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  • Protect your elders?
    4/26/2021

    A House bill that seeks to increase the penalty for elder abuse that takes place in an adult care home reached the Senate’s Judiciary committee Thursday morning.

  • Former local resident up for an Oscar
    4/23/2021

    Sunday evening when the Academy of Motion Pictures hosts the 93rd Academy Awards, former local resident Donald Graham Burt, Jr. could take home his second Oscar. Burt has been nominated for Production Design for the film “Mank,” along with set decorator Jan Pascal.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
    4/22/2021
    There are three authorized vaccines for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to prevent COVID-19, Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen (also known as Johnson & Johnson). The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are a 2-dose series, with the second vaccine needed 21 to 28 days, respectively, after administration of the first dose. The Pfizer vaccine is for anyone 16 years of age and older and the Moderna vaccine is anyone 18 years of age or older. The Janssen is a one-dose vaccine for anyone 18 years of age or older.
  • Vaccines don’t save lives... getting vaccinated does!!!
    12/13/2020

    Finally, we are at that historic phase where a vaccine against COVID 19 is being rolled out. A vaccine is the most important thing in beating the virus. 

  • MLK Jr. Day essays sought
    12/8/2020

    The 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. student essay writing contest, sponsored by the Diversity Taskforce of Independence and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Planning Committee, is now accepting entries from students in grades 6th through 8th.

  • 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.

  • Flu vaccine... get it
    11/4/2020

    I would like to take this opportunity to educate everyone about the importance of getting a flu vaccine this year. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends use of any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine during the 2020-2021 influenza season. Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter.

     
  • Important... COVID-19 on the rise in Montgomery County
    10/15/2020
    Dear people of Montgomery County, I am Dr. Shravan Gangula, Medical Director for the county health department. I would like to take this opportunity to connect with you all and remind you about the seriousness of COVID-19 in Montgomery County as well as the remaining South East Kansas. 
  • Sgt. Natalie Rees promoted to assistant police chief
    9/16/2020

    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
    9/4/2020

    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.

     
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