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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Ysusi elected mayor by commissioner board
    The commission was reorganized during the regular Thursday evening Independence City Commission Meeting. Commissioner Louis Ysusi was elected Mayor of Independence, and Commissioner Leonhard Caflisch was elected Vice Mayor. 
  • Winter weather forecasted for the area
    The winter weather may finally be upon southeast Kansas as there is a chance of snow Friday night through Saturday night. No accumulation of snow is predicted. 
  • Memorial erected outside Ponca City
    Tragedy struck last August after a plane went down carrying five Independence residents near Ponca City, Okla. A permanent memorial has been installed at the site of crash, remembering the lives of the victims.
  • Cato Fashions: Bartlesville store closes creating opportunity for local shopping
    In 2003, Cato Fashions opened their doors in Independence and they have never looked back. In fact, they are looking forward. Especially since the Bartlesville, Okla. closed their doors for good Dec. 24, sending much of their merchandise to the Independence location, including clearance items.
  • A brief state government update…
    Kansas Legislation is on it's way back in session but several updates and changes have come to light in the past month, let alone weeks.  Senator Pat Roberts made a "special announcement" Friday regarding intentions of lack thereof, of seeking re-election in 2020. The federal government has entered its 17th day of shutdown, but what does that mean for Kansas? And where will the government have to go from here?
  • 12th annual Photography show focusing on area talent
    It's almost here! That time when aspiring photographers can show-off their talent at the 12th annual Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center. The show will be open to the public beginning Feb. 15 through Mar. 2.
  • KDOT announces upcoming work on US Highway 75
    December bids approved for construction and maintenance projects were announced by the Kansas Department of Transportation Thursday as letting took place Dec. 12 in Topeka. A large portion of US Highway 75 between Caney and Independence will receive a face lift.
  • Elk Falls on 2019 Bucket List for Kansas attractions
    Those living in Kansas know of the beauty, attractions and events which happen all across the state but those of us living in Southeast Kansas know where the true beauty lies — right here. Only In Your State, a website offering highlights of each of the 50 United States, recently published, "25 Positively Awesome Attractions in Kansas That Belong On Your 2019 Bucket List" for those who like to make annual bucket lists and cross items off their list.
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