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Courthouse records: Oct. 14, 2010

District court— Traffic: 65 mph zone— Janet E. Rickabaugh, Colorado Springs, Colo., 79 mph, fines plus costs $162.50; Marc T. Nash, Topeka, 91 mph, $237.50; Shawn L. Myers, Ozawkie, 79 mph, $162.50; John L. Quinlan, Perry, 89 mph, $234.50. 55 mph zone— Kimberly D. Tompkins, Winchester, 71 mph, $174.50; Tonya R. Holthaus, Ozawkie, 70 mph, […]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Science fair extended to grades K through 5 at Jefferson West

A red-tailed boa constrictor and a ball python excited children attending the Jefferson West Science Fair Friday. They were brought to the elementary school by high school biology teacher Rena Kilgore assisted by junior Joseph Hill Story and photo by Clarke Davis What do mussels, boa constrictors, simple circuits and recycling all have in common? […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Rance Kevin Amerine

A Celebration of Life service for Rance Kevin Amerine, 60, Perry, was held Oct.11 at Underwood Cemetery, rural Perry. He died Oct. 7, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1950, in Lawrence, the son of Carl and Norraine M. Roll Amerine. Mr. Amerine graduated from Lawrence High School in 1968. He […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Bernadine Joy (Ferrell) Vandenbos

Bernadine ended her battle with breast cancer peacefully in her home alongside her family on Friday, October 08, 2010. She spent her life in the Valley Falls and Topeka areas as a mother, community and family leader, correctional officer and traveler. She was born in the Dutch community of Lakeview, South Dakota, to the parents […]

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Betty Leech

Betty Jean Leech, 89, Oskaloosa, died Oct. 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1921, near Grantville, to Mary Ritchie and Robert Talmadge Wright. Mrs. Leech was a singer, a community volunteer, non-stop doer and worker, an environmentalist and conservationist, inspired grandparent, gardener and a Democrat. A 1938 graduate of Perry High […]

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Faris challenges Tafanelli for 47th seat again

Democrat challenger assesses life 4 years later, lays out plan by Clarke Davis A lot has happened in the life of James Faris, 26, in the last four years since he first sought elective office to the 47th District Legislative seat. The Democrat candidate is running against incumbent Republican Lee Tafanelli, a repeat of the […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Like a scene out of a movie: Bad guy chased through Oskaloosa

Compiled by Sara Peterson-Davis This story appeared on the front page of the Oskaloosa Independent 15 years ago this week. You gotta love it. It reads like a scene from a movie. Jefferson County Planning Administrator June Huston chased a would-be thief after finding him behind her desk in the Jefferson County Courthouse removing items from her purse. […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

New city administrator coming to Valley Falls

by Clarke Davis Christopher Channell, the mayor of Hays, has been hired as the Valley Falls city administrator. His start date is Oct. 25. Channell, 42, spent a half hour in executive session with the mayor and city council prior to the regular Oct. 6 meeting. The council unanimously approved his contract with an annual […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

City of Valley Falls asked to explore renewable energy

by Clarke Davis Mayor Charles Stutesman and the city council were asked if they would like to see Valley Falls become a “mini Greensburg” regarding the use of renewable energy sources at the Oct. 6 meeting. Robert Sirridge, rural Valley Falls, is proposing the city businesses work together to install solar panels on the business […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Oskaloosa city council and property owner butt heads over large find

by Dennis Sharkey A new city ordinance drew some fire last Thursday from a property owner who has been affected. Carolyn Shultz went before the Oskaloosa City Council to ask for a $1,000 fine to be rescinded. Shultz received the fine for allegedly not mowing two properties after she received notice. Earlier this year the […]

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