While Planner I Erin George is away on maternity leave, administrative assistant Cheryl Wilmington will be filling in for her at the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department’s office in the basement of the courthouse. Wilmington began her temporary assignment Dec. 22 and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience thus far. “I’m learning so many […]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake recently teamed up with the Perry American Legion Post 142 and Quality Deer Management Association of Atchison to host the second annual Wounded Warrior deer hunt Dec. 4-6. Seven soldiers from Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion for wounded, ill or injured soldiers were given […]
by Rick Nichols At a reported cost of close to $10,000, the district has installed SafeDefend, a security system built around non-lethal deterrents to violence, at the Oskaloosa school complex. The move puts the district “a leg up,” if you will, on the other five school districts based in Jefferson County and is […]
To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail.
by Clarke Davis Dylan McKnight has loved hunting ever since his older brother introduced him to it when he was 12. Now he’s just one online course away from completing a degree with the dream of becoming a big-game hunting guide. The local 25-year-old native and 2009 Valley Falls High School graduate will graduate […]
A great many people are under the illusion that all the work done to provide children with a bright Christmas is done at the North Pole.
The Blaine Moore family was in the process of downsizing to a smaller home as the five sons were maturing and moving out.