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Heinen, Poe retire from electric co-op

The invitation to the public reads “Retirement – your table for two is ready,” and while Steve Poe isn’t Joe Heinen’s first choice for a dinner companion at a five-star restaurant, nor Heinen Poe’s, the two men have come to greatly admire each other as a direct result of their many years working together as employees of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative.

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Meriden Park Needs Votes

Meriden has made it as a finalist in Bridgestone’s Fuel the Cause Contest. From now through April 30, the public is invited to visit Bridgestone’s contest portal and vote for one of the 12 finalists.

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Hobby makes Aydukovich the ‘can man’

Tim Aydukovich is an avid aluminum can collector and at it daily about Oskaloosa. Photo by Rick Nichols.

Tim Aydukovich of Oskaloosa crushes boxes, sweeps the sidewalk and takes out the garbage two days a week at Thriftway, and were he ever to be asked to wash the front windows or carry a bag of groceries to a little old lady’s car for her, in all likelihood the affable 42-year-old man would be more than happy to oblige.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

County officials dish up breakfast for the GOP

Ron Ellis, center, secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee, handles bids from the floor on a pie as Oskaloosa’s Dave Taylor of Colonial Acres Guesthouse & Floral, right, assists him while Travis Oliver, chairman of the central committee, looks on.

Opinions were plentiful Saturday morning in Perry when the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee hosted the latest installment of Eggs & Issues at American Legion Post 142.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

National Volunteer Month Volunteer pays back by serving others

James Clulo leaves the township hall with hot meals for several clients in Valley Falls. He is one of the many volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels.

The toughest part about volunteering for James Clulo is learning bad news about his clients.

Clulo delivers Meals on Wheels twice a week, often to as many 18 people.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Judge opens way to restore Neuhaus’s license

Stripped of her limited license in 2012 for having referred young patients for late-term abortions nine years earlier, Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus of rural Nortonville is one step closer to regaining the full license she once had before her association with the late Dr. George Tiller had adverse consequences professionally.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

The last country school

Phil Dunn, Valley Falls, attended Nichols No. 11 country school as a youth as did Betty Jane Wilson some years earlier. Barbara Tosh was the school’s last teacher. Nichols was one of 100 country schools that served the children of Jefferson County.

There are six school districts in Jefferson County. There used to be an even 100.

Those country schools were spaced so that a couple’s children didn’t have much over two miles to walk to get to school.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

JCN’s Kramer named to All-State girls’ team

Jacee Kramer in action in the opening state tournament game in Manhattan. Photo by Clarke Davis

Jefferson County North senior Jacee Kramer has been named to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s All-State girls’ team and was pictured in Sunday’s edition. She was also named to the Class 2A girls’ first team.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Historical church moved downtown

Photo by Corey Davis

The Historical Shrine Church at Valley Falls took a ride in a snowstorm Monday to be relocated downtown.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Caring for lost souls: couple soon to complete Medina Cemetery restoration

Vicki and Pat Langton have spent the past 11 months restoring the Medina Cemetery. The chain saw carvers got married soon after graduating with the Perry-Lecompton class of 1977. “She’s the reason I took home ec,” Pat said.

Four weed eaters, 40 chain saw chains, five chain saw bars, and 11 months ago Pat and Vicki Langton started a journey packed with clarity and truckloads of hard work.

It was last April when the couple began the task of clearing and cleaning the long forgotten Medina Cemetery near Perry. The job is almost done.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

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