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Oskaloosa hosts agritourism seminar

Agritourism seminar

      by Rick Nichols The first-ever Jefferson County Agritourism Seminar drew about 35 people to the Oskaloosa area the evening of Nov. 19 for a chance to either learn more about this relatively new concept or share the knowledge and cumulative experience at their disposal with others. The event was hosted by Colonial […]

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Nelsons are 4-H Family of the Year

Nelson- 4H family of the year

The Jason and Anita Nelson family was recognized as the Family of the Year during the annual Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet in Meriden Saturday night.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Schools, students bienvenida Spanish teacher

Mar Cuadron Spanish Teacher

Friday night football and respectful students are making Mar Cuadron’s introduction to America an enjoyable one.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

St. Francis will close 3 clinics in county

The hours at the Valley Falls clinic will be expanded and include two late nights and even some Saturday hours.

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

People from 30 nations visit Domann farm

David Hallauer-Domann Farms

Exploring the importance of crop insurance was central when agricultural leaders from more than 30 nations visited Jefferson County last week.

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

Worthington ready to pick up where predecessor left off

Joseph Worthington

The beat goes on at Jefferson County North High School, where longtime Principal Gary Bedigrew retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, leaving the USD 339 Board of Education with a big vacancy to fill

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Graf joins the Keystone team

Graf at Keystone

Anyone who has worked in the field of Special Education for any length of time knows full well that it takes a team of dedicated professionals working together to produce positive outcomes for either children or adults with mental and quite possibly physical limitations.

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

County’s 12 4-H clubs headed for fair

4-H Noll

  A sure bet: County 4-H Fair won’t be for the bird by Rick Nichols Don’t be a dud, Don’t be a square; Get with it, bud, And head for the fair! … just leave your chickens behind. Lucky 4 4-H Club community leader Sara Noll readily refers to her oldest son, Andrew, as “the […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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 »

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