Missing in Kansas: Shyan 'Shy' Hall
Weeks have passed since a teenager was reported missing from southeast Kansas. Shyan Hall, 16, was last seen on Dec. 31, 2023, in Independence. Missing from: Independence, Kan. Missing since: Dec. 31, 2023. Age then: 16. Height: 5’4’’. Weight: 135 pounds. Hair: Sandy-colored. Eyes: Blue. Distinguishing features: Nose...
Bullpups and Yellowjackets Split Basketball Doubleheader
The Caney Valley Bullpups split a basketball doubleheader at Fredonia tonight; the Lady Bullpups won 54-47 while the guys were stung 67-64. Anna Washburn led three Lady Bullpups in double figures with 22 points. Sarah Martinez added thirteen and Myra Denny had ten points. Zoey Sims, who scored her 1,000th...
Cherryvale Yearbook Ad Scam
Cherryvale Middle High School gives a warning about a scam involving yearbook ads. Cherryvale High School Business Teacher Hannah Womack says the yearbook team is not making calls to collect payment over the phone. She says anyone who has agreed to purchase a yearbook ad will receive an official invoice in the mail to collect payment. Be cautious and do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone.
An Elk County Railroad Receives State Funding
The South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad in Elk County receives state funding to improve supply chains. Governor Kelly announced yesterday that the rail company would receive $1.9 million through the Kansas Department of Transportation's Rail Service Improvement Program to improve the state's agriculture supply chain. The funding is to help the rail line with expansion and capacity improvements.
Two men are charged with burglary in Chanute, KS
CHANUTE, Kan. (KOAM) - Two men are charged with two counts of burglary and one count of criminal damage to property at Hillside Towing in Neosho County, Kansas.
Neodesha receives funding for repairs on Fall River Dam
NEODESHA, Kan. (KOAM) - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas State Director for Rural Development Christy Davis today announced that USDA is funding nine Kansas infrastructure projects. This $22.4 million investment will provide reliable high-speed internet access, clean water, and sanitary wastewater systems for rural communities.
ICC President Resigns
The Board of Trustees at Independence Community College prepares to begin the search for a new school president. At last night's ICC Board of Trustees meeting, College President Vincent Bowhay resigned to take a new position at Highland community College in northeast Kansas. Trustee Mark Lasater says the board accepted his resignation and appreciate his service to the college.
Police K9 helps catch wanted Kansas burglary suspect
MONTGOMERY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on multiple allegations. Just after 8p.m February 8, a sheriff's deputy conducted a routine traffic stop on US Highway 75 three miles south of Independence, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Ron Wade. The deputy identified the driver as Erika Williams...
Liberty Elementary School to Host STEM-focused Camp Invention this Summer
Camp Invention, a STEM-focused program for children, will be held at Liberty Elementary School this summer. The program, named 'Illuminate!', is scheduled from August 19 to August 23. It is open to all children from kindergarten to sixth grade, even those not from Liberty Central School District.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $2.99 in Independence as of 2024-02-21. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Highschool Basketball | 19 February Erie Girls Game Notice
The Erie Girls Basketball team will have a Conference game with Fredonia(Fredonia, KS) on 19 February, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Red Devils has won 16 games and lost 18 games, and the winning rate is 0.471.
Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act Explained by Proponent
The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act will be on the ballot this November, although the Governor is suing to have it removed. According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, if passed on election day, the state constitutional amendment will put the power of taxation back into the hands of the voters. The group says the Act would also prohibit administrative agencies from raising taxes and make elected politicians accountable for taxation decisions.
Patriots Claimed Victories Over CedarVale/ Dexter
The West Elk Patriots hosted CedarVale/Dexter last Friday where the Patriots walked away with both wins.In the boys game, the Patriots took the edge in the first quarter leading after the first 15-11. Despite being outscored in the second, 10-11, West Elk maintained the lead. Both teams would score 9 ...
Cherryvale Museum Receives Funding To Preserve Stories of Vietnam Vets
The Cherryvale Historical Museum receives funding to collect and preserve the stories of Vietnam War vets in the community. The $1,600 comes from Humanities Kansas as a part of the second phase of “Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War,” which is their oral history initiative focused on the stories of veterans as they began to return home from the war.In 2018, twelve different communities participated in a similar project and recorded 74 oral histories from Kansas veterans from the Vietnam War. These stories have been archived locally, as well as at the Kansas Historical Society and the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History collection.
Three Patriot Wrestlers To Represent West Elk At 3-1A State In Salina
West Elk Patriots will be represented by three wrestlers this week at the 3-1A boys state tournament in Salina, as senior Evan Coble, junior Creyo Koop and sophomore Edward Metcalf all punched their tickets to the state tournament.Coble advances to the state contest for the fourth year. He is currently ...
Ladies Claimed Win Over Cherryvale And Earned Seventh Straight TVL Championship Title
In what was set to be a marquee Tri-Valley League (TVL) game between two league frontrunners, the Eureka Lady Tornadoes defeated the Cherryvale Chargers 73-65 on the road on Thursday, Feb. 15. Junior Laynie Winfrey put on quite the show with a double-double performance and a layup that sent the ...
Montgomery County Commission Hears About Road Closures and Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and road closures are on the agenda for the Montgomery County Commission. At today's Montgomery County Commission Meeting, Public Works Director Jim Wright told commissioners about road closures coming up this week and next week due to the water line construction to the new Barlett plant. Wright says there will be closures on county roads west of Independence and north of US 160.
Neodesha City Commission Approves New Lighting for Police Cars
Police cars in Neodesha will soon be easier to see. At this week's Neodesha City Commission meeting, commissioners heard from Police Chief Sam Tomlinson about the need for additional lighting of the side of Neodesha Police cars. Tomlinson says it's a matter of officer safety. Commissioners approved the purchase unanimously....
Neodesha and Fredonia Police to Receive Drones
Police departments in Neodesha and Fredonia will soon have help from the skies. Wilson County is adding two drones to assist Neodesha and Fredonia PD, following the drone purchase for the county Sheriff's Department last year. County Coordinator Kris Marple says the county has additional money available from an Emergency...
T-Birds scorch Pirates, 110-66
INDEPENDENCE — Five players scored in double figures as the hot-shooting Cloud County Community College Thunderbirds scorched the Independence Community College Pirates 110-66 in a Jayhawk Conference game Saturday afternoon. Emmanuel Manyoun came off the bench to score a team-high 24 points for Cloud County. He also had nine...