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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 »

4-H achievements recognized

Photos by Bridget Weishaar Brenda Lloyd, left, is presented a 15-year leadership award by Annabelle Vaught for her help with the clothing and swine projects in the Prosperity 4-H Club. She is also a sponsor for the exchange trips. Other leaders recognized were Pat Winsor, 15 years, and Dan Courtney, 25 years. Annabelle is this year’s 4-H princess.

The Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Nov. 9 in Meriden with 4-H Council President Marisa Hooper presiding over the ceremonies.

The banquet is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bankers Association and the 4-H Council.

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

McNary family honored at 4-H banquet

Mike McNary and his daughter, Jennifer, accept the plaque and gifts on behalf of their family after being cited as the Family of the Year. Photo by Bridget Weishaar

The Mike and Brenda McNary family was honored as the Family of the Year Saturday night at the Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Greene retires from sheriff’s office

Detective Jerry Greene retired from the Jefferson County sheriff's office last week. He served the office for over 30 years. Greene plans to continue working for the sheriff part-time in the future.Photo by Jared Speckman

Jerry Greene, longtime detective with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, retired last week after 30 years of service.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Taste of Elegance reaches new heights

Angie and Jerry Heinen browse the silent auction items at the Taste of Elegance fundraiser Saturday evening. Photo by Jared Speckman

A Taste of Elegance once again boasted its best number ever after a successful fundraiser last Saturday night at Perry-Lecompton High School.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Pickup plows through clinic wall

The Dodge pickup came to rest inside an exam room in the Cotton O’Neil Clinic next to where nurses draw blood samples. Photos by Clarke Davis

A pickup truck busted through the brick wall of the Cotton-O’Neil Medical Clinic at Meriden just after noon on Friday and came to rest inside an exam room.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

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