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Firefighters outfitted with new bunker gear

District 11 Fire Chief

District 11 volunteer firefighters are equipped with new clothing, boots, and helmets and got a bargain price, reports Fire Chief Jason Nellis.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskaloosa hosts agritourism seminar

Agritourism seminar

      by Rick Nichols The first-ever Jefferson County Agritourism Seminar drew about 35 people to the Oskaloosa area the evening of Nov. 19 for a chance to either learn more about this relatively new concept or share the knowledge and cumulative experience at their disposal with others. The event was hosted by Colonial […]

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Breads of many flavors

Gravel Road Goodies Ronda Turner

Gravel Road Goodies has expanded from the farmers’ markets and bazaars to local grocery outlets with their breads and rolls.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Schools, students bienvenida Spanish teacher

Mar Cuadron Spanish Teacher

Friday night football and respectful students are making Mar Cuadron’s introduction to America an enjoyable one.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

St. Francis will close 3 clinics in county

The hours at the Valley Falls clinic will be expanded and include two late nights and even some Saturday hours.

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Lakeside residents to welcome public

Buck Lakeside Village

There is a renewed community spirit at work in Lakeside Village, a 150-house subdivision on Perry Lake’s east side. So many improvements have been made that the community believes it’s time to celebrate.

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Mail carriers cited for accident-free driving careers

Rural Mail Carriers

Two rural mail carriers who begin their day at the Valley Falls Post Office have been cited for rolling 1 million accident-free miles.

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

People from 30 nations visit Domann farm

David Hallauer-Domann Farms

Exploring the importance of crop insurance was central when agricultural leaders from more than 30 nations visited Jefferson County last week.

October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Hair salon opens in Perry

Shear Style

Having grown up in Jefferson County, Issy Meyer knows all to well how important small town businesses are for a town’s survival.

October 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Perry,The Vindicator | Read More »

End of an era

Stewart Hardware

Stewart Hardware has been reducing inventory in recent weeks selling out at 50 cents on the dollar. The store will close soon and auction dates have been scheduled for November.

October 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | Read More »

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