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Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • A portal to caring

    In partnership with The Global Orphan Project, KVC Kansas, a child welfare and behavior healthcare continuum responsible for the care of all children served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families' Kansas City Metro and eastern regions, Care Portal has been launched in Montgomery County.

  • Independence remembers MLK, Jr  The man and his legacy

    A memorial community celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. was held Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Independence High School Performing Arts Center, where more than 150 people of all races and backgrounds joined together to remember the man and his mission to abolish prejudice and injustice so that all mankind could be equal. Unfortunately, it was also a day to remember April 4, 1968, 50 years ago, when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet. Jan.15 has been a national holiday since 1986, a day to remember Dr. King's life and legacy.

  • Heart to Heart: New column answers heart health questions

    IDR is happy to announce the addition of Andrea Dryden, CVAPRN-BC, Labette Cardiology at Independence Healthcare Center, as the newest columnist to the Reporter. Dryden's column "Heart to Heart with Andrea" will answer questions from readers on heart health and will be featured each Sunday beginning Jan. 21.

  • Hospital faces $1.4 million in reimbursement cuts

    In the face of $1.4 million in reimbursement cuts from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has announced a cut of 30 positions in addition to negotiating contracts with suppliers and vendors as well as implementing cost-cutting programs. CRMC announced these changes in a press release issued Thursday.

  • ICC board hears from concerned citizen and faculty

    The monthly meeting of the Independence Community College board of trustees opened Thursday evening to a packed room with Isaias McCaffery, History and Geography instructor, speaking to the board regarding recent events at ICC.

  • 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. 

  • 1/10/2018

    The big news of Tuesday's State of the State address was not just that it was given by Gov. Sam Brownback, who began relinquishing responsibilities to Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer after announcing more than six months ago he had been nominated for ambassador of religious freedom by the Trump administration, but that he spoke of an additional $600 million over five years into school funding without a tax increase to pay for it.

  • Weather causes havoc with water line in court house

    Early Saturday morning a 2 1/2 inch water pipe located in the old jail area of the Montgomery County court house broke because of frozen pipe. The water problem was not recognized until around 8 a.m when Jeff Phelps, Maintenance manager, came to check on the court house equipment. "I noticed something was wrong when I arrived because all the windows were steamed over and icicles were hanging off the side of the building. As I entered the building there was water three inches deep and coming down through the ceiling and running down the stairway," said Phelps.

  • The new year begins with First Friday

    What better way to welcome in the first friday of the new year than with the monthly Chamber of Commerce's First Friday event at the Civic Center. An assortment of guest speakers were heard, from an update on the Tyson Foods project to the announcement of the upcoming Kansas Children's Service League event and a presentation from the local Lions Club chapter. There was something for everyone.

  • 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.   

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