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Midland Care buys Linnwood at auction

Linnwood Park

Midland Care Connection Inc. purchased the Linnwood Park Assisted Living facility in Valley Falls at auction Feb. 28, paying $850,000 plus a 5 percent fee for the auction house.

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

Scott redeems himself with state title

Justin Scott

Jefferson West 220-pound wrestler Justin Scott removed a huge weight off his shoulders on Saturday by claiming the Class 4A state title.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Elementary children rally to support animal shelter

Pennies For Pets

The Jefferson West Elementary students held an assembly Friday to present a check in the amount of $650 to the Jefferson County Humane Society.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Experience paves way for agra-business career

Jefferson West junior Kelby Mestagh is leading the FFA chapter this year with plans to celebrate National FFA Week.

The Jefferson West FFA Chapter members will celebrate National FFA Week starting Monday by showing their appreciation to the faculty.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Doors open on new Dollar General Store in Valley Falls

A new Dollar General opened its doors last week at Valley Falls. The manager is Kerri Oliva, center, shown here with her assistant Angie Barnhardt, left, and cashier Michele Wickwar.

by Clarke Davis Kerri Oliva has managed Dollar General stores for 10 years, but Valley Falls provided her first experience at stocking a brand-new store. The doors opened on the new Dollar General Nov. 29 on Highway K-4 next to Valley Ag. Crazy, tired, and fun were words she used to describe the experience in […]

December 10th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Horses, covered wagons draw attention

Lee the Horselogger camped in Meriden last week and spent the weekend at Valley Falls as he works his way north and east to another logging job.

Lee the Horselogger camped in Meriden last week and spent the weekend at Valley Falls as he works his way north and east to another logging job.  Story and photo by Clarke Davis Lee the Horselogger is making his way across the United States by horse and covered wagon — for the third time in […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Waiting for a bite in fishing derby

Valley Falls Fishing Derby

Photo by Clarke Davis Audra Moore and her daughter, Addison, 5, were among the participants in the Helen Stewart Memorial Fishing Derby last weekend at ponds on the Bryan Tillery farm. Each child who attended was given a life vest made available through a grant from Kansas Safe Kids. The derby is sponsored by the […]

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

McHardie spent 27 years devoted to taking care of Perry

Pete McHardie was home last week listing some jobs around the house and starting to adjust to retirement after 27 years of employment with the city of Perry.

Pete McHardie was home last week listing some jobs around the house and starting to adjust to retirement after 27 years of employment with the city of Perry.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Grants improve District 11 fire equipment

Emergency Medical Director John Gordon demonstrates how to operate a new power cot, one of two acquired by the District 11 EMS unit.

Recently acquired grants have provided new equipment for both the District 11 fire department and the emergency medical services.

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Retired teacher, cattleman seeking state senate seat

“I’m running now because I don’t want to turn 70 in 10 years and be saying, ‘I wish I would have done that,’ ” Ron Ellis said on his decision to run for state senate seat.

Ron Ellis has his definition of conservative.

July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

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