A rural Valley Falls woman and two women from the Oskaloosa area with at least one thing in common, a heartfelt desire to help others, were honored last Thursday in Oskaloosa by the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc., during a luncheon at the office of the county health department.
I left Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex with a “souvenir” last Thursday evening: a small red mark on the back of my right hand consisting of the letters “THUR” (for Thursday) surrounded by a circle. The only trouble is, the girls I’d come to watch, the members of the Oskaloosa High School softball team, left the site with tears in their eyes, their hopes for a state championship dashed, meaning I wouldn’t be returning to the capital city the next day to get another “souvenir” so I could see the Bears play two more games.
Coach Chad Jackson believes his Jefferson West softball team did a great job taking third place in their first trip to state.
The Perry-Lecompton baseball team made it to the championship game in the state tournament at Pratt Friday and had to settle for second, defeated by KC Ward Bishop, 5-2.
Jefferson County tracksters provided strong competition at the state track meet in Wichita Saturday.
The numerous men and women who have willingly given the “last full measure of devotion” in defense of America since 1776 were remembered Monday during special ceremonies at cemeteries throughout Jefferson County.
Undefeated Bears making 3rd trip to state; will start play Thursday in Topeka. Experienced coach taking young McLouth to 2A state tournament Thursday
Marine and Valley Falls Cub Scout leader of Pack 84, Mike Wilson, and Scouts, Austin Wilson and Jackson Reich, assisted in placing American flags next to the tombstones of veterans in the Valley Falls cemetery Saturday morning.
Jefferson West top seeded at Pratt, Perry-Lecompton to meet Goodland
A 20-year-old Lawrence man believed to have been driving a stolen truck was injured the morning of April 30 when the vehicle went off US-24 Highway west of Perry and rolled down an embankment, ending a high-speed chase that resulted in damage to three Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department vehicles.