along the south side of US-24.

10:34 am |

A 20-year-old Lawrence man believed to have been driving a stolen truck was injured the morning of April 30 when the vehicle went off US-24 Highway west of Perry and rolled down an embankment, ending a high-speed chase that resulted in damage to three Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department vehicles.

May 12 2014 / Read More »

Patriotism on display in McLouth »

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10:46 am |

The 16th annual Patriots Day Parade drew scores of people to McLouth Saturday to view a red- white-and-blue procession that included McLouth High School’s top-ranked band, a human flag provided by the Bank of McLouth, none other than both “George Washington” and “Paul Revere,” modern-day patriots, some on foot and others astride horses, dressed in period apparel and carrying the colors, and a trolley transporting just some of the many veterans who have served their country down through the years.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

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Heinen, Poe retire from electric co-op

10:38 am |

The invitation to the public reads “Retirement – your table for two is ready,” and while Steve Poe isn’t Joe Heinen’s first choice for a dinner companion at a five-star restaurant, nor Heinen Poe’s, the two men have come to greatly admire each other as a direct result of their many years working together as employees of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

Meriden Park Needs Votes »

10:36 am |

Meriden has made it as a finalist in Bridgestone’s Fuel the Cause Contest. From now through April 30, the public is invited to visit Bridgestone’s contest portal and vote for one of the 12 finalists.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

County officials dish up breakfast for the GOP »

Ron Ellis, center, secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee, handles bids from the floor on a pie as Oskaloosa’s Dave Taylor of Colonial Acres Guesthouse & Floral, right, assists him while Travis Oliver, chairman of the central committee, looks on.

09:22 am |

Opinions were plentiful Saturday morning in Perry when the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee hosted the latest installment of Eggs & Issues at American Legion Post 142.

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

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The Independent

Oskaloosa’s Maddy Miller (#18) rounds second base in the Bears’ state softball game against Lyons-Chase High School in Topeka May 29. This was an RBI hit that put the Bears on the scoreboard.The teams were tied at 1 going into the seventh inning. Lyons-Chase scored two runs in the top of the seventh and Oskaloosa was unable to answer, losing 3-1. Despite the loss, the Bears did have an enviable overall record this season ending with 23 wins and only this one loss.

Experience at Hummer’s a bummer for Bears »

12:31 pm | I left Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex with a “souvenir” last Thursday evening: a small red mark on the back of my right hand consisting of the…

Jun 4 2014 / Read More »

Sacrifices of many duly noted »

Bugler Francis Stockton plays taps to close ceremonies Memorial Day at Pleasant View Cemetery. Photo by Rick Nichols

11:29 am | The numerous men and women who have willingly given the “last full measure of devotion” in defense of…

May 28 2014 / Read More »

Oskaloosa, McLouth softball statebound »

Oskaloosa’s Haidyn Bassett (#11) not only stole second base, but proceeded to steal third as the ball slipped between the legs of the Marysville player and into the outfield in the regional contest May 20. Shortly after, she stole home to give the Bears a run in the first inning. Photo by Ken Locke

11:26 am | Undefeated Bears making 3rd trip to state; will start play Thursday in Topeka. Experienced coach taking young McLouth to 2A state tournament…

May 28 2014 / Read More »

JCN superintendent garners high honor »

Denise Jennings

10:30 am | Having demonstrated over time her support for educational theater at Jefferson County North High School, Denise Jennings, Jefferson…

May 12 2014 / Read More »
Hobby makes Aydukovich the ‘can man’ » JCN’s Kramer named to All-State girls’ team » Floral, antique store grand opening »

The Vindicator

Thinclads place high state »

The Perry-Lecompton state champion 4x400m relay team Cody Williams, Seth Surface, Will Hinrichsen, and Colin Coleman. Coleman also set a state record in the 200m run. Photo by Matt Hirsh and Laura Hirsh

12:21 pm | Jefferson County tracksters provided strong competition at the state track meet in Wichita Saturday.…

Jun 4 2014 / Read More »

Learning respect »

11:10 am | Marine and Valley Falls Cub Scout leader of Pack 84, Mike Wilson, and Scouts, Austin Wilson and Jackson Reich, assisted in placing…

May 28 2014 / Read More »
Tiger SB, Kaw BB to debut at state » Shaw will operate health clinic »
The Kaws’ Bailey Pattin is called safe by the umpire during the championship contest against KC Ward Bishop. Perry-Lecompton settled for second in the 4A tournament, their first trip to state in the team’s history. Photo by Matt Hirsch

Kaws make it to the championship game »

12:23 pm | The Perry-Lecompton baseball team made it to the championship game in the state tournament at Pratt Friday and had to settle for second, defeated by KC Ward Bishop, 5-2.…

Jun 4 2014 / Read More »

Obituaries

  • Lawrence Froelich Jr.

    09:32 pm

    Larry C. Froelich, 61, Tecumseh, died Sept. 18 at home.

    Sep 20 2012 / Read More »
  • Doyce Bates

    09:20 pm

    A memorial service for Doyce Gene Bates will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, during the Kansas State Grange Convention at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Lawrence.

    Sep 20 2012 / Read More »
  • Leo Zule

    09:31 pm

    Leo D. Zule, 80, Nortonville, died Sept. 16, 2012, at a Kansas City hospital.

    Sep 19 2012 / Read More »
  • Dorotha Lucile Smerchek

    Dorotha Smerchek

    09:26 pm

    Dorotha Lucile Smerchek, 96, Valley Falls, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Linnwood Park Assisted Living in Valley Falls, KS.

    Sep 19 2012 / Read More »
  • Dennis Hagemann

    09:24 pm

    Dennis A. Hagemann, 69, Topeka, died Sept. 14, 2012, at his home.

    Sep 18 2012 / Read More »
  • Barbara Bartlett

    09:18 pm

    Barbara Lou Bartlett, 63, Bonner Springs, died Aug. 27, 2012, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe.

    Sep 6 2012 / Read More »