Club News

Spring Chicken BBQ is Coming! - 05/20/2018
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It's coming! Our Spring Chicken BBQ is quickly arriving and preparations have begun. Click here for further details.

Fishing Derby - 05/05/2018
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Open to children ages 3-14 years old. Independence Residents Only Please.

Get your rod and reel, your choice of bait and get ready to reel in the biggest fish out of Elmwood Park Lake. Registration begins at 8:30am at the pool house and the derby will begin promptly at 9am and end at Noon.

Rain or Shine!


Hampton Shadrach Passes Away - 05/02/2018
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It with a heavy heart to announce the passing of our longest serving member, Hampton Shadrach. Hamp was active for over 50 years in the community and school through the Kiwanis and Key Club. He was a Kiwanis stalwart at the Chicekn BBQ, Pancake Breakfast, Home Days, and the Fishing Derby. He helped construct the City Gazebo and was knwon as the 'Cupola King' building the cupolas that adorn the Bandstand and Gazebo in town. In September 2017 Hamp was presented with his 50 year Legion of Honor. He served as president of our club in 1986-1987, received a Hixson in 2000 and Kiwanian of the Year 1987-1988. He will be missed! 

Club Installation - 09/25/2017
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This evening Independence installed our 2017-18 officers and board of directors. We also honored several members. Our Kiwanian of the Year recipient was Donna Agan. Our George Hixson recipient was Beverly Togliatti. We had two members who were recognized for their years of service with the Legion of Honor.  Bob Jordan for 25 years and Hampton Shadrach for 50 years.