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Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • IDR and 180 Outdoors present: Show Us Your Rack 2017
    It’s time once again. The 3rd annual Show Us Your Rack deer hunter’s photo contest brought to you by IDR and 180 Outdoors officially begins today. 
  • Show Us Your Rack 2016
    It’s time once again. The 2nd annual Show Us Your Rack deer hunter’s photo contest brought to you by IDR and the guys at 180 Outdoors officially begins today. 
  • Memorial for veterans soon to become reality

    The dream of building a memorial to honor all the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice — their lives — is about to become a reality as the surveying has been completed for the Veterans Freedom Square at Riverside Park in Independence. 

  • IPD Chief reminds 'Pokemon Go' players to be safe as they hunt
    It's a "gotta catch 'em all" scenario as "Pokemon Go," the latest smartphone game craze, has taken communities by force since its official release earlier this month, but safety is a number one concern.
  • Man rescued by deputy after falling into lake

    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call involving a man that had fallen from a cliff and into the Montgomery State Lake Wednesday afternoon where he was pulled to safety by a deputy.

  • Royal Farms sends cows to Mexico for genetic breeding
    In 1991, the Barbis purchased the original Royal Farms of Kansas Dairy and Crop farm and transformed it into a genetic and production facility. Royal Farms began with purebred Simmental and Simbrah cattle with artificial insemination and embryo transfer for over 20 years, and has since grown in size to include three farms in Montgomery County. 
  • Salute to Service Nominees
    Deadline is fast approaching to honor a Veteran with a feature in The Reporter Outdoors and nominate them to win an all-inclusive, 2 day turkey hunt with 180 Outdoors complete with a turkey tail fan and beard mount courtesy of Brian Barnett of Sporting Life Taxidermy!  
  • Salute a veteran by nominating them to win an all-inclusive hunt of a lifetime with 180 Outdoors

    There are few things an outdoor enthusiast values and appreciates more than being in the woods, on the water or in the field. The service and sacrifice of our military veterans is absolutely one of those few. We honor each and every veteran who took the great oath to protect our freedoms and defend our constitution. Giving back to these men and women seems almost impossible because whatever we could give them would seem inadequate…but Matt Wonser and Devin Windsor of 180 Outdoors in partnership with The Reporter Outdoors aim to give it a shot.

  • Updated fish consumption advisory

    In light of the new year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are issuing revised fish consumption advisories for locally caught fish. 

  • Indy Bike Club rides into the new year

    Independence Bike Club, or what is known in the group as the "Indy half fast cyclists," came together in June 2015 and they spent the first day of 2016 riding their bikes Friday afternoon in Riverside Park for the First Day Ride event.

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