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Record breakers

Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, Amanda Sales

The Valley Falls girls’ 4x100m relay team placed fifth in regionals last week and broke a 36-year-old school record. Coach Seth Cooper said the previous record was held by Littleton, Sieve, Wichman, and Bolz and was set in 1977 with a time of 53.7. Current holders are, from left, Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, and Amanda Sales with a time of 52.71.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Six students display talents in contest for Mr. Perry-Lecompton title

Although the field was small, the competition was fierce as six seniors vied for the title of Mr. Perry-Lecompton.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Perry School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

An all-day history lesson

Ed Patterson (top left), Valley Falls, and Dylan Callahan, Emporia, provided a display of World War II uniforms and weapons for students to view during History Day at Valley Falls schools.

History Day at Valley Falls schools.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

First baseman honored

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman was featured as the Athlete of the Week recently on the MSC Sports website.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Lady Bears remain undefeated

Oskaloosa sophomore Rachel Harding runs the bases against McLouth.

The Oskaloosa Lady Bears high school varsity softball team continued to extend their perfect season with another six wins last week.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

Photo by Seth Cooper Valley Falls’ Tamara Drinkard finishes third in the high jump. Photo by Seth Cooper

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Scott redeems himself with state title

Justin Scott

Jefferson West 220-pound wrestler Justin Scott removed a huge weight off his shoulders on Saturday by claiming the Class 4A state title.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Elementary children rally to support animal shelter

Pennies For Pets

The Jefferson West Elementary students held an assembly Friday to present a check in the amount of $650 to the Jefferson County Humane Society.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Experience paves way for agra-business career

Jefferson West junior Kelby Mestagh is leading the FFA chapter this year with plans to celebrate National FFA Week.

The Jefferson West FFA Chapter members will celebrate National FFA Week starting Monday by showing their appreciation to the faculty.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

School required immunizations

Make sure your child is ready to start school next month by obtaining all immunizations required for school attendance.

by Debbie McNary RN, Public Health Director Jefferson County Health Department   Don’t wait until the last minute! Make sure your child is ready to start school next month by obtaining all immunizations required for school attendance. It is especially important to review your child’s immunization record if he or she will be entering kindergarten […]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

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