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Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • ICC Foundation becomes newest Chamber member
    Tuesday morning prior to Let's Talk Tuesday, the Independence Community College Foundation and Alumni Office, 111 W. Myrtle St., officially became the newest members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. 
  • All Wheels were Cruisin' Indy
    Friday night turned out to be one of the hottest nights of the summer. We're not talking temperature but the opening night for the All Wheels and Cruisin' Indy monthly downtown gathering for fun, music, food, people, motorcycles and cars.
  • City of Caney awarded grant for new pool
    This summer is proving to be hotter than ever for the City of Caney and members of the Caney Community Betterment Group are getting ready to ride a wave of success as another project is becoming a reality.  
  • HLC report offers details of positive news for ICC
    The Reporter recently reviewed the final report, along with a letter, from the Higher Learning Commission which stated, "ICC was put on Notice with nine specific challenges where change was necessary to meet HLC accreditation requirements. These nine requirements impacted almost every part of the institution and required a change in thinking and a change in culture. ICC should be applauded for their work in meeting these requirements. 
  • Songwriters share their music at the Meadow Lark Lounge
    Saturday evening proved to be a huge success for the new Meadow Lark Lounge at the Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center. According to Mike Flood, event coordinator, the crowd arrived early and ready for an evening of education in songwriting and entertainment. 
  • Alien Attack
    The Independence Children's Summer Theatre presented "The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield" over the weekend for the opening of their season. 
  • City commission hears presentations, public concern
    The Thursday evening meeting of the Independence City Commission was a long one as they heard presentations, discussed and approved action items and tabled others.
  • State at "moderate risk" of West Nile Infections
    Kansas Health officials say the amount of rain an area receives is a direct reciprocation of the size of the mosquito population in summer months. With the likely high rate of mosquitos, medical professionals say there is a statewide "moderate risk" of seeing West Nile Virus cases in Kansas. Neighboring state Oklahoma has already confirmed three cases of West Nile in the past week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment stated there has been no human cases reported 
  • June Business After Hours
    A beautiful day turned into a beautiful evening as the Independence Chamber of Commerce held their June Business After Hours, held at and sponsored by Country Place Senior Living, 2120 N. 13th St. As guests entered the sunny facility, they were treated to piano music provided by resident Betty Meyer and appetizers courtesy of the Independence Country Club.
  • Quality Toyota receives honorable award
    Independence has many award-winning businesses and now the community can add Quality Toyota to that list. Quality Toyota of Independence was presented with the prestigious President's Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA). TMNA presents the award each year to Toyota dealerships that exhibits stellar work ethic.
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