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A salute to World War II veterans

World War II veterans given special recognition Monday during the Veterans Day observance were, from left, Frank Shrimplin, Ted Montgomery, Gordon Lowry, Clifford Lobb, and Daryl Ford. Photo by Clarke Davis

The annual Veterans Day observance at Valley Falls Monday was marked by a special recognition for those veterans who served during World War II.

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

Spooky night at the Falls

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Broadway Street in Valley Falls was lined with vans, car trunks, and pickups with people handing out candy to “trick or treaters” last Thursday evening.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

West volleyball statebound!

Bailey Harvey (#20) goes high to return the ball for the Jefferson West Lady Tigers in their volleyball match with the Bishop Ward Lady Cyclones in sub-state action at Perry Saturday. Photos by Ken Locke

The Jefferson West Tigers emerged victorious from the sub-state volleyball tournament and are headed for the state tournament at Salina.

It’s the first time for the girls to go to state since 1999.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Chain saw artist creates cross in cemetery

Chainsaw Artist John Zibell

Chain saw artist John Zibell, Holton, put the finishing touches on a cross he created in the Valley Falls Cemetery one day last week.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

In the Halloween spirit

Sophie Laney

Six-year-old Sophie Laney has been preparing for Halloween for some time.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Under a spreading chestnut-tree the village smithy stands;

Keith Jackson explains the operation of the blacksmith shop to students on tour at Cottonwood Station Friday. Photos by Clarke Davis

Keith Jackson is in charge of the village blacksmith shop at Cottonwood Station named in memory of his son, Clark.
During festivals and shows Norm Davis, Topeka, usually does the blacksmithing while Jackson gives tours of the rest of the shop.

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Author describes trading city life for the farm

Author June Hilbert

June Hilbert was a city girl with no farm background. But she was wooed by a farmer and has spent almost 30 years chasing after cows that were on the wrong side of the fence or having trouble birthing a calf.

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Hopes the city will listen: A library with a vision

Delaware Township Library

The Delaware Township Library Board members would like the city officials to see their vision of making the library the cultural center of the community and help them create it.

“We really had our hopes up when we first approached the city, knowing they were moving to new quarters,” librarian Amy Lassiter said.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Bricks for the historical church

Betty Jane Wilson

Betty Jane Wilson holds up a brick she intends to purchase as a fundraiser for the Historical Shrine Church project in Valley Falls.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Discovery of old chemicals brings bomb squad to school

Photo by Clarke Davis Members of the Topeka Police Department's bomb squad arrive at Valley Falls High School to check out some old chemicals found in the science room. Valley Falls Police Chief Josh Pence is on the right.

Whether or not old chemical compounds found in a high school science room at Valley Falls were dangerous last week, everyone involved decided to err on the side of caution.

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

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