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A career switch for Murphree

Jerry Murphree

Jerry Murphree Jr., known for years as the tire man around Meriden, has launched a new profession and is now providing restoration services for fire and water damaged homes and businesses.

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Graf joins the Keystone team

Graf at Keystone

Anyone who has worked in the field of Special Education for any length of time knows full well that it takes a team of dedicated professionals working together to produce positive outcomes for either children or adults with mental and quite possibly physical limitations.

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

County’s 12 4-H clubs headed for fair

4-H Noll

  A sure bet: County 4-H Fair won’t be for the bird by Rick Nichols Don’t be a dud, Don’t be a square; Get with it, bud, And head for the fair! … just leave your chickens behind. Lucky 4 4-H Club community leader Sara Noll readily refers to her oldest son, Andrew, as “the […]

August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Sunset Haven’s 40th celebrated

Sunset Haven 40th

A small group gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the public housing complex known as Sunset Haven in Valley Falls.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Valley Falls | Read More »

New sub shop proves success

Subs and Stuff

In the highly-competitive restaurant business, where there’s little margin for error, good help and a tasty product people are willing to pay for will always be key ingredients in the recipe for success

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Naylor family shares their small engines

Gary Naylor

Antique engine enthusiasts make up a big part of the annual threshing bee show at Cottonwood Station near Meriden and none more so than Gary Naylor and his family.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

New pharmacy opens at Meriden mall

Dustin Hothan FW Meriden Pharmacist

The F.W. Huston Medical Center is teaming up with a local family to open a pharmacy in the south Meriden strip mall known as Countryside Square.

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Longtime Winchester scorekeeper receives Clint Hill Service Award

Raymond Riley

Among some, 82-year-old Raymond Riley of Winchester will always be remembered as “that guy,” the man who cast the deciding vote to close the high schools in Winchester and Nortonville so they could be replaced by what was eventually to become known as Jefferson County North High School.

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Floors specialty of new Oskie business


Former Tonganoxie resident Bill Allen, who has been laying floors for the past 30 years, went into business for himself last week when Floors -N- More opened in Oskaloosa, filling the vacant space most recently occupied by a NAPA auto parts store.

June 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Jeff West girls state champs

Jeff West Wins State Tournament

The Jefferson West softball team captured the state championship title at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka Monday morning defeating Rock Creek High School in the eighth inning, 2-1.

June 9th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

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