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First special hunts application deadline near

Kids Youth hunting Kansas wildlife

KDWP offers youth, novice hunts of a lifetime; first application deadline Aug. 15

July 30th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

JCN leads the pack of county teams at state track and field


The Jefferson County North Track and Field team led Jefferson County teams with place finishes at the state track and field meet in Wichita.

June 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Lady Bulldogs make early exit from state tournament

McLouth senior Kaitlyn Sparks laid out for a sinking line drive to centerfield in the top of the second inning of the Lady Bulldogs quarterfinal extra inning loss to Larned last Friday in Manhattan. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Lady Bulldogs rallied late to tie the game but fell in the 10th […]

June 5th, 2011 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Dragons’ trip to state cut short by Mound City

Story and photo by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls girls’ softball team was the first one on the scoreboard Friday night in its debut game at the 2-1A state tournament, but one second-inning point was insufficient. Dragon Marley Boldra pitched a shutout until the fifth inning when Mound City-Jayhawk Linn broke loose and scored three […]

June 5th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Lady Bulldogs advance to state with win over Silver Lake

The McLouth Lady Bulldogs advanced to the state tournament in Manhattan next weekend with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night over Silver Lake.

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,Sports | Read More »

Recent boating accidents highlight need for water safety

Two fatalities, two near-misses were all avoidable.

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Perry Lake among top-rated crappie reservoirs in the state

This year, the top-rated crappie reservoirs include Hillsdale, Perry, Clinton, Melvern, Kirwin, Lovewell, and Marion.

May 17th, 2011 | Posted in Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Playing in the rain

Members of the Oskaloosa and Valley Falls baseball teams worked together to drag a large tarp across the infield at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City May 5 before a heavy storm arrived. The game was rescheduled from last month and again had to be rescheduled. The game was eventually played on Mother’s Day. Valley […]

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Cabela’s announces “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? promotion

Tagged fish worth big bucks   SIDNEY, Neb. — Get out your shiny lures and round up some night crawlers. Cabela’s, along with the Outdoor Channel — Wanna Go Fishing TV — and supporting sponsors have announced “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?”, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win millions of dollars in cash and prizes by […]

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Volleyball program to start for 5th and 6th grade girls in Valley Falls

The Junior Dragons is not just for boys anymore. Volleyball will now join the fall lineup of activities for fifth- and sixth-graders.

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

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