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Hull is Oskaloosa’s new mayor

Oskaloosa Mayor Eric Hull

Patience and a sense of humor are traits Richard “Eric” Hull believes he has that will see him through the trials of public office.
Hull is Oskaloosa’s new mayor following Mike Paavola, who resigned.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Festival Theme

The 2013 Oskaloosa Old Settlers’ Festival theme is “Honoring Jefferson Countians of Past and Present.”

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Annual iris party delayed one week

“We have a problem. The iris party is next week and we have no blooms yet!” Jim McGrath said.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Nutrition, reading topics for summer program

Children from third grade up are invited to participate in a summer nutrition and reading program to be held in Oskaloosa starting May 31.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

New approach to economic development outlined

by Clarke Davis New approaches to economic development in Jefferson County are being considered and plans for a new and renamed Jefferson County Commerce Commission went before the county commissioners Monday for their consideration. Read more in The Vindicator Read more in The Oskaloosa Independent Related PostsBetter alert system for county discussed (Feb 3, 2014) […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commission reduces grader districts to 8

The Jefferson County commissioners officially reduced the number of road grader districts from nine to eight Monday with Chairman Richard Malm abstaining from the vote.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Effort to improve Meriden park under way

Jenny Brading is leading an effort to improve the city park in Meriden where a carnival Saturday will launch her committee on the road to providing playground equipment.

The city park in Meriden is a spacious area that hosts a shelterhouse, but little else. Jenny Brading, a Meriden resident and mother of two, intends to change that.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskaloosa Scout earns Eagle award

Tegan Bowers

Tegan Bowers, a freshman at Oskaloosa High School, has earned the Eagle Scout Award. The award is the highest rank bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Tank overflow causes fuel spill at McLouth

Caution tape defines the areas where diesel fuel overflowed from an underground tank and flowed into a residential neighborhood in McLouth Friday night. Photo by Clarke Davis

McLouth Fire Department personnel were the first on the scene of a diesel fuel spill at a McLouth gas station Friday night where more than 1,500 gallons overflowed from a tank and flowed downhill into a residential neighborhood.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

An all-day history lesson

Ed Patterson (top left), Valley Falls, and Dylan Callahan, Emporia, provided a display of World War II uniforms and weapons for students to view during History Day at Valley Falls schools.

History Day at Valley Falls schools.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

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