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Ivan Theroff

Saying Ike "Stockin Cap" Theroff has collected a few articles over the years would be like saying Kansas has a fair amount of sunflowers.


I grew up here and raised my childern here. It's a quiet little town that hosts a BBQ Blowout and Thershing Bee amoung other atteractions.


This is a pleasant and thriving little village, situated on the line of the Leavenworth, Topeka & Southwestern Railroad, and not far from the eastern boundary of the county.


This township is situated in the eastern part of the county, and contains forty-two and one-half square miles. It is a little more than four miles wide, and is ten miles in length from north to south.

Jefferson County

Jefferson county was organized in 1855.

Originally the land was the home of the Kanza Indian tribe where buffalo roamed.

Darin Edmonds

On a wide-open stretch of land situated in the small town of McLouth, Kansas people like to gather for what is known as the annual Threshing Bee. It is a time for celebrating farming as it was long ago and a time for bringing together the community for this summer celebration.

Doug McQuitty

Dick Burd of Canton, South Dakota spent some of this past summer attending steam shows around the country. Over this past Labor Day Week-end he was in Valley Center, Kansas attending Ternings annual steam show.

Jim Noll

Trailers carrying antique tractors - one even dating back to 1917 - made their way Friday to the McLouth Threshing Bee grounds.

John Bower

John Bower, a Jefferson County icon and idol to many, has died.

Bower passed away at home on June 18. He celebrated his 100th birthday this past December.

He is most known for his decades of service in the Kansas House of Representatives and leading the charge against liquor by the drink during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Jack Leftwich

Jack Leftwich 'Lefty' last Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat pilot still flying. Boeing 314Enlarge photo August 11, 2010 Imagine it is 1944. Four radial engin

Airplane rides over Jefferson County

Airplane rides over Jefferson County Airplane rides over Jefferson County and conversations about old tractors were only two of the many activities Saturday at

Images of the Past

Threshing Bee draws 7,000: It's the way it used to be. It's a part of agricultural heritage. It's a loud hot steam-blowing blowout. It's amazing farmers who act

Bill Robinson

Bill "B.J." Robinson, 81, McLouth, KS, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2012 at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. Funeral service was 11am Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, KC,KS.

Harold E. Royer

Harold E. Royer 1918 - 2007 Valley Falls Harold E. Royer Enlarge photo Harold E. Royer 1918 - 2007 Valley Falls Valley Falls - A funeral service for Harold E. R

Helen M. Sample

Helen M. Sample 1923 - 2007 Helen M. Sample Enlarge photo Helen M. Sample 1923 - 2007 McLouth - Services for Helen M. Sample, 83, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. We