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Oskaloosa mayor denies making comments about business owner

Oskaloosa Mayor Mike Paavola says that claims made by a local businessman are not true.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council scraps plan for police station

Plans to construct a new police station in the basement of the new pharmacy on the square have been scrapped for a bigger plan.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Dog kennel owner continues fight to keep animals in Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey An Oskaloosa resident that has been told by the city to get rid of at least three dogs isn’t sending his animals away without a fight. Brian Ledbetter lost a 3-2 decision by the city council June 7. Councilmen Gary Bryant and Dale Mooney were the two people to vote in favor […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

County Prosecutor investigating records request denial

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jason Belveal has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the city of Oskaloosa by the Independent.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Sheriff Herrig says serving Jefferson County is all he knows

Sheriff Jeff Herrig

It has been 30 years ago since Sheriff Jeff Herrig first put on a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department uniform but it doesn’t seem that long to him.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in County,Government | Read More »

Retired teacher, cattleman seeking state senate seat

“I’m running now because I don’t want to turn 70 in 10 years and be saying, ‘I wish I would have done that,’ ” Ron Ellis said on his decision to run for state senate seat.

Ron Ellis has his definition of conservative.

July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

Jefferson County health department will launch billboard campaign

Travelers through north Topeka will soon learn what the Jefferson County Health Department has to offer.

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Hard conservatives’ tax plan has local government, school officials on edge

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

Ask anyone in Jefferson County government or any of the school districts about Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan and nearly the same response is always given. They are concerned.

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in County Commission,County News,Government | Read More »

Fire hydrant problems continue to be discussed in Valley Falls

Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda

by Clarke Davis Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda June 20. Visitors included Fire District 11 board Chairman Jason Nellis, member Bill Klenklen and Fire Chief John Gordon. They wanted an update on the progress toward getting a fire hydrant in the industrial tract on the south edge of […]

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Chip and seal work moving along on Jefferson County roads

Jefferson County Commissioners had a light schedule on Monday but had time to get an update from Road and Bridge Director Francis Hubbard.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

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