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State wildlife grant process under review

The State Wildlife Grants program has provided funding for wildlife conservation programs for more than 10 years.

June 12th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Future fireman

Two-year-old Landon Bartlett plays with a fire hose while he watches his father, Pat, put on his fire suit for a firemen’s tug of war contest at the 20th annual McLouth Barbecue Blowout on Saturday. Bartlett is a volunteer fireman for the McLouth department. Photo by Dennis Sharkey

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Engineering firm puzzled with Oskaloosa’s decision

Last month the Oskaloosa City Council terminated their relationship with engineering firm B&G Consultants but never told them.

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Recital caps season for Entertainment Dance Company


Entertainment Dance Company students performed their sixth annual recital June 4 at Free State High School in Lawrence. Recitals are held at the end of the year as a chance to showcase the students’ efforts over the past several months. Director Jennifer Cox has owned the dance studio, located in Nortonville, since 2005. “When I […]

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cyclist takes ditch to avoid collision

A McLouth man was injured when he had to take evasive action with his motorcycle to avoid hitting another vehicle.

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Diabetes coalition formed; meeting planned for June 20

Diabetes is a metabolic disease which causes a person to have elevated blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Refreshing drink in Valley Falls

The first lemonade stand this spring showed up in downtown Valley Falls last week operated by sisters Makayla and Mercedes Edwards, 10 and 6 respectively. Makayla was waving a colorful sign to lure customers while Mercedes operated the cash drawer. They reported a brisk business and said they had made a lot of money. The […]

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

McLouth youth killed during Spanish Club trip to Costa Rica


A 16-year-old McLouth High School student was shot and killed at a Costa Rican hotel early June 2 by a security guard. According to published reports, the security guard mistook the youth for a thief. Sophomore Justin Johnston was shot in the chest before dawn Thursday at the La Cangreja Lodge hotel in the city […]

June 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Stephen Elston I

Stephen Osborne “Steve” Elston I, 63, rural Oskaloosa, died June 4, 2011, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Larry Berg

Larry D. Berg, 68, Bonner Springs, died June 4, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam.

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

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