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Recycling programs set to begin in Meriden and Valley Falls

Recycling proograms for Valley Falls and Meriden

The communities of Meriden and Valley Falls will soon have recycling programs available.

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,Government,Meriden,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Home inspection business launched by rural McLouth man

Home Inspections

Dave McGuire moved to rural McLouth seven years ago with his wife, Tammy, with the intention of retiring but that has changed.

December 18th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Jefferson County’s two youngest attorneys team up at private firm

Knutzen Ney

Assistant Jefferson County Prosecutor Thomas Knutzen and former Assistant Prosecutor Joshua Ney have purchased the firm of former Jefferson County Prosecutor Caleb Stegall.

December 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Business,County News,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Auctioneer joins local firm in Oskaloosa

Auctioneer Jay Knopp

by Dennis Sharkey Auctioneer Jay Knopp moved his family to Oskaloosa three years ago for a better life. Now he’s getting to enjoy it. Knopp had every intention of working locally but quickly found himself back on the road as he had been for more than 30 years as an auctioneer. He has auctioned off […]

November 20th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Valley Falls beautician opens new hair salon on Broadway

Melissa McAfee

by Clarke Davis Melissa McAfee has opened a new hair salon on Broadway in Valley Falls. Hot Headz Salon will offer both men’s and women’s haircuts and styling along with nail care and tanning. The salon owner will rent space to Krista Boldra, Valley Falls, who will practice a couple days a week and do […]

October 11th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

A very small way of saying: ‘Saddle up!’

Anna Kirby

Anna Kirby, 21, has turned her childhood hobby into a new-found business.

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Corner restaurant open again under new ownership in McLouth

The Red Barn

by Dennis Sharkey Once again a restaurant occupies the northeast corner of Union and Lake streets in McLouth but will it stay open? New owner Jeffrie Bross believes so and says his family’s experience and know-how will keep it open. Over the last two years the building has been open under one name or another. […]

September 11th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Funeral home owner says he is in Oskaloosa to stay

Some recent personnel changes at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home have led to some confusion.

September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Business,County News,The Independent | Read More »

Barnett Family Funeral Home moves into old Keystone building

Jake and Beth Barnett

by Dennis Sharkey A new business with a familiar name has taken over the old Keystone building in Oskaloosa and the doors are open. Inside the Barnett Family Funeral Home the paint is still drying and sawdust still is sprinkled across the floor of some rooms but business is booming.   “A lot of people […]

August 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Wises, Conser back in business together at United Country

Real Estate

Becky and Allen Wise and Andy Conser are united again under the United Country Real Estate & Auction Banner in Oskaloosa. “We are so excited to have Becky, Allen, and Andy as part of the United Country team,” said Janice Reiss, a co-owner. “We have always admired the Wises and Andy has been our company […]

August 21st, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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