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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 »

Enhancing habitat purpose of Perry Wildlife Area

Perry Wildlife

Andrew Page has been planting sunflowers next to strips of wheat in eight or nine fields that adds up to over 100 acres.

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

New City Hall is ready to‘meet’ the public

Oskaloosa City Hall

At long last the City of Oskaloosa has a permanent home again, to the extent that anything in this world can ever be truly permanent.

May 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

JCN teams 1st in home meet

JCN home meet

Both the Jefferson County North High School boys’ and girls’ track teams tallied the most points at the invitational meet they played host to April 30.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

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