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Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Flu vaccine... get it

    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
    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. 
  • A fall brings help from a neighbor

    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.

  • 9/3/2020

    Not all who wonder are lost, some are just looking for garage sales. 

    Sept. 11 and 12, sale-seekers can travel from Independence to Dearing, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Caney and Tyro in Kansas and to Copan, Dewey, Bartlesville, Lenapah and Delaware in Oklahoma to find the best treasures during the 13th annual Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale. 

  • Chamber seeking Trunk or Treat participants
    Trick or Treating is a big time for some children and keeping them safe is a priority. The Independence Chamber of Commerce will again host Trunk - Or - Treat Wednesday, Oct. 31 and they are currently seeking participants to host a trunk.
  • Saying goodbye to Durham. Indy school district to take over transportation services
    With the last year nearing on the five-year contract with Durham School Services, the USD 446 Board of Education, with input from school administration, made the decision in August to formally end the contract to provide the district's transportation services. 
  • City celebrates 100th anniversary of Shelter House
    Friday, Sept.14 at 6 p.m., the city will celebrate a milestone achievement for the AC Stich shelter house in Riverside Park. “Everyone is encouraged to come to the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the shelter house. 
  • Independence Police Department Offers Self-Defense Class
    Reservations are now open for a free self-defense class to be held Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Christian Karate Academy, located at 136 W. Oak St. in Independence. Sponsored by the Independence Police Department, the goal of the class is for participants to walk away with the confidence to apply skills to escape or use force enough to stop an attack. 
  • New school year means new Character awards at Jefferson
    Several students, staff members and teachers were honored Friday morning at Jefferson School during the award assembly. Principal Michael Harrison welcomed the audience filled with proud parents and family members of the award winners.
  • Kids are king at All Wheels Night and Cruisin’ Indy
    The Friday evening weather was perfect for Kids Night at the August All Wheels Night and Cruisin’ Indy as the clouds cleared, the temperatures were mild and the cars and music were classic. 
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