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Jefferson West girls are state golf runner-ups

The Jefferson West golf team holds the runner-up trophy at the state golf tournament Monday at the Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney. Members from left are Madison Fangman, Ally West, Tana Kern, Katie Richmond, Abbie Thelen, and Jade Brake. By Davis Publications Inc. The Jefferson West girls’ golf team ended its season Monday as […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Sports | Read More »

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Ann Bertels

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Ann Bertels, 72, Nortonville, KS passed away Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, MO, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nortonville, KS with Fr. John Reynolds as Celebrant. […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Charles Sparks

Charles Edward Sparks, 87, Richmond, formerly of the Newman community near Perry, died Oct. 12, 2010, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. He was born April 1, 1923, at McLouth, the son of James Arthur and Mabel Grant Sparks. He had lived in Richmond since 2006, moving from Newman where he had lived since 1967. […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Sarah Goodwin

Sarah Childers Goodwin, 85, died Oct. 15, 2010, at Lexington Park Nursing Center in Topeka. She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Rock Hill, S.C., the daughter of Edward Lee and Emma Ashe Childers. She graduated from York (S.C.) High School in 1940. She received an AA degree from Highland Junior College in 1963, and […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Safety Week in Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa volunteer fireman Kevin Fowler, who has served 12-years, answered questions Friday from Oskaloosa first graders at Safety Day. Joe Heinen with Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative demonstrated to Oskaloosa Middle School students what happens to someone who touches a power line using a Ken Doll. A representative with Westar Energy was also there showing students other […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Adult oriented business could open near Meriden

by Dennis Sharkey Rumors about a proposed adult entertainment club near Meriden are no longer rumors. A conditional use permit has been filed with the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning office to allow an eating and drinking establishment with what’s described as a Kansas Class B private club. Under state statute the business is defined […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Meriden,Municipalities | Read More »

Valley Falls schools to celebrate state assessment test results

by Clarke Davis A celebration is being planned at Valley Falls Public Schools following release of the state assessment test results last week. The test scores were exemplary across the board and both buildings received building-wide standard of excellence in all subject areas except one. What the party will consist of is still unknown but […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Lack of civics in classroom leads to apathetic voting base

by Dennis Sharkey Many Americans will not head to the polls next month because they feel disenfranchised by the federal government and only see two sides pointing fingers at each other. Others won’t head to the polls because they either don’t care or don’t think their vote matters. Many things can be blamed for leading […]

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Advice for new moms

Congratulations to the women who recently had children or are about to give birth. Becoming a mother can be a wonderful, if not nervewracking, experience. You want to be sure you do everything right by your baby. However, with mixed messages from experts and well-meaning friends and family members, it can be confusing. Plus, with […]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

Public voices concerns about community center in McLouth

by Dennis Sharkey A public hearing was held in McLouth last week to answer questions and concerns with the development of a new community center. Grant writer Garrett Nordstrom along with city and recreation commission leaders met with a handful of citizens to field questions on a wide range of areas, but most questions centered […]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

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