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Assistant added to EDC staff

Michele Carter

  by Rick Nichols A rural Topeka woman with more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing and economic development has been hired to fill what is a new position, that of Economic Development Assistant for Jefferson County. Michele Carter assumed the duties associated with the position on Feb. 1 and will be working […]

March 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Chief recalls strides made in fighting fires

Bob Fritch

  by Clarke Davis There is someone on duty eight hours a day Monday through Friday at the Rock Creek Township Fire Station in Meriden. It’s the daytime hours during the week when the volunteer department is the most shorthanded, so for the past two years someone has been paid to be at the station […]

March 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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 »

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