“I’m not surviving or thriving. I’m just trying to stay alive from one day to the next,” says Daniel Nash, 60, a Jefferson native whose life was altered by what he describes as unrelenting sex abuse as a child at St. Joseph Catholic Church. While some parishioners still refuse to believe him, he’s found an advocate in Father Bill Brunner, a fellow Jefferson native and a critic of the Sioux City Diocese. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com In his 50 years in the priesthood, Father Bill Brunner rarely, if ever, wore a collar and black suit.
Mark Peters
By RICK MORAIN For The Jefferson Herald Dr. Mark Peters, proprietor of Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, is targeting the first part of December for the opening of his new clinic building on U.S. Highway 30.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (left) speaks with Congressman David Young (center) and John Rutledge, Lake Panorama Association general manager, at a wetland visited recently by Perdue and others that helps protect Helen’s Cove.
By SUSAN THOMPSON Times Vedette PANORA — The nation’s top agriculture official made a stop Aug. 30 in Guthrie County at a wetland built to protect Lake Panorama from nitrates and sediment. 
It might get loud: Ben Christopher, a Scranton native who manages and teaches guitar at BRG Music in Perry, shreds recently on a guitar he built himself from African mahogany, roasted maple and cocobolo, a Central American hardwood. Despite stories of doom and gloom, Christopher isn’t too concerned about the future of guitars. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
By ANDREW MCGINN a.mcginn@beeherald.com A decade after the fact, Ben Christopher feels kind of bad about how he left his job at Power Lift. Let’s just say he’s still on his lunch break.
Kole Higgins
By JARED STRONG j.strong@carrollspaper.com A 23-year-old Scranton man suspected of being part of a “large-scale drug trafficking network” was found guilty by a Greene County jury last week of six drug-related charges — three of them felonies — according to court records.
Bryce Hoyle (62), a longtime childhood friend of the late Landon Martin, and Brock Wuebker (65) hold Martin’s jersey Friday prior to Greene County’s game against Perry. Martin, 12, passed away the day before from brain cancer. Hoyle is also accompanied by fellow captains Clay Smith (17) and Brent Riley (7). BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS
By BRANDON HURLEY b.hurley@beeherald.com A s a community mourned, football brought them together.  A touching tribute immortalizing a child taken from the world far too soon.
“I’m not surviving or thriving. I’m just trying to stay alive from one day to the next,” says Daniel Nash, 60, a Jefferson native whose life was altered by what he describes as unrelenting sex abuse as a child at St. Joseph Catholic Church. While some parishioners still refuse to believe him, he’s found an advocate in Father Bill Brunner, a fellow Jefferson native and a critic of the Sioux City Diocese. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Mark Peters
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (left) speaks with Congressman David Young (center) and John Rutledge, Lake Panorama Association general manager, at a wetland visited recently by Perdue and others that helps protect Helen’s Cove.
It might get loud: Ben Christopher, a Scranton native who manages and teaches guitar at BRG Music in Perry, shreds recently on a guitar he built himself from African mahogany, roasted maple and cocobolo, a Central American hardwood. Despite stories of doom and gloom, Christopher isn’t too concerned about the future of guitars. ANDREW McGINN | JEFFERSON HERALD
Kole Higgins
Bryce Hoyle (62), a longtime childhood friend of the late Landon Martin, and Brock Wuebker (65) hold Martin’s jersey Friday prior to Greene County’s game against Perry. Martin, 12, passed away the day before from brain cancer. Hoyle is also accompanied by fellow captains Clay Smith (17) and Brent Riley (7). BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD PHOTOS

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