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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:24 PM

In addition to their regular meeting, two public hearings were held Monday morning during the Montgomery County Commission meeting — one for the 2020 budget and one for a road viewing.

  • Independence filled with weekend activities
    From dawn to dusk, Independence was alive with action and fun Saturday. Events happening over the weekend included the Montgomery County 4-H Fair, Independence Main Street's annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, Farmers Market, Stuff the Bus fundraiser, Helmets and Heels, the 22nd annual Don Harris Memorial Golf Scramble and free Downtown Movie Night.
  • KBI releases 2018 Crime Index Report
    TOPEKA — The 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report was recently released by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. It compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies from all across Kansas.
  • Event to highlight back-to-school screenings
    All About Kids is hosting an End of Summer Bash Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Independence High School, 1301 N. 10th St.
  • Bray proud to be an American
    After decades of going through the process of becoming an American, Hedwig Helga Bray formally joined the nation, raising her right hand and taking the Oath of Allegiance to become a U.S. citizen Thursday.
  • A crowd gathers to honor Remington in his retirement
    It was very warm last Saturday night when the lone fire truck came blaring its siren up Myrtle street toward the VFW club. Once it reached the front of the club the door was opened to let out a very important dignitary of Independence. Remington, the Independence Firedog and the winningest Flushing dog in the history of the sport emerged to greet the huge crowd who had assembled to wish him a happy retirement and birthday. 
  • Remington celebrates retirement 
    Saturday, July 20, one of Independence's greatest ambassadors, Remington the official Independence Fire Dog, will retire from his career as the winningest Flushing dog in history with nine different National Titles. 
  • Local school supply drive now taking donations
    Children face many hardships, having the correct school supplies should not be one of them. To help alleviate the worries of gathering school supplies is the Independence community Stuff the Bus school supply drive which runs through Aug. 26.
  • Washington apartments highlights the historical
    Jon Atlas of Cohen-Esrey, a real estate business dedicated to providing affordable housing options, spoke to IDR about the Washington apartments. Cohen-Esrey is an Olathe based organization that has spent more than 30 years providing affordable housing in vacant, underutilized historic housing. 
  • Escape room celebrates new season of hit show
    The temperatures outside are rising but it's strangely cool inside the Independence Public Library. But time is slipping away to take part in the library's escape room so grab four friends, call 620-331-3030 and sign up to unlock the secrets in this escape room based on the hit Netflix original show "Stranger Things." Development Coordinator Brandon West and Teen Librarian Betsy Fisher said teams can still sign up as the room will be set up for escaping through Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Hayward Fine Art Gallery sculpts third year in Independence
    It's been three years ago when Jim Hayward, owner of Jim Hayward Fine Art Gallery, and Rhonda Clark came to Independence for a day trip and ended up opening a business. 
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