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Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Dairy Queen up in smoke
    Independence Fire/EMS units were dispatched to a structure fire at the Dairy Queen restaurant at approximately 11:11 p.m. Thursday night. When units arrived there was heavy smoke but no visible flames. 
  • Beta Rho presents volunteer awards to community members
    Wednesday evening held a surprise when Beta Rho Sorority members gathered in the home of Judy Holroyd for the presentation of their 2017 Outstanding Volunteers awards.
  • Seventeen muscles … engaged
    I’ve read somewhere that it takes 17 face muscles to crack a smile. Ironic in that the Reporter team recently earned 17 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence causing 17 muscles to engage on each member of the team as they learned of the recognition of their hard work and dedication. 
  • Independence Individuals selected for 50 Kansans You Should Know
    Two of Independences' finest individual's have been recognized as two of the "50 Kansans You Should Know in 2017" In Ingram's - Kansas City's Business Magazine.
  • Broadhead collectors to gather in Indy for convention
    Beginning June 7 and running through June 10, broadhead collectors from all around the world will converge on Independence for the American Broadhead Collector's Club 43rd annual meeting.  The meeting will be held at ICC West, 2615 W. Main, Independence.
  • Jefferson Leaders announced
    Jefferson Leaders were honored for the last time for the 2016 - 2017 school year by the Independence Optimist Club at the Independence Country Club during the Club's regular meeting Tuesday. 
  • IHS AVID students rise to the challenge
    It was Spring 2016 when Independence High School Principal Mario Sherrell approached Julie Dunham, IHS Social Studies instructor, about a new program called AVID. "AVID stands for Advanced Via Individual Determination. I had only heard of the initiative, but had no working knowledge of what it consisted of," said Dunham. 
  • Cherryvale citizens flood City Council meeting
    A flood of emotion spilled over at the Cherryvale city council meeting on Monday as concerned citizens made it clear to the council they were wanting their voices to be heard about the water drainage on west Main Street after the large amount of rain the area received from last week's storms.
    
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  • Dairy Queen up in smoke
    5/26/2017
    Independence Fire/EMS units were dispatched to a structure fire at the Dairy Queen restaurant at approximately 11:11 p.m. Thursday night. When units arrived there was heavy smoke but no visible flames. 
  • Beta Rho presents volunteer awards to community members
    5/25/2017
    Wednesday evening held a surprise when Beta Rho Sorority members gathered in the home of Judy Holroyd for the presentation of their 2017 Outstanding Volunteers awards.
  • Seventeen muscles … engaged
    5/23/2017
    I’ve read somewhere that it takes 17 face muscles to crack a smile. Ironic in that the Reporter team recently earned 17 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence causing 17 muscles to engage on each member of the team as they learned of the recognition of their hard work and dedication. 
  • 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.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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IHS Bulldogs Celebrate 5/16/18
IHS Bulldogs mob the mound after out number three of their 7-4 win against Chanute on Monday in the Championship Game of Regionals #bulldogs #statebound
IHS Lady Bulldogs Celebrate 5/17/18
IHS Lady Bulldogs celebrate their 9-2 final over LCHS in Championship Game of Regionals #ladybulldogs #statebound
Field Training Rope Cross 4/19/17
Slow mo water release from Elk City Lake 4/4/17
Water being released this afternoon from Elk City Lake at 4,076 cubic feet per second in super slow mo. Careful... you might get wet towards the end!
Gum Buster Video 2/1/16
Airosol Company Fire, early morning of 11/22/16 Video courtesy of Ryan Modich. Warning… video includes graphic language.
Reach for the Sky at Outhouse Tours 11/19/16
Freak Out 10/28/16
The new ride Freak Out 10/27/16
Kids Crew Carnival (2) 10/19/16

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