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Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Sgt. Natalie Rees promoted to assistant police chief

    CANEY — Caney Police Sergeant Natalie Rees has been promoted to the rank of assistant police chief, according to Caney Police Chief Kevin Kitterman. Recent changes in the department opened the opportunity for her promotion to second in command.  

  • A fall brings help from a neighbor

    Falling down can be very scary and it can be especially frightening when you fall in between bushes in your front yard and are elderly. But never fear, the fright Rosalee Sutton felt Tuesday as she was trimming the bushes in her yard, lost her balance, fell and couldn't get up departed quickly.

  • 9/3/2020

    Not all who wonder are lost, some are just looking for garage sales. 

    Sept. 11 and 12, sale-seekers can travel from Independence to Dearing, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Caney and Tyro in Kansas and to Copan, Dewey, Bartlesville, Lenapah and Delaware in Oklahoma to find the best treasures during the 13th annual Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale. 

  • IHS ranks high

    A high-quality education is important to most parents and those who have students attending Independence High School can rest assured a high-quality education is just what they will receive. A recent study showed IHS ranked No. 27 within Kansas and No. 3,786 in national rankings.

  • 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."

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