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Game highlight: Jeff West vs. Hiawatha

by Dennis Sharkey Only thunder and lightning could stop the Jefferson West Tiger’s offense Friday night as the Tigers rolled by Hiawatha 49-6 in a game that had to be completed Saturday evening. With 3:23 left in the first quarter Friday night the Tigers were set to kick off to the Red Hawks for the […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lowering speed limits in McLouth to 20 mph could be costly

by Dennis Sharkey Although there’s a concern about speeding in McLouth, don’t expect speed limits to lower any time soon. Lately concerns have been heard from McLouth residents about the speed limit on residential side streets. Many are concerned that the general speed limit of 30 mph is too fast, including Police Chief Marcus Koch. […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth qualifies for federal grant

by Dennis Sharkey A new community center in McLouth has cleared one of the biggest hurdles organizers have faced in the 10 plus years they have been working on the project. Last week the McLouth Recreation Commission received notice that the city does qualify for a federal grant. However, how the city qualified is not […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Area government gets pleasant surprise reminder of last winter’s storm

by Dennis Sharkey Area government entities have opened their mailboxes this month to find a pleasant surprise in the form of money. Last year’s winter storm during the holiday season seems like a long time ago to many. County wide, public works directors are busy finishing up summer road and infrastructure projects while preparing for […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in County Commission,Government,McLouth,Meriden,Municipalities,Nortonville,Oskaloosa,Ozawkie,Perry,The Independent,Valley Falls,Winchester | Read More »

Rotary to bring international students to Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey Next month Oskaloosa will possibly be visited by Europe, South America, Asia and the Pacific Rim, sort of. On Oct. 20 the Oskaloosa Rotary Club will host International Night, where foreign University of Kansas students will visit our community. Club President Quentin Davis said that eight to 14 students will be picked […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

Animal Lover’s Club big hit at Perry Fall Festival

Story and photos by Carolyn Kaberline The Animal Lovers Club began when Perry-Lecompton Middle School fifth-grader Sarah Ward had some friends over to her house a couple of weeks ago. “We were talking about my cat and dog, who were adopted,” Sarah said. “Since we all liked them, we first were going to start a […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Perry | Read More »

Food fight in Valley Falls gymnasium

by Clarke Davis Eating food in the new gymnasium is the latest brouhaha at Valley Falls and was a board topic Monday night. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp attempted to keep all food and drink out of the gym to save janitorial cleanup time, but has relented to soft drinks with lids and popcorn. Board member Bobbie […]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Government,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

7,000 bikers to ride through county for annual Bikers for Babies

Thousands of motorcycles will roar into Kansas Speedway for the 16th annual Kansas City Bikers for Babies Sunday, Sept. 19. The largest and most successful March of Dimes fundraiser of its kind, Bikers for Babies brings together riders of all ages with motorcycles of all types to raise funds for community programs and services committed […]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Vandals keep adding to the destruction at daycare

Jami Heinen points to the slashed holes in two of the curtains on the porch at Little Oak Daycare. Story and photo by Clarke Davis It began as a small thing. A rock through the window at the Little Oak Daycare. Did someone throw it? Maybe. Then someone opened the hydrant behind the house and […]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in County News,The Vindicator | Read More »

Elevator Pub opens in Valley Falls

Sue and Richard Allerheiligen have opened the Elevator Pub in Valley Falls. Story and photo by Clarke Davis A turn-of-the-century upright piano was moved into the Elevator Pub last week, just days before Richard and Sue Allerheiligen swung the doors open on the new bar and restaurant in Valley Falls. Richard bought the piano for […]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Business,The Vindicator | Read More »

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