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Chain saw artist creates cross in cemetery

Chainsaw Artist John Zibell

Chain saw artist John Zibell, Holton, put the finishing touches on a cross he created in the Valley Falls Cemetery one day last week.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Taste of Elegance reaches new heights

Angie and Jerry Heinen browse the silent auction items at the Taste of Elegance fundraiser Saturday evening. Photo by Jared Speckman

A Taste of Elegance once again boasted its best number ever after a successful fundraiser last Saturday night at Perry-Lecompton High School.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Pickup plows through clinic wall

The Dodge pickup came to rest inside an exam room in the Cotton O’Neil Clinic next to where nurses draw blood samples. Photos by Clarke Davis

A pickup truck busted through the brick wall of the Cotton-O’Neil Medical Clinic at Meriden just after noon on Friday and came to rest inside an exam room.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

National exposure brings aid to last link to Dr. Tiller

Ann Kristin Neuhaus, photo by Clarke Davis

Ann Kristin Neuhaus has lost her license to practice medicine, but she is still engaged in the work of making people healthy on the community level.

October 17th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Book fills void in WWII history

Pete Goebel circa 1943

Paul Goebel has filled a void in the history of World War II, telling the story of his father’s experience with a small book titled “The 224th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion.”

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Under a spreading chestnut-tree the village smithy stands;

Keith Jackson explains the operation of the blacksmith shop to students on tour at Cottonwood Station Friday. Photos by Clarke Davis

Keith Jackson is in charge of the village blacksmith shop at Cottonwood Station named in memory of his son, Clark.
During festivals and shows Norm Davis, Topeka, usually does the blacksmithing while Jackson gives tours of the rest of the shop.

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Threshing Bee returns

Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson loads hay into the grain separator at the McLouth Threshing Bee Friday afternoon.

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in County News,Featured | Read More »

Fall Festival harvest sorghum in preparation for weekend

Sorghum maker Meryln Mahoney

A crew of 10 men armed with cornknives harvested an acre of sorghum cane Saturday morning near Meriden in preparation for the annual Fall Festival and Swap Meet at Cottonwood Station Sept. 28 and 29.

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Author describes trading city life for the farm

Author June Hilbert

June Hilbert was a city girl with no farm background. But she was wooed by a farmer and has spent almost 30 years chasing after cows that were on the wrong side of the fence or having trouble birthing a calf.

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Bricks for the historical church

Betty Jane Wilson

Betty Jane Wilson holds up a brick she intends to purchase as a fundraiser for the Historical Shrine Church project in Valley Falls.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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