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. [...]
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 [...]
Dale E. Rogers, 70, Oskaloosa, died March 28, 2011, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
James Patrick “Jim” Price, 44, Valley Falls, died March 23, 2011.
Leslie “Tennessee” Inez Smith Price, 47, Denison, died March 23, 2011.
Many of the Oskaloosa Rotary Club’s speaking guests have stories of travels, but not like next week’s guest.
Kay Lassiter was one mad librarian last week. Someone stole a laptop computer from under her watchful eye, and she is upset.
City officials are going to take a serious look at some of the street curbs in Valley Falls and contract some repairs this summer.
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.
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 [...]