A photo gallery from his year’s Jefferson County 4-H Fair.
If an individual or family is looking for a new fuzzy companion, take a “paws for the cause” at the Jefferson County Humane Society’s animal shelter at Valley Falls where there is an average of 120 to 150 animals. The shelter presently has 110 cats and 41 dogs.
The Knudsen baling crew, led by Dennis Knudsen Oskaloosa, was in full force at the 35th annual Meriden Threshing Show over the weekend. The baling crew demonstrates the fashion in which hay or straw was baled from 1920 up until about 1950. Dennis said this is the 40th year the Knudsen family has gathered for […]
by Dennis Sharkey Organizers of the Oskaloosa Old Settlers’ Reunion were glowing after another successful festival this year despite some rumors of doom and gloom weeks before the event. Festival Chair Cathy Dailey and others were concerned about the lack of participation in planning and hosting the event. She said she wanted that rumor out […]
Loren Feldkamp and the 3rd Kansas Light Artillery participated in this generic civil war battlefield scene in Booneville in June. Story and photos by Monty Davis With each deafening shot from the six-pound field gun, Valley Falls Supt. Loren Feldkamp wants his students to not only experience the Civil War, but have an understanding why […]
Story by Monty Davis If you are going to spend the morning with Mary Ann Weishaar, be prepared to meet the family. They’re all there: her six children, Barbara, Greg, Deanie, Donna, Sandra, and Jenny, her husband, her parents, brothers, sisters, and aunts. The country doctor who delivered her children? He’s there too. The “family” […]