If you have any preconceived ideas about Independence, we're about to challenge them. Independence is a city that defies labels. While we proudly embrace our monumental role in this country's history, we know our best moments are yet to come. Exciting stuff is happening, and we're doing lots of things wonderfully right. So take a few minutes and get to know the real people making real progress here in Independence. These are people worth knowing. Unlike the idiots and crazy people who get far too much media attention.