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80-year-old binder creates wheat bundles for annual threshing show

The association members cut only enough bundles for three wagon loads, which they will store until show time. Wheat Harvest

80-year-old binder creates wheat bundles for annual threshing show. Association members pitch and haul bundles for July show at Cottonwood Station.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Media | Read More »

Local icon John Bower passes away at age 100

Most of John Bower’s years on Earth were spent as a farmer and a preacher.

by Dennis Sharkey John Bower, a Jefferson County icon and idol to many, has died. Bower passed away at home on June 18. He celebrated his 100th birthday this past December. He is most known for his decades of service in the Kansas House of Representatives and leading the charge against liquor by the drink […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Chip and seal work moving along on Jefferson County roads

Jefferson County Commissioners had a light schedule on Monday but had time to get an update from Road and Bridge Director Francis Hubbard.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Newly formed Northeast Kansas League officials meet

The new league will be The Northeast Kansas League. JCN, Valley Falls, McLouth and Oskaloosa will join Pleasant Ridge, Jackson Heights, Maur Hill/Mt. Academy and Immaculata to form the new eight team league.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Christy takes to the streets, Internet his case to be sheriff

Former Jefferson County Commissioner David Christy says there are big problems within the Sheriff’s department and he has the fix.

Former Jefferson County Commissioner David Christy says there are big problems within the Sheriff’s department and he has the fix.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Courthouse records: June 21, 2012

Courthouse records for week of June 21, 2012.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Courthouse Records | Read More »

343 board vacancy to be filled in July

Beth Kelley is moving from the Perry-Lecompton school district and has resigned her position on the board of education.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

As temperatures climb into triple digits, Valley Falls pool gets busy

Reagan Burghart, 2, tests out a water gun at the Kendall Memorial pool.

The Kendall Memorial Swimming Pool staff has kept busy this summer with those who have been attending the refreshing getaway in Valley Falls. On average, about 70 people attend the pool daily. This number has decreased slightly due to the reopening of the Oskaloosa pool and summer sports.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Featured,Media | Read More »

Perry-Lecompton grad lands full-ride KU ROTC scholarship

Dale Hupe’s love of flying led to a pilot’s license which he earned in April of this year.

Eighteen-year-old Dale Hupe of Perry can’t remember a time that he wasn’t fascinated by airplanes. That fascination has led to flying lessons, a pilot’s license, and an Air Force ROTC scholarship to pay for his full education at the University of Kansas for four years.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

SRS urges public to report elder abuse, exploitation

Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services officials Monday rolled out an informational campaign aimed at encouraging the public to report elder abuse and exploitation.

Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services officials Monday rolled out an informational campaign aimed at encouraging the public to report elder abuse and exploitation.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

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