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Thomas M. Abramovitz

Thomas M. Abramovitz, 78, Valley Falls, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home west of Valley Falls after a 15-month struggle with leukemia. He was born on Aug. 15, 1932, at Kansas City, KS, the son of Thomas A. and Josephine Michalski Abramovitz. He graduated from Turner High School in 1950 and served in […]

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

Students from Jefferson County high schools compete in Quest

Teams from Jefferson County North, Jefferson West, and Perry-Lecompton high schools were among 58 teams that took part in Quest Super Saturday at Washburn University Dec. 4. Jefferson West was named one of the top 16 teams and advanced to finals. They also took home the second place Class 4A trophy. Teams earning the top […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

McLouth residents gather to light first Mayor’s Christmas tree

by Dennis Sharkey Although the city of McLouth has existed for more than 120 years, it’s the first time they’ve had a Christmas tree. Mayor Keith Meador last week thanked Mary Garcia and her family along with the Recreation Commission and city residents for the Christmas celebration and tree lighting event earlier this month. “A […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Work to start soon on Eaton building

Heinen Custom Operations used their SkyTrak to clear the debris from the interior of a dilapidated business building on Broadway in Valley Falls. Years of rain pouring  in through the roof caused the top floor to collapse. by Clarke Davis Work was to begin this week to clean up and preserve the business property at […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Government,Municipalities,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | Read More »

Prompt care available in Jefferson County

Jefferson Medical Clinic in cooperation with F.W. Huston Medical Center, Winchester, opened its doors on Prompt Care Oct. 1, the newest Jefferson County urgent care center. Prompt Care came about because of the increasing need for fast, urgent and yet not emergent medical care, the bulk of which is historically treated in the emergency department […]

December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Business,County News,Featured | Read More »

County closer to closing road

by Dennis Sharkey A clerical error 12 years ago may finally get fixed. In 1998 Jefferson County Commissioners agreed to close a portion of road known as 102nd Street near K-92 Hwy. and Nemaha Road, but the proper paperwork was never signed. The road used to be part of K-92 Hwy. before the current highway […]

December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Topeka company helps Jefferson County woman to heat her home

by Dennis Sharkey When Jefferson County resident Mildred Dressler wants to heat up her house she doesn’t walk over to the thermostat and make an adjustment, instead she makes a long walk through a cold garage, down the stairs and to the back of her basement. Her furnace is old and the thermostat no longer […]

December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

McLouth weighs costs of cleaning up town

by Dennis Sharkey Cleaning up the city of McLouth and getting inoperable vehicles towed away may cause more problems and money. Police Chief Marcus Koch has completed his data gathering phase of the project that has taken months to this point. Koch gathered data from the street to the best of his ability and has […]

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

A thousand reasons to be happy

John Tillisch, rural McLouth, stood with Shelley Mullenix, Oskaloosa Lumber, and his $1,000 shopping spree check that he recently won. It’s the second $1,000 shopping spree given away by Oskaloosa Lumber this year. Photo by Dennis Sharkey

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Jefferson West Middle School given North Central accreditation

Jefferson West Middle School was host to a quality assurance review visit Nov. 18 and received its North Central Association Advanced accreditation for another five-year term. This process engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation, reflection, and improvement, reported Principal John Hamon. “It invites external scrutiny and welcomes the constructive feedback […]

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

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