Government

Hair salon opens in Perry »

Shear Style

02:58 pm |

Having grown up in Jefferson County, Issy Meyer knows all to well how important small town businesses are for a town’s survival.

Oct 7 2015 / Read More »

End of an era »

Stewart Hardware

02:45 pm |

Stewart Hardware has been reducing inventory in recent weeks selling out at 50 cents on the dollar. The store will close soon and auction dates have been scheduled for November.

Oct 7 2015 / Read More »

Perfect score for District 11 Ambulance receives Outstanding Inspection Certificate »

John Shipley

02:26 pm |

The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services has presented the Outstanding Inspection Certificate to Fire District No. 11 EMS at Valley Falls.

Oct 7 2015 / Read More »

Sunset Haven’s 40th celebrated »

Sunset Haven 40th

02:41 pm |

A small group gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the public housing complex known as Sunset Haven in Valley Falls.

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
County News

Efforts of three women recognized by Alliance »

Heidi Pickerell, left, Pam King, center, and Jo Cross display the Spirit of Humanitarianism Awards they received last week from the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc.

11:19 am |

A rural Valley Falls woman and two women from the Oskaloosa area with at least one thing in common, a heartfelt desire to help others, were honored last Thursday in Oskaloosa by the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc., during a luncheon at the office of the county health department.

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »

Chase leaves suspect hurt and patrol cars damaged »

The 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe the suspect was driving came to rest at the bottom of the embankment along the south side of US-24.

10:34 am |

A 20-year-old Lawrence man believed to have been driving a stolen truck was injured the morning of April 30 when the vehicle went off US-24 Highway west of Perry and rolled down an embankment, ending a high-speed chase that resulted in damage to three Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department vehicles.

May 12 2014 / Read More »

Patriotism on display in McLouth »

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10:46 am |

The 16th annual Patriots Day Parade drew scores of people to McLouth Saturday to view a red- white-and-blue procession that included McLouth High School’s top-ranked band, a human flag provided by the Bank of McLouth, none other than both “George Washington” and “Paul Revere,” modern-day patriots, some on foot and others astride horses, dressed in period apparel and carrying the colors, and a trolley transporting just some of the many veterans who have served their country down through the years.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

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Heinen, Poe retire from electric co-op

10:38 am |

The invitation to the public reads “Retirement – your table for two is ready,” and while Steve Poe isn’t Joe Heinen’s first choice for a dinner companion at a five-star restaurant, nor Heinen Poe’s, the two men have come to greatly admire each other as a direct result of their many years working together as employees of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

Meriden Park Needs Votes »

10:36 am |

Meriden has made it as a finalist in Bridgestone’s Fuel the Cause Contest. From now through April 30, the public is invited to visit Bridgestone’s contest portal and vote for one of the 12 finalists.

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »

County officials dish up breakfast for the GOP »

Ron Ellis, center, secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee, handles bids from the floor on a pie as Oskaloosa’s Dave Taylor of Colonial Acres Guesthouse & Floral, right, assists him while Travis Oliver, chairman of the central committee, looks on.

09:22 am |

Opinions were plentiful Saturday morning in Perry when the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee hosted the latest installment of Eggs & Issues at American Legion Post 142.

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

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Chery Wilmington

New help arrives in planning office while George is away »

02:17 pm |   While Planner I Erin George is away on maternity leave, administrative assistant Cheryl Wilmington will be filling in for her at the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department’s office…

Jan 28 2016 / Read More »

Wounded Warrior hunt conducted at Perry lake »

02:08 pm |     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake recently teamed up with the Perry American Legion Post 142 and…

Jan 28 2016 / Read More »

Oskaloosa school puts SafeDefend on its side »

Jeff Green-SafeDefend

12:06 pm |     by Rick Nichols At a reported cost of close to $10,000, the district has installed SafeDefend, a security system built…

Jan 28 2016 / Read More »

Renting jail cells helps budget »

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig

04:48 pm | To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail. …

Jan 25 2016 / Read More »
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The Vindicator

Renting jail cells helps budget »

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig

04:48 pm | To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail. …

Jan 25 2016 / Read More »

Hunting guide globetrotter »

Dylan McKnight

04:40 pm |   by Clarke Davis Dylan McKnight has loved hunting ever since his older brother introduced him to it when he was 12.…

Jan 25 2016 / Read More »
Workin’ for Santa » Room enough, barely »

Wounded Warrior hunt conducted at Perry lake »

02:08 pm |     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake recently teamed up with the Perry American Legion Post 142 and Quality Deer Management Association of Atchison to host…

Jan 28 2016 / Read More »