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JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

Photo by Seth Cooper Valley Falls’ Tamara Drinkard finishes third in the high jump. Photo by Seth Cooper

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

JCN grad brings helicopter pad to county hospital

Holly Bodenheimer poses inside the LifeStar helicopter as it sits on a new parking pad.

Former Jefferson County North student and Winchester firefighter Holly Bodenheimer, 19, presented her senior project in a ceremony at the F.W. Huston Medical Center June 8.

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Schools,The Independent | Read More »

Northeast Kansas students converge on Nortonville for music festival

Dr. Ruth Krusemark of Benedictine College

More than 300 students from area schools piled into Jefferson County North Middle School last week to sing together.

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Schools | Read More »

A family full of drama

High school theater directors Shawn and Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat.

Shawn and Jennifer are not Shakespearean characters, but their lives revolve around the curtain and the stage that brought them together 10 years ago.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

School enrollment numbers continue to decline

Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend.

USD 343 takes biggest hit; Valley Falls has gain of one by Dennis Sharkey Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend. The greatest disparity is in the Perry-Lecompton USD 343 where they are down 69 students from last year. Superintendent Dr. Denis Yoder said the district has […]

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

School budgets crunched, taxes on the rise

School financing

If residents of eastern Jefferson County are looking for a sign of economic recovery they’re going to be disappointed when they open their next tax bill.

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Area school boards take teacher cuts off the table despite slow economy

Although the economic situation hasn’t improved much locally, area school boards are less willing to make drastic cuts this time around.

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson County North School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Two Jefferson County high schools offering summer theatre camps

Jefferson West and Jefferson County North theatre departments will again offer a summer theater camp at their respective schools. JCN’s camp will run from June 6 to 10 with morning camp from 9 a.m. to noon for kindergarten through fourth-grade. Fifth- through eighth- grade will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will […]

April 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West teacher lands ‘healthy habits’ grant for class

Leslie Abbott, family and consumer science instructor at Jefferson West MiddleSchool, USD 340, is a recipient of a $997.65 Healthy Habits for Life grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation. Abbott received one of the 112 grants distributed during the 2010-2011 giving cycle; the grant dollars, totaling $108,066.90, are used by […]

April 9th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Schools | Read More »

County school districts look at each other for cost sharing ideas

As the county’s six school districts continue to seek ways to tighten their budgets without affecting students, they’re increasing looking to each other for ideas.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

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