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The City of Independence Water Department began the “Water Main Flushing Program” on Monday, April 30, 2018. Flushing will begin at 7 a.m. each day. Mineral deposits may be dislodged and cause discoloring of water, this will clear up in time. No bacterial problems will exist, and water will …

VINTON – Melissa Schwan, Director of Vinton Unlimited is a graduate of the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute held April 12 and 13 at The Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA.  The institute provides Iowa tourism professionals an opportunity to expand their leadership knowledge and skills.  

On Friday, March 30, five Waverly-Shell Rock FFA members traveled to Charles City, where they attended the Charles City FFA Leadership day where they gained the knowledge of communication, leadership and personal growth.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will conduct the statewide Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Tuesday, April 24. Thousands of students will cast ballots, picking their choices in Iowa’s primary races for governor and U.S. Congress. Secretary Pate will compile the results and announce th…

The annual meeting of the Bremer County Historical Society will feature the program “Bremer County and World War I in 1918”, presented by Dr. Terry Lindell, Wartburg College professor of history. The program will examine how residents in Bremer County were affected by the last year of the co…

Buchanan County Indivisible will sponsor a debate between the candidates for the First District Congressional set currently held by Rod Blum. All five candidates have been invited, and all but Blum have confirmed their attendance at the debate.

With winter storms finally leaving, it’s time for the real spring to appear. It’s also the time of year for the Positively Oelwein Committee to start selling sponsorships for the downtown flower baskets.

As I write this column, I hear sleet hitting the window.  Schools are closed; activities of all kinds are being cancelled.  It’s mid-April.  It’s depressing.  Where is spring?  Where are the signs of new life that normally lift our spirits this time of year?