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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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  • Vaccines don’t save lives... getting vaccinated does!!!
    12/13/2020

    Finally, we are at that historic phase where a vaccine against COVID 19 is being rolled out. A vaccine is the most important thing in beating the virus. 

  • MLK Jr. Day essays sought
    12/8/2020

    The 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. student essay writing contest, sponsored by the Diversity Taskforce of Independence and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Planning Committee, is now accepting entries from students in grades 6th through 8th.

  • Flu vaccine... get it
    11/4/2020

    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
    10/15/2020
    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. 
  • Sgt. Natalie Rees promoted to assistant police chief
    9/16/2020

    CANEY — Caney Police Sergeant Natalie Rees has been promoted to the rank of assistant police chief, according to Caney Police Chief Kevin Kitterman. Recent changes in the department opened the opportunity for her promotion to second in command.  

  • A fall brings help from a neighbor
    9/4/2020

    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. 

  • IHS ranks high
    8/26/2020

    A high-quality education is important to most parents and those who have students attending Independence High School can rest assured a high-quality education is just what they will receive. A recent study showed IHS ranked No. 27 within Kansas and No. 3,786 in national rankings.

  • Annual sale provides bargains, food and fun
    8/30/2018
    Calling all rummage sale enthusiasts — it’s almost time for the well loved KAN-OKLA 100 Mile Highway Sale which travels through 12 cities in Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas, including Independence, Coffeyville, Dearing, Tyro and Caney.
  • Future community leaders given pizza but talked about Peanuts
    8/23/2018
    The Young Professionals of Independence held their Summer Speaker Series Tuesday in the recently remodeled Party Room of Big Cheese Pizza. Several young leaders thoughout the community gathered on their lunch breaks to attend the event. 
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