Now more than ever people are being urged to get up off the couch and start getting active. The National Center for Health Statistics offers that 60 percent of American women are overweight and over one-third of adult women are obese. Exercise and a healthy diet are essential to maintaining optimal health. Getting active is [...]
by Clarke Davis The first Earth Day was observed 41 years ago and we are just now having a serious discussion in this town about a recycling program. Back then, emerging from the Age of Aquarius, there were rivers and lakes so full of chemicals and sludge they could no longer sustain life. Smog in [...]
The special meeting of Fire District No. 11 board that was supposed to be held Tuesday night was cancelled.
Kansas Wildscape, Wildlife and Parks events held statewide throughout summer LAWRENCE — The Kansas Wildscape Foundation works closely with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks on a number of programs, but Outdoor Kansas for Kids may do more than any other to help promote the department’s mission “to instill an understanding of our [...]
Oskaloosa first-grader Evan Shupe broke away from the pack Saturday morning at Old Jefferson Town for the annual Oskaloosa Lion’s Club Easter Egg hunt. Hundreds of local children collected the eggs filled with candy and money prizes. Photo by Dennis Sharkey It doesn’t take the older children long to clean the city park of 4,000 [...]
“The Living Scene”—a depiction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper”—was the unique feature of Maundy Thursday services at the United Methodist Church in Valley Falls. The tradition began in 1955 and has involved more than 70 participants over the years. The Vindicator last featured “The Living Scene” in March 2005 when the [...]
The District 11 fire department was called to the upstairs apartment of Jason Sears and Misty Eaton at 407 1/2 Broadway in Valley Falls about 9 p.m. April 20.
The Valley Falls Recreation Commission is sponsoring “A Time for Tea” party.
Dragon Alex Nottingham reaches for the baton from Dalton Sayers in the 4x100m relay at ACCHS track meet April 12. The team placed second. Story by Davis Publications Inc. Photos by Seth Coooper The Valley Falls boys’ track team finished eight among 14 competing at Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, April 12. The girls [...]
It began with a discussion in Lisa Scrimsher’s second grade class at Lecompton Elementary school and ended up with a school-wide fundraiser that raised more than $800 to help the children in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami.