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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 »

Mortgage fee elimination could strain county budget

The potential elimination of mortgage registration fees could put a strain on the county’s budget in the upcoming year.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

The changing classroom: The age of the iPad

In today's classroom students are likely to be concentrating on one item—the iPad. This digital device contains their lesson plan, the textbook, a library, and tells them how many times they have been tardy this year. These history students from right to left are Brylee Coleman, Maclaine McKnight, Carly Tillery, and Sierra Vessar.

The great-grandparents of today’s students were given their own tablets, page-size slates with chalk and an eraser. They were tools for learning.

In the overall scheme of things nothing has changed. There’s a teacher with assignments followed by tests, but in the digital age the tools are remarkably different.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Sen. Moran visits Valley Falls

Sen. Jerry Moran was greeted by about 35 people Friday who gathered at the Kendall State Bank’s community room. Photo by Clarke Davis

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran tells people in Washington, D.C., that where he comes from ecomonic development is often whether or not there is a grocery store in town.

“Almost nobody in Washington can perceive how that could ever be an issue,” Moran said.

December 16th, 2013 | Posted in County News | Read More »

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