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Cathy’s Style Shop makes a move to the Oskaloosa square

Cathy's Style Shop

Story and photos by Dennis Sharkey The Oskaloosa square recently became more stylish. Cathy’s Style Shop has made the move to the corner of Washington and Liberty streets this past spring. A full grand opening celebration is planned for later after all the final touches have been put on the shop. Owner Cathy Dailey, who […]

August 5th, 2011 | Posted in Business,County News,The Independent | Read More »

Sisters move flower shop, luncheonette on Broadway

Julie Brink and Jo Tichenor

by Clarke Davis Sisters Julie Brink and Jo Tichenor are inviting the public to an open house this weekend at their new business venture, Aahhh Some Blossom. The women have purchased their aunt June Huston’s flower business and moved it from her home on west Broadway to a former gas station on the east end […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Vindicator | Read More »

Humm Dingers opens on K-4 highway in Valley Falls


Story and photo by Clarke Davis Andy Dinger and his father, Ed, have formed a partnership to launch a new restaurant and bar in Valley Falls. Humm Dingers opened Memorial Day weekend behind the liquor store on K-4 highway, the same location as former Weekenders. Starting off, hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight with […]

June 6th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Nortonville adds steak house to Main Street

Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey A center place on Nortonville’s Main Street that has been dormant for years is now live and vibrant. The Main Street Restaurant opened for business in February after five months of renovation according to owner Sam Kearney who runs the business with his fiancee Tina Stark. Kearney said the […]

April 21st, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Independent | Read More »

JNR brings wireless internet, computer repair to Valley Falls

Story and photo by Clarke Davis JNR Rural Internet & PC Repair has opened its doors on Broadway in Valley Falls, promising full service in the digital age. They invited the public to a get-acquainted open house April 15 The company is an Internet service provider furnishing wireless broadband service at Oskaloosa, Lakeshore Estates, Valley […]

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

Chunkie Dunkers BBQ relocating to Grainery at Apple Valley Farm

For the last five years Oskaloosans have got used to the smell of barbecue smoke coming from the back of Stinky’s Bar and Grill but the air is clear now that Chunkie Dunkers BBQ has moved out of town.

March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Independent | Read More »

Brothers come together to open auto business in Winchester

Three brothers from Winchester have taken on the bad economy and prevailed.

March 9th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Local farmer opens feed and fertilizer store at old cooperative

by Dennis Sharkey When Dailey Ag owners Mike and Nancy Dailey purchased the old Oskaloosa Cooperative on U.S. 59 Highway they didn’t plan on a retail operation. “We’ve been farming for years and we’ve thought about buying it for a place for fertilizer,” Mike said. “As we were fixing it up we decided to open […]

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Business,The Independent | Read More »

Spencer joins Heinen’s accounting firm

Stephanie Spencer, rural Meriden, has joined the staff at the Paul Heinen & Associates accounting firm in Valley Falls.

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Nortonville residents have a reason to stay home for good food

On Saturday Hops Bar and Grill in Nortonville celebrated their grand opening.

February 9th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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