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One man’s experience in combating crime

Jim Child

Perry area farmer Jim Child was busy and missed the meeting organized by Rod Bigham in Grantville recently dealing with crime, but he could have added to the frustration expressed there many of his own experiences.

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

New City Hall is ready to‘meet’ the public

Oskaloosa City Hall

At long last the City of Oskaloosa has a permanent home again, to the extent that anything in this world can ever be truly permanent.

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

JCN teams 1st in home meet

JCN home meet

Both the Jefferson County North High School boys’ and girls’ track teams tallied the most points at the invitational meet they played host to April 30.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

It’s tomato planting time

Tomato King

Bill King, owner of Valley Lawn & Garden, has always been the Tomato King, but this year the numbers are staggering.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Trojans, Raiders fall to Bears

Bear softball

The Oskaloosa High School softball team improved to 12-0 on the season by sweeping two doubleheaders last week, the first against the Troy Trojans and the second against the Immaculata Raiders

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Cameron Hall takes the helm of Dragon baseball

Coach Hall

If you have caught a Valley Falls Dragon baseball game lately, you have probably seen some new faces on the diamond. Not only with the players, but also with the coaching staff.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Campbell now heads osteopathic association

Dr. Larry Campbell

Dr. Larry Campbell, rural Oskaloosa, is president of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine..

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

County fire and rescue personnel schooled in grain bin excavation

Members of the District No. 11 fire department, Valley Falls,  played host to a grain engulfment training demonstration Saturday at the fire station.

Members of the District No. 11 fire department, Valley Falls, played host to a grain engulfment training demonstration Saturday at the fire station.

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskie softball team remains unbeaten

Oskaloosa Bears continue to win

The Oskaloosa High School softball team improved to 8-0 on the season by sweeping a doubleheader against the Valley Falls High School Dragons April 14 in Valley Falls.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Patriotism plays well in McLouth

Patriots Day parade 2105

As a rule, citizens of McLouth and the surrounding countryside didn’t let the at times heavy rain Saturday morning interfere with their plans to participate in the community’s 17th annual Patriots Day celebration.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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