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Cross completes third mission trip to Haiti

Jo Cross-Haiti

  by Rick Nichols Jo Cross recently returned to Oskaloosa following an eight-day mission trip to Haiti, her third trip to the West Indian nation since it was devastated by an earthquake in January of 2010. Cross, a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, spent March 10-17 in Haiti with six other Kansans. The […]

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

Harrington now barbering at Eveyln’s

Geri Harrington

  by Clarke Davis Geri Harrington is now barbering two days a week in her hometown of Valley Falls. She will be at Evelyn’s Hair & Tanning Tuesdays and Fridays. Being a barber is a late-in-life decision for Harrington who was married to a barber. She was a homemaker while raising four children for 12 […]

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | Read More »

Not your average game

Mable Mestagh--Donkey Basketball

      by Bridget Weishaar Although the hard court season has come to an end, members of the McLouth community were treated to a game of basketball this past Wednesday evening in the purple gym. Patrons arrived to not just any ol’ game of basketball, this game just happened to include four hoofs, a […]

April 7th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,The Independent | Read More »

The same hospitality, good food

Patricia and Mike Miller--The Barn

  by Clarke Davis It’s spring at The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn and a few changes are taking place. Those artificial flowers have been tossed and replaced by real ones, the waterfall and gurgling brook have been renewed, and the giant lawn mower has been made ready. “I’m having that old trash container boxed […]

April 7th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | 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 »

Perfect score for District 11 Ambulance receives Outstanding Inspection Certificate

John Shipley

The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services has presented the Outstanding Inspection Certificate to Fire District No. 11 EMS at Valley Falls.

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

Sunset Haven’s 40th celebrated

Sunset Haven 40th

A small group gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the public housing complex known as Sunset Haven in Valley Falls.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Valley Falls | Read More »

Better alert system for county discussed

A mass notification system that would use cell phones to alert people about emergencies was discussed by Mike Baxter, Jefferson County emergency management director, before the county commissioners Monday.

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in County Commission,Government | Read More »

Mortgage fee elimination could strain county budget

The potential elimination of mortgage registration fees could put a strain on the county’s budget in the upcoming year.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

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