At a service on Monday at the Morris County Courthouse, Scott Coover, former Morris County Sheriff, and Diana Jost, former Morris County Commissioner, were honored for their years of service to the county. Coover served as Morris County Sheriff for 16 years, beginning in 2004. Prior to serving as Morris County Sheriff, Coover served as undersheriff and as a Deputy Sheriff, as well as with the Council Grove Police Department. He is a 1993 graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) and resides in Wilsey with his wife Kim and daughter Jayden. Coover will continue serving Morris County as undersheriff. Diana Jost has served as a Morris County Commissioner since 2009, as well as Secretary of the Morris County Republican Central Committee. Jost has also served as a township committeewoman and on the boards of the North Central Juvenile Detention and Secure Care Board, the WRAPS Board, the Community Corrections Advisory Board, the Regional County Commission Network and the Kansas County Association Multi-Line Pool. She also assisted in grant writing for Morris County Ground Transportation and attended Kansas Association of Counties conferences for continuing education. She is a farmer and resides in Burdick.

Chronology of Area News - 2020

November 2 – Kodi Downes places second at state cross country meet and Jordyn Picolet finishes eighth… Barbara Adams is local winner of PowerPoints Football Contest… Cheryl Pritchard passes away Oct. 28, at Medicalodges of Eudora… Braves lose final game of football season to Russell.


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