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11/17/2022NorthPoint Development, City of Independence Break Ground on Multi-Million-Dollar Development

The 1,110-acre development to create more than 9,000 jobs, bring Learning and Career Center

11/14/2022Students asked to write about the dangers of silence in annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

In three easy steps of write, submit, win, your student could be one of the winners.

11/10/2022City works with Chamber to focus on economic development

The Independence City Council approved the formation of the Independence Economic Development Partnership on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

11/9/2022Burn ban issued through noon Nov. 10

This burn ban has been put in place due to forecasted high winds and/or wind gusts.

11/1/2022Deck the trails to help build community in Independence

The wooden holiday trees go on sale on November 1 for $20 each.

10/27/2022Independence hopes to combat food, health disparities through new grocery delivery program

For more information about the Health Disparities Initiative, please call the Independence Health and Animal Services Department at (816) 325-7986.

10/26/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for November 2022

Find all of the activities planned for the next month and menus at

10/15/2022Independence Fire Department announces death of Fire Equipment Operator Harold “Gene” Eddins in off duty accident

His career in public safety spanned more than 30 years

9/22/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for October 2022

See what's happening at the Palmer Center in October and make your plans today.

9/19/2022Susan Paxton Block Award given to Merideth Rose honoring work during COVID-19, efforts to make community more diverse

Please join us in thanking Merideth for her contributions to our community and the countless volunteer hours she has given to make this community better.

9/6/2022Independence Police Department Investigating Shots Fired At Independence Mall on Monday, Sept. 5

Callers reported that shots were being heard inside the mall.

8/9/2022City of Independence asks public to help them recognize excellence in public service

Nomination forms are due Wednesday, Aug. 31.

8/8/2022City of Independence announces new Chief of Police

Chief Dustman has served with the Independence Police Department for 14 years. He will transition to Chief of Police on Monday, Aug. 8.

8/1/2022City of Independence Cooling Site will be open Aug. 1-3

Please take extra precautions to stay hydrated, take plenty of breaks inside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

7/27/2022Palmer Center Activities and Events for August 2022

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, Mo., is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

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