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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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  • Commissioner Ysusi meets with pastors
    2/12/2018

    It was early Sunday morning that pastors with the Progressive Ministers Union gathered at the Berean Christian Church to meet with the newest Independence city commissioner, Louis Ysusi.

  • Tuschman and Pinkard take the trophy at Dancing with the Indy Stars
    1/30/2018

    The Independence Community College's Student Success Committee (SSC) is one step closer to establishing a basic needs and food pantry on the ICC campus, thanks to the funds raised at the 11th annual Dancing with the Indy Stars competition.

  • Girl Scout experiences powered by cookies and new digital platform
    1/25/2018

    For those with a Girl Scout cookie addiction, Feb. 10 is your lucky day as it is the kick off of the Girl Scout Cookie program. Each year Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts learn critical leadership and life skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

  • County appraisers office not in compliance with state law
    1/23/2018

    The Montgomery County commissioners heard some discouraging words Monday during their regular meeting when Diane Carter from the Property Evaluation Division (PED) with the state of Kansas, who is the court appointed county appraiser as the position in the county has yet to be filled, informed the commission she has been looking at some of the issues in the county from the 2016 compliance records and the county has failed to make compliance points. 

  • First aid/CPR class to be offered
    1/22/2018

    The Independence fire/EMS will be offering a first aid/CPR class to the public Saturday, Feb. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. at the temporary City Hall.

  • ICC board hears from concerned citizen and faculty
    1/12/2018

    The monthly meeting of the Independence Community College board of trustees opened Thursday evening to a packed room with Isaias McCaffery, History and Geography instructor, speaking to the board regarding recent events at ICC.

  • Vets helping vets
    1/11/2018

    No man left behind, a motto that all veterans, male and female, adhere to when it comes to their brothers and sisters in the military. The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 33, Montgomery County put that to the test Saturday as Gary Goldsberry, himself a disabled veteran, reached out to a fellow veteran in need. 

  • Klicks for Kids Heart Gallery showcases adoptable children
    1/5/2018

    Over half the children in foster care in Kansas are over the age of seven and originally come into foster care through no fault of their own — many times abuse and neglect is involved. Although the goal of foster care is to work with families toward safely returning the children to their home, sometimes that is not possible and that is when the professionals get involved to find families to adopt these children.   

  • Brrrr! It's cold outside: Fire chief provides winter fire safety tips
    1/4/2018

    Winter can often be a more hazardous time of the year. According to Shawn Wallis, Independence Fire chief, more fires happen in the winter months than any other season. "During the cold months, we spend more time indoors and use different methods to heat our homes. It's important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home," said Wallis.

  • All the way to the top - Museum begins construction on elevator
    12/22/2017

    In a little more than a week, elevator construction work at the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center (IHMAC) has begun to take shape. SEK Construction began on the project to construct an elevator shaft for the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center.

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