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Hard conservatives’ tax plan has local government, school officials on edge

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

Ask anyone in Jefferson County government or any of the school districts about Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan and nearly the same response is always given. They are concerned.

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in County Commission,County News,Government | Read More »

Chip and seal work moving along on Jefferson County roads

Jefferson County Commissioners had a light schedule on Monday but had time to get an update from Road and Bridge Director Francis Hubbard.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Perry teacher on campaign trail for 2nd District county commissioner

Wayne Ledbetter

by Clarke Davis Wayne Lebetter was suffering a little bit from jetlag Friday, having just arrived home Thursday night from Paris. The candidate for 2nd District county commissioner was one of several sponsors who took 30 students of the International Club at Perry-Lecompton High School to France for an educational trip. Ledbetter, 56, has a […]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Senior nutrition program may expand in Jefferson County

A pilot program started locally in Oskaloosa to address the eating habits of seniors may be expanding due to the success.

June 20th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Jefferson County Sheriff’s annex a lightning rod

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Annex building has been a lightning rod in the last year. Literally.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Conservation district hoping for full funding

Times and budgets are getting tougher for all agencies and the Jefferson County Conservation District is no different.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commissioners extend help to market, fireworks stand

A couple of local temporary business operations will be allowed to continue despite a county regulation that has stopped them from getting a conditional use permit.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Meriden man creates race for 2nd District commissioner

Kyle Brown

A Republican primary race for county commissioner in the 2nd District was created when Kyle Brown, Meriden, filed May 22.

June 5th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commissioners table resolution to set fees for special events

Jefferson County Commissioners tabled the only item of new business brought before them on Monday.

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commissioners tell anglers to stay off bridges

Area anglers may want to look for a new favorite spot for catching fish.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

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