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Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Soak up local art at VVAE - 65th annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit opens Friday

    Review an assortment of works of art from the four state area beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center (IHMAC) for the 65th annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit artists' reception and critique. The exhibit will be available from Friday through July 12. 

  • A veteran's dream takes flight

    Jim Hogben, Cherryvale, never dreamed he would have the chance to be a part of the Honor Flight. 

    The Honor Flight is product of a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing transportation to United States Veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorials of the wars the country has fought throughout its history. The trip is provided at no cost the veterans.

  • Jefferson School awards assembly packs the house

    Jefferson School held its final school awards assembly Friday afternoon in the school gymnasium where every student in all three grades gathered to receive awards for the year. Carrie Agusto, Jefferson School, counselor emceed the event. 

  • 5/20/2018

    Dianna "Dee" Carter officially took the position of Montgomery County appraiser in Feb. 2018 and along with an overhaul of the appraising system that's been used in the county, she will be writing a weekly column for the Reporter to be featured Tuesdays. 

  • Trees: Nature's brilliant invention  - Arbor Day 2018

    Friday is Arbor Day and the Independence tree board will be holding an Arbor Day celebration at Logan Fountain in Riverside Park Friday beginning at 6 p.m. as a part of their efforts to make Independence a Tree City USA participant. In case of rain the celebration will be held in the enclosed 4H building at the park. 

  • IHS Prom was a wonderland at the Booth Hotel

    Despite the cold rain, the Independence High School Prom went on as if nothing would stop them from celebrating their evening of "A Tea Party In Wonderland."

  • Ready, set, Draw Your Mom!

    The time has come around again to show your mom just how beautiful she really is with Independence Main Street's and IDR's annual Draw Your Mom contest!

  • Can Independence be America's Main Street?

    It is time to vote for Independence for America's Main Streets contest. Quarterfinalist voting wraps up Sunday with semifinalist voting from April 30 through May 27 and the winner announcement June 4. 

  • IDR is your rummage sale headquarters
    With warmer weather comes rummage sales, and the Independence Daily Reporter's Rummage Sale HQ is where to go for an organized and convenient listing of area garage sales. Has your spring cleaning left you with things you need to get off your hands? The Rummage Sale HQ deal will get your garage sale advertisement listed for two days with some special perks. 
  • Cherryvale council accepts cemetery mowing bid

    At the beginning of the Cherryvale city council meeting Monday, Fire chief Jesse Reed recognized three of Cherryvale's finest fire and EMS staff achievements. "Becoming an officer is not something that is handed to a person, it has to be earned. These men have worked hard and they have earned it through experience, knowledge, determination and often sacrificing family life while studying for tests, only for an increase in responsibility that they know will be used to benefit their community," said Reed. 

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