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Jefferson County health department will launch billboard campaign

Travelers through north Topeka will soon learn what the Jefferson County Health Department has to offer.

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

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 »

Fire hydrant problems continue to be discussed in Valley Falls

Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda

by Clarke Davis Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda June 20. Visitors included Fire District 11 board Chairman Jason Nellis, member Bill Klenklen and Fire Chief John Gordon. They wanted an update on the progress toward getting a fire hydrant in the industrial tract on the south edge of […]

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | 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 »

Christy takes to the streets, Internet his case to be sheriff

Former Jefferson County Commissioner David Christy says there are big problems within the Sheriff’s department and he has the fix.

Former Jefferson County Commissioner David Christy says there are big problems within the Sheriff’s department and he has the fix.

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

Oskaloosa mayor looks to shut down local businessman

The Oskaloosa City Council has directed the zoning administrator to investigate a local business after Mayor Mike Paavola made a complaint.

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | 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 »

Oskaloosa councilwoman Griffin calls for open records clarity

At least one Oskaloosa City Council member is taking an interest in more open government within the city.

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

New times, new signs for Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa USD 341 Schools have a lot to boast about and they’re going to show it off in a couple of new ways.

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Valley Falls officers to be armed with Tasers

Police department requests for Tasers and backseat cages for the patrol cars were center stage when the Valley Falls City Council met June 6.

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

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