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Oskaloosa will close city pool for one year for needed repairs

by Dennis Sharkey Barring a resident stepping up and donating thousands of dollars the Oskaloosa pool will not open this summer. The council voted 3-1 to close the pool this year to save money for repairs. Council President Kelly Hattemer was the only one to vote against the closure. The ideal plan would be to […]

March 15th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Veterans pay tribute to Valley Falls Supt. Feldkamp

The purpose of an assembly at Valley Falls Elementary School Wednesday was to honor the children for their excellent scores the past year on their assessment tests and to signal the start of the another round of tests.

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Courthouse records: March 10, 2011

Courthouse records for the week of March 10, 2011

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Pianist Matt Miller headliner for dinner to fund school supplies

Pianist Matt Miller will be the featured entertainer for a black-tie dinner to acquire school supplies for needy children.

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Meals on Wheels’ program switching to swipe card system

A pilot program started in Jefferson County that has been a success is making some changes.

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Oskaloosa Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Hip Hop Reader (Oskaloosa Elementary Principal Darren Shupe) tried to sixth-grader Austin Adams to sing along during an assembly in celebration of Read Across  America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Community members  and administrators read books to the students after the assembly. Oskaloosa kindergartens Jacob Hackathorn, center, Landon Hollingsworth, left, and Dalton Bateman, […]

March 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa School District,Schools,The Independent | Read More »

Lady Dragons’ hoop dreams end early in 2A state tournament

Lady Dragons’ Head Coach Todd Gish tried to console senior Monique Emery as the seconds ticked down in Valley Falls’ state tournament quarter-final loss to Brookeville-Ell-Saline Thursday afternoon at Bramlege Coliseum in Manhattan. Senior Morgan Streeter is at left. Story and photos by Dennis Sharkey The Valley Falls Lady Dragons’ first trip to the state […]

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Melvin Gentry

Melvin Gentry, 72, Topeka, died March 4, 2011, at his home.

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Betty Remfry

Betty Ann Remfry, 79, Topeka, died March 6, 2011, at Midland Hospice House.

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Robert Braksick

Robert Stanley “Bob” Braksick, 60, McLouth, died March 6, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

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