Category Archives: Breaking News

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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“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” — America returns home from war

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org It was deemed the largest military movement in the history of the world. Yet a single bullet was never fired. No bombs were dropped. And, a peace treaty was not needed. It was the homecoming of … Continue reading

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City of Independence accepts donation of hospital property, inks letter of intent with St. John Health System

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — The now-vacant Mercy Hospital will be owned by Independence city taxpayers and be the eventual home to a new Independence City Hall under a plan that was approved by a split city commission on … Continue reading

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Labette Health proposes emergency department for Independence

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — Parsons-based Labette Health on Monday officially proposed creation of a medical emergency department in Independence, with the City of Independence using $3 million in bonds to fund the construction or placement of that emergency department … Continue reading

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