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Chocolate, fishing derby highlights of Grasshopper Falls Day

The Lutherans are busy this week preparing chocolate recipes for Saturday’s Grasshopper Falls Day.

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

Student’s memory lives on through award


Before Friday night’s season opener at home with Oskaloosa the Justin Johnston Iron Man Award was presented to students Alen Kramer and T.J. Crowell.

September 15th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Kansas watershed plan tops EPA ‘best’ list

Kansas is doing some of the best work in the nation on watershed planning, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Promote family time at the table

Family meals

Today’s families are busier and more budget conscious than ever and it seems like opportunities to come together are scarce. Kids may be engrossed in extracurricular activities and Mom and Dad may be putting in extra hours at work to make ends meet. But making the time for family can improve family relationships and foster […]

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

The View From Rural Route #8

Rural farm life

Rural America is in trouble. At least that’s how I see it as a member of a rural county’s board of commissioners and also as a rural Kansas writer since 1973 when I graduated from Kansas State. Rural folks, I maintain, can no longer afford themselves. By that, I mean the lonely residents cannot afford […]

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Columns,Rural Route #8 | Read More »

McLouth teacher decides to retire mid year

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth USD 342 is now on the search for a new social studies teacher for 7-9 grades. Teacher Garon Gardner submitted his resignation effective at the end of the semester last week and it was accepted by the board after a brief closed session last week according to Superintendent Steve Splichal. Splichal […]

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in McLouth School District,Schools,The Independent | Read More »

Increased releases from area reservoirs

The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began increasing releases from Milford, Tuttle Creek and Perry lakes Aug. 31.

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Tractor ride not passing through Winchester

The McLouth Threshing Bee annual tractor ride’s itinerary does not include a stop in Winchester this year.

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

Oskaloosa city council once again has full membership

Oskaloosa City Council

The revolving door at the Oskaloosa City Hall has stopped for now.

September 12th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

Courthouse records: Sept. 8, 2011

Courthouse records for the week of Sept. 8, 2011.

September 12th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

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