Lecompton, the once Territorial Capital of Kansas in 1855, may have already been known for its historical sites, but that didn’t stop the fourth-graders in Sandy Gantz’s class from going one step further and bringing the quiet little town into the big virtual world.
Memorial Day weekend opens the gate to the Perry Lake visitation season welcoming 600,000 to 800,000 people to Jefferson County in the days leading up to Labor Day.
They sure know their horses at McLouth High School.
Andrew Page has been planting sunflowers next to strips of wheat in eight or nine fields that adds up to over 100 acres.
Perry area farmer Jim Child was busy and missed the meeting organized by Rod Bigham in Grantville recently dealing with crime, but he could have added to the frustration expressed there many of his own experiences.
At long last the City of Oskaloosa has a permanent home again, to the extent that anything in this world can ever be truly permanent.
Both the Jefferson County North High School boys’ and girls’ track teams tallied the most points at the invitational meet they played host to April 30.
Bill King, owner of Valley Lawn & Garden, has always been the Tomato King, but this year the numbers are staggering.
Angela Forshee, Oskaloosa, has written and and illustrated a fictional children’s book about bullying called “The Bully’s Nightmare.”
During the latter half of his 30-year career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Greene did a fair amount of “grilling” as a detective for the agency, a role that enabled him to work closely with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and, to a lesser extent, the Federal Bureau of Investigation beginning in 2001.