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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • All units respond to structure fire
    Friday night all units were dispatched to Penn Manor Apartment complex at 601 S. Penn. Prompted by report of a fire alarm at 11:54 p.m, Fire Chief Shawn Wallis was first on scene and noted smoke from a 3rd floor window, and requested backup for a working structure fire at the south end of the building.
  • Celebration Park to hold ribbon cutting Saturday

    Several community volunteers gathered Friday morning to help lay the sod at Celebration Park, Penn Ave. and Chestnut, in preparation for the official ribbon cutting to be held Saturday at noon. 

  • Kansas museum members convene in Indy for KMA conference
    Nearly 80 members of the Kansas Museum Association traveled from all over the state to attend the 2018 annual conference in Independence. The conference began Wednesday and will continue through Friday with a wide array of activities and events planned for the large group.
  • Kansans make their voices heard in General Election
    The 2018 General Election brought out voters of all kinds and lots of them. Lines were long across precincts in the United States but voters were patient for the most part as all wanted their voice to be heard. Montgomery County was no exception to high voter turn out as the polls stayed busy the entire day.
  • Montgomery County Commission holds short meeting
    It was a short meeting for Montgomery County commissioners Monday morning and after they approved the agenda with one change, minutes of the last meeting, invoices and correspondence, the Rev. Renita Butler, of the Friends Evangelical Church in Independence gave the invocation.
  • City finance director resigns

    City Manager Craig Whitehead announced Friday the city finance director had resigned. The City of Independence released the statement regarding Mike Borovetz's resignation Friday morning. 

  • DMV permanent location to open
    The Independence Department of Motor Vehicles will open a new permanent location Nov. 5. The driver's license office will be located at 404 N. 14th St., in Independence and serve Montgomery and surrounding counties.
  • Bannon makes surprise visit to Topeka
    On Tuesday at 12:33 p.m. this reporter received a text message, reading: "Support Trump and MAGA! RED TIDE RISING RALLY with STEVE BANNON Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 pm." and "Reply MAGA if you will attend."
  • Leaf pick up
    It is time for leaf pickup in Independence. Starting next week, city staff will go through the 12 designated areas to conclude the pickup by the end of December. 
  • Parades, musical acts, carnival rides and more close out Neewollah 2018
    What an ending to an ooky, spooky, kooky but all-da-gether fantastic Neewollah festival. The skies were clear and the air was warm Friday and Saturday as crowds lined the streets for the Kiddie Parade and Grand Parade, and excited concert goers rushed into Memorial Hall for the professional show starring Lee Greenwood.
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