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Valley Falls boys capture McLouth Invitational trophy

A jubilant Dragon team hoists the McLouth Invitational Tournament trophy after defeating the host team, 84-77, in what was a hard-fought contest.

Four county teams entered the McLouth Boys’ Invitational Tournament Jan. 21 and two — Valley Falls and McLouth—made it to the championship round with Valley Falls taking home the top trophy.

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Sports | Read More »

Meriden youth sends a clear message

Eleven-year-old Heather Kahler, Meriden, is one of three northeast Kansas regional winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest.

As a regional winner, Heather received a bicycle and a bicycle helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas at an afternoon school assembly presentation Jan. 17 at Jefferson West Middle School.

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Theater director Hall of Fame inductee

Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat

Jefferson County North Thespian sponsor and theater director Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat has been inducted into the Kansas Thespian Hall of Fame.

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Meals on Wheels: A quick visit and a hot meal

Having a hot meal show up on one’s doorstep at noon each day is the primary mission of Meals on Wheels, but it comes with other benefits.

January 13th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

House fire claims life

Metzger Fire.

State fire inspector Lamar Shoemaker and a few firefighters search through the smoldering embers of a house fire that took a life early Saturday, Dec. 30.

January 10th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Sen. Moran visits Valley Falls

Sen. Jerry Moran was greeted by about 35 people Friday who gathered at the Kendall State Bank’s community room. Photo by Clarke Davis

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran tells people in Washington, D.C., that where he comes from ecomonic development is often whether or not there is a grocery store in town.

“Almost nobody in Washington can perceive how that could ever be an issue,” Moran said.

December 16th, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Christmas in the Territorial Capital – 30 Christmas trees greet visitors at the former Lane U.

Lecompton Historical Society members who have turned the Territorial Capital Museum into a Christmas wonderland are, from left, Vicki Leochner, tour guide, Paul Bahnmaier, president, Deb Powell, board member, and Elsie Middleton, curator.

The Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton is prepared for visitors this Christmas season with 30 Christmas trees on display.

The tree at the main entrance contains mostly antique decorations that hark back to a much different era.

December 9th, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Suber retires his weekly column

Jim Suber

The most profound spokesman for farmers has rested his pen.

That is an understatement. One of the most knowledgeable, straight-forward spokespersons for farm and ranch profitably, land, water and air conservation, livestock rights, and still the proudest American, genuinely concerned for its future, yet with the utmost wisdom, love for family, life and the deepest faith, has stopped writing a weekly column.

November 28th, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Area man finds happiness in Alaska

Nicholas Guy is preparing for the 2015 Iditarod

Life in America is supposed to be about the pursuit of happiness and there is at least one fellow we believe has found it.

Nicholas Guy left these parts in 2010 to be a handler for a sprint dog racer in Minnesota. From there he went to Alaska handling dogs for mushers in training for the Iditarod. He never came back.

In his own words posted online he states that he “never understood what there was in the world outside of my little box. I thought the path to happiness was lined with mega pixels, beautiful women and fancy stuff. I never thought I would be at my happiest dead broke, pushed to exhaustion and often fighting off frost bite.”

November 25th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Aides are key to home health and hospice

Kathy Smith and Lori Robinson serve as the home health aides for the Jefferson County Home Health and Hospice program. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Photo by Jared Speckman

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month and Jefferson County is spreading awareness about the services they offer.

According to the national Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 1.58 million people receive care from hospice palliative care providers in the United States.

November 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

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