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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • City commission meets tomorrow

    The Independence city commission meets Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Civic Center. The agenda includes various items on both the consent agenda and items for commission action.

  • 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. 

  • Campbell wins 2018  KABP student production Awards

    Zeb Campbell, 2017 Independence High School graduate and Butler County Community College (BCC) student, was honored along with 11 other students in the Butler Mass Communication program. 

  • Caney FFA takes home honors at State

    The Caney FFA took home high honors at the State competitions for poultry judging and livestock judging earlier this month. 

  • Women 4 Women: Fab Lab offers event to encourage women entrepreneurs

    Woman power was in full force Wednesday evening as Women in the Workshop, a Women 4 Women event, was held at Fab Lab ICC. Ladies were treated to a light meal provided by Ane Mae’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, as well as a chance to learn how to do laser engraving, plasma cutting, banner printing and sewing.

  • 5/16/2018

    The Independence Middle School will see several changes when students return after their summer break, according to Superintendent of schools Rusty Arnold. When the monthly school board met Monday at the middle school library he handed out copies of the Independence Middle School schedule and academic policy handbook for the board to review. 

  • 5/15/2018

    Monday morning the Independence fire department received an alarm of a fire on the second floor of the Independence Corporate Offices building in the south side elevator lobby at approximately 8:16 a.m. 

  • Veterans Freedom Square nears completion

    The Veterans Freedom Square memorial was the site of much activity Wednesday morning with the long awaited placement of the military conflicts tablets which were mounted in their permanent monument at  Riverside Park. Seven tablets in all will be placed and ready for the official dedication of the memorial Monday, May 28 at 2 p.m. 

  • Survey available for Indy citizens

    Citizens of Independence are encouraged to give input through an online survey currently available on the city website at In a press release, city manager Craig Whitehead noted the survey is in conjunction with a community-based planning processes that has been implemented "to engage residents in developing a roadmap and prioritization for projects and initiatives to enhance local quality of life."

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