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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • City manager candidates visit Independence
    The Independence city commissioners held online interviews with four candidates for the city manager position April 6 and three candidates were asked to return for in-person interviews here in Independence. 
  • Indy Rocks project is labor of LOVE
    Indy Rocks! That is exactly what will happen on April 29 as Independence embraces its second Love Independence Day. It is a day the citizens of Independence offer many works of kindness to their community and its inhabitants. "Indy Rocks" is one of those acts of kindness conceived by two young ladies Browyn O'Malley and Richelle Reichenberger, project organizers and both 8th graders at the Independence Middle School.
  • Beloved music director retiring
    There will never be a swan song for Larry Annable.
  • Tot Olympics provide fun competition for area children
    A special day for special kids — Thursday was that day for the Tot Olympics.
  • Recycling the lead project for 2016-2017 First Leadership class
    Wednesday evening was full of promise as the 2016-2017 First Leadership class celebrated their graduation at a ceremony combined with the graduation of the new class of Leadership Independence held in the cafeteria of Independence High School. Lisa Wilson, president of the Independence Chamber of Commerce began the evening by welcoming guests and inviting them to enjoy dessert and a beverage as she began.
  • Indy Fire/EMS seeks support in grant competition
    A call to action has been made to the Independence community on behalf of the Independence Fire/EMS department in their quest for a $25,000 grant that, if awarded, would be used to fund firefighting technology and equipment for training personnel.
  • Steering committee making progress
    During Friday morning's special Independence city commission meeting, Andrew Pitts with TreanorHL provided the commission with an update on the progress that has been made by the steering committee in charge of evaluating City Hall options for Independence. 
  • On the hunt
    Things were hoppin' at the Riverside Park annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon.
    
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  • City manager candidates visit Independence
    4/25/2017
    The Independence city commissioners held online interviews with four candidates for the city manager position April 6 and three candidates were asked to return for in-person interviews here in Independence. 
  • Indy Rocks project is labor of LOVE
    4/23/2017
    Indy Rocks! That is exactly what will happen on April 29 as Independence embraces its second Love Independence Day. It is a day the citizens of Independence offer many works of kindness to their community and its inhabitants. "Indy Rocks" is one of those acts of kindness conceived by two young ladies Browyn O'Malley and Richelle Reichenberger, project organizers and both 8th graders at the Independence Middle School.
  • Beloved music director retiring
    4/22/2017
    There will never be a swan song for Larry Annable.
  • 4/7/2017
    Independence Bulldog golfers had their first varsity-level event on Thursday, hosting the Independence Invitational at the Independence Country Club.  IHS finished the day even with third-place Ft Scott, but due to a tiebreaker all the way down to the fifth golfer for each team, Indy had to settle for fourth overall.
  • 3/30/2017
    Lady Bulldog basketball players, coaches and parents got together on Wednesday, March 29, to recognize the girls and give thanks to them and their support team.  Task Force chair Sharon Marquez was in charge, as she was throughout the year, of providing food for the girls and their guests.  Pizza and cheesecake were on the menu, and the attendees happily ate and reminisced on the past season. 
  • IDR Extra: Indy's win over Chanute sets up sub-state match-up with No. 9 Labette County
    3/3/2017
    That is the type of performance Independence Lady Bulldog head coach Dale Reynolds had been looking for all year long.

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IMS Engineering Challenge (4) 10/18/16

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