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Worthington ready to pick up where predecessor left off

Joseph Worthington

The beat goes on at Jefferson County North High School, where longtime Principal Gary Bedigrew retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, leaving the USD 339 Board of Education with a big vacancy to fill

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Graf joins the Keystone team

Graf at Keystone

Anyone who has worked in the field of Special Education for any length of time knows full well that it takes a team of dedicated professionals working together to produce positive outcomes for either children or adults with mental and quite possibly physical limitations.

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

County’s 12 4-H clubs headed for fair

4-H Noll

  A sure bet: County 4-H Fair won’t be for the bird by Rick Nichols Don’t be a dud, Don’t be a square; Get with it, bud, And head for the fair! … just leave your chickens behind. Lucky 4 4-H Club community leader Sara Noll readily refers to her oldest son, Andrew, as “the […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

New sub shop proves success

Subs and Stuff

In the highly-competitive restaurant business, where there’s little margin for error, good help and a tasty product people are willing to pay for will always be key ingredients in the recipe for success

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Longtime Winchester scorekeeper receives Clint Hill Service Award

Raymond Riley

Among some, 82-year-old Raymond Riley of Winchester will always be remembered as “that guy,” the man who cast the deciding vote to close the high schools in Winchester and Nortonville so they could be replaced by what was eventually to become known as Jefferson County North High School.

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Floors specialty of new Oskie business

Floors-N-Moore

Former Tonganoxie resident Bill Allen, who has been laying floors for the past 30 years, went into business for himself last week when Floors -N- More opened in Oskaloosa, filling the vacant space most recently occupied by a NAPA auto parts store.

June 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Demonstration at OJT to coincide with festival

Haying With Horses

Current and former Jefferson County residents planning to be in downtown Oskaloosa June 25-27 for this year’s Old Settlers’ Festival may want to drive just a little further to check out the “doin’s” at Old Jefferson Town.

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Chargers sweep league track meet in Winchester

Jacob Schrick-Javelin

Competing at home on their new track, the Chargers of Jefferson County North High School finished first in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions at the Northeast Kansas League track meet May 14 in Winchester.

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Death claims woman with a heart for Hospice

Carole Hendrix

Friends of Hospice of Jefferson County lost a good friend last Thursday when Carole Hendrix, a longtime member of the organization’s board, died at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

McLouth’s horse judging team is state’s best

McLouth FFA

They sure know their horses at McLouth High School.

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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