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Valley Falls boys capture McLouth Invitational trophy

A jubilant Dragon team hoists the McLouth Invitational Tournament trophy after defeating the host team, 84-77, in what was a hard-fought contest.

Four county teams entered the McLouth Boys’ Invitational Tournament Jan. 21 and two — Valley Falls and McLouth—made it to the championship round with Valley Falls taking home the top trophy.

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Sports | Read More »

Pool committee to ponder timeline, next move

Rod Strole convened a meeting of the swimming pool committee Wednesday evening to digest their marching orders after attending the Valley Falls city council meeting Jan. 22.

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Floral, antique store grand opening

Dave sits at an antique poker table. In an earlier era, only cards and chips were allowed on the table. This style poker table has a disk at each corner for one to place other items, such as drinks. This was a common style in the late 1880s, though few exist today. This one came from a pub in Three Rivers, Minn.

This weekend marks the grand opening of a new enlarged facility for Colonial Acres Floral and Antiques on the south side of Oskaloosa.

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Fire destroys building in downtown Oskaloosa

Photo by Mike Tomlinson

A structure fire late Monday night destroyed two businesses on the Oskaloosa square.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

New owners of Meriden station plan changes, hot food

Monte Moore stands with his son, Matthew, in the Meriden gas station they now call their own. What was originally ZZzzz’s Convenience Store, is now the Meriden Tiger Den owned by the Moore family who live between Winchester and McLouth. The station will be receiving a facelift once spring rolls around as well as other small changes that the Moore family hopes will make their new business thrive.

The Meriden gas station, ZZzzz’s Convenience Store, is already undergoing changes including a new name and new owners. Starting January 3, Monte Moore and family reopened the station under the name, Meriden Tiger Den.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business,The Vindicator | Read More »

Valley Falls museum: preserving the past

Betty Jane Wilson, Valley Falls Historical Society president, is seated in an upstairs room of the museum. Here, she sits on a piece of antique furniture and in the mirror behind her, there is a display of just some of the antiques the museum has to offer, including a crib, child’s nightgown, artwork, and different furniture pieces.

The Valley Falls Historical Society Museum has been fairly quiet these past winter months, but president Betty Jane Wilson hopes that as the weather warms up, the museum will once again be full of people with a hankering for history.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Meriden youth sends a clear message

Eleven-year-old Heather Kahler, Meriden, is one of three northeast Kansas regional winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest.

As a regional winner, Heather received a bicycle and a bicycle helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas at an afternoon school assembly presentation Jan. 17 at Jefferson West Middle School.

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Theater director Hall of Fame inductee

Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat

Jefferson County North Thespian sponsor and theater director Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat has been inducted into the Kansas Thespian Hall of Fame.

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in County News | Read More »

Meals on Wheels: A quick visit and a hot meal

Having a hot meal show up on one’s doorstep at noon each day is the primary mission of Meals on Wheels, but it comes with other benefits.

January 13th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

House fire claims life

Metzger Fire.

State fire inspector Lamar Shoemaker and a few firefighters search through the smoldering embers of a house fire that took a life early Saturday, Dec. 30.

January 10th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

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