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Boehr learning the ropes from Rider

Photo by Clarke Davis Medical student Nathan Boehr has been serving a rotation with Dr. James Rider, Valley Falls, during August. “The experience has been great, but the hours are long,” Boehr said.

Nathan Boehr is getting his first experience in delivering rural family medical care. The medical student is serving a rotation with Dr. James Rider during the month of August.

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

WWII veteran takes flight after 70 years

Ted Montgomery, 92, gets ready to go up in a Fairchild PT-19. The last time he occupied that seat was 70 years ago. Complimentary photos

World War II veteran Ted Montgomery, Valley Falls, relived some memories when the Warbirds & Legends came to Topeka Aug. 3.

Montgomery’s son, Roger, made arrangements for him to get a ride in a vintage aircraft, the Fairchild PT-19, in which he trained in Texas prior to going overseas.

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

Lominska’s book tells story of Jefferson County farm

The cover of Lominska's book shows Fredericka Bruchmiller, one of the daughters of the original owners of the Lominska farm.

Joy Lominska makes sure to note that her book is not about just any Kansas farm and it’s not about farms in general. This book is about her farm.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent | Read More »

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 »

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