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TEEN TO BE TRIED AS AN ADULT IN FEBRUARY DEATH OF BROCK SANDERS OF CANEY

By Andy Taylor chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — A 17-year-old teenager from Caney will be classified as an adult while facing a first-degree murder charge in a February homicide. On Friday, Judge Jeffrey Gettler ruled that enough factors exists to have Stevan … Continue reading

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Missing: Without a Trace

Forty years later, case of missing Coffeyville native remains unsolved BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org Forty years after the abduction of a Loy (Gillespie) Evitts, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department continues to study any clue into the whereabouts of the … Continue reading

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The Wait Is Over

Remains of Air Force pilot shot down over Laos in 1969 to be returned home for burial BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org The wait is over for the family of a Montgomery County native who was shot down on a secret … Continue reading

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Darkened deed under a fatal flame: the story of the death of Ralph Paris

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org
 CANEY — Ralph Paris never got a chance to see the spectacle that caught the nation’s eye in 1906. Paris, a young man from Winfield, Kan., described by a newspaper as being “well-behaved,” was one of … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE CITIZENS “WILLED THEMSELVES” TO SOLVE WATER CRISIS

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — Independence city commissioners and city staff — appearing frazzled, sleepy, and unwashed — for several days, applauded Independence residents early Friday in resolving a water crisis that nearly shut down the community for a … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY UPDATE TO WATER EMERGENCIES IN COFFEYVILLE AND INDEPENDENCE

HERE IS THE LATEST SITUATION CONFRONTING THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CITY OF COFFEYVILLE REGARDING ITS WATER EMERGENCY . . . (6:30 P.M., WEDNESDAY) — Effective at 8 p.m. today, the City of Coffeyville is declaring a Stage 3 … Continue reading

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CITY OF INDEPENDENCE TELLS RESIDENTS: DO NOT USE ANY WATER EXCEPT FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING ACTIVITIES

(11:15 a.m., Wednesday) The Independence City Commission this morning declared the fullest stage of its water emergency plan, which calls for all water usage to stop within Independence city (and Montgomery County Rural Water Districts #1, #4 and #8 and … Continue reading

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Independence city manager describes mold strains, relocation of city offices

MORE INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT INDEPENDENCE CITY HALL MOLD ISSUES AND RELOCATION OF CITY OFFICES This week, Independence leaders received more specific information regarding the types of health concerns that have been identified through medical testing. Independence City Manager Micky Webb … Continue reading

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Peck, Knox defeated in primary election; Goddard, Dierks, Gettler, Blex are winners

BREAKING NEWS . . . (EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous posting indicating Virgil Peck was the winner in the Kansas Senate, 15th District, was in error due to final ballots not being counted by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office. Even … Continue reading

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One year later: how private interest, local decisions influenced Independence’s changing medical scene

Editor’s foreword: The headline in the July 23, 2015 issue of the Montgomery County Chronicle read, “Letter of intent: CRMC to buy Mercy Hospital.” Much has happened since that story was written. Not only did the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center … Continue reading

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