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Spring grass fire comes close

A Jefferson Fire District No. 10 truck drove about 50 yards from a house to help put out a smoldering grass fire on Wednesday, March 23 near 126th Street and Nemaha Road. Several fire districts including Oskaloosa Fire District help fight the blaze. Fire fighters dealt with wind gusts that exceeded 30 mph at times. […]

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Trower plans to move, pulls out of Valley Falls city council race

Valley Falls city councilman Michael “Tony” Trower has taken himself out of the race for re-election.In a letter to the newspaper last week, he states that he expects to move out of the community in the near future. “My name will appear on the April 5 ballot as it is too late to withdraw from […]

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Dale Rogers

Dale E. Rogers, 70, Oskaloosa, died March 28, 2011, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

James Price

James Patrick “Jim” Price, 44, Valley Falls, died March 23, 2011.

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Leslie Price

Leslie “Tennessee” Inez Smith Price, 47, Denison, died March 23, 2011.

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

National speaker slated to address Oskaloosa Rotary Club March 30

Many of the Oskaloosa Rotary Club’s speaking guests have stories of travels, but not like next week’s guest.

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in County News,The Independent | Read More »

Theft of laptop computer reported at Delaware library

Kay Lassiter was one mad librarian last week. Someone stole a laptop computer from under her watchful eye, and she is upset.

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Bids opened on several Valley Falls projects

City officials are going to take a serious look at some of the street curbs in Valley Falls and contract some repairs this summer.

March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Chunkie Dunkers BBQ relocating to Grainery at Apple Valley Farm

For the last five years Oskaloosans have got used to the smell of barbecue smoke coming from the back of Stinky’s Bar and Grill but the air is clear now that Chunkie Dunkers BBQ has moved out of town.

March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Independent | Read More »

Mental health center fighting to save funding

by Dennis Sharkey Local mental health providers are saying Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to eliminate state aid could lead to a critical situation. Keith Richard, executive director of The Guidance Center met with county commissioners on Monday to explain the problem. The Guidance Center, which serves Jefferson, Leavenworth and Atchison counties, is facing a funding […]

March 28th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

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