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
Having demonstrated over time her support for educational theater at Jefferson County North High School, Denise Jennings, Jefferson County North USD 339 superintendent, has been named an Outstanding Administrator for 2013-2014 by the Educational Theatre Association’s board of directors.
The F.W. Huston Medical Clinic in Valley Falls has reopened with Danelle Shaw, an advanced practice registered nurse, providing primary health care.