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 […]
by Clarke Davis The remodeling of the Delaware Township library is nearly complete and is now available for patrons to use and enjoy. “We need some new carpet in the meeting room and there’s some exterior work that still needs to be done but it’s nearly finished,” Librarian Jessica Bergin said. Work began […]
by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board accepted the resignation of Rod Bunde as the head high school football coach at the January meeting. Bunde came to Valley Falls 27 years ago and has been the head coach all but four of those years. His only reason for stepping down, he said, is […]
by Clarke Davis When Les Barnes first bought 80 acres of grassland and timber back in the 1980s, it served mostly as a 4-H project for his son, Chad. In recent years it has been Les’s hobby to improve the timber and continue to enhance the wildlife habitat. The Valley Falls man will […]
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 […]
To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail.
by Clarke Davis Dylan McKnight has loved hunting ever since his older brother introduced him to it when he was 12. Now he’s just one online course away from completing a degree with the dream of becoming a big-game hunting guide. The local 25-year-old native and 2009 Valley Falls High School graduate will graduate […]
A great many people are under the illusion that all the work done to provide children with a bright Christmas is done at the North Pole.
The Blaine Moore family was in the process of downsizing to a smaller home as the five sons were maturing and moving out.
District 11 volunteer firefighters are equipped with new clothing, boots, and helmets and got a bargain price, reports Fire Chief Jason Nellis.