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3/13/2018Independence Water Pollution Control Director Dick Champion announces retirement

Dick Champion, Director of the Independence Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, has announced his retirement. Champion has served as Director of WPC for nearly 35 years and has a worked in the water treatment industry for nearly 50 years.

3/2/2018City of Independence water once again ranked among best in the world

The City of Independence was notified earlier this week that The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting once again placed water from the City amongst the best in the world, this year giving us 5th Place in the municipal water category. Nearly 100 different locations submitted water from all five continents into the competition.

3/1/2018Be Prepared, Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4 -10

The Independence Fire Department’s Emergency Preparedness Division, in conjunction with the National Weather Service have declared that the week of March 4-10, 2018 to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.

2/28/2018City of Independence announces Health Department operation changes

Independence City Manager Zach Walker announced today that duties performed by the Health Department will be transferred to other city departments. The changes take full effect July 1, 2018.

2/27/2018City of Independence breaks ground on new Uptown Market

The City of Independence today broke ground on the Uptown Market, a permanent Farmers Market structure at 201 W. Truman Road. The $3.3 million project will begin construction next week, and the two structures, one enclosed and one open-air, are estimated to be completed mid-summer.

2/26/2018Independence Health Department Hosts Couch to 5K Training Program

The Independence Health Department is leading a six-week Couch-to-5K Training Program to help residents get ready for the Independence Park Trot 5K.

2/26/2018Enter to win Toughest Monster Truck Tour Tickets and Pit Passes

Now is your chance to win four tickets to see the Toughest Monster Truck Tour on Saturday, March 31 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, one of the many family-friendly events coming to Independence this year.

2/22/2018Palmer Center Activities and Events for March 2018

Learn more about the upcoming programs and activities scheduled at the Palmer Center.

2/22/2018Night at the Museum brings history to life at the National Frontier Trails Museum

On Saturday, March 10, the National Frontier Trails Museum will host Night at the Museum: Pioneering Women. The event begins with remarks from local pioneer Barbara Potts, the first female mayor of Independence

2/16/2018Mayor Weir focuses on community, family and progress in State of the City address

Independence Mayor Eileen Weir shared her 2017 State of the City with the public on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Truman Library and Museum. Throughout her speech she focused on the themes of community, family and progress while setting lofty goals for the future.

2/15/2018City’s statement on Feb. 9 Applebee’s incident

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Independence Police Department was called by Independence Center mall security to assist at the Applebee’s restaurant on what was reported as a theft. Applebee’s has since identified this request as having racial undertones on behalf of its staff, and three restaurant employees were terminated by Applebee’s as a result of their actions.

2/6/2018Independence Fire Department celebrates 175 years of service to the community

The Independence Fire Department is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

2/6/2018Mayor Weir begins community listening tour

Independence Mayor Eileen Weir will kick off a community listening tour today, February 6, at the independence Rotary Club meeting taking place at the Ennovation Center.

2/5/2018Independence City Council approves $3.3 million Farmers Market Project

The Independence City Council tonight approved the $3.3 million Farmers Market project.

2/5/2018Independence working to be the ‘Greenest City in America’

The Independence City Council tonight approved a resolution affirming their goal to be the “Greenest City in America."

12/29/2017Dangerously cold temperatures ahead, City reminds citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their families

Temperatures over the next few days are expected to be dangerously low, with wind chills overnight anticipated in the negative teens. Citizens are encouraged to stay inside if possible and if they must go outside or travel, to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families.

12/6/2017City works to enhance park security

The City of Independence is taking steps to better patrol City parks through the winter months.

11/27/2017City looks to ‘green’ future for Rockwood Golf Course

The City announced today it has accepted the deed and taken possession of 94.6 acres of property formerly known as Rockwood Golf Course (2400 South Maywood Avenue, Independence, Mo.), ensuring a positive future for this green space in the heart of District 4.

11/20/2017City takes steps to decrease number of tobacco stores in the City

The City Council tonight approved an amendment updating the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), Chapter 14, of the City Code which will over time decrease the number of tobacco/convenience stores from the currently allowed 14 to 7.