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Dragon softball state champs! »

2-A State Softball Champions

09:56 am |

by Bridget Weishaar The drive to Pratt was a long one for the Valley Falls Dragons softball team but the end reward was well worth the trip, as the Dragons captured the 2A state championship trophy with an 11-2 win over the Ellinwood Eagles. The first at bat of the championship game saw seven hitters […]

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »

Cross completes third mission trip to Haiti »

Jo Cross-Haiti

12:00 pm |

  by Rick Nichols Jo Cross recently returned to Oskaloosa following an eight-day mission trip to Haiti, her third trip to the West Indian nation since it was devastated by an earthquake in January of 2010. Cross, a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, spent March 10-17 in Haiti with six other Kansans. The […]

Apr 13 2016 / Read More »

Harrington now barbering at Eveyln’s »

Geri Harrington

11:47 am |

  by Clarke Davis Geri Harrington is now barbering two days a week in her hometown of Valley Falls. She will be at Evelyn’s Hair & Tanning Tuesdays and Fridays. Being a barber is a late-in-life decision for Harrington who was married to a barber. She was a homemaker while raising four children for 12 […]

Apr 13 2016 / Read More »

Not your average game »

Mable Mestagh--Donkey Basketball

10:40 am |

      by Bridget Weishaar Although the hard court season has come to an end, members of the McLouth community were treated to a game of basketball this past Wednesday evening in the purple gym. Patrons arrived to not just any ol’ game of basketball, this game just happened to include four hoofs, a […]

Apr 7 2016 / Read More »
County News

Buerman takes over as county treasurer »

Lisa Buerman--County Treasurer

10:29 am |

  by Rick Nichols Timing is everything, they say, and for Lisa Buerman, Jefferson County’s new county treasurer, her timing couldn’t be better … or worse. When Deputy County Treasurer Linda Southiere retired more than a year ago, then County Treasurer Mary Underwood had to find someone else to be her second in command and […]

Apr 7 2016 / Read More »

It was a day devoted entirely to reading »

Jason Belveal-Read a thon

03:25 pm |

  by Rick Nichols Oskaloosa USD 341 and other school districts throughout the United States observed Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2 by participating in Read Across America. Through three morning reading sessions, an afternoon Read-A-Thon and the presence of “hands-on library stations,” another afternoon activity, the value of reading as both a leisurely diversion and […]

Mar 24 2016 / Read More »

Dragons fall to Olpe, bring home 3rd »

Lauren Harrington-2016 State Tournament

03:09 pm |

  by Bridget Weishaar The consolation game of the Class 2A state tournament held in Manhattan got underway Saturday with the 24-1 Valley Falls Dragons taking on the 22-3 Hill City Ringnecks. The returning Dragons topped the Ringnecks 54-50 and claimed the third place trophy, one place higher than last year’s debut. Opening the game […]

Mar 24 2016 / Read More »

Support helps fight senior isolation, hunger »

James Clulo

02:51 pm |

  Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties Inc. will participate in the 14th annual March for Meals — a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its safety net. The Meals on Wheels March for Meals celebration will include mayors, city and county officials, […]

Mar 24 2016 / Read More »

Master Farmer, Master Homemaker named »

Craig and Tamara Gigstad-Master Farmers

02:37 pm |

  by Mary Lou Peter K-State Research & Extension A Jefferson County couple is among six statewide who have been named 2015 Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their communities. Craig and Tamara Gigstad, Valley Falls, will will be among those honored […]

Mar 24 2016 / Read More »

Efforts of three women recognized by Alliance »

Heidi Pickerell, left, Pam King, center, and Jo Cross display the Spirit of Humanitarianism Awards they received last week from the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc.

11:19 am |

A rural Valley Falls woman and two women from the Oskaloosa area with at least one thing in common, a heartfelt desire to help others, were honored last Thursday in Oskaloosa by the Jefferson County Alliance of Service Councils Inc., during a luncheon at the office of the county health department.

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »

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Oskaloosa Softball Team Runner Up

Bears softball team state runnerup; loses heartbreaker in 11th inning »

11:19 am |   by Rick Nichols The second-seeded Rams of Riverton High School proved to be just that, ‘ram tough,’ on Saturday at the Twin Oaks Complex in Manhattan, outlasting the fourth-seeded…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »

A lifetime of memories »

Don Reynolds

11:03 am |   by Clarke Davis Don Reynolds retired many years ago from his job at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, but the memories…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »

Alliance honors three for making a difference »

Spirit of Humanitarianism Award

10:42 am |   by Rick Nichols A Boy Scout leader, a woman with a heart for others and a woman with a love for…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »

Police chief will run for county sheriff »

Valley Falls Police Chief Bronson Campbell

10:22 am |   by Clarke Davis Valley Falls Police Chief Bronson Campbell filed to run for Jefferson County sheriff setting up a primary race…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »
Countians asked to join Shawnee R for L » Bulldogs fall to Dragons » FFA, 4-H members can build their own truck bed »

The Vindicator

Alliance honors three for making a difference »

Spirit of Humanitarianism Award

10:42 am |   by Rick Nichols A Boy Scout leader, a woman with a heart for others and a woman with a love for…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »

Police chief will run for county sheriff »

Valley Falls Police Chief Bronson Campbell

10:22 am |   by Clarke Davis Valley Falls Police Chief Bronson Campbell filed to run for Jefferson County sheriff setting up a primary race…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »
Countians asked to join Shawnee R for L » Bulldogs fall to Dragons »
Don Reynolds

A lifetime of memories »

11:03 am |   by Clarke Davis Don Reynolds retired many years ago from his job at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, but the memories are always fresh. One night, for instance, he…

Jun 16 2016 / Read More »