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Renting jail cells helps budget

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig

To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail.

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Hunting guide globetrotter

Dylan McKnight

  by Clarke Davis Dylan McKnight has loved hunting ever since his older brother introduced him to it when he was 12. Now he’s just one online course away from completing a degree with the dream of becoming a big-game hunting guide. The local 25-year-old native and 2009 Valley Falls High School graduate will graduate […]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Workin’ for Santa

Workin for Santa

A great many people are under the illusion that all the work done to provide children with a bright Christmas is done at the North Pole.

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

Room enough, barely

Moore family--Tiny house

The Blaine Moore family was in the process of downsizing to a smaller home as the five sons were maturing and moving out.

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Firefighters outfitted with new bunker gear

District 11 Fire Chief

District 11 volunteer firefighters are equipped with new clothing, boots, and helmets and got a bargain price, reports Fire Chief Jason Nellis.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskaloosa hosts agritourism seminar

Agritourism seminar

      by Rick Nichols The first-ever Jefferson County Agritourism Seminar drew about 35 people to the Oskaloosa area the evening of Nov. 19 for a chance to either learn more about this relatively new concept or share the knowledge and cumulative experience at their disposal with others. The event was hosted by Colonial […]

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Breads of many flavors

Gravel Road Goodies Ronda Turner

Gravel Road Goodies has expanded from the farmers’ markets and bazaars to local grocery outlets with their breads and rolls.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Nelsons are 4-H Family of the Year

Nelson- 4H family of the year

The Jason and Anita Nelson family was recognized as the Family of the Year during the annual Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet in Meriden Saturday night.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Artists restore statues, sanctuary

St Mary's Church

The altars at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church have undergone a complete restoration and now the finishing touches are being put to the statuary and the sanctuary.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Lake restaurant will continue in the off season

Hookers n Reelers

Chad and Carrie Branson had a tremendous first season with their restaurant at the Lake Perry Yacht and Marina.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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