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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 »

An all-day history lesson

Ed Patterson (top left), Valley Falls, and Dylan Callahan, Emporia, provided a display of World War II uniforms and weapons for students to view during History Day at Valley Falls schools.

History Day at Valley Falls schools.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

First baseman honored

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman was featured as the Athlete of the Week recently on the MSC Sports website.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Ponies and puppies – A saddle club treat for children

Horse expert Ryan Vessar shows the children a horse’s teeth and tells them to always feed a horse with an open hand or they could get bit.

Nearly 40 children braved an usually cold April day Saturday to attend a “ponies and puppies” clinic sponsored by the Valley Falls Saddle Club.

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

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

Photo by Seth Cooper Valley Falls’ Tamara Drinkard finishes third in the high jump. Photo by Seth Cooper

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Park open to campers as season arrives

Perry Lake Manager Ken Wade

The Corps of Engineers has taken advantage of the low water mark on Perry Lake and retrieved several tons of sand that had eroded off the swimming beach over the years.

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

Consumer protection – AG warns Rotary about the many cons

Attorney General Derek Schmidt paid a visit to the Valley Falls Rotary Club Thursday informing them about the Consumer Protection Division of his office. Photo by Clarke Davis

Watch out for the crooks who might call you on the telephone or knock on your door. That was the message Attorney General Derek Schmidt brought to the Valley Falls Rotary Club Thursday night.

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

KDOT forces county to shut down two bridges

Photo by Dennis Sharkey The old U.S. 24 Highway bridge over the Delaware River in Perry was shut down over the weekend permanently due to major damage to the bridge’s underlying support system.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has permanently shut down two bridges in the county after inspections over the weekend revealed major structural damage.

April 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Crooked Post Vineyard will begin making wine

Kevin and Lori Henderson

A King’s Construction bulldozer broke ground Friday morning at the site of a new winery to be built by Kevin and Lori Henderson on Highway K-92 on the west side of Ozawkie.

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Training dogs to serve others

Jenna Petesch and Kirsti Petesch

Service dogs have become a common sight, but few are aware of the time and training it takes to prepare a dog for this work. A mother in Meriden and her daughter are directly involved in this endeavor.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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