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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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  • 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.
  • 5/8/2016
    G&W Foods was eagerly accepted by the Independence Chamber of Commerce who hosted an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with the store’s employees and supportive community. G&W Foods purchased Marvin’s Food Saver recently, but the ribbon cutting ceremony offered residents an opportunity to meet the store manager, Brad Boyer; regional supervisor, Tom True; and director of operations, Chris O’Hara, who cooked up hot dogs for those in attendance. “We wanted to give back to our customers, and why not do it during the ribbon cutting?” O’Hara smiled. “We’re just very glad to be here.” Lisa Wilson, Chamber president, along with fellow members, presented the store’s officials with a plaque and celebrated the cutting of the bright red ribbon. “We’ve always been envious of other towns that have G&W stores, and now we don’t have to be,” she said. “The Chamber will help you in any way we can and we are thrilled to have you here.” O’Hara spoke next, allowing employees to introduce themselves and their titles within G&W. “I don’t know who’s more excited,” he laughed. “We’re very pleased to be here and we’ve talked about coming here for a long time. We still have a long way to go, but we are blessed with good people. That’s something you learn quick in this business — it’s hard to find good people, but here, we have a great group that will serve the community to the best of their abilities, all while providing the best service and products you can’t find elsewhere.” 
  • 5/1/2016
    The clouds didn’t dampen the spirit of FirstOak Bank’s staff as they picked up their brooms and headed to the Independence Cinemas to help with cleaning up the exterior of the building. “We knew that Aaron needed the help to keep up. We also know that the community needs this theater. There is some- times very little for the kids, of all ages, to do in their downtime. We feel that the cinema is a great place for the community to enjoy and experience,” said Tyson Oaks, vice president of FirstOak Bank. “We need to be here and we need to get it done. Aaron is working so hard to make this cinema successful. In a time when many small towns are losing their cinemas, we are fortunate to have one, and an exceptional one at that,” noted Tracy Oaks of FirstOak Bank.
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