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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 »

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 »

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