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Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

These Valley Victors 4-H’ers ham it up with a clown during the parade. From left are Katelyn Reich, Caitlyn Thomas, Jenna Funk, and RheaAnn Parker, all Valley Falls.

Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

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

New priest assumes duties at three parishes

Photo by Jared Speckman New priest Lazar Carasala stands in front of St. Joseph’s Church in Nortonville. Carasala is the new priest at St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception in Valley Falls and Corpus Christi Catholic Church at Mooney Creek.

Despite spending a year in the United States, Lazar Carasala still finds himself making adjustments.

Carasala is the new Catholic priest who will serve three area parishes in rural Jefferson county.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

The late Arthur Strawn writes poetically, lovingly of ‘our little building’

Following the historical society’s acquisition of the historic Lutheran church, the June 9, 1970, Valley Falls Historical Society’s newsletter, edited by the late Arthur Strawn, advised the members:

“The Valley Falls Historical Society has become the owner of property. The historic little church building (Lutheran church located at Hwy. 16 and Elm Street) is now officially the property of our society.”

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

A 3-cookie contest lets him eat the rest

Photo by Holly Davis Gage Burdiek, 10, Valley Falls, is pictured at his dining room table where he does most of his arts and crafts that will be entered in the Jefferson County 4-H fair. Hoping for that purple ribbon, kids like Gage have been preparing projects for the fair all year long.

For many Jefferson County 4-H members, the week of the fair can be an exciting time, a sigh of relief, or just plain busy and hectic.

Most members, however, realize that it’s a time for receiving recognition for all of the hard work they have put into their projects.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Budget decisions loom for county commission

The county commissioners had a light workload at their meeting on Monday. Three department heads met with the commission to discuss an assortment of matters.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in County Commission,Government | Read More »

Sunset Trailer Park discusses code violations with council

Roughly 10 residents of Sunset Trailer Park met with the city council last week to voice their intentions to work with the city to bring the park back to code.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Joe Tinker memorialized in old-fashioned game

Hodgeman third baseman looks for who to throw the ball to after picking up a ground hit in the vintage baseball game.

It was an exciting day for the little town of Muscotah, just a little northwest of Jefferson County, July 27. The town swelled to nearly three times its everyday population of about 200 as over 500 people were present to honor Joe Tinker and watch a 1880s-style baseball game.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Supplying the community for 11 years

The 11th Annual Free School Supply Drive took place from 8–11 a.m. July 27 at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall in Valley Falls.

The 11th Annual Free School Supply Drive took place from 8–11 a.m. July 27 at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall in Valley Falls. Families were lined up outside the building as early as 5 a.m. to be the first to receive school supplies and as the doors opened, a line of hundreds wrapped around the bank and down the street.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Sheriff explains increase in law enforcement budget

Multiple department heads met with the county commission to discuss proposed budgets.

Sheriff Jeff Herrig’s budget came in higher than last year’s proposal. Herrig said that part of the reason for the uptick in the budget was that one extra deputy was budgeted. Herrig also said he budgeted for two patrol cars.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

History on the move

The Shrine Church located off of K-16 Highway in Valley Falls will soon have a new home as historical society members have planned for a move downtown next to the museum. The church is the oldest Lutheran Church west of the Missouri River and members hope that the public will get more use out of it on Broadway. Photo by Holly Davis

“History on the move,” was an appropriate phrase used by Frank Shrimplin at the Valley Falls Historical Society board meeting last Thursday. Historical society members held a meeting at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall and the topic of discussion was moving the historic Shrine Church that sits off of Highway K-16 downtown.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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