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Bean Ready To Help With MDA Research

Posted 7/30/2014

The Independent Staff

BENTLEY – Bentley Fire Chief Donnie Bean Jr., has a warrant out for his arrest. He needs your help making bail.

It is all in good fun, and for a good cause. Bean is raising money of the Muscular Dystrophy Association or MDA.
Two years ago, Bean was locked up for the first time. His bail was set at  $1600, but actually raised $2460.

This year, his  bail is set at $2,000. Bean is the only firefighter in a group of executives.

MDA is something Bean has always supported in his 15 years as a firefighter. As he has gotten to know many kids and adults affected, one of those kids being his Assistant Chief, Kevin Farlow 's son, it has become more personal to him. Farlow’s son, Chris, and Bean’s son, Taylor, are the same age and they are best friends.

Over the last few years, Bean has witnessed how the MD has progressed and things as simple things like walking has become more of a challenge for Chris. Bean is doing this for Chris; he wants him to be able to run with his son forever.

Bean knows there will be a time that this can no longer happen, but it will not be without giving his all to help find a cure, and help raise money for Chris and all the others affected to live as normal life as they can.


All the money Bean raises stays local. By donating to Bean, you are helping Chris. Your money goes to help pay for some of their treatments, research, and fun things like MDA Summer Camp where the kids get to have a week of fun and feel normal with a bunch of other kids with MD.

You can contribute to Chief Bean’s bail by going to www2.mda.org.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust In Burrton

Posted 7/30/2014

By Pilar Martin

BURRTON – A routine traffic stop has led to four arrests on drug charges in Burrton.

Burrton officer Jeremy Rodriguez made a traffic stop after watching a vehicle about 10:30 p.m., Sunday night, July 27 in an alley near the Burrton Post Office.  The vehicle had no side mirror, a cracked windshield, and illegally used a turn signal, said Police Chief Dave Becker. A female driver was asked to exit the vehicle after she could not produce a valid insurance.

A male passenger in the front seat, got out of the vehicle with a bag in his hand, said Becker. Officer Rodriguez asked the man to put the bag back in the car. The man said it belonged to him. Officer Rodriguez started toward the individual, grabbing the man, and the bag broke, spilling what police say is meth onto the ground, Becker said. The man then tried to fight and was taken into custody.

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Youngsters Claim Old Settlers Medallion

Posted 7/30/2014

The Independent Staff

HALSTEAD – The Old Settlers medallion has been found. The prize was claimed jointly by Halstead Middle School students Selena Morris and Holli Black on the evening of Wednesday, July 23.

Morris and Black brought in the medallion, an Old Settlers button and a July copy of the Independent in order to claim their prize. They found the medallion after reading the fourth clue in The Independent.

To read more, see this week's print edition.

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Sedgwick Schools Upgrade Infrastructure

Posted 7/30/2014

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK – Sedgwick Schools have not had any major renovations this summer, but they have made major upgrades to their infrastructure.

Installed just this past week was a new security camera system. The schools already had 45 analog security cameras in place. Technology and Communication Coordinator Garrett Frederking chose an upgrade to the system that would change the cameras to digital and offer a clearer picture with real-time action and video capability.

“What is nice about this system is it works in conjunction with Homeland Security and the Safe Schools of Kansas door system. That is why I chose it,” Frederking said.

To read more, see this week's print edition.

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