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Local Oskaloosa business expands services

A well-known Oskaloosa business is expanding what it has to offer to local clients.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Oskaloosa mayor denies making comments about business owner

Oskaloosa Mayor Mike Paavola says that claims made by a local businessman are not true.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council scraps plan for police station

Plans to construct a new police station in the basement of the new pharmacy on the square have been scrapped for a bigger plan.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Dog kennel owner continues fight to keep animals in Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey An Oskaloosa resident that has been told by the city to get rid of at least three dogs isn’t sending his animals away without a fight. Brian Ledbetter lost a 3-2 decision by the city council June 7. Councilmen Gary Bryant and Dale Mooney were the two people to vote in favor […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

County Prosecutor investigating records request denial

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jason Belveal has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the city of Oskaloosa by the Independent.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Distance learning program taking shape

An interactive distance learning pilot project by Keystone Learning Services is progressing after falling behind schedule.

An interactive distance learning pilot project by Keystone Learning Services is progressing after falling behind schedule.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Sheriff Herrig says serving Jefferson County is all he knows

Sheriff Jeff Herrig

It has been 30 years ago since Sheriff Jeff Herrig first put on a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department uniform but it doesn’t seem that long to him.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in County,Government | Read More »

For plants, heats isn’t the only problem

The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves.

by Kathleen W. Ward The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves. “The only problem with that is: Heat isn’t the only problem,” said Jason Griffin, director of K-State Research and Extension’s John C. […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

Church’s role in disaster situations

Defined as an event that disrupts normal life and causes physical or mental trauma with damage to property and/or community infrastructure, disasters can occur to just an individual or to a whole community.

by Carolyn Kaberline Approximately 35 people took part in basic disaster training held at the Perry United Methodist Church June 26. Conducted by Robilea Swindell, trainer with the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church, the class focused both on the disaster response ministry of the church as well as steps that could be […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Farm safety, youth a shared conern

Recent review of a more than 40-year-old labor law pertaining to youth working in agriculture generated discussion about farm families who work together to produce the nation’s food as well as a large share of the global food supply.

Recent review of a more than 40-year-old labor law pertaining to youth working in agriculture generated discussion about farm families who work together to produce the nation’s food as well as a large share of the global food supply.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

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