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Joe Ward keeps spelling title in Perry

Joe Ward--Spelling Bee

  by Clarke Davis Joe Ward, a Perry-Lecompton seventh-grader, captured first place in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee Jan. 26. The runner-up, who will join Ward at the Regional Spelling Bee, is Trace Kesinger, an Oskaloosa sixth-grader. Ward and Kesinger were the last two standing entering round four of the bee that lasted about 15 […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Library restoration nearly complete

Joe Heinen & Jessica Bergin

    by Clarke Davis The remodeling of the Delaware Township library is nearly complete and is now available for patrons to use and enjoy. “We need some new carpet in the meeting room and there’s some exterior work that still needs to be done but it’s nearly finished,” Librarian Jessica Bergin said. Work began […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Bunde calls it quits on the gridiron after 27 years

Rod Bunde

  by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board accepted the resignation of Rod Bunde as the head high school football coach at the January meeting. Bunde came to Valley Falls 27 years ago and has been the head coach all but four of those years. His only reason for stepping down, he said, is […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Barnes dedicates land to wildlife habitat

Les Barnes

    by Clarke Davis When Les Barnes first bought 80 acres of grassland and timber back in the 1980s, it served mostly as a 4-H project for his son, Chad. In recent years it has been Les’s hobby to improve the timber and continue to enhance the wildlife habitat. The Valley Falls man will […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | Read More »

Wounded Warrior hunt conducted at Perry lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake recently teamed up with the Perry American Legion Post 142 and Quality Deer Management Association of Atchison to host the second annual Wounded Warrior deer hunt Dec. 4-6. Seven soldiers from Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion for wounded, ill or injured soldiers were given […]

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

Renting jail cells helps budget

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig

To rent a room for the night, it costs $42.50 at the Jefferson County jail.

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

Hunting guide globetrotter

Dylan McKnight

  by Clarke Davis Dylan McKnight has loved hunting ever since his older brother introduced him to it when he was 12. Now he’s just one online course away from completing a degree with the dream of becoming a big-game hunting guide. The local 25-year-old native and 2009 Valley Falls High School graduate will graduate […]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in The Vindicator | 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 »

Room enough, barely

Moore family--Tiny house

The Blaine Moore family was in the process of downsizing to a smaller home as the five sons were maturing and moving out.

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

Firefighters outfitted with new bunker gear

District 11 Fire Chief

District 11 volunteer firefighters are equipped with new clothing, boots, and helmets and got a bargain price, reports Fire Chief Jason Nellis.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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