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  • Shoppers mask up to take advantage of Black Friday deals
    11/28/2020

    Black Friday might look a bit different this year but that didn't stop shoppers from finding great deals on holiday items. Shoppers donned their best face covering and joined the shopping experience all around the country and the southeast Kansas area was no different.

  • A new name for a quality business
    4/5/2018

    A new business name has now replaced the former Hugo's Mini Storage facility on W. Main. Quality Mini Storage effectively became the new owner March 1 and officially opened for business April 2. 

  • Celebrate Indy, celebrate industry
    12/8/2017

    Thursday was a day of celebration at the quarterly Celebrate Independence event at the Masonic Lodge with local industries, Standard Motor Products, Textron Aviation and VT Hackney, celebrating their expansion news. The event was sponsored by SEKTAM of Independence.

  • Romans Motor Company partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
    12/7/2016

    Romans Motor Company in Independence announced its partnership with nonprofit organization Cell Phones for Soldiers, and they're asking local communities to assist troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.

  • 12/7/2016
    On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Jessica Wood called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The Pledge of Alle- giance and 4-H pledge was said by members.
  • Cessna confirms layoffs within Textron Aviation
    11/18/2016

    Textron Aviation officials at their corporate office released a statement regarding workforce layoffs at the facility located in Independence.

  • 8/22/2016
    JEFFREY A. GREEN, 46, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, pled guilty today to offering a bribe to a public official at Tinker Air Force Base, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Green is the president and chief executive officer of LockNClimb, LLC ("LockNClimb"), with headquarters in Independence, Kansas.
  • St. John Clinic, Health for Life receives blessings
    7/27/2016

    St. John Clinic Independence's blessing ceremony brought together faith and the desire to expand the city's health care choices Tuesday night during two special events — the blessing of the Health for Life Center, 2011 N. Penn Ave, and St. John Clinic, Jane Phillips MedCare Pharmacy, and Imaging Center, 800 W. Laurel Street. 

  • 5/22/2016
    The Independence Chamber of Commerce welcomed Coffeyville Regional Medical Group to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony and honorary plaque Friday afternoon. To celebrate their welcome and the support of the city, CRMC Medical Group, 122 W. Myrtle Street, hosted a block party. Becky McCune, the hospital’s Human Resources and Marketing director, gracefully severed the bright red ribbon during the ceremony as Lisa Wilson, Chamber of Commerce president, gave welcoming words to CRMC’s officials, staff and supporters. McCune was then bestowed a plaque to recognize the Coffeyville-based clinic as another positive business that chose to grow in Independence. CRMC Medical Group will be offering another alternative for health care by providing services such as blood pressure and heart rate screening, pulmonary function testing, EGK monitoring, return-to-work and post-hire tests, complete metabolic profiles (blood and lab work), lipid panels, hemograms, TSH (thyroid) and PSA, physical therapy exercise demonstrations and hand outs, flu and Hepatitis B vaccinations, diabetes management and education, digital mammograms (at CRMC), and much more for residents in need of direct appointments. Operating hours for the clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • 5/18/2016
    One year ago, Jose Ayala, owner of El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant at 1721 North Penn. Avenue, decided that it was time to expand the business, and with prominent growth, they met their goals. “We have seen our business grow steadily for several years and now was the time to expand the business,” said Ayala. He said that he began sketching out his plans before contacting Leonhard Caflisch, local architect, to design a new layout for the interior and a new entrance addition area to the restaurant. “Jose applied for a variance for the entrance construction from the planning and zoning commission, which was approved by the commission and ultimately by the city commission,” said Caflisch. He added that he and Ayala drew up two to three plans before arriving at a plan that would keep the current walls in place.
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