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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 »

Bulldogs defeat Bears

Senior Drew Cerny runs for 43 yards to set up a touchdown two plays later for the McLouth Bulldogs in their match with the Oskaloosa Bears Friday in McLouth. The Bulldogs led 32-0 at the half and would go on to win the game, 38-0.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Roadwork ahead

Road Work

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 »

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