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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Tuschman and Pinkard take the trophy at Dancing with the Indy Stars

    The Independence Community College's Student Success Committee (SSC) is one step closer to establishing a basic needs and food pantry on the ICC campus, thanks to the funds raised at the 11th annual Dancing with the Indy Stars competition.

  • Indy city commission holds second meeting of 2018

    It was the second meeting of the year and the second meeting for new city commissioner Louis Ysusi Thursday evening and he wasted no time in digging in to the detailed work of the commission. 

  • Girl Scout experiences powered by cookies and new digital platform

    For those with a Girl Scout cookie addiction, Feb. 10 is your lucky day as it is the kick off of the Girl Scout Cookie program. Each year Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts learn critical leadership and life skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

  • 104th annual Chamber banquet

    The Civic Center in Independence was packed with 300 people for the 104th annual Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet.

  • First aid/CPR class to be offered

    The Independence fire/EMS will be offering a first aid/CPR class to the public Saturday, Feb. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. at the temporary City Hall.

  • Vets helping vets

    No man left behind, a motto that all veterans, male and female, adhere to when it comes to their brothers and sisters in the military. The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 33, Montgomery County put that to the test Saturday as Gary Goldsberry, himself a disabled veteran, reached out to a fellow veteran in need. 

  • Klicks for Kids Heart Gallery showcases adoptable children

    Over half the children in foster care in Kansas are over the age of seven and originally come into foster care through no fault of their own — many times abuse and neglect is involved. Although the goal of foster care is to work with families toward safely returning the children to their home, sometimes that is not possible and that is when the professionals get involved to find families to adopt these children.   

  • Brrrr! It's cold outside: Fire chief provides winter fire safety tips

    Winter can often be a more hazardous time of the year. According to Shawn Wallis, Independence Fire chief, more fires happen in the winter months than any other season. "During the cold months, we spend more time indoors and use different methods to heat our homes. It's important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home," said Wallis.

  • All the way to the top - Museum begins construction on elevator

    In a little more than a week, elevator construction work at the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center (IHMAC) has begun to take shape. SEK Construction began on the project to construct an elevator shaft for the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - or is it?
    Kansans have been dreaming of a white Christmas for a long time; the once snowy, frigid winters being slowly replaced with much milder temperatures. This year, Christmas will feel more like the days of yore with high temperatures estimated to be in the mid to low 40s and the low the night of Christmas Eve swooping down into the teens to ensure a frigid Christmas morning. 
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