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Keystone, Jefferson West to meet soon

by Dennis Sharkey A move for Keystone Learning Services and the John Dewey Learning Academy to Ozawkie seems like a logical decision but some concerns still need to be answered. No meetings have taken place regarding the Ozawkie school building between Keystone and Jefferson West USD board members yet, but officials from both sides have […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Help wanted at Oskaloosa City Hall

by Dennis Sharkey City elections for Oskaloosa are still more than six months away but the help wanted sign is in the window now. For at least the past eight months Oskaloosa City Councilman James Malsbury has been absent from council meetings. The last time Malsbury appeared at a meeting was in March but showed […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Courthouse records: November 25, 2010

District court— Traffic: 45 mph zone— Ubaldo Rucobo, Savana, Ill., 57 mph, $160.50. 50 mph zone— Scott M. Cole, Olpe, 64 mph, $162.50. Other traffic violations— Kenna M. Robinson, Lecompton, driving while suspended, driving with no insurance, and driving without headlights when needed, $403.50. Cases filed— Limited civil: Dillon Companies Inc. vs. Jenni Richmond, recovery […]

November 29th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

A ‘fat ass’ saga in Valley Falls

by Clarke Davis In a recent Valley Falls city council meeting, Jim Ricketts, Holton, used the words “fat ass” twice in addressing Police Chief Tammy Gross. This reporter simply noted that Ricketts had been disrespectful toward the officer. Ricketts has called the newspaper to explain that he was repeating the words that she had said […]

November 29th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Northwind Subdivision road on county commissioners agenda

by Dennis Sharkey Residents of the Northwind Drive subdivision came to Monday’s meeting with county commissioners seeking a binding vote for a takeover of their road after construction. However, they didn’t leave with a vote, but got a promise from two commissioners that they would support the county taking over their road after conditions are […]

November 28th, 2010 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Valley Falls officials begin study to develop subdivision

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls City Council took a look at a newly redrawn design for the Barnes Subdivision and started the discussion on how to start development in a special meeting held for that purpose Nov. 16. The first words spoken by Mayor Charles Stutesman were, “I don’t know.” That pretty much summed […]

November 27th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Former Chiefs running back Priest Holmes brings ‘Got Milk?’ campaign to Valley Falls

Vanessa Heinen and Mikela Wynkoop check each other’s “Got Milk?” mustaches before the dance team performed for an assembly Nov. 17 at Valley Falls schools. Story and photos by Clarke Davis Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes greeted Valley Falls middle and high school students Nov. 17 at a rally to honor coach […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

McLouth resident rallies the Christmas spirit

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth resident Mary Garcia knows that sometimes if you want something done, you do it yourself. That is what Garcia did this year after writing a letter to the editor last December challenging her community to show their Christmas spirit. “You drove through McLouth and nobody had any lights up and no […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Thelma Brey

Thelma Venita Brey, 98, Oskaloosa, died Nov. 19, 2010, at Lawrence memorial Hospital. She was born June 27, 1912, in rural Oskaloosa, the second child of Robert and Ethel F. Johnston Brey. She was raised on the family farm and was a lifelong resident, staying to help her parents with the farm and dairy. She […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Merle Molly Schuster Bergin

Merle Molly Schuster Bergin, 93, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Jefferson County Memorial Geriatric Center, Winchester, Kansas. Mrs. Bergin was born June 2, 1917 in rural Ozawkie, the daughter of Paul H. and Gertie Metzger Schuster. She married Victor M. Bergin Sr. July 28, 1937, in Perry. He preceded her in death July […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

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