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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Local school supply drive now taking donations
    Children face many hardships, having the correct school supplies should not be one of them. To help alleviate the worries of gathering school supplies is the Independence community Stuff the Bus school supply drive which runs through Aug. 26.
  • Washington apartments highlights the historical
    Jon Atlas of Cohen-Esrey, a real estate business dedicated to providing affordable housing options, spoke to IDR about the Washington apartments. Cohen-Esrey is an Olathe based organization that has spent more than 30 years providing affordable housing in vacant, underutilized historic housing. 
  • Escape room celebrates new season of hit show
    The temperatures outside are rising but it's strangely cool inside the Independence Public Library. But time is slipping away to take part in the library's escape room so grab four friends, call 620-331-3030 and sign up to unlock the secrets in this escape room based on the hit Netflix original show "Stranger Things." Development Coordinator Brandon West and Teen Librarian Betsy Fisher said teams can still sign up as the room will be set up for escaping through Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Hayward Fine Art Gallery sculpts third year in Independence
    It's been three years ago when Jim Hayward, owner of Jim Hayward Fine Art Gallery, and Rhonda Clark came to Independence for a day trip and ended up opening a business. 
  • Hope in the midst of adversity 

    To many patrons of Vintage Steakhouse, it came as a complete surprise when it was announced the restaurant had closed Saturday, June 29.  According to Richard Pereira, owner, "I know it was a drastic move but I had to do it. It hurts me because I love doing this. I love serving people. That is what we were created for is to serve others." 

  • Tree House of Early Learning turns 4
    Embracing children's imagination, The Tree House of Early Learning daycare is celebrating their fourth year in operation and owner Tamisha Sewell is excited about the future because she has big plans which include an expansion into a center setting.
  • Kansas drivers can legally refuse sobriety tests

    A new law went into effect Monday allowing Kansas drivers to refuse field sobriety tests administrated by law enforcement officers. Under the new protocol, drivers suspected of driving under the influence cannot be charged with a crime for refusing to comply.

  • JULY OUTSTANDING GARDEN
    The Outstanding Garden Award for July has been awarded to Sue and Shane Johnson, 1959 Brookside Dr., by the Independence Garden Club. 
    
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  • Local school supply drive now taking donations
    7/16/2019
    Children face many hardships, having the correct school supplies should not be one of them. To help alleviate the worries of gathering school supplies is the Independence community Stuff the Bus school supply drive which runs through Aug. 26.
  • Washington apartments highlights the historical
    7/15/2019
    Jon Atlas of Cohen-Esrey, a real estate business dedicated to providing affordable housing options, spoke to IDR about the Washington apartments. Cohen-Esrey is an Olathe based organization that has spent more than 30 years providing affordable housing in vacant, underutilized historic housing. 
  • Escape room celebrates new season of hit show
    7/11/2019
    The temperatures outside are rising but it's strangely cool inside the Independence Public Library. But time is slipping away to take part in the library's escape room so grab four friends, call 620-331-3030 and sign up to unlock the secrets in this escape room based on the hit Netflix original show "Stranger Things." Development Coordinator Brandon West and Teen Librarian Betsy Fisher said teams can still sign up as the room will be set up for escaping through Friday at 6 p.m.

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