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Former county sheriff turns 90

John Pence Former Sheriff

  by Rick Nichols More than 55 years removed from his brush with death during what soon became known as the Meriden Tornado, former Jefferson County Sheriff John Pence reached a milestone only the blessed, the lucky or some combination of the two ever arrive at when he turned 90 years old a week ago […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Church donations benefit Christian Children’s Home

Alpha Group

  by Ken Locke Alpha Christian Children’s Home, Perry, was the grateful recipient of 3,749 items, primarily canned goods, from eight Jefferson County churches delivered March 19. This is the third year for the project, this year adding the Cowboy Church of Perry. The other churches are Meriden Community Church, Buck Creek Community Church, Living […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Josh Ney

    Oskaloosa attorney and Jefferson County resident Josh Ney announced this week his intention to file for Jefferson County Attorney this spring. He currently serves dual roles as the Jefferson County Counselor and the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Ney’s filing will create a Republican primary election race with current County Attorney Jason Belveal, who is […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Candidate will treat capitol like A borderline crime scene

Mike Caddell and son, Tristan

  by Clarke Davis Mike Caddell speaks with a loud voice, one that he says will be heard clearly within the 47th District if given the opportunity to represent it in Topeka. “I will tell the people what’s going on at the statehouse. I’m going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene,” Caddell […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

It was a day devoted entirely to reading

Jason Belveal-Read a thon

  by Rick Nichols Oskaloosa USD 341 and other school districts throughout the United States observed Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2 by participating in Read Across America. Through three morning reading sessions, an afternoon Read-A-Thon and the presence of “hands-on library stations,” another afternoon activity, the value of reading as both a leisurely diversion and […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Dragons fall to Olpe, bring home 3rd

Lauren Harrington-2016 State Tournament

  by Bridget Weishaar The consolation game of the Class 2A state tournament held in Manhattan got underway Saturday with the 24-1 Valley Falls Dragons taking on the 22-3 Hill City Ringnecks. The returning Dragons topped the Ringnecks 54-50 and claimed the third place trophy, one place higher than last year’s debut. Opening the game […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Support helps fight senior isolation, hunger

James Clulo

  Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties Inc. will participate in the 14th annual March for Meals — a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its safety net. The Meals on Wheels March for Meals celebration will include mayors, city and county officials, […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Master Farmer, Master Homemaker named

Craig and Tamara Gigstad-Master Farmers

  by Mary Lou Peter K-State Research & Extension A Jefferson County couple is among six statewide who have been named 2015 Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their communities. Craig and Tamara Gigstad, Valley Falls, will will be among those honored […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Assistant added to EDC staff

Michele Carter

  by Rick Nichols A rural Topeka woman with more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing and economic development has been hired to fill what is a new position, that of Economic Development Assistant for Jefferson County. Michele Carter assumed the duties associated with the position on Feb. 1 and will be working […]

March 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Valley Falls senior earns National Merit Finalist

Collin Edwards

  by Clarke Davis Valley Falls senior Collin Edwards learned last week that he has been named a National Merit Finalist. This rare distinction is believed to be a first for USD 338. Collin has taken a liking to physics and enjoys learning about how things work, especially on the subatomic level. “I find physics […]

March 9th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

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