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Donna J. Kidd Award bestowed on Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan JAAA Award

Thomas J. Ryan II, Valley Falls, was presented with the Donna J. Kidd Award by the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging at a luncheon July 9 at The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

New pastor leading Meriden congregation

Meriden United Methodist Church has received a new minister this month. The Rev. Kenneth Parker is a native of Kansas and has been a Methodist minister for 33 years.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Meals on Wheels program at Perry

Meals on Wheels in Perry

With well over one million dollars spent by the state of Kansas on nursing facilities each day, it seems only logical that everything that can be done to help cut those expenses should be explored.

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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


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 »

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