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Leroux fills city council position

The City of Oskaloosa found their replacement in Eric Leroux for the city council seat that was vacated by Kathy Griffin just over a month ago.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Discovery of old chemicals brings bomb squad to school

Photo by Clarke Davis Members of the Topeka Police Department's bomb squad arrive at Valley Falls High School to check out some old chemicals found in the science room. Valley Falls Police Chief Josh Pence is on the right.

Whether or not old chemical compounds found in a high school science room at Valley Falls were dangerous last week, everyone involved decided to err on the side of caution.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

New location: Second doctor joins chiropractic clinic

Photo by Holly Davis Dr. Ali Currie, secretary Brandi Bird, and newest doctor, Christina Cantrell, sit in the newly remodeled Meriden Chiropractic Clinic at its new location between Countryside Square and the Meriden Animal Hospital. What was once a home, is now furnished into a chiropractic office, a remodel that took place almost a year ago. The chemistry between the three-person staff makes for a caring and friendly facility.

The three-person staff at the Meriden Chiropractic office can be described as three peas in a pod. The close-knit connection between the women is evident and makes for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for patients.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Boehr learning the ropes from Rider

Photo by Clarke Davis Medical student Nathan Boehr has been serving a rotation with Dr. James Rider, Valley Falls, during August. “The experience has been great, but the hours are long,” Boehr said.

Nathan Boehr is getting his first experience in delivering rural family medical care. The medical student is serving a rotation with Dr. James Rider during the month of August.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

Pickerell strives to be Kansas Rubik’s Cube champion

Photos by Holly Davis Nathan Pickerell, 13, Valley Falls, has mastered the Rubik’s Cube with a record of solving one in 13 seconds. People often joke with him saying that it took them 13 years to finally solve it— even if it was by taking the stickers off.

Nathan Pickerell, 13, Valley Falls, is a go-getter when it comes to solving things. Especially when the task at hand is a color-coded cubicle game— the Rubik’s Cube.

After attending competitions in Minnesota, Illinois, and most recently the World Cube Championship in Las Vegas, it’s hard to believe he just started learning the cube in November.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

WWII veteran takes flight after 70 years

Ted Montgomery, 92, gets ready to go up in a Fairchild PT-19. The last time he occupied that seat was 70 years ago. Complimentary photos

World War II veteran Ted Montgomery, Valley Falls, relived some memories when the Warbirds & Legends came to Topeka Aug. 3.

Montgomery’s son, Roger, made arrangements for him to get a ride in a vintage aircraft, the Fairchild PT-19, in which he trained in Texas prior to going overseas.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Changes planned for Oskaloosa pool

The city council amended their decision to keep the pool open until early September at last Thursday’s city council meeting and is planning immediate upgrades to the pool areas.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Commission discusses changes to EDC

Commissioner Wayne Ledbetter has been pushing his ideas for changes to the Economic Development Commission for several weeks and made some headway with his requests this week.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Commission announces proposed budget decisions

After a budget meeting Monday morning, the Jefferson County commissioners announced Monday afternoon their target for the mill levy for the next fiscal year.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Lominska’s book tells story of Jefferson County farm

The cover of Lominska's book shows Fredericka Bruchmiller, one of the daughters of the original owners of the Lominska farm.

Joy Lominska makes sure to note that her book is not about just any Kansas farm and it’s not about farms in general. This book is about her farm.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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