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Longtime Winchester scorekeeper receives Clint Hill Service Award

Raymond Riley

Among some, 82-year-old Raymond Riley of Winchester will always be remembered as “that guy,” the man who cast the deciding vote to close the high schools in Winchester and Nortonville so they could be replaced by what was eventually to become known as Jefferson County North High School.

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Floors specialty of new Oskie business


Former Tonganoxie resident Bill Allen, who has been laying floors for the past 30 years, went into business for himself last week when Floors -N- More opened in Oskaloosa, filling the vacant space most recently occupied by a NAPA auto parts store.

June 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Jeff West girls state champs

Jeff West Wins State Tournament

The Jefferson West softball team captured the state championship title at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka Monday morning defeating Rock Creek High School in the eighth inning, 2-1.

June 9th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Mail carrier ends long career

Leeta Dolsky

Leeta Dolsky ended a 32-year career Friday delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service.

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Demonstration at OJT to coincide with festival

Haying With Horses

Current and former Jefferson County residents planning to be in downtown Oskaloosa June 25-27 for this year’s Old Settlers’ Festival may want to drive just a little further to check out the “doin’s” at Old Jefferson Town.

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Chargers sweep league track meet in Winchester

Jacob Schrick-Javelin

Competing at home on their new track, the Chargers of Jefferson County North High School finished first in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions at the Northeast Kansas League track meet May 14 in Winchester.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Death claims woman with a heart for Hospice

Carole Hendrix

Friends of Hospice of Jefferson County lost a good friend last Thursday when Carole Hendrix, a longtime member of the organization’s board, died at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

QR codes will ID historic places

Lecompton QR Codes

Lecompton, the once Territorial Capital of Kansas in 1855, may have already been known for its historical sites, but that didn’t stop the fourth-graders in Sandy Gantz’s class from going one step further and bringing the quiet little town into the big virtual world.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Lake visitors will find new playground equipment

Ken Wade

Memorial Day weekend opens the gate to the Perry Lake visitation season welcoming 600,000 to 800,000 people to Jefferson County in the days leading up to Labor Day.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

McLouth’s horse judging team is state’s best

McLouth FFA

They sure know their horses at McLouth High School.

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

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