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Talk of baseball, softball programs still alive at Jefferson County North

by Dennis Sharkey The beginnings of a baseball and softball program at JCN USD 339 were seemingly ending before they could begin, however, there may be a glimmer of hope for supporters. Board President Ronald Langston was prepared to ask for an up or down vote on the issue to get the matter off the […]

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Schools | Read More »

Courthouse records: November 18, 2010

Cases filed— Civil: Discover Bank vs. Christy L. Shehan, recovery of money. MGM Masonry Inc. vs. Jenkins & Associates, supeona. Todd Polson and Melissa Murphy Polson vs. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company, recovery of damages. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Emily R. Osborn, recovery of money. Equable Ascent Financial LLC vs. Cara L. Price, […]

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Oskaloosa School Board studies bullying policy

by Dennis Sharkey Bullying in schools has received a lot of national attention recently and local administrators want to make sure they’re not part of the story. Last month Oskaloosa USD 341 board members reviewed their bullying policy that was instituted three years ago. “We felt like it would be important to review our current […]

November 21st, 2010 | Posted in County News,Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

4-H honors members’, leaders achievements

Maxine Buttram was recognized for 40 years of leadership in the Jefferson County 4-H program during the annual achievement banquet Nov. 6 in Meriden. Charles Noll was cited for 25 years and 15-year recognition went to Duane Heston and Jerry Seifert. Buttram is a charter member of the Fairview 4-H Club and continues passing on […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in County News,The Independent | Read More »

Area firefighters battle fire east of Valley Falls

Volunteer firefighters out of Winchester, Nortonville and Valley Falls teamed up twice last week to combat fires. Hay bales caught fire at the Joel Edwards place west of Dunavant about 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and kept the departments busy until 4 p.m. A spark from a trash barrel is believed to be the culprit. The […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in County News,The Vindicator | Read More »

Valley Falls school board studies transportation needs

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board will soon receive a report on the district vehicles and begin to lay plans on addressing an aging bus fleet. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp said the district has not bought a school bus for five years and at least three are nearing the 200,000-mile range. A 56-passenger bus […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Meriden sends a ‘No’ message about a new strip club opening near the city

by Clarke Davis The Meriden community does not want a sexually oriented business or strip club located on the edge of its city limits. That’s the message that will be sent to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Board following a Meriden City Council meeting Nov. 9. Mayor Andy Surritt and three council members took […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Meriden,Municipalities | Read More »

Howard Hysten

Howard E. Hysten, 68, Valley Falls, died Nov. 14, 2010, at the Colmery-O’Neil V.A. Medical Center in Topeka. He was born July 14, 1942, at Ozawkie, the son of Alonzo Howard and Helen A. Bratton Hysten. He was a 1960 graduate of Ozawkie Rural High School. He attended Washburn University for two years. He was […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Barbara Brownell

Barbara Lou Brownell, 81, Topeka, died Nov. 13, 2010, at Brewster Place. She was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jan. 4, 1929, the daughter of William F. and Meryl Speidel Meyer. She married William Mills Brownell, M.D., in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 25, 1955. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2005. She is survived […]

November 20th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Oskaloosa sewer project finish date pushed back to spring

by Dennis Sharkey The Oskaloosa city-wide sewer project was scheduled to be completed next month but has been extended to February. The project began in 2009 and was scheduled to be substantially completed by Dec. 3. However, 34 days of down time in December 2009 and January of this year pushed work back. Additionally other […]

November 18th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

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