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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 »

A teacher who remembers

Retired teacher Barbara Tosh holds an album containing the pictures of all of her students. Photo by Holly Davis

Barbara Tosh, 85, Valley Falls, is staying busy after retiring from teaching in 2012, but keeps the memories of her students close by in an album that dates back to 1947. The idea behind the photo album, Tosh said, was to keep track of all the students she’s taught.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Boating brings massage therapist to Perry

Stacie Madden offers massages through the Perry Lake Chiropractic Wellness Center.

A faint lavender scent permeates the dimly lit room as soft music plays in the background. The room is comfortably warm as massage therapist Stacie Madden uses a variety of oils and creams to ferret out painful muscles and sore spots.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Record breakers

Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, Amanda Sales

The Valley Falls girls’ 4x100m relay team placed fifth in regionals last week and broke a 36-year-old school record. Coach Seth Cooper said the previous record was held by Littleton, Sieve, Wichman, and Bolz and was set in 1977 with a time of 53.7. Current holders are, from left, Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, and Amanda Sales with a time of 52.71.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Six students display talents in contest for Mr. Perry-Lecompton title

Although the field was small, the competition was fierce as six seniors vied for the title of Mr. Perry-Lecompton.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Perry School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Urban tree removal

Barry Wells of B&B Tree Removal

The last of the large trees on Broadway were removed a couple of weeks ago by Barry Wells of B&B Tree Removal, Valley Falls, who contracted with the city to do the job.

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Effort to improve Meriden park under way

Jenny Brading is leading an effort to improve the city park in Meriden where a carnival Saturday will launch her committee on the road to providing playground equipment.

The city park in Meriden is a spacious area that hosts a shelterhouse, but little else. Jenny Brading, a Meriden resident and mother of two, intends to change that.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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