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Trojans, Raiders fall to Bears

Bear softball

The Oskaloosa High School softball team improved to 12-0 on the season by sweeping two doubleheaders last week, the first against the Troy Trojans and the second against the Immaculata Raiders

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

Campbell now heads osteopathic association

Dr. Larry Campbell

Dr. Larry Campbell, rural Oskaloosa, is president of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine..

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

County fire and rescue personnel schooled in grain bin excavation

Members of the District No. 11 fire department, Valley Falls,  played host to a grain engulfment training demonstration Saturday at the fire station.

Members of the District No. 11 fire department, Valley Falls, played host to a grain engulfment training demonstration Saturday at the fire station.

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Bears lose 2 at Valley Falls

Bears lose 2 at Valley Falls

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April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Oskie softball team remains unbeaten

Oskaloosa Bears continue to win

The Oskaloosa High School softball team improved to 8-0 on the season by sweeping a doubleheader against the Valley Falls High School Dragons April 14 in Valley Falls.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Patriotism plays well in McLouth

Patriots Day parade 2105

As a rule, citizens of McLouth and the surrounding countryside didn’t let the at times heavy rain Saturday morning interfere with their plans to participate in the community’s 17th annual Patriots Day celebration.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

McLouth’s Everley recognized by Rural Water Association

Kim Everley

Kim Everley, city administrator and city clerk at McLouth, has been recognized by the Kansas Rural Water Association as City Clerk of the Year.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Scenic Oskaloosa setting inspires Lowland Hum

Daniel and Lauren Goans

A just-released album by the North Carolina folk duo Lowland Hum includes a distinctive song whose lyrics were inspired by the positive experience Daniel Goans and his wife, Lauren, had when they made an overnight stop in Oskaloosa last year while on tour.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Experience at Hummer’s a bummer for Bears

Oskaloosa’s Maddy Miller (#18) rounds second base in the Bears’ state softball game against Lyons-Chase High School in Topeka May 29. This was an RBI hit that put the Bears on the scoreboard.The teams were tied at 1 going into the seventh inning. Lyons-Chase scored two runs in the top of the seventh and Oskaloosa was unable to answer, losing 3-1. Despite the loss, the Bears did have an enviable overall record this season ending with 23 wins and only this one loss.

I left Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex with a “souvenir” last Thursday evening: a small red mark on the back of my right hand consisting of the letters “THUR” (for Thursday) surrounded by a circle. The only trouble is, the girls I’d come to watch, the members of the Oskaloosa High School softball team, left the site with tears in their eyes, their hopes for a state championship dashed, meaning I wouldn’t be returning to the capital city the next day to get another “souvenir” so I could see the Bears play two more games.

June 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Sacrifices of many duly noted

Bugler Francis Stockton plays taps to close ceremonies Memorial Day at Pleasant View Cemetery. Photo by Rick Nichols

The numerous men and women who have willingly given the “last full measure of devotion” in defense of America since 1776 were remembered Monday during special ceremonies at cemeteries throughout Jefferson County.

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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