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Pepsi grant talk leads to discussion about sports complex at Jefferson West

by Clarke Davis A committee is at work in the Jefferson West district to obtain a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Cola Company. Sandra Mumaw, a former board member and committee member, explained that Pepsi has diverted some of its promotion money to awarding community grants. The funds being requested would build an 80-by-40-foot building […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Kansas deer-vehicle collisions peak in November

The Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks are warning motorists to be aware that November is historically the month when the highest number of deer-vehicle crashes occur. According to KDWP biologist, Lloyd Fox, the increase in deer-vehicle crashes is strongly influenced by deer mating season […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Work begins in earnest to salvage Valley Falls building

by Clarke Davis Doug Wildeman and Bret Frakes with Heinen Custom Operations discussed how best to resolve a problem with a deteriorating business building on Broadway with the mayor and city council in Valley Falls Nov. 3. The property at 417 Broadway, currently owned by the Eaton family, has extensive rain and weather damage because […]

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

The View From Rural Route #8

I’m not fretting about those fields farmers deep-tilled this fall after they finished harvest. If they had been tilling them at all the past two or three years, chances are those fields really needed some big-time, deep-down pan-busting. That’s because we had two straight wet falls and then a wet spring this year and a […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Columns,Rural Route #8 | Read More »

The most dangerous man

by Oren Long In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a State Department and Pentagon planner, leaked the top secret Pentagon Papers to the New York Times; 7,000 documents that proved four presidents (Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon) had lied to the American people about the Vietnam War. This act inspired Henry Kissinger to label Ellsberg, the most […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Columns,Oren Long | Read More »

Sunset Haven report reaches Valley Falls city council

by Clarke Davis A check for $5,878 went to Valley Falls City Hall Nov. 3 as a payment in lieu of taxes from the Housing Authority that oversees Sunset Haven. Paul Heinen, executive director of the Authority, presented the check to the mayor and council and gave them an accounting of the fiscal year that […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Jefferson West board trims interest free loan in half

by Clarke Davis Last month the Jefferson West school board was informed about a pool of federal interest-free money it could tap and voted to get their name on the list for $1 million. Armed with a few more facts, Monday night the board scaled back the request telling Superintendent Scott Myers to outline some […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

New EDC director comes on board

Russ Brien, an Oskaloosa attorney, is the new executive director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Commission. Outgoing executive director Jim McGrath, who announced his resignation a couple of months ago, was introducing Brien around the county last week. They attended the Valley Falls Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting Thursday and were scheduled to meet […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Business,County News | Read More »

Courthouse records: Nov. 11, 2010

District court— Traffic: 65 mph zone— Thomas R. Viger, Kansas City, Mo., 109 mph, operating a vehicle without a license and no registration, fines plus costs $558.50. 60 mph zone— Tracy T. Brier, Topeka, 71 mph, $205.50. Other traffic violations— Nathan T. Robertson, Valley Falls, operating a vehicle without a license, no fine; Jeremy M. […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

McLouth’s Trevor Roberts inspiring some big names

Former NFL players Drew Caylor, left, and Brett Pierce, talk to McLouth senior Trevor Roberts outside McLouth BP on Tuesday. All three went to lunch in McLouth. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey Trevor Roberts may be from a small town but his story is bigger than life. On Tuesday three former NFL players hopped […]

November 14th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,Municipalities,Sports | Read More »

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