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 By Kerma Crouse    Features    April 2, 2020

Palm Sunday

Christians around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday on this coming Sunday, April 5. (Or on April 12 in Eastern Orthodox or Russian Orthodox congregations.) It is often observed with children carrying palm branches down the aisles of churches but w...

 

1918-1920 and the "Spanish Flu" Pandemic

A pandemic occurs when a disease spreads in significant numbers world-wide. If a disease is more limited in area, not found in large numbers in multiple continents, it is an epidemic. An outbreak simply means there are more cases of a disease in a...

 

Fly the Flag for National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Sunday is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This national observance is to remember and thank all Vietnam War Veterans and their families for their service during the war. First observed in 2012, National Vietnam War Veterans Day was made official...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    March 5, 2020

Buffalo returning to the Buffalo Valley

"Jewell - We Have A Story To Tell." One story, from the beginning of Jewell's history, tells of a pioneer, Billy Street, walking out on the prairie and climbing to the top of Scarborough Hill. The hill, west of Jewell, is named after another early...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    March 5, 2020

Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR!

Fort Hays State University graduate student, Michael Saint, has earned his fourth national championship ring competing with the university's Shooting Club and Team. He is the son of Curtis and...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 27, 2020

75 Years Ago, In the Pacific Theater of WWII

Seventy-five years ago, forces from both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy were involved in the fierce and bloody battle for Iwo Jima. The island was small, only 8.1 square...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 27, 2020

Saint family long-time Jewell area farmers

“Jewell – We’ve Got A Story To Tell”! This story is of the Saints who have gone marching through Jewell’s Sesquicentennial history. Nathan Carlyle Saint of Jewell is the sixth generation of...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 20, 2020

Historical Home Tour a Success

More than 100 people attended the first event of Jewell's Sesquicentennial celebration. The historical home tour visited five homes and drove by other properties owned and lived in by people...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 13, 2020

Watson, Formoso City Clerk, retires

After more than 31 years, Elaine Watson is retiring from her job as the City Clerk of Formoso. Her first day on the job was in October of 1988. The job was different those years ago! The biggest diffe...

 

Jewell's Sesquicentennial Celebration Begins!

Jewell, 150 years old, is celebrating her Sesquicentennial during 2020. The first event of that year-long celebration is the Jewell Sesquicentennial Historical Home Tour to be held on Sunday....

 

Feb. 1st - National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is not a national holiday but one of the many “observed” holidays in the United States. Holidays such as Ground Hog Day (Feb. 2) or Halloween (Oc. 31) are also “observed” holidays. National Freedom Day observes the...

 

Omio, Omio, Where art thou

For those who don't know, Omio was a Jewell County town located in Vicksburg and Grant townships. It centered around what is today the intersection of Omio Road (270 Road) and M Road about 3 miles sou...

 

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