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William Cook

William S. “Bill” Cook, 69, Valley Falls, died Nov. 15, 2010, at his son’s home in rural Mayetta of an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 22, 1941, at Chanute, the son of Robert Dale and Hazel Laverne Vannocker Cook. He was a 1959 graduate of Meriden High School. He was a retired lumberjack […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Job search turned into business ownership for Winchester native

Travis Ray and his mother Ann Ray stand outside of Jae’s Place Restaurant in Winchester. Ann owned the eating establishment for eight years during the 90s and now her son Travis is the owner. Photo and story by Dennis Sharkey Winchester native Travis Ray wasn’t looking to become a restaurant owner when his restaurant, Jae’s […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Christmas decorating contest in Meriden and Ozawkie

The Meriden-Ozawkie Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Christmas Lighting and Decorating contest the week of Dec. 6.A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to each of the three area winners. Area 1 is within the Meriden city limits, Area 2 is within the Ozawkie city limits, and Area 3 is in the unincorporated […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Meriden,Municipalities,Ozawkie | Read More »

Oskaloosans want to express community pride after winning state volleyball title

by Dennis Sharkey Winning a state championship in volleyball is generating a lot of community spirit and the phones are ringing. Oskaloosans are wanting to know how they can display their community pride USD 341 Superintendent Jon Pfau says. “It’s funny because that’s all I’ve really heard everywhere I’ve been in the past week,” Pfau […]

November 25th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Load of hogs spilled near Nortonville

Story and photo by Clarke Davis A semi-truck load of hogs overturned just north of the US-59 and K-4 junction at Nortonville shortly after 9 a.m. Nov. 19. The driver, Justin Meyer, 20, Bremen, was transported by county ambulance to the Atchison Hospital for treatment of injuries. According to the Highway Patrol report, the truck […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Rush submits resignation at McLouth USD 342

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth USD 342 members could be looking for a new superintendent sooner rather than later. At a special meeting of the board last month Superintendent Jean Rush submitted her resignation to the board but it is not clear why. When asked when her resignation was effective, Rush said she didn’t know but […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

The View from Rural Route #8

If Will Rogers were alive today to repeat that all he knew was what he read in the papers, he’d be about as half as smart or less than he was when he said it 80-some years ago. That’s because the papers have shrunk in several ways, and generally that includes story length and depth, […]

November 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Columns,Rural Route #8 | Read More »

Ozawkie Grange gives McLouth students new dictionaries

McLouth third-grader Cassidy Jones looks through her new dictionary for a specific word on Monday. Jones and the rest of the third-grade class were all supplied with new dictionaries by Grange No. 1459 of Ozawkie. The group is similar to 4-H and will be distributing about 240 dictionaries to third-grade students in the county. The […]

November 23rd, 2010 | Posted in County News,The Independent | Read More »

Keystone hopes to start building negotiations soon

by Dennis Sharkey Negotiations for a possible move for Keystone Learning Services could begin before winter break for schools. Last month the Keystone Board appointed Ron Langston, JCN USD 339, Ed Courtney, McLouth USD 342 and Keystone Director and JCN USD 339 Superintendent Dr. Tim Marshall to serve as a negotiations committee with the Jefferson […]

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Spreading the Word | ‘Thanks veterans’

Veterans are greeted by an avenue of pupils waving flags on Veterans Day at Valley Falls schools. Photo by Clarke Davis The children at Valley Falls Elementary and High school held their third annual Veterans Day program Nov. 11 to honor and thank the community’s veterans. Kansas Brig. Gen. Lee Tafanelli brought, in part, this […]

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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