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Perry agency expands with addition of agents

Angie Gantz A G Insurance

  by Clarke Davis Angie Gantz of A G Insurance is announcing the addition of three new agents at the Perry office. The licensed agents have been associated with Tozier Parkway Housh Jones, an Overland Park agency, now closed with the retirement of its owners. Gantz herself was once affiliated with this agency prior to […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Ponds are classrooms for ESU students

Justin Abel

  by Clarke Davis Emporia State University students Justin Abel and Collin Kile spent the greater part of last Wednesday measuring the amount of sediment in a farm pond southeast of Winchester as part of Kile’s studies. The two have teamed up to assist each other in their projects. While both are Earth science students, […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

If it’s horses, Tossie’s there front and center

Tossie Kirkham on Checks

  by Frank J. Buchman “I’m at a horsemanship clinic, just got on my horse. The barrel horse banquet is tonight, and a trail ride tomorrow.” That’s the life of Tossie Kirkham. Going lickety split, chatting, right in the middle of everything horses. Finally, a jiffy calming: “I’m always anxious to talk about horses, been […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Jefferson County newspapers now printed at central plant

Corey Davis

  The most noticeable change readers should see in the county newspapers this week is the size. The papers are now being printed at a central plant and the publishers must conform to the new mechanical dimensions. The papers in recent years have been printed at the Valley Falls plant Tuesday and distributed Wednesday to […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Bobcat’s spotted in Ozawkie

Bobcat's co-operators Randal Long and Eddie Miller

  by Bridget Weishaar Although the location of their restaurant could easily be passed by without notice, Bobcat’s Bar and Grill co-operators Eddie Miller and Randal Long have high hopes that their unique food and drink flavors will help draw a crowd through the doors located at 9392 K92 Highway in Ozawkie. The building now […]

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

Crossing guard program up and running in McLouth

Emma Jolley

  by Rick Nichols Children being children, they don’t always look both ways before they cross the street and often have their minds on things other than their own personal safety. Now that may not be a problem along most of the streets in McLouth, given the relatively small amount of traffic they see most […]

October 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Milliman, Currier new at county animal shelter

Scott Milliman

  by Clarke Davis Scott Milliman is the new manager of the animal shelter operated by the Jefferson County Humane Society. The 27-year-old Ottawa native became the manager in August, the day after former manager Danielle Callahan left to go home to South Carolina. Milliman is in charge of the facility located on K-4 Highway […]

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

Parks sees Jefferson County as a ‘great fit’ for him

Doug Parks

  by Rick Nichols About to be married, Dustin Parks jumped at the chance to apply for the position of Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Administrator after his fiancee received a job offer from Atchison’s MGP Ingredients Inc., “a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches” (company website). One of […]

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

New fire chief in charge of Ozawkie department

James Snyder

by Clarke Davis James Snyder, 50, has been appointed the new fire chief at Ozawkie by the township board. He replaces Scott Gibson, who was named the interim chief a year ago in September. At that time the department was defined as “troubled,” having gone through a period  of discontent accompanied by some resignations. Snyder […]

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

Sports complex coming to Meriden

Michelle and Barry White

  by Clarke Davis For those who want to continue honing their batting and pitching skills through the winter months there will soon be the perfect place. Barry and Michelle White will break ground in a short time on a sports complex at Meriden. What will be known as K-4 Sports will house a full-scale […]

September 7th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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