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Doors open on new Dollar General Store in Valley Falls

A new Dollar General opened its doors last week at Valley Falls. The manager is Kerri Oliva, center, shown here with her assistant Angie Barnhardt, left, and cashier Michele Wickwar.

by Clarke Davis Kerri Oliva has managed Dollar General stores for 10 years, but Valley Falls provided her first experience at stocking a brand-new store. The doors opened on the new Dollar General Nov. 29 on Highway K-4 next to Valley Ag. Crazy, tired, and fun were words she used to describe the experience in […]

December 10th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Dentist looks for a new beginning in McLouth

Dr. Grant Larkin and his wife, Kathy, have taken over the McLouth Dental Clinic which reopened on Monday. Kathy is a registered nurse and will help with the bookkeeping at the office.

Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Dental Clinic reopened its doors on Monday with a new look and a new leader. Dentist Grant Larkin has taken over the business that has been closed for about a month. The familiar location is on the south side of K-16 Highway on the east side of […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Art’s Diner has foot planted firmly in McLouth


Unlike their predecessors the operators of Art’s Diner in McLouth are planting their roots deep.

August 4th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Wellness center opens on Perry Plaza

Dr. James Filberth, D.C., with his wife, Janet Sue Filberth, who serves as office manager, and Stacie Madden, massage therapist, with Forrest, the office golden doodle.

When Dr. James Filberth, D.C., moved to Jefferson County with his wife after selling his Kansas City practice, he really wasn’t planning on starting another office. However, with the recent opening of the Perry Lake Chiropractic Wellness Center, it’s obvious he’s had a change of plans.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Kansas Sampler Foundation to visit every community researching new book

Sampler Foundation staff WenDee LaPlant and Marci Penner on the road in their ERV vehicle.

Marquette was town number one. Six hundred twenty-five to go. That’s the goal for the Kansas Sampler Foundation, to go to every incorporated city in Kansas.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Business,County News,Featured | Read More »

Meriden woman shaking up a healthy diet

Tina Wright, Meriden, prepares a smoothie with vitamins, minerals, and protein in the kitchen at “Healthfully You,” which she just opened. Photo by Holly Davis

by Holly Davis Tina Wright has opened a nutrition and wellness club in Meriden. “Healthfully You” opened April 17.   The club sells nutritional products such as protein smoothies that include 20 vitamins and minerals in a variety of flavors, herbal teas, aloe vera, multivitamins, and protein bars. Memberships and wellness evaluations are available for […]

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Humm Dingers adds a large smoker on first anniversary

Andy Dinger, his girlfriend and waitress Mariah Scott, his sister and waitress Casandra Branstetter, and Ed Dinger stand on their new portable smoker, the newest addition at Humm Dingers, which will celebrate their first anniversary this weekend.

The father and son team of Ed and Andy Dinger, who launched a restaurant and bar one year ago in Valley Falls, will celebrate their first anniversary this weekend.

May 13th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Legacy Crafts opens on Broadway in Valley Falls

Michelle Shaver and her daughter, Elizabeth, 11

by Holly Davis Main Street has recently been supplemented with a new shop, “Legacy Crafts and More,” that sells a variety of gently used items. Michelle Shaver, business owner, recently opened the shop in hopes to better the town and her children’s future. After her mother passed away two years ago, Shaver was left with […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Workshop on starting a food-based business Feb. 29 in Horton

Starting a Food Business Workshop

Glacial Hills Food Center is organizing a free “Starting a Food Business Workshop” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Horton Community Center.

February 12th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,Women Today | Read More »

Two experienced health care professionals bring talents to JCMH

Melynda Swoyer, MSN-APRN, left, and Dr. Mary Rardin are the two newest medical staff members at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital.

Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey Jefferson County Memorial Hospital’s two newest staff members bring more than 60 combined years of experience to the county. Melynda Swoyer, MSN – APRN, is coming back to where she started her career. “It really is full circle for me,” she said. Swoyer grew up in Cummings and went […]

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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