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A crew from Little Joe’s Asphalt goes to work during Monday afternoon’s heat.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Lominska’s book tells story of Jefferson County farm

The cover of Lominska's book shows Fredericka Bruchmiller, one of the daughters of the original owners of the Lominska farm.

Joy Lominska makes sure to note that her book is not about just any Kansas farm and it’s not about farms in general. This book is about her farm.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

New priest assumes duties at three parishes

Photo by Jared Speckman New priest Lazar Carasala stands in front of St. Joseph’s Church in Nortonville. Carasala is the new priest at St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception in Valley Falls and Corpus Christi Catholic Church at Mooney Creek.

Despite spending a year in the United States, Lazar Carasala still finds himself making adjustments.

Carasala is the new Catholic priest who will serve three area parishes in rural Jefferson county.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Manville takes national wool honors

Kylie Manville, Winchester, national Make It With Wool ambassador, looks back on all of her projects throughout the past eight years. Photo by Holly Davis

Kylie Manville, 16, reflects on her successful year with the Make It With Wool national and state contests.

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

New editor assumes duties at Oskaloosa

Jared Speckman

Jared Speckman, 23, has been named editor of the Oskaloosa Independent.

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

Honor paid to those who gave the full measure

Veterans march through an avenue of wet flags at an Oskaloosa cemetery Monday to pay tribute to the war dead. Photo by Clarke Davis

Oskaloosa and Ozawkie American Legion Posts were joined by the Ozawkie Legion Riders to conduct services at seven cemeteries finishing at noon at Pleasant View in Oskaloosa.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Couple safe but sad after losing barn

Marsha Funk stands in front of her 100-year-old barn that was standing Sunday morning and later collapsed in the storm. A mare and her colt were in the barn but escaped harm. Photo by Holly Davis

After Sunday night’s storms, Robert and Marsha Funk are counting their blessings while also grieving over the loss of the 100-year-old barn that used to stand in front of their McLouth home.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Hull is Oskaloosa’s new mayor

Oskaloosa Mayor Eric Hull

Patience and a sense of humor are traits Richard “Eric” Hull believes he has that will see him through the trials of public office.
Hull is Oskaloosa’s new mayor following Mike Paavola, who resigned.

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

Oskaloosa Scout earns Eagle award

Tegan Bowers

Tegan Bowers, a freshman at Oskaloosa High School, has earned the Eagle Scout Award. The award is the highest rank bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Tank overflow causes fuel spill at McLouth

Caution tape defines the areas where diesel fuel overflowed from an underground tank and flowed into a residential neighborhood in McLouth Friday night. Photo by Clarke Davis

McLouth Fire Department personnel were the first on the scene of a diesel fuel spill at a McLouth gas station Friday night where more than 1,500 gallons overflowed from a tank and flowed downhill into a residential neighborhood.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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