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Aides are key to home health and hospice

Kathy Smith and Lori Robinson serve as the home health aides for the Jefferson County Home Health and Hospice program. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Photo by Jared Speckman

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month and Jefferson County is spreading awareness about the services they offer.

According to the national Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 1.58 million people receive care from hospice palliative care providers in the United States.

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

4-H achievements recognized

Photos by Bridget Weishaar Brenda Lloyd, left, is presented a 15-year leadership award by Annabelle Vaught for her help with the clothing and swine projects in the Prosperity 4-H Club. She is also a sponsor for the exchange trips. Other leaders recognized were Pat Winsor, 15 years, and Dan Courtney, 25 years. Annabelle is this year’s 4-H princess.

The Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Nov. 9 in Meriden with 4-H Council President Marisa Hooper presiding over the ceremonies.

The banquet is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bankers Association and the 4-H Council.

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

Salute to veterans

Major John Tucker of the National Guard spoke at Jefferson County North High School Monday afternoon as a part of their Veterans Day Celebration. Tucker was previously stationed in Panama, Germany and Kuwait. He is currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Adams also spoke and several area veterans were honored as a part of the celebration. Photo by Jared Speckman

Major John Tucker of the National Guard spoke at Jefferson County North High School Monday afternoon as a part of their Veterans Day Celebration.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Council approves contract for city hall architectural services

Council members for the city of Oskaloosa voted to approve a contract for architectural services for a new city hall.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

McNary family honored at 4-H banquet

Mike McNary and his daughter, Jennifer, accept the plaque and gifts on behalf of their family after being cited as the Family of the Year. Photo by Bridget Weishaar

The Mike and Brenda McNary family was honored as the Family of the Year Saturday night at the Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Valley Falls Pharmacy changes hands

Terry Agler, left, and John Kollhoff were finishing some details on the sale of the Valley Falls Pharmacy Monday. Pharmacists John and Sue Kollhoff bought the business Nov. 5. Photo by Clarke Davis

The Valley Falls Pharmacy sold last week and new owners and pharmacists John and Sue Kollhoff are now filling prescriptions.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A salute to World War II veterans

World War II veterans given special recognition Monday during the Veterans Day observance were, from left, Frank Shrimplin, Ted Montgomery, Gordon Lowry, Clifford Lobb, and Daryl Ford. Photo by Clarke Davis

The annual Veterans Day observance at Valley Falls Monday was marked by a special recognition for those veterans who served during World War II.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Just out of reach; Chargers fall in state championship game

The Jefferson County North Chargers pose with their state medals and second place trophy after the state championship.

Jefferson County North fell just short of claiming the 2A state volleyball championship Saturday evening. The Chargers fell in two sets to Hillsboro High School, claiming a second place finish.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Commission wants better rural Internet service

The county commission, along with several members of the community, had a lengthy discussion with representatives from Century Link to discuss Internet opportunities in Jefferson County.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Spooky night at the Falls

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Broadway Street in Valley Falls was lined with vans, car trunks, and pickups with people handing out candy to “trick or treaters” last Thursday evening.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

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