Story and photo by Holly Davis The Kendall Memorial Swimming Pool at Valley Falls has seen some new faces this year. Being the only pool in Jefferson County, general attendance has greatly increased. “In the past years we’ve had an average of 70 people a day; this year we’re at 100,” said Shirley Allen, pool [...]
Photo and story by Carolyn Kaberline While Perry-Lecompton High School teacher Eryn Norton always knew she wanted to be a teacher, it wasn’t until she met Sheryl Shepherd-Adams, her freshman physical science teacher at Hays High School, that she knew that science was the field for her. “I just loved her class and the experiments [...]
by Dennis Sharkey Commissioners on Monday debated the costs and benefits to mowing county roads. First District Commissioner Lynn Luck questioned the need for the service. She said county crews mow a single strip that grows back a month later. She questioned whether or not it’s a good way to spend money. “I really think [...]
by Dennis Sharkey Proposed sexually oriented business owner Zach Snyder says he and the county are far apart on an agreement. Snyder said last week that the tactics that county commissioner’s attorney Mike Hayes is taking are not in the spirit of negotiations. He said talks have been off and on again at a frustrating [...]
by Dennis Sharkey Oskaloosa Councilman Allen Wise can put former in front of the title. Wise’s resignation letter from the city council was accepted last night by the other four members of the council. His resignation was effective after the meeting on July 7. Wise indicated that he would no longer be eligible to serve [...]
by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth City Council is tweaking the city’s fireworks ordinance that will result in a certain fireworks banishment. The council will ban what is described as an incendiary firework. Councilman Harlan Woodring described a firework that has an open burning flame that lasts for more than a minute. Councilman George Bowen described [...]
The 63rd annual Jefferson County 4-H Fair is fast approaching, Aug. 2 through 5, but there are events held earlier that are of interest.
by Clarke Davis The recession has cost the city of Valley Falls $80,500 in lost valuation, administrator Chris Channell told the mayor and council when they met July 6. Channell had just received the estimated figures from the county that will be used to establish next year’s budget. The lower valuation figure will mean a [...]
Linnwood Park is now the one name that will be used for senior group homes at Meriden and Valley Falls, reports co-owner Ken Hartle. Previously known as LinnWood Place and Deer Park, they are all under one ownership and will now be marketed under the one name.
The Jefferson West Board of Education welcomed its newest member, Scott Gibson, to its midst July 5 in a special meeting.
The one-hour session was held to handle a number of reorganizational matters as the board begins a new fiscal year.