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Sacrifices of many duly noted

Bugler Francis Stockton plays taps to close ceremonies Memorial Day at Pleasant View Cemetery. Photo by Rick Nichols

The numerous men and women who have willingly given the “last full measure of devotion” in defense of America since 1776 were remembered Monday during special ceremonies at cemeteries throughout Jefferson County.

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Oskaloosa, McLouth softball statebound

Oskaloosa’s Haidyn Bassett (#11) not only stole second base, but proceeded to steal third as the ball slipped between the legs of the Marysville player and into the outfield in the regional contest May 20. Shortly after, she stole home to give the Bears a run in the first inning. Photo by Ken Locke

Undefeated Bears making 3rd trip to state; will start play Thursday in Topeka. Experienced coach taking young McLouth to 2A state tournament Thursday

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Learning respect

Marine and Valley Falls Cub Scout leader of Pack 84, Mike Wilson, and Scouts, Austin Wilson and Jackson Reich, assisted in placing American flags next to the tombstones of veterans in the Valley Falls cemetery Saturday morning.

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Tiger SB, Kaw BB to debut at state

Coach Chad Jackson

Jefferson West top seeded at Pratt, Perry-Lecompton to meet Goodland

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

JCN superintendent garners high honor

Denise Jennings

Having demonstrated over time her support for educational theater at Jefferson County North High School, Denise Jennings, Jefferson County North USD 339 superintendent, has been named an Outstanding Administrator for 2013-2014 by the Educational Theatre Association’s board of directors.

May 12th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Shaw will operate health clinic

Danelle Shaw, APRN

The F.W. Huston Medical Clinic in Valley Falls has reopened with Danelle Shaw, an advanced practice registered nurse, providing primary health care.

May 12th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Patriotism on display in McLouth

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The 16th annual Patriots Day Parade drew scores of people to McLouth Saturday to view a red- white-and-blue procession that included McLouth High School’s top-ranked band, a human flag provided by the Bank of McLouth, none other than both “George Washington” and “Paul Revere,” modern-day patriots, some on foot and others astride horses, dressed in period apparel and carrying the colors, and a trolley transporting just some of the many veterans who have served their country down through the years.

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Heinen, Poe retire from electric co-op

The invitation to the public reads “Retirement – your table for two is ready,” and while Steve Poe isn’t Joe Heinen’s first choice for a dinner companion at a five-star restaurant, nor Heinen Poe’s, the two men have come to greatly admire each other as a direct result of their many years working together as employees of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative.

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Hobby makes Aydukovich the ‘can man’

Tim Aydukovich is an avid aluminum can collector and at it daily about Oskaloosa. Photo by Rick Nichols.

Tim Aydukovich of Oskaloosa crushes boxes, sweeps the sidewalk and takes out the garbage two days a week at Thriftway, and were he ever to be asked to wash the front windows or carry a bag of groceries to a little old lady’s car for her, in all likelihood the affable 42-year-old man would be more than happy to oblige.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

County officials dish up breakfast for the GOP

Ron Ellis, center, secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee, handles bids from the floor on a pie as Oskaloosa’s Dave Taylor of Colonial Acres Guesthouse & Floral, right, assists him while Travis Oliver, chairman of the central committee, looks on.

Opinions were plentiful Saturday morning in Perry when the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee hosted the latest installment of Eggs & Issues at American Legion Post 142.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

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