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KDWPT releases free crappie fishing video


Online video reveals all the secrets of catching the state’s favorite panfish A new video, Kansas Crappie Bonanza, was released by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Feb. 17 to show anglers how to catch crappie throughout the year in the Sunflower State. Although this popular panfish is pursued most actively in springtime, […]

March 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Delaware Valley League to be disbanded after 31 years

Valley Falls Dragons Blake Burns

by Clarke Davis The Delaware Valley League, which consists of 14 schools that compete in athletics, is about to be broken up. The push is coming from the Oskaloosa district. Douglas Beisel, the high school principal, gave league schools notice recently that USD 341 would discontinue its membership from the 31-year-old DVL effective at the […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Water tower to become baseball-shaped museum in Joe Tinker’s hometown

Joe Tinker’s hometown of Muscotah museum

Major league baseball player Joe Tinker’s hometown of Muscotah is in the process of creating a baseball-shaped museum in his honor and in the process might create a tourist draw to northeast Kansas.

February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Great fishing predicted for 2012


KDWPT biologists use data to predict fishing prospects, stocking needs PRATT — “Statewide, I think we’re looking at a very good year for anglers in 2012,” says Doug Nygren, fisheries section chief for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. What leads Nygren to this conclusion? The results of fish biologists’ 2011 fall fish […]

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Boys, girls high school hoops preview

Oskaloosa Head Coach Drew Kraxner

Jefferson County should see some quality basketball this season based on the early expectations from the coaches.

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

High school rivals will be college teammates

Haley Pfau Jordan Kramer

Oskaloosa senior Haley Pfau and Jefferson County North senior Jordan Kramer are bitter rivals on the basketball and volleyball courts but the best of friends outside of high school sports.

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Kansas firearm deer season opens Nov. 30

Deer Hunting

First Wednesday after Thanksgiving traditional opening date PRATT — The 2011 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 11, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state’s favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected. In […]

November 26th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Perseverance pays off

McLouth senior Kendra Leach

McLouth senior Kendra Leach laughed as Head Softball Coach Ballard Patterson jokes about Leach’s path to her signing day last Wednesday, Nov. 9 at school in front of family, friends and fellow students. Leach signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Patterson told the students in attendance that […]

November 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Chargers held scoreless in playoff loss

JCN senior Derek Belveal

The Jefferson County North Chargers bowed out of the first round of Class 2A football playoffs with a 49-0 loss at the hands of undefeated Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan.

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Week 5 high school football roundup

JCN player Sam Gerety

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Bulldogs’ defense got four turnovers, including a fumble recovered for a touchdown by T.J. Crowell, and handed the Jefferson County North Chargers a 41-6 loss at home. The Bulldogs got started quickly with Shawn Dailey’s 45-yard run to the JCN 15 yard line. Dailey scored five plays later and McLouth […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

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