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McLouth’s Trevor Roberts welcomed home, crowned Homecoming King

Trevor Roberts had his leg amputated at KU Med this week after suffering a football injury while playing for McLouth High School. Trevor was escorted to a amedia press conference by his girlfriend, Kelsey Campbell (left to right) and his guardians Lisa Humerickhouse and her husband Jerrad inside KU Med on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson County Health Department seeks more help

by Dennis Sharkey County Health Director Eileen Filbert said she has hired a new nurse who started work on Monday. However, Filbert is requesting an additional nurse because the one hired is retired and is limited to the amount of hours that can be worked. Filbert said her department is also in need of additional […]

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

Oskaloosa Bulldogs sack the Horton Chargers

McLouth’s Wyatt Farris sacks Horton quarterback Jordan Mathias in the second quarter of Friday night’s 28-14 win.  The Bulldogs Dakota Cop recovered the fumble. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey A recipe of solid defense, home field and some inspiration powered the McLouth Bulldogs past the Horton Chargers 28-14 in front of the Homecoming crowd. […]

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

Betty Leech, an Oskaloosa legend, passes away

by Dennis Sharkey Last week Jefferson County lost a pillar of the community. Betty Leech, 89, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, at her home in Oskaloosa. Besides being a friend to many in the area, Leech and her late husband, William, have left a legacy that will last for generations to come. More than […]

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

Paying utility bills in McLouth now easier

by Dennis Sharkey Paying bills in McLouth is now at residents’ finger tips. The city has agreed to terms with a company to begin accepting payments for utility bills online. The Web site is www.mclouthutility.com. Residents enter their information and a convenience fee is charged. Customers will be able to see the full amount charged […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Becker pleads guilty to stealing $1 million from Meriden Bank

A former Meriden banker has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal $1 million from the bank he managed, hide the stolen funds, and flee from the United States aboard his own yacht, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom reported last Wednesday.         Scott D. Becker, 50, Meriden, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Oct. 12 to one […]

October 15th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Volunteers from two Williamstown churches work to improve a couple’s home

Volunteers from two Williamstown churches work to improve a couple’s home. Extreme Makeover: Williamstown Edition Making a difference in an elderly couple’s life was at the heart of a team of 18 men last Saturday morning. Men from both the Assembly of God and Crossroads Cowboy Church, both in Williamstown, started early on an exterior […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,Municipalities,Williamstown | Read More »

Lucile Van Horn

Lucile A. Van Horn, 94, Topeka, died Oct. 10, 2010, at Brewster Place. She was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Dedham, Iowa, the daughter of Barney E. and Anna Truhe Hochstatter. She moved to Topeka from Valley Falls in 1934. Lucile was a member of Mater Dei Parish . She married Thomas Lee Van Horn […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Courthouse records: Oct. 7, 2010

District court Traffic: 70 mph zone— Amanda M. Hamilton, Wichita, 96 mph, fines plus costs $437.50. 65 mph zone— Phillip M. Holt, Roeland Park, 109 mph, $498.50. Other traffic violations— Ayrick H. Madeira, Ozawkie, failure to yield, no insurance, $120.00; Daniel J. Courter, Oskaloosa, DUI, improper driving on laned roadway, $1,153.50 and five days in […]

October 10th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Russian immigrant hopes to turn eyesore into thriving business in Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey A longtime Jefferson County resident is chasing the American Dream while cleaning up an eyesore in Oskaloosa. Yuniy Kalinichenko moved to Jefferson County almost 20 years ago with his family after leaving their home in Russia in 1990. Kalinichenko came to America with his wife and six children. At the time the […]

October 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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