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Donna Mae Slagle, 87, Lawrence, died Dec. 27, 2010, at a Bonner Springs nursing home. She was born Sept. 22, 1923,in Valley Falls, the daughter of Fred and Rose Staab Littleton. She married Ross Slagle June 24, 1951. They were divorced. She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Littleton, and a brother, Ernest [...]
Darrel D. “Dusty” May, 75, Denison, died Jan. 11, 2011, at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Woods County, Okla., the son of Hubert “Toby” and Mary Grace Cummings May. He graduated from Denison Rural High School and later served in the U.S. Army. He had lived the last [...]
Dale E. Morstorf, 62, Topeka, died Jan. 12, 2011. He was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Topeka, the son of Russell and Dilla Morstorf. He was a graduate of Topeka High School. He owned and operated M & M Services in Meriden before retiring in 2002. He was a former member of Arab Shrine in [...]
Gaining knowledge about drugs and alcohol, dealing with peer pressure, and the latest concern among youth, bullying, are dealt with in a DARE class taught by sheriff’s officers Dana Boyer and Clay McHardie.
DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — is a 12-week course for sixth-graders at Valley Falls and fifth-graders at Jefferson West and Oskaloosa taught by Boyer. McHardie teaches the class at Jefferson County North, Perry-Lecompton, and McLouth.
by Dennis Sharkey The fourth quarter was the difference in Friday night’s home loss to Atchison County Community High School 63-54. The Chargers had seemingly built some momentum at the end of the third quarter, taking a two-point lead into the final frame. ACCHS was dominating JCN on the offensive boards during the quarter and [...]
by Dennis Sharkey If Jefferson County North girls’ basketball Coach Steve Noll was looking for a test for his team, he found one Friday night. The Lady Chargers beat Atchison County Community High School at home Friday night 32-27 in front of a packed house in Winchester. The team’s leading scorer, Jordan Kramer, struggled and [...]
by Dennis Sharkey The Oskaloosa City Council is hoping to get some answers to the city’s finances when it meets tonight (Thursday). The city’s accountant, Abram Chrislip, is scheduled to be at tonight’s meeting to explain where the city’s finances stand. In the last month the city council has met twice, with both meetings becoming [...]
Alice W. “Susie” Moore, 95, Valley Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Village Villa Care Center in Nortonville where she had been a resident since 2004. She was born on Oct. 22, 1915, at Denison, the daughter of Charles and Mayme Cox Anderson. She attended schools at Half Mound, Arrington and Holton. Susie was [...]
2011 is straight ahead. Yes, except for all the hidden valleys, the blind curves, the no-shoulder passages, the regulators’ speed traps. The journey through a year is a lot like a cross-country trip on old-fashioned two-lane highways. It’s easy to miss turns and it’s easy to have wrecks. So much was uncertain on those old [...]
by Dennis Sharkey The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny the application for a conditional use permit for Oasis Saloon on K-4 Highway outside of Meriden. Board member Paul Johnson, rural Perry, said before the motion was made that he realizes that the issue has caused conflict and controversy but the [...]