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Hobby makes Aydukovich the ‘can man’

Tim Aydukovich is an avid aluminum can collector and at it daily about Oskaloosa. Photo by Rick Nichols.

Tim Aydukovich of Oskaloosa crushes boxes, sweeps the sidewalk and takes out the garbage two days a week at Thriftway, and were he ever to be asked to wash the front windows or carry a bag of groceries to a little old lady’s car for her, in all likelihood the affable 42-year-old man would be more than happy to oblige.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

JCN’s Kramer named to All-State girls’ team

Jacee Kramer in action in the opening state tournament game in Manhattan. Photo by Clarke Davis

Jefferson County North senior Jacee Kramer has been named to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s All-State girls’ team and was pictured in Sunday’s edition. She was also named to the Class 2A girls’ first team.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Floral, antique store grand opening

Dave sits at an antique poker table. In an earlier era, only cards and chips were allowed on the table. This style poker table has a disk at each corner for one to place other items, such as drinks. This was a common style in the late 1880s, though few exist today. This one came from a pub in Three Rivers, Minn.

This weekend marks the grand opening of a new enlarged facility for Colonial Acres Floral and Antiques on the south side of Oskaloosa.

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Fire destroys building in downtown Oskaloosa

Photo by Mike Tomlinson

A structure fire late Monday night destroyed two businesses on the Oskaloosa square.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Pool renovations begin

Mayor Eric Hull, left, discusses the ongoing pool project with Monty Hays at the site of the new children's pool Monday evening

Mayor Eric Hull, left, discusses the ongoing pool project with Monty Hays at the site of the new children’s pool Monday evening

November 28th, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Vacant house catches fire in Winchester

A local firefighter uses water to put out a blaze at a local Winchester house. Photo by Jared Speckman

A local firefighter uses water to put out a blaze at a local Winchester house.

November 21st, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Salute to veterans

Major John Tucker of the National Guard spoke at Jefferson County North High School Monday afternoon as a part of their Veterans Day Celebration. Tucker was previously stationed in Panama, Germany and Kuwait. He is currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Adams also spoke and several area veterans were honored as a part of the celebration. Photo by Jared Speckman

Major John Tucker of the National Guard spoke at Jefferson County North High School Monday afternoon as a part of their Veterans Day Celebration.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Just out of reach; Chargers fall in state championship game

The Jefferson County North Chargers pose with their state medals and second place trophy after the state championship.

Jefferson County North fell just short of claiming the 2A state volleyball championship Saturday evening. The Chargers fell in two sets to Hillsboro High School, claiming a second place finish.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Playground goes up at McLouth

Photo by Jared Speckman

Volunteers help assemble the new playground equipment for the McLouth elementary students last Saturday afternoon.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Chargers teams advance to state

Jefferson County North players Randi Noll and Kayla Jobbins go up for the block in their first round sub-state matchup against Troy. The Chargers claimed their second straight sub-state title. Photo by Jared Speckman

Boys’ and girls’ cross country headed to state meet; JCN volleyball claims second straight sub-state title

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

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