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QR codes will ID historic places

Lecompton QR Codes

Lecompton, the once Territorial Capital of Kansas in 1855, may have already been known for its historical sites, but that didn’t stop the fourth-graders in Sandy Gantz’s class from going one step further and bringing the quiet little town into the big virtual world.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Lake visitors will find new playground equipment

Ken Wade

Memorial Day weekend opens the gate to the Perry Lake visitation season welcoming 600,000 to 800,000 people to Jefferson County in the days leading up to Labor Day.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

McLouth’s horse judging team is state’s best

McLouth FFA

They sure know their horses at McLouth High School.

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Enhancing habitat purpose of Perry Wildlife Area

Perry Wildlife

Andrew Page has been planting sunflowers next to strips of wheat in eight or nine fields that adds up to over 100 acres.

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

One man’s experience in combating crime

Jim Child

Perry area farmer Jim Child was busy and missed the meeting organized by Rod Bigham in Grantville recently dealing with crime, but he could have added to the frustration expressed there many of his own experiences.

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

New City Hall is ready to‘meet’ the public

Oskaloosa City Hall

At long last the City of Oskaloosa has a permanent home again, to the extent that anything in this world can ever be truly permanent.

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

JCN teams 1st in home meet

JCN home meet

Both the Jefferson County North High School boys’ and girls’ track teams tallied the most points at the invitational meet they played host to April 30.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

It’s tomato planting time

Tomato King

Bill King, owner of Valley Lawn & Garden, has always been the Tomato King, but this year the numbers are staggering.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

‘Bullying’ topic of new book

Bully'sNightmare

Angela Forshee, Oskaloosa, has written and and illustrated a fictional children’s book about bullying called “The Bully’s Nightmare.”

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Greene anything but ‘green’ in an apron

Jerry Greene

During the latter half of his 30-year career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Greene did a fair amount of “grilling” as a detective for the agency, a role that enabled him to work closely with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and, to a lesser extent, the Federal Bureau of Investigation beginning in 2001.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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