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Valley Falls hires two police officers

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls City Council offered a part-time law enforcement job to two officers when it met last Wednesday. The council had interviewed candidates the previous Monday. Offered jobs were Derek A. Charles, Topeka, and Joshua L. Pence, Meriden. Police Chief Tammy Gross said both men are certified officers and experienced. The […]

December 28th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Valley Falls school budget aided by at-risks numbers

by Clarke Davis Hard economic times — the reason schools are hard strapped for money — oddly have a few advantages when it comes to budgeting for state money. Valley Falls Superintendent Loren Feldkamp explained to the school board Dec. 13 that one of the “weighting” factors in setting the budget is the number of […]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Courthouse records: Dec. 23, 2010

Cases filed— Limited civil: Barclays Bank Delaware vs. Vera P. Novoseltsev, recovery of money. Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative Inc. vs. Jessica Boose, recovery of money; vs. Billy B. Cremer, recovery of money; vs. Rebecca L. Frost and Jack Snodgrass, recovery of money; vs. Angie M. Price, recovery of money; vs. Brent A. Freeman, recovery of money; […]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Car burglary ring brought down

A table full of recovered stolen goods sits inside the Jefferson County evidence room. The items recovered from a rash of car burglaries includes five firearms. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey Tonganoxie police last week arrested four individuals connected with dozens of car burglaries across Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. The car burglaries started about […]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Becker sentenced to six years in prison

Former Meriden Bank President Scott D. Becker was sentenced to six years in federal prison on Monday for embezzling more than $2 million from the bank. According to a report in the Topeka Capital Journal Becker had requested to be released for a week before reporting to jail but his request was denied by federal […]

December 26th, 2010 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Santa arrives in Valley Falls

The children and their parents waited for Santa Claus inside the township hall to avoid a cold wind but were all smiles when the old fellow arrived in Valley Falls Dec. 11. Santa arrived on a fire truck driven by District 11 Captain Bill Klenklen. Santa got a list of most everyone’s wishes before heading […]

December 26th, 2010 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Marketing rules among issues addressed in KLA policy

Kansas Livestock Association members have approved policy on government intervention in the cattle market, estate tax reform, agricultural burning, initiative and referendum and other issues affecting their business interests. The action came during the annual KLA Convention Dec. 2-3 in Wichita. Members confirmed their strong opposition to the new livestock marketing rules proposed by the […]

December 25th, 2010 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Darlene Stockwell

Darlene May Stockwell, 68, Holton, died Dec. 18, 2010, in an auto accident at Fairview. She was born Oct. 6, 1942, at Meriden, the daughter of Buddie F. and Anna M. Farquhar Jepson. She attended Valley Falls and Meriden schools and graduated from Meriden High School in 1960. She worked at Shawnee Heights Elementary School […]

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Robert Gaschen

Robert L. “Bob” Gaschen, 77, rural Perry, died Dec. 16, 2010, at his home. He was born March 31, 1933, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Fred Samuel and Hedwig Elisabeth Schlogel Gaschen. He had lived in Kansas City, Mo., and Topeka before moving to Perry in 1991. He was a meat cutter for […]

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Roland Reichart

Roland Reichart, 77, Topeka, died Dec. 14, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1933, to Elva Garbe Reichart and Dan Reichart, Valley Falls. He graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1951. He married Earlene Lillie Feb. 28, 1953. Cremation has taken place. Services will be private. Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka, is […]

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

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