Linda Metzer is a typical proud grandmother – cheering from the sidelines at sports and 4-H events, providing advice when it’s asked for and giving an abundance of hugs.

An unusually warm and dry spring continues to haunt local hay and cattle producers, with hay fields yielding lower tonnage per acre and rangeland showing signs of stress. 

The Kick Em Up Cans barrel race held on July 3-4 hosted barrel racers from around the state for the two day event. Friday evening's races ran late into Saturday morning and on July 4th racers were able to dodge most of the rain and race through the afternoon. There were more 100 entries in t…

Versatility is a common quality among employees of small school districts, and it’s not unusual to see a teacher or administrator juggling multiple responsibilities.

What makes special education so special? Well, in Johnson County, at least part of that exceptionalism can be traced to Shelley Armstrong, who will be retiring this spring.

Teacher retirements are always sad in the Johnson County School District, but it takes a very special teacher to bring a school board member to tears with their retirement announcement.

Early in the season, when it wasn’t even clear there would be a fastpitch softball season, the parents of the Buffalo Pride 14 and under team decided the best course of action would be to play games close to home and avoid larger tournaments. Instead, the team plays a doubleheader or round r…

On Thursday night, my friend Tracey and I hastily assembled plans for a Friday morning hike. Owing to work and other obligations, I was looking for something close to town, and I’d been intending to do the Firebox Park trail for some time now. So, it was decided.