March 14, 2020

Fairmount Flooding May Soon be a Thing of the Past

Sugar Creek set to fix flooding culvert

Sugar Creek Mayor Mike Larson decided the city has waited long enough for the troublesome culvert off U.S. 24 to be fixed.The culvert collapsed in 2012, causing a sinkhole that ultimately led to flooding issues in the area around the U.S. 24 and Northern Boulevard. One business on the Independence side of U.S.

January 31, 2020

Homeless Camp Under I-435 Bridge Cleaned Out

Clean Up at 24 and I-435 Overpass

Missouri Department of Transportation crews along with Kansas City Missouri Police officers and Social Workers responded to the I-435 and 24 highway interchange Friday morning to clean up the mountains of trash generated by transients camping under the bridge.

January 1, 2020


Independence Fire Department battling a blaze around noon on the first day of January, 2020. Photos courtesy of Sarah Weatherly.