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Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

These Valley Victors 4-H’ers ham it up with a clown during the parade. From left are Katelyn Reich, Caitlyn Thomas, Jenna Funk, and RheaAnn Parker, all Valley Falls.

Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Baxter to lead emergency management

Mike Baxter has been named the county’s new emergency management director.

Mike Baxter has been named the county’s new emergency management director.

July 1st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Grand finale for EDC dancers 8th year

Entertainment Dance Company dancers strike a pose in the final performance, “The Moulin Rouge.” This performance was the largest competitive dance this season. Photos by Clarke Davis

Dancers representing the Entertainment Dance Company located in Nortonville, took stage June 1 at Free State High School. Jennifer Cox, owner and director of the company, hosted the eighth annual recital.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Nurse intern joins Rider, Campbell for summer

Nichole Potts, Topeka, poses in the Valley Falls Medical Clinic where she will be working closely with Dr. Rider as an intern.

Nichole Potts, 31, Topeka, started her internship at the Valley Falls Medical Clinic last week. She has been a registered nurse for nine years and will be working closely with Dr. Rider through the end of July as she is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing curriculum through Washburn University.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Holland honored as ‘Optometrist of Year’

Dr. Jeannette Holland at the Holland Eye Clinic in Oskaloosa where she has practiced since 1996. Photo by Clarke Davis

Proud and humbled were words Dr. Jeannette Holland used to express her feelings after being named the 2013 Optometrist of the Year.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Family nurse practitioner completes doctorate

Renie Stephan conducted a year-long health assessment of Jefferson County as part of her doctorate studies at KU. The completed study as shown on the chart was released in public meetings recently at Valley Falls and Oskaloosa. Photo by Clarke Davis

Lorene “Renie” Lucille Noll-Stephan, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Certified, a Family Nurse Practitioner at McLouth Medical Clinic, has completed the requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing in Kansas City. She will participate in the university hooding at the Lied Center in Lawrence May 18.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Summer intern will write for newspapers

Holly Davis

Holly Davis, who graduated from Valley Falls High School Sunday, will join the Davis Publications staff this summer. Among her duties will be writing news and feature stories for the Independent and Vindicator. She grew up as a member of the publishing family and is the daughter of Corey and Diana Davis, Valley Falls. She […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Festival Theme

The 2013 Oskaloosa Old Settlers’ Festival theme is “Honoring Jefferson Countians of Past and Present.”

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Annual iris party delayed one week

“We have a problem. The iris party is next week and we have no blooms yet!” Jim McGrath said.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Nutrition, reading topics for summer program

Children from third grade up are invited to participate in a summer nutrition and reading program to be held in Oskaloosa starting May 31.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

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