I left Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex with a “souvenir” last Thursday evening: a small red mark on the back of my right hand consisting of the letters “THUR” (for Thursday) surrounded by a circle. The only trouble is, the girls I’d come to watch, the members of the Oskaloosa High School softball team, left the site with tears in their eyes, their hopes for a state championship dashed, meaning I wouldn’t be returning to the capital city the next day to get another “souvenir” so I could see the Bears play two more games.
The numerous men and women who have willingly given the “last full measure of devotion” in defense of America since 1776 were remembered Monday during special ceremonies at cemeteries throughout Jefferson County.
Undefeated Bears making 3rd trip to state; will start play Thursday in Topeka. Experienced coach taking young McLouth to 2A state tournament Thursday
Having demonstrated over time her support for educational theater at Jefferson County North High School, Denise Jennings, Jefferson County North USD 339 superintendent, has been named an Outstanding Administrator for 2013-2014 by the Educational Theatre Association’s board of directors.
Tim Aydukovich of Oskaloosa crushes boxes, sweeps the sidewalk and takes out the garbage two days a week at Thriftway, and were he ever to be asked to wash the front windows or carry a bag of groceries to a little old lady’s car for her, in all likelihood the affable 42-year-old man would be more than happy to oblige.
Jefferson County North senior Jacee Kramer has been named to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s All-State girls’ team and was pictured in Sunday’s edition. She was also named to the Class 2A girls’ first team.
This weekend marks the grand opening of a new enlarged facility for Colonial Acres Floral and Antiques on the south side of Oskaloosa.
A structure fire late Monday night destroyed two businesses on the Oskaloosa square.
Mayor Eric Hull, left, discusses the ongoing pool project with Monty Hays at the site of the new children’s pool Monday evening
A local firefighter uses water to put out a blaze at a local Winchester house.