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Nurse intern joins Rider, Campbell for summer

Nichole Potts, Topeka, poses in the Valley Falls Medical Clinic where she will be working closely with Dr. Rider as an intern.

Nichole Potts, 31, Topeka, started her internship at the Valley Falls Medical Clinic last week. She has been a registered nurse for nine years and will be working closely with Dr. Rider through the end of July as she is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing curriculum through Washburn University.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Honor paid to those who gave the full measure

Veterans march through an avenue of wet flags at an Oskaloosa cemetery Monday to pay tribute to the war dead. Photo by Clarke Davis

Oskaloosa and Ozawkie American Legion Posts were joined by the Ozawkie Legion Riders to conduct services at seven cemeteries finishing at noon at Pleasant View in Oskaloosa.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Two 1st place finishes for county thinclads at state meet

JCN’s Heather Polson earns 1st place in the state 2A high jump.

Jefferson County competitors came home with two first-place awards from the state track meet at Wichita May 24 and 25.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Record breakers

Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, Amanda Sales

The Valley Falls girls’ 4x100m relay team placed fifth in regionals last week and broke a 36-year-old school record. Coach Seth Cooper said the previous record was held by Littleton, Sieve, Wichman, and Bolz and was set in 1977 with a time of 53.7. Current holders are, from left, Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, and Amanda Sales with a time of 52.71.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Holland honored as ‘Optometrist of Year’

Dr. Jeannette Holland at the Holland Eye Clinic in Oskaloosa where she has practiced since 1996. Photo by Clarke Davis

Proud and humbled were words Dr. Jeannette Holland used to express her feelings after being named the 2013 Optometrist of the Year.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Couple safe but sad after losing barn

Marsha Funk stands in front of her 100-year-old barn that was standing Sunday morning and later collapsed in the storm. A mare and her colt were in the barn but escaped harm. Photo by Holly Davis

After Sunday night’s storms, Robert and Marsha Funk are counting their blessings while also grieving over the loss of the 100-year-old barn that used to stand in front of their McLouth home.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Family nurse practitioner completes doctorate

Renie Stephan conducted a year-long health assessment of Jefferson County as part of her doctorate studies at KU. The completed study as shown on the chart was released in public meetings recently at Valley Falls and Oskaloosa. Photo by Clarke Davis

Lorene “Renie” Lucille Noll-Stephan, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Certified, a Family Nurse Practitioner at McLouth Medical Clinic, has completed the requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing in Kansas City. She will participate in the university hooding at the Lied Center in Lawrence May 18.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Six students display talents in contest for Mr. Perry-Lecompton title

Although the field was small, the competition was fierce as six seniors vied for the title of Mr. Perry-Lecompton.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Perry School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Summer intern will write for newspapers

Holly Davis

Holly Davis, who graduated from Valley Falls High School Sunday, will join the Davis Publications staff this summer. Among her duties will be writing news and feature stories for the Independent and Vindicator. She grew up as a member of the publishing family and is the daughter of Corey and Diana Davis, Valley Falls. She […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Urban tree removal

Barry Wells of B&B Tree Removal

The last of the large trees on Broadway were removed a couple of weeks ago by Barry Wells of B&B Tree Removal, Valley Falls, who contracted with the city to do the job.

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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