by Rick Nichols Now that they’re officially “Off the Clock” like the colorful decoration next to their colorful retirement cake said, Ron and Kathy Scott of McLouth have more time to hop in their Corvette and head off to see some of their grandchildren. For the Scotts, retirement began Friday afternoon when they […]
by Rick Nichols Possible reductions in their pensions were uppermost on the minds of at least some of the individuals who showed up at Meriden City Hall last Thursday afternoon in spite of the weather to make U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas) well aware of their worries. Dubbed “Coffee with Your Congresswoman,” the […]
by Clarke Davis Part of Mike Amerine’s farm is flat and begins in the Kaw bottom and then rises upward above flood level to prairie pasture and timberland to the north and northeast. Aptly named Hillcrest Farms, it’s been a challenge to preserve the soil with the amount of water that pours off […]
by Clarke Davis Joe Ward, a Perry-Lecompton seventh-grader, captured first place in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee Jan. 26. The runner-up, who will join Ward at the Regional Spelling Bee, is Trace Kesinger, an Oskaloosa sixth-grader. Ward and Kesinger were the last two standing entering round four of the bee that lasted about 15 […]
While Planner I Erin George is away on maternity leave, administrative assistant Cheryl Wilmington will be filling in for her at the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department’s office in the basement of the courthouse. Wilmington began her temporary assignment Dec. 22 and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience thus far. “I’m learning so many […]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake recently teamed up with the Perry American Legion Post 142 and Quality Deer Management Association of Atchison to host the second annual Wounded Warrior deer hunt Dec. 4-6. Seven soldiers from Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion for wounded, ill or injured soldiers were given […]
by Rick Nichols At a reported cost of close to $10,000, the district has installed SafeDefend, a security system built around non-lethal deterrents to violence, at the Oskaloosa school complex. The move puts the district “a leg up,” if you will, on the other five school districts based in Jefferson County and is […]
To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail.
by Rick Nichols The first-ever Jefferson County Agritourism Seminar drew about 35 people to the Oskaloosa area the evening of Nov. 19 for a chance to either learn more about this relatively new concept or share the knowledge and cumulative experience at their disposal with others. The event was hosted by Colonial […]
The Jason and Anita Nelson family was recognized as the Family of the Year during the annual Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet in Meriden Saturday night.