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Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Something brewing
    The BREW WORKS FOR ME- 223 W. Main will house not one but two new business ventures in Independence. Morrison Builders, Inc has decided to purchase and renovate the building. In the basement the sweet, sweet brew of beer will be manufactured and the rest will be converted into loft apartments. Downtown Independence will be hoppin’. Ellie Davis. | Staff photo
  • IPD releases names of suspects in shooting report
    The Independence Police Department named two of the suspects in the shooting report in the 700 block of E. Main where a victim reported three subjects kicked in a front door and fired shots into the home.
  • Interest in IHS ag program on the rise
    It may only be the third year of the newest agriculture program at Independence High School but with all the excitement and involvement there has been, it's like the program has always been in place. Ag instructor MaKayla LaRue said the program is in it's third year as two years ago it began as a part-time program with three classes in the afternoon and the beginning of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.
  • Saying goodbye to Durham. Indy school district to take over transportation services
    With the last year nearing on the five-year contract with Durham School Services, the USD 446 Board of Education, with input from school administration, made the decision in August to formally end the contract to provide the district's transportation services. 
  • City celebrates 100th anniversary of Shelter House
    Friday, Sept.14 at 6 p.m., the city will celebrate a milestone achievement for the AC Stich shelter house in Riverside Park. “Everyone is encouraged to come to the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the shelter house. 
  • Independence Police Department Offers Self-Defense Class
    Reservations are now open for a free self-defense class to be held Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Christian Karate Academy, located at 136 W. Oak St. in Independence. Sponsored by the Independence Police Department, the goal of the class is for participants to walk away with the confidence to apply skills to escape or use force enough to stop an attack. 
  • Local small business receives Award of Merit
    Local small business Magnolia Scents by Design was recently awarded the 2018 Business Appreciation Month Award of Merit from the Kansas Department of Commerce. Magnolia was co-founded in March of 2008 by Brian Hight and Ryan McDiarmid. 
  • Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Old Settler’s Day
    The rainy weather Saturday did nothing to dampen the spirits of those attending Old Settler’s Day in Elk City. From the crowning of royalty which kicked off the event to the tunes of Retro Rockers finishing out Saturday, guests celebrated Old Settlers’ Days the best way they know how — with lots of activities, food and contests.
  • First Friday offers guests a look to the future
    The adventures are getting exciting in Independence and the monthly First Friday event highlighted several of those adventures, plus the event offered attendees a chance to see a special award presentation to Magnolia Scents by Design.
  • City flushing fire hydrants
    Independence began flushing city fire hydrants today, September 7, 2018, and will continue for the next six weeks. 
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