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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • 'Ask your commish' coming to IDR

    If you have ever been frustrated by an inability to converse with and get feedback and information from the Independence city commissioners, the Independence Daily Reporter is proud to offer a solution. Beginning Friday, March 31 an "Ask your commissioner" column will be featured weekly with questions asked by you, the readers, and answered by one of Independence's three city commissioners: Mayor Leonhard Caflisch, Gary Hogsett or Louis Ysusi.

  • Girl Power STEAMs ahead at Jefferson

    Just after the Christmas break a new program was launched at Jefferson School by Jessica Childress, third grade teacher and Malinda Williams, fourth grade teacher. The girls-only after school program is called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

  • No time to think of retiring

    The most famous dog in Independence made it clear there are no retirement plans in his near future. Remington and his faithful companion Rusty Baker recently returned from the prestigious National Upland Classic Series (NUCS) Nationals, March 6 through 10 at the Talbot wildlife conservation area, east of Carthage, where the 10 year old golden Labrador Remington won both Open Flushing singles and the Flushing Doubles with his long time partner, Clyde.

  • Francis resigns as Coffeyville city manager

    Mayor Paul Bauer of Coffeyville announced Wednesday morning that city manager Kendal Francis has resigned, effective immediately.

  • American Pickers come to Kansas

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to come to Kansas. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region this Spring. 

  • Group begins ‘No Tyson’ effort in Montgomery County

    Not everyone in Montgomery County is excited about the possibility of the poultry industry coming to the area due to the worry of the negative effects it could have on the county and its citizens. 

  • County emergency management coordinates training program 

    Soon after his arrival as the Montgomery County Emergency Management director, Rick Whitson realized the gap in communication among the emergency agencies in the county and surrounding region.

  • IHS drama and music departments present Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddler on the Roof comes to Independence High School for three days beginning Friday, Mar. 9 and Saturday, Mar 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the IHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are: $8 for adults and $6 for students. 

  • Celebrate Indy hears update on city departments

    Anytime is a great time to Celebrate Independence. Thursday, the Independence Chamber of Commerce held the quarterly Celebrate Independence event at the Masonic Lodge for an informative hour about the city. Speakers for the event were Craig Whitehead, city manager, Dave Cowan, Safety director and Jerry Harrison, Police chie

  • A conversation with Roy Clark

    Roy Clark,country music legend, is coming back to Independence where it all began. The William Inge Theater on the campus of the Independence Community College Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. is the place Clark desired to celebrate his 85th birthday with "A Conversation with Roy" show. 

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