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Wellness center opens on Perry Plaza

Dr. James Filberth, D.C., with his wife, Janet Sue Filberth, who serves as office manager, and Stacie Madden, massage therapist, with Forrest, the office golden doodle.

When Dr. James Filberth, D.C., moved to Jefferson County with his wife after selling his Kansas City practice, he really wasn’t planning on starting another office. However, with the recent opening of the Perry Lake Chiropractic Wellness Center, it’s obvious he’s had a change of plans.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Slight decrease in Valley Falls USD 338 tax levy

There are slight increases in the district’s assessed valuation and taxpayers will get a slight break in the mill levy. The levies for all funds total 55.330, down about 1 1/3 from last year’s levy.

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board members were given a completed budget document when they met Monday night and after review voted unanimously to have it published. Financial adviser Dr. Harry Austin projected the budget figures on a screen to walk the members through the process. He said it was a smooth process […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Learn to prevent heat related illnesses

Prolonged exposure to heat elevates body temperature and can cause heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heatstroke.

By Crystal VanHoutan, RN Jefferson County Health Department   With the temperature nearing or exceeding 100 degrees again today, it is especially important that people understand how to prevent or decrease the risk of heat related illnesses. Prolonged exposure to heat elevates body temperature and can cause heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in The Independent | Read More »

Tinker baseball museum to be dedicated July 22

The Joe Tinker Baseball Celebration in Muscotah will be held Sunday, July 22.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Drownings prompt additional warnings

With high temperatures and the holiday atmosphere of summer, children will play in or near the water. This means parents and guardians must actively supervise, with their eyes on their kids at all times.

The unfortunate deaths of three Kansas children due to drowning demonstrate the need for greater supervision during summer swimming season.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Grants improve District 11 fire equipment

Emergency Medical Director John Gordon demonstrates how to operate a new power cot, one of two acquired by the District 11 EMS unit.

Recently acquired grants have provided new equipment for both the District 11 fire department and the emergency medical services.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Communities strive to make home a better place

What do a skateboard park, Main Street Mural and neighborhood watch have in common?   by Nancy B. Peterson K-State Research and Extension News Media Services The report is in, and enough to generate a WOW! In 2011, Kansas PRIDE communities reported contributing 94,263 volunteer hours toward community and economic development. “The estimated dollar value […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Media | Read More »

K-State vet, livestock specialist discuss swine gestation stalls

Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.

Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

Kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day — a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Kansas Wildlife Commission approves regulations

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved regulations dealing with hunting deer, migratory birds, and upland game, as well as hunting on public land.

Early teal season dates, public land regulations highlight meeting   KANSAS CITY — At a June 24 meeting in Kansas City, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved regulations dealing with hunting deer, migratory birds, and upland game, as well as hunting on public land. The following issues were addressed in regulations: Deer • […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

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