“I do feel like I have to prove myself to half the county,” says Greene County Treasurer Katlynn Mechaelsen, who won election in November by a single vote. At 25, her age was seen as both a strength and a detriment. “Yes, but I’ve had to mature a lot in the past five years,” she says, referring to her triumph over a brain tumor. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com Katlynn Gannon was on her way into a college final when her phone rang. It was the doctor’s office with news that they had discovered a mass in her brain.
Presidential candidate John Delaney speaks Jan. 31 at AAI in Jefferson. JEFF STORJOHANN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By DOUGLAS BURNS d.burns@carrollspaper.com The story behind a defining statue wasn’t lost on a recent high-profile visitor.
Jerry Barker
By JARED STRONG j.strong@carrollspaper.com A 55-year-old Grand Junction man who was profiting about $9,000 per month from selling methamphetamine last year faces up to 10 years in prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court records.
Steven Jones
By JARED STRONG j.strong@carrollspaper.com A 29-year-old Bouton man who admitted he had sex with a Grand Junction girl when she was 12 or 13 will be sentenced to up to six months in jail in March, according to court records.
Ritchie Valens
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com
Larry Teeples
By JARED STRONG j.strong@carrollspaper.com A Jefferson city councilman threatened and swore at the town’s police chief early this month because he was upset about a traffic stop that involved his granddaughter, according to court records.
“I do feel like I have to prove myself to half the county,” says Greene County Treasurer Katlynn Mechaelsen, who won election in November by a single vote. At 25, her age was seen as both a strength and a detriment. “Yes, but I’ve had to mature a lot in the past five years,” she says, referring to her triumph over a brain tumor. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
Presidential candidate John Delaney speaks Jan. 31 at AAI in Jefferson. JEFF STORJOHANN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Jerry Barker
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Ritchie Valens
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A Prayer Service for Dale Stanley Christensen was held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Visitation started at 5:00 p.m. until time of service. Rev.

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