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County emergency 911 to benefit from federal grant

by Dennis Sharkey The federal government this month answered Jefferson County 911 Director Susan Newell’s biggest wish. Newell informed county commissioners on Monday that a $238,000 federal grant to continue to upgrade the county’s 911 system was approved. Newell said she was somewhat surprised the county received the full amount requested. Regulations and requirements have […]

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Valley Falls girls are middle school champs

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls girls won the Delaware Valley League Middle School Tournament Saturday beating Atchison County Community in overtime, 34-30. ACC was undefeated for the season going into the tournament. Valley Falls had a record of 11-1, having lost only one game — and that was to ACC. The championship game remained […]

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Courthouse records: Dec. 16, 2010

District court— Traffic: Other traffic violations— William R.F. Hernandez, Topeka, DUI-second offense, improper driving on laned roadway and defective equipment, $1,333.50 and five days in jail; Ernest J. Huffman, Topeka, no insurance and driving while suspended or revoked, $353.50. Cases filed— Limited civil: Midwest Checkrite vs. C&S Trucking LLC, recovery of money. Metro Emergency Physicians […]

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

Tafanelli nominated for adjutant general

State Rep. Lee Tafanelli has been nominated by Governor-elect Sam Brownback to be the next Kansas adjutant general. Once confirmed by the state senate, he will join the governor’s cabinet and resign his 47th District House seat. Brownback made the announcement Friday. Tafanelli, 49, was re-elected in November to a sixth term in the House. […]

December 19th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Former Meriden banker to be sentenced, wife still awaiting trial

by Dennis Sharkey Former Meriden banker Scott Becker will learn his fate on Monday when he is sentenced in federal court, however, problems are just beginning for his wife Brenda Schmitt Becker. Becker recently reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in two separate cases. Becker was charged with conspiracy to steal $1 million dollars from […]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Mary Ann Weishaar’s life story is told through her doll collection in Nortonville

Story by Monty Davis If you are going to spend the morning with Mary Ann Weishaar, be prepared to meet the family. They’re all there: her six children, Barbara, Greg, Deanie, Donna, Sandra, and Jenny, her husband, her parents, brothers, sisters, and aunts. The country doctor who delivered her children? He’s there too. The “family” […]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Media,The Vindicator | Read More »

After 100 years, Valley Falls Forget-Me-Not Club holds last meeting

This picture of the Forget-Me-Not Club members was taken Aug. 4, 1999. They are, seated, Ruby Coons, Rose Reichart, Lucile Smerchek, and Vera Welborn; standing, Patty (Davies) Miksch, Marge Schoonover, Dorothy Sullivan, Artith Todd, Mary Freeland, Gay Trimble, Karen Botkin, Mary Lou Reich, Frances Kirkham, and Madeline Gragg. A note with the picture lists those […]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Pearl Flory

Pearl Margeurite Flory, 91, Valley Falls, died Dec. 10, 2010, at Village Villa Care Center in Nortonville. She was born Aug. 30, 1919, at Grand Island, Neb., the daughter of August M. and Leota Pearl Harden Gontz. She graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1937. She was a member of the Coal Creek United […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Connie Seeger

Connie Jean Seeger, 77, Meriden, died Dec. 9, 2010, at her home in rural Meriden. She was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Atchison, the daughter of Clyde Joseph and Cleo Margaret Jones Van Wey. She had lived in Meriden since 1972. She was a 1951 graduate of Atchison High School. She had worked as a […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Danny Lindsay

Danny Lee “Dan” Lindsay, 62, Moss Point, Miss., formerly of Leavenworth and Winchester, died Dec. 10, 2010, at Moss Point from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 3, 1948, at Leavenworth, the son of Chet Varner and Betty Louise Uhlrich Varner. He was adopted and raised by Karl Martin and Betty […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

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