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The Valley Falls Vindicator July 11,2013 Page 7 by Clarke Davis Mayor Charles Stutesman swore in April Herbster as the new city clerk of Valley Falls at the July 3 meeting. She took a chair at the council table and was expected to begin work July 8. Attempting to cover three blocks with one set of warning lights for a school zone will not work any longer on K-16 Highway through Valley Falls. The school zone was discussed at the July 3 city council meeting. The flashing yellow lights are currently spaced with the intersec- tions of Elm, Oak, and Walnut streets between them. The city lost a recent city court case when someone entered from one of the side streets where there are no visible warnings of a speed zone. The plan now is to move the warn- ing lights so the 20-mph zone will cover only the Oak Street intersec- tion. Something will be done so the lights will be visible from both direc- tions. The mayor indicated there might be a problem locating them conve- niently for electrical service, but solar was also suggested. The mayor wants public input on relocating the Valley Falls Police Station, which is now located in city hall. The Delaware Township Library board has expressed an interest in taking over the entire city building once the city office has been moved to Broadway Street. To do that, new quarters are needed for the police. The mayor has scheduled that discussion for the Aug. 21 meeting. The council tweaked a city ordi- nance to aid landlords in town who have renters moving in and out. It was noted that each time a renter Photo by Clarke Davis City workers began the process of moving items to the new city hall on Broadway Street in Valley Falls last week. Moving filing cabinets upstairs in the new building are Kyle Glissman, Lance Sweeney, Chad Jepson, and Paul Burghart, leaves the owner has to pay $75 to get given authority to negotiate some- the water meter back in their name. thing. The company uses a lot of The council agreed that that was water for its sprayers that never goes somewhat unfair and waived the through the sewer system. charge provided the landlord's ac- A request by Noe and Danielle count is in good standing. Garza to have chickens under the cur- Giving Valley Ag Inc. a break on rent animal ordinance was allowed. the amount of their monthly sewer The neighbors have been notified and charge was discussed and the mayor there were no objections. It was announced that Grasshop- per Falls Day will be held Sept. 28 headed up by the American Legion Riders. Their gun show will be re- peated in October. U www.edwardJones.com Ret" 1 lremen : Kramer Agency, Inc. 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Three members are licensed in this state as hearing instrument fitters and dispensers and two members of the board are not engaged in the practice. When Emporia State University's Summer The- atre opened the third show of its 59th season July 10, Landon Noll, Valley Falls, was involved in the production of Tom Smith's "Drinking Habits," a farce that is second to "nun." The play is the story of two nuns, Sister Philamena and Sister Augusta of the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing who have kept the doors to their convent open by making, bottling and selling wine. Noll works in the scene shop. "Drinking Habits" runs July 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. Individual tickets and season passes are available from the university box office at 620-341-6378. Emporia State University has named the fol- The state of Kansas announced a new website that will serve as a central, comprehensive resource for services that the state provides to veterans. KanVet will connect veter- ans with higher education informa- tion and job searching tools designed specifically for veterans. The website address is KanVet.gov. "The women and men who have served our country deserve our sup- port when they transition out of the military," said Gov. Sam Brownback. "KanVet will be a wonderful resource for the veterans in our state by pro- viding them an easy way to access Jay Sanders t,,.,,.~c. ~.~