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VAN HORNE – The Mustang grapplers traveled to Benton Community High School last Saturday to face a 17-team field at the Bobcat Jerry Eckenrod Tournament. There were several ranked teams in attendance, including No. 1 West Delaware (2A), No. 1 Don Bosco (1A), No. 3 Waukee (3A), No. 4 Fort Dod…

CENTRAL CITY – The girls basketball team traveled to Central City for a Tri-Rivers West showdown against the Wildcats (6-3). East Buchanan would lose a closely contested battle by the score of 39-35.

CENTRAL CITY – East Buchanan boys basketball team traveled to Central City to take on the Wilcats (0-8). After a slow start by both teams, the Bucs exploded in the second quarter to take a 17 point lead into halftime; 19-2.

JESUP – The No. 12 ranked Jesup J-Hawks girls basketball team hosted Union Community (1-9) on Friday night for Senior Night. This game started a little slow, but a big second quarter by the J-Hawks put this game away by halftime. Jesup led 31-11 at the half.

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DES MOINES – The Alzheimer’s Association encourages families to know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia when they’re visiting in person or virtually with family members over the holidays. Whether you visit with your family members in person or virtually this holiday season, it’…

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DES MOINES – Two state senators – Dan Zumbach and Craig Johnson – who represent constituents in and around the Buchanan County area were sworn in at the beginning of the 89th General Assembly of the Iowa Legislature on Monday.

BUTLER COUNTY – Sen. Chuck Grassley has begun his annual tradition of holding question-and-answer sessions with Iowans in every county this year for the 41st year in a row. On Monday, January 11, he kicked off his 99-county meetings with question-and-answer sessions in Jasper and Poweshiek c…