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Sunday, July 15, 2018

  • A veteran's dream takes flight

    Jim Hogben, Cherryvale, never dreamed he would have the chance to be a part of the Honor Flight. 

    The Honor Flight is product of a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing transportation to United States Veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorials of the wars the country has fought throughout its history. The trip is provided at no cost the veterans.

  • Astra Arts Festival overview announced

    Next month from July 6-8 the Astra Arts Festival will take over the streets of Independence. The Astra Arts Festival is held every two years and embraces music, literature, theatre and the visual arts for all ages.

  • Area electric co-ops propose consolidation

    Two area electric cooperatives for east and southeast Kansas have announced the first step in their proposed consolidation plan for what would be called 4Rivers Energy Cooperative, Inc.

  • A dream come true for veterans

    The vision for a memorial that would honor all veterans who served their country honorably during times of war and peace began 11 years ago by the Heartland Vietnam Veterans organization. In October 2015, the organization dedicated their own memorial honoring Vietnam veterans

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Trees: Nature's brilliant invention  - Arbor Day 2018

    Friday is Arbor Day and the Independence tree board will be holding an Arbor Day celebration at Logan Fountain in Riverside Park Friday beginning at 6 p.m. as a part of their efforts to make Independence a Tree City USA participant. In case of rain the celebration will be held in the enclosed 4H building at the park. 

  • Ready, set, Draw Your Mom!

    The time has come around again to show your mom just how beautiful she really is with Independence Main Street's and IDR's annual Draw Your Mom contest!

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