Oral History: Robert Augustus Wesley, Growing Up Black in Independence, Kansas, by Jim Fischer

February 28, 2018

Interview conducted by James D. Fischer with Robert Augustus Wesley, community leader. Topic of this interview was "Growing Up Black in Independence, Kansas." Interview took place on February 16, 2018 at the Independence Public Library.

 Here is a picture of James D. Fischer and Robert Wesley, chatting on the day of the interview.

 

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Avoiding The Commodity Trap by Jim Correll

February 5, 2018

Avoiding the Commodity Trap
Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

Biographical Information: Jim Correll

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, More Robots Are Coming and They’re Getting Smarter by Jim Correll

February 5, 2018

More Robots Are Coming and They're Getting Smarter

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

Biographical Information: Jim Correll

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Artist Interview: Eclectix Art Gallery, New Artist, Daniel Ashford

February 5, 2018

Daniel Ashford is a new artist at the Eclectix Art Gallery, 311 N. Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 779-9048. Here is a link to their website where you can find out more about Daniel Ashford and view some of his works.

Artist Daniel Ashford

Eclectix Art Gallery

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, Let’s Play Ball After 12 Years of Study by Jim Correll

February 2, 2018

Let’s Play Ball – After Twelve Years of Study

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

Biographical Information: Jim Correll

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Blog: The Entrepreneurial Minute, The Contractors Are Coming, by Jim Correll

February 2, 2018

The Contractors Are Coming

Jim Correll is the director at Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College. He can be reached at (620) 252-5349 or by email at jcorrell@indycc.edu.

Biographical Information: Jim Correll

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Oral History: Marge Warren, centenarian, by Suzanne Vining

January 31, 2018

This oral history interview was conducted by Suzanne Vining with Marge Warren, age 100, a resident of Eagle Estates, Independence, Kansas, in May, 2017.

These are Marge's hands:

 

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Blog: Moore or Less, Little Messes, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Blog: Moore or Less, A Dark Side to Invention, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Blog: Moore or Less, Call 911 or the Cat, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Blog: Moore or Less, Undoing Writer’s Block, by Liz Moore

January 25, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Author Interview: Liz Moore

January 25, 2018
Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.
 
Liz was born in Independence, graduated from high school at IHS and received a journalism degree from Kansas State. The first 10 years of her career were spent as a reporter, editor and photographer for newspapers in the cities of Arlington and Abilene, Texas, and Marysville, Kansas. Later she moved into non-profit communications and was the national communications director for the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States (The Arc) in Arlington for 18 years. She was also the communications manager for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and in 2003, moved to Washington, D.C. for a seven-year stint with the public affairs office of national Easter Seals.
 
In 2011, Liz published a book titled, "Making It Home, My Year as a Middle-Aged Runaway," about a career break, an adventurous year of travel and working wage-earning jobs in locales across the United States. Here book can be purchased at the following locations:

Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, 123 N 8th St, Independence, KS 67301.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

 
Another "homecoming" was her return to her hometown of Independence to settle in 2008. In the years since, she has been the site director at the Little House on the Prairie Museum and the executive director of Independence Main Street. Retiring in 2016, Liz remains an advocate for small-town ways of life. She is a busy volunteer, primarily for arts-and-culture causes. She likes cats, newspapers, coffee, movies, cooking and friendships.

 

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