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Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

These Valley Victors 4-H’ers ham it up with a clown during the parade. From left are Katelyn Reich, Caitlyn Thomas, Jenna Funk, and RheaAnn Parker, all Valley Falls.

Fair brings distinction to 4-H youth

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

New priest assumes duties at three parishes

Photo by Jared Speckman New priest Lazar Carasala stands in front of St. Joseph’s Church in Nortonville. Carasala is the new priest at St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception in Valley Falls and Corpus Christi Catholic Church at Mooney Creek.

Despite spending a year in the United States, Lazar Carasala still finds himself making adjustments.

Carasala is the new Catholic priest who will serve three area parishes in rural Jefferson county.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

A 3-cookie contest lets him eat the rest

Photo by Holly Davis Gage Burdiek, 10, Valley Falls, is pictured at his dining room table where he does most of his arts and crafts that will be entered in the Jefferson County 4-H fair. Hoping for that purple ribbon, kids like Gage have been preparing projects for the fair all year long.

For many Jefferson County 4-H members, the week of the fair can be an exciting time, a sigh of relief, or just plain busy and hectic.

Most members, however, realize that it’s a time for receiving recognition for all of the hard work they have put into their projects.

August 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Joe Tinker memorialized in old-fashioned game

Hodgeman third baseman looks for who to throw the ball to after picking up a ground hit in the vintage baseball game.

It was an exciting day for the little town of Muscotah, just a little northwest of Jefferson County, July 27. The town swelled to nearly three times its everyday population of about 200 as over 500 people were present to honor Joe Tinker and watch a 1880s-style baseball game.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Supplying the community for 11 years

The 11th Annual Free School Supply Drive took place from 8–11 a.m. July 27 at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall in Valley Falls.

The 11th Annual Free School Supply Drive took place from 8–11 a.m. July 27 at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall in Valley Falls. Families were lined up outside the building as early as 5 a.m. to be the first to receive school supplies and as the doors opened, a line of hundreds wrapped around the bank and down the street.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

History on the move

The Shrine Church located off of K-16 Highway in Valley Falls will soon have a new home as historical society members have planned for a move downtown next to the museum. The church is the oldest Lutheran Church west of the Missouri River and members hope that the public will get more use out of it on Broadway. Photo by Holly Davis

“History on the move,” was an appropriate phrase used by Frank Shrimplin at the Valley Falls Historical Society board meeting last Thursday. Historical society members held a meeting at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall and the topic of discussion was moving the historic Shrine Church that sits off of Highway K-16 downtown.

August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Manville takes national wool honors

Kylie Manville, Winchester, national Make It With Wool ambassador, looks back on all of her projects throughout the past eight years. Photo by Holly Davis

Kylie Manville, 16, reflects on her successful year with the Make It With Wool national and state contests.

July 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

Grand finale for EDC dancers 8th year

Entertainment Dance Company dancers strike a pose in the final performance, “The Moulin Rouge.” This performance was the largest competitive dance this season. Photos by Clarke Davis

Dancers representing the Entertainment Dance Company located in Nortonville, took stage June 1 at Free State High School. Jennifer Cox, owner and director of the company, hosted the eighth annual recital.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

A teacher who remembers

Retired teacher Barbara Tosh holds an album containing the pictures of all of her students. Photo by Holly Davis

Barbara Tosh, 85, Valley Falls, is staying busy after retiring from teaching in 2012, but keeps the memories of her students close by in an album that dates back to 1947. The idea behind the photo album, Tosh said, was to keep track of all the students she’s taught.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Boating brings massage therapist to Perry

Stacie Madden offers massages through the Perry Lake Chiropractic Wellness Center.

A faint lavender scent permeates the dimly lit room as soft music plays in the background. The room is comfortably warm as massage therapist Stacie Madden uses a variety of oils and creams to ferret out painful muscles and sore spots.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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