*FireMed worth every penny
Let’s stick with one system for a while
The results are in for the first round of testing using the new Smarter Balanced Assessment, which is supposed to be a more difficult test using higher standards.
*Sanders shows he is progressive*Commissioners out of touch with public*Thanks to all who got in spirit of walk
Are you ready for disaster?
It’s not too late, but don’t delay
Hops, heritage festival honors Independence
The Hops & Heritage Festival is one-of-a-kind.
Never too late to keep learning
With the kids back in school, and adults getting ready to start classes, it’s a good reminder that it’s never too late to continue your education.
*Members of CERT earn recognition*Don't let country dogs roam free*All should be free to follow religion*Library impresses with its service
Schools, cities: time to prepare
As we continue our coverage of the pending 9.0 Cascadia zone earthquake, we asked the cities and school districts, “How ready are we?”
*Back-to-school event a success
Great school year begins
This is one of my favorite times of year, as staff returns and excitedly prepare for the influx of students.
It’s time to teach bullying a lesson
The air has gotten cooler — not much cooler, but cooler all the same — and kids are preparing to go back to school.
*Thanks for balanced disaster coverage*Neighbor's weeds pose fire risk*Dallas firefighters put out arboretum blaze*Hermelinda's salon has closed its doors*Elected leaders shouldn't be paid
Come together for both towns
The joint work session between the cities of Independence and Monmouth councils is about four weeks away, and we are excited to see what they can accomplish by putting their heads together.
*Beloved neighbor cat pepper-sprayed*Episcopal Church welcomes LGBT*Eagle Scout makes difference at H2O
Play it safe while summer lasts
It’s nearly that time of year again, when students will be heading back to school.