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City of Independence Fire Chief Doug Short announces retirement
City of Independence Fire Chief Doug Short has announced his retirement today. Chief Short joined the Independence Fire Department in December 2012 and was hired as Chief in January 2018. His fire career spans more than 35 years. His last day on duty will be July 28.
City of Independence Cooling Site will be open July 12
The National Weather Service has predicted heat indexes between 100 degrees and 110 degrees Fahrenheit for Wednesday, July 12. As a result, the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling site from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City of Independence Cooling Site will be open from June 28 through 30
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for our area through Friday, June 30. The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling site Wednesday, June 28, from Noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.