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Firemen called to dowse silo fire at Phillips feed yard

Oskaloosa firefighter Jared Bammes made one last run up the ladder to check the interior of a silo after the application of water and foam appeared to be successful at snuffing out a fire. Bammes brought the ladder truck at the request of District 11 in order to reach the top of the silo.

District 11 fire and rescue was called to a silo fire Monday morning at the Jim Phillips feed yards on Highway K-16 east of Valley Falls.

Fire Chief John Gordon found a column of smoke rising from the 75-foot high silo. The silo contained about 55 feet of last year’s silage crop.

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

Vacant house catches fire in Winchester

A local firefighter uses water to put out a blaze at a local Winchester house. Photo by Jared Speckman

A local firefighter uses water to put out a blaze at a local Winchester house.

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

Business owners discuss expansion with commissioners

Expansions to the R Bar B Saddle Tack and Trailer business on 39th Street were discussed Monday in the commissioner meeting. Both the commissioners and a neighbor of the property, Marta Barnett, voiced their concerns with a possible expansion of the property.

November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

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 »

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