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Robert Clarke

Robert W. “Bob” Clarke, 81, Topeka, died Dec. 9, 2010. He was born April 30, 1929, in Topeka, the son of Willard and Eunice Hamm Clarke. He was a graduate of Seaman High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Topeka, retiring after 30 years. He […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Oskaloosa wrestling program rejuvenated

by Dennis Sharkey The Oskaloosa Junior High Wrestling Team just finished the school’s most successful season by winning the Delaware Valley League, and the coaches at the high school hope it carries over. Signs are already showing that at least from an enthusiasm standpoint things are turning around for the varsity program. Last year the […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Brownback/Colyer Inaugural Committee announces ticket information

The Brownback-Colyer Inaugural Committee has announced the details for obtaining tickets for the Kansas Inaugural. The inaugural events will begin Jan. 7 and conclude the 10th, Inauguration Day at the Statehouse. “Those interested in participating in the dinner and ball or the VIP reception Jan. 8 will need to purchase tickets from the committee. There […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Multi-year youth licenses available from KDWP

New youth hunting and/or fishing licenses available Dec. 15 PRATT — Beginning Dec. 15, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will offer a resident multi-year youth hunting and fishing licenses, providing convenience and saving money for young hunters and anglers. The new youth licenses will be available for resident youth age 16 through 20. […]

December 16th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

KDHE announces waste reduction grants now available to schools

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announces the availability of two types of waste reduction grants through the Bureau of Waste Management. The Kansas Green School grant program provides K-12 schools with the opportunity to implement recycling projects and teach students valuable environmental lessons. The Waste Tire grant program helps communities improve their playgrounds […]

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

Jefferson West board opts for no-interest money

by Clarke Davis The USD 340 Board of Education approved a resolution Monday night to assume a debt of $600,000. The money is almost interest free and will be used to make needed improvements to buildings and construct a bus barn. The funds will be paid back over a period of 17 years from the […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Mountain lion sighted near Valley Falls

by Clarke Davis Richard Riley, who lives on the south edge of Valley Falls, reports seeing a mountain lion the morning of Dec. 2. He had just returned from hunting deer and was walking out of his garage when he looked to the east. “He was 230 yards away walking north to south. He paused, […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskaloosa pool will open in 2011

by Dennis Sharkey There are many uncertainties surrounding the future of the Oskaloosa swimming pool but one thing is for sure. The pool will be open in 2011. Council President Kelly Hattemer, the city’s point person for the pool, wanted to make sure that she could tell residents that the pool will be open. “I’m […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Best decorated home and business judging soon

This year the Jefferson County Area Chamber: Oskaloosa, Perry and McLouth will be judging the best decorated homes and businesses on Dec. 17. The home must be located within one of the three city limits to participate. One winner from each town in both divisions will be selected and announced the week of Christmas. If […]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth,Municipalities,Oskaloosa,Perry | Read More »

Big Slough Creek bridge complete

by Dennis Sharkey The long-awaited opening of the Big Slough Bridge on Ferguson road is here, but there may be plans to close another bridge along the same road. The road was officially opened last Friday for traffic about a week ahead of the scheduled completion date. County Road and Bridge Director Francis Hubbard now […]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

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