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Oskaloosa City Council holds questionable closed session regarding pool repairs

Oskaloosa swimming pool

by Dennis Sharkey The Oskaloosa City Council held a closed door meeting with city staff last week despite objections from the Independent. Mayor Mike Boyd asked for the closed session after a discussion with resident Lisa Cross. Cross approached the council with a petition of support for the city pool that contained 176 signatures and […]

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

Old Settlers’ committee seeking volunteers; photo gallery included


by Dennis Sharkey Organizers of the Oskaloosa Old Settlers’ Reunion were glowing after another successful festival this year despite some rumors of doom and gloom weeks before the event. Festival Chair Cathy Dailey and others were concerned about the lack of participation in planning and hosting the event. She said she wanted that rumor out […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Media | Read More »

Oskaloosa council does about-face with resident

Oskaloosa house

by Dennis Sharkey Resident Vernon Sparks thought the Oskaloosa City Council was going to work with him to alleviate a dangerous wall situation but a closed session with attorney Mike Hayes changed everything. Last month Sparks attended a council meeting after receiving a letter from the Health Board concerning a rock wall that has partially […]

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

Police identify suspect in McLouth graffiti case

McLouth graffiti

by Dennis Sharkey An arrest could soon be made in connection with a downtown McLouth graffiti incident. Police Chief Marcus Koch told the city council last week that a suspect has been identified but did not give any details. The suspect used black paint to tag some buildings along Union Street. The graffiti is not […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Government,McLouth,Municipalities,The Independent | Read More »

Sisters move flower shop, luncheonette on Broadway

Julie Brink and Jo Tichenor

by Clarke Davis Sisters Julie Brink and Jo Tichenor are inviting the public to an open house this weekend at their new business venture, Aahhh Some Blossom. The women have purchased their aunt June Huston’s flower business and moved it from her home on west Broadway to a former gas station on the east end […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Vindicator | Read More »

Attempted murder charges follow disagreement over beer

Brandon K. Smelser

A Valley Falls man was critically injured this weekend during a fight in which he was stabbed. Brandon K. Smelser, 25, Valley Falls, is facing first degree attempted murder charges. Smelser allegedly stabbed Christopher Daniel, 22, also of Valley Falls, during a fight in the parking lot of the mobile home court at 1208 Oak in Valley Falls.

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

JeffCountyNews.com restored on new server

After a couple intensive days, JeffCountyNews migrated to a new server. The site is mostly rebuilt with a few buggy issues that will get resolved over time. Updates will begin soon, moving forward from this week on. We apologize for the inconvenience.

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

35th annual Meriden threshing show under way this weekend.

Association President Jess Noll

by Clarke Davis It’s not the most prominent thing on the show bill, but new restrooms at Cottonwood Station is the latest improvement. The 35th annual threshing show will get under way this weekend at the pioneer village near Meriden, sponsored by the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association. Association President Jess Noll reports that […]

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Kabriel receives medical degree

Christopher Kabriel was one of 233 medical students who received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in commencement ceremonies.

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Perry farmers’ market growth continues into 4th year

Perry Farmers' Market

High temperatures didn’t seem to slow sales at Friday’s Perry-Lecompton Farmers’ Market. A steady stream of customers browsed booths full of baked goods, jams and jellies, teas, handcrafts and plants and lined up for barbecued dinners.

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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