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Dragon softball state champs!

2-A State Softball Champions

by Bridget Weishaar The drive to Pratt was a long one for the Valley Falls Dragons softball team but the end reward was well worth the trip, as the Dragons captured the 2A state championship trophy with an 11-2 win over the Ellinwood Eagles. The first at bat of the championship game saw seven hitters […]

June 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Uncategorized,Valley Falls | Read More »

FFA, 4-H members can build their own truck bed

Bittersweet Farms

  by Frank J. Buchman Nearly every farm boy and girl, and nearly every teenage cowboy  and cowgirl wants a new flatbed for their pickup. It’s an expense many can’t afford, and even better than having a new flatbed for a teenager’s pickup is to build it personally. “Understanding and appreciating those situations, we now […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

New help arrives in planning office while George is away

Chery Wilmington

  While Planner I Erin George is away on maternity leave, administrative assistant Cheryl Wilmington will be filling in for her at the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department’s office in the basement of the courthouse. Wilmington began her temporary assignment Dec. 22 and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience thus far. “I’m learning so many […]

January 28th, 2016 | Posted in The Independent,Uncategorized | Read More »

Workin’ for Santa

Workin for Santa

A great many people are under the illusion that all the work done to provide children with a bright Christmas is done at the North Pole.

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

Artists restore statues, sanctuary

St Mary's Church

The altars at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church have undergone a complete restoration and now the finishing touches are being put to the statuary and the sanctuary.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Lake restaurant will continue in the off season

Hookers n Reelers

Chad and Carrie Branson had a tremendous first season with their restaurant at the Lake Perry Yacht and Marina.

November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Jeffers impressed by county’s current level of preparedness

Keith Jeffers

It didn’t take long for California native Keith Jeffers, hired Sept. 21 to replace Mike Baxter as the Emergency Management director for Jefferson County, to give the diverse operation he will be overseeing the proverbial “thumbs up.”

October 7th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Quilts for care baskets

When Christine Funk first approached the secretary of the First Baptist Church of McLouth with the idea of a sew-in, she had one thing on her mind—comforting others.

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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 »

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