INDEPENDENCE- Where were you 28 years ago and what were you doing? Twenty-eight years ago Ellen Gaffney of rural Hazleton was first elected to the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors. Twenty-eight years ago Ellen hit the ground running as a Supervisor and she has been busy ever since. Ms. G…

INDEPENDENCE- An Independence couple charged with second-degree arson and insurance fraud, are likely to change their pleas at a December court hearing. Brandon Dorsey, 31, and Jessi Dorsey, 27, both entered not guilty pleas in July to one count of second-degree arson and one count of insura…

INDEPENDENCE – With the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year complete and student grade data compiled, the Independence Community School District (ICSD) building administrators are pleased with the outcome of student grades.


INDEPENDENCE- This past week, the clown craze that has been sweeping the nation since late August found its way to Iowa. Numerous social media postings have prompted calls from concerned residents to law enforcement throughout the state, and sparked numerous rumors.

INDEPENDENCE—Independence wound up 18th in the final standings, while North Fayette Valley garnered 25th place, as the two-day Independence tournament came to an end Saturday.



CHARLES CITY—The Independence Mustang wrestlers began the 2016-2017 season Tuesday by winning one of three meets in a quadrangular.

LISBON—The East Buchanan Buccaneer girls picked up their first win of the basketball season Tuesday, rolling to a 61-38 decision over the Lisbon Lions.

INDEPENDENCE- Pinicon Ford Lincoln is proud to announce that as of Monday, October 10, 2016 they have changed their name to Rydell of Independence. Additionally the dealership has added the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram franchise to their Independence location.

INDEPENDENCE – The Mustang Foundation, Inc. extends their gratitude to recent Final Push donor, Spahn & Rose Lumber, Co. At a recent Mustang Foundation, Inc. board meeting, Spahn & Rose representative Mike Loveless presented the Mustang Foundation with a monetary donation to the Fina…

CEDAR RAPIDS – Former KQMG station manager Andrew Chismar has launched a video production company, Andrew Chismar Productions.

I have a good friend with a short attention span. When he sees a hobby he thinks he might enjoy, he’ll jump into it with both feet. When he decided to try sailing, he bought a 26-foot sailboat and joined a sailing race team on one of the Great Lakes. Three years later he sold his boat and retired from racing.

Attaining goals only possible if you put yourself in position to succeed

These dedicated women don’t let injury or a busy schedule get in the way of an active lifestyle

Penn Yann and Waterloo CSD wellness coordinators have big plans for wellness

The seven-member team collected donations to help fund Autism Speak’s research and services.

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Thousands of people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead. (Dec. 7)

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