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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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CRMC seeks special election in April to consider continuation of local sales tax

CRMC seeks special election to consider continuation of 1/2-cent sales tax BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org COFFEYVILLE — At their semi-monthly meeting on Feb. 23, Coffeyville city commissioners are expected to discuss a request by the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center board … Continue reading

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Bumbling bandit, mortal mummy: Book details bizarre life (and after life) of former Cherryvale resident

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org A recently released book on the history of Kansas bank history brings to light the career of a former Cherryvale man whose bumbling career included an attempt heist — by means of nitroglycerine — of a … Continue reading

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Christmas finally arrives for Coffeyville woman — 47 years after giving daughter to adoption

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org COFFEYVILLE — A Christmas tree has not adorned Mary Boyd’s house in 47 years. Even if she had one, she did not have a family to celebrate it with her. The thought of having a colorful, … Continue reading

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Deadline to file as candidate for Caney City Council is Jan. 26

Caney city voters will go to the polls in the spring months to decide four positions for the Caney City Council. The deadline to file for candidacy for those four positions is noon Tuesday, Jan. 26. The four positions that … Continue reading

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