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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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  • IDR present at MAGA rally
    10/10/2018
    President Donald Trump held a Make America Great Again rally in Topeka to endorse two Republican candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. The Independence Daily Reporter was on scene to bring readers full coverage of the event. Trump said he was thrilled to be joined by the Republican candidates running for various positions in this year’s midterms, Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Kris Kobach and GOP 2nd district congressional candidate Steve Watkins.
  • CRMC presents at First Friday
    10/6/2018
    First Friday for the month of October took place Friday morning in the Civic Center. The Chamber of Commerce event was sponsored by 2B Smokin’ BBQ food truck. The owners, Barb and Barry Beurskens, gave a brief history of their venture, recalling an anecdote of entering a barbecue competition of 65 teams and placing 64th.
  • More than just lace and bows: Event rental business brings party decor options to Indy
    10/5/2018
    While shopping for her own wedding, Adrienne Sanborn (soon to be Frazier) realized many of the costs associated with event planning are outrageous and she really wanted to change that … hence Something Borrowed Event Rentals and Customizations.
  • Zoolloween : A good time for all, a little assistance for the zoo
    10/4/2018
    Supporting projects at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo and participating in trick or treating for goodies … that is what Zoolloween is all about. Park and Zoo Director Barb Beurskens said the 5th annual Zoolloween will be Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Aside from trick or treating, the $2 entry fee will offer Zoolloween activities including face painting, Spooky Bowling, Witch Hat Ring Toss, Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss, a photo booth, a maze, Plinko and concessions; children under 2 years of age are admitted free of charge.
  • It was a fabulous Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony: Fab Lab ICC cuts ribbon on expansion building
    10/3/2018
    Monday was a fabulous day at Fab Lab ICC as the ribbon was officially cut on the newly constructed expansion building located on the campus of Independence Community College. Surrounded by contributors, ICC staff, Independence Chamber of Commerce and Ambassadors and townspeople, Fab Lab ICC Director Jim Correll took control of the large-sized scissors to make the opening of the newest addition official. The event began with ICC President Dan Barwick making a few comments. 
  • IPL rocks the block with annual event: “Banning Books Silences Stories”
    10/2/2018
    Nothing like rocking the block with the Independence Public Library on a beautiful Thursday evening, which is exactly what about 50 to 75 local residents did! The library hosted the 3rd annual Rock the Block: I’m with the Banned celebration, which is a community event that coincides with Banned Book Week, Sept. 23 to 29.
  • SmartAsset: ICC named in top 25 for Best Community Colleges in America
    9/28/2018
    The academic accolades continue to roll in for Independence Community College (ICC) as they were recently named as in the top 25 for Best Community Colleges in America, 2018 by SmartAsset, a web-based financial advisory company.
  • Magna Carta display to be held in Judicial Center
    9/27/2018
    A traveling display exhibit of the Magna Carta will be stopping at the Judicial Center soon. For the month of October Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Chief Judge F. William Cullins will host the local display on the history of the 13th century document that set the United States on the course for democracy and had great influence on the development of laws.
  • Make Indy sparkle: City-wide cleanup coming soon
    9/26/2018
    What better time to clean up your property than in the fall? Not only does it look nice but it gets things ready for the winter season. The City of Independence and the Independence Chamber of Commerce PRIDE Committee are asking citizens to assist in making the community sparkle for Neewollah and beyond by joining them in Independence Community Clean-Up Day, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Chamber seeking Trunk or Treat participants
    9/25/2018
    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.
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