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Barbecue comes to Countryside Square

The secret to good tasting smoked meats is the seasoning, says John Thelen, who has been doing it for quite awhile.

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

‘Bullying’ topic of new book

Bully'sNightmare

Angela Forshee, Oskaloosa, has written and and illustrated a fictional children’s book about bullying called “The Bully’s Nightmare.”

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Greene anything but ‘green’ in an apron

Jerry Greene

During the latter half of his 30-year career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Greene did a fair amount of “grilling” as a detective for the agency, a role that enabled him to work closely with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and, to a lesser extent, the Federal Bureau of Investigation beginning in 2001.

May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Living scene long tradition for Valley Falls church

The Last Supper

For 60 years the congregation of the Valley Falls United Methodist Church has viewed a living scene of Leonardo Da Vinci’s depiction of “The Last Supper” during Maundy Thursday service.

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

Jefferson County royalty

New Jefferson County 4-H Fair royalty was crowned Aug. 6 during fair activities.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in County News,Uncategorized | Read More »

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 »

Pickerell strives to be Kansas Rubik’s Cube champion

Photos by Holly Davis Nathan Pickerell, 13, Valley Falls, has mastered the Rubik’s Cube with a record of solving one in 13 seconds. People often joke with him saying that it took them 13 years to finally solve it— even if it was by taking the stickers off.

Nathan Pickerell, 13, Valley Falls, is a go-getter when it comes to solving things. Especially when the task at hand is a color-coded cubicle game— the Rubik’s Cube.

After attending competitions in Minnesota, Illinois, and most recently the World Cube Championship in Las Vegas, it’s hard to believe he just started learning the cube in November.

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

The late Arthur Strawn writes poetically, lovingly of ‘our little building’

Following the historical society’s acquisition of the historic Lutheran church, the June 9, 1970, Valley Falls Historical Society’s newsletter, edited by the late Arthur Strawn, advised the members:

“The Valley Falls Historical Society has become the owner of property. The historic little church building (Lutheran church located at Hwy. 16 and Elm Street) is now officially the property of our society.”

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

Jefferson County Fair opens Tuesday in Valley Falls

Justine, Jessie, and John Frakes show off their projects that will be presented at the 4-H fair in Valley Falls.

The Frakes’ household in Valley Falls is crazy-busy all the time, says mother of four, Jeanie Frakes, but as her kids are getting prepared for fair time, the busyness seems amped.

August 4th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Hearing scheduled for former Tiller associate

A Jefferson County doctor who made referrals to the late abortion doctor George Tiller will likely lose her license at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow (Friday).

June 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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