INDEPENDENCE- At this past week’s Supervisor meeting, the Supervisors heard an appeal on a request for burial assistance. The appeal came after a request for burial assistance was denied by the community services department because the applicants monthly income was slightly over the income g…


INDEPENDENCE- Four have filed to run for city council in Independence for the March 7 special election. Richard Wearmouth and John Kurtz have both filed to run for the At-Large seat while Karen Connell and Michael O'Loughlin filed for the Third-Ward seat.

Robert Shields, Chair of the Buchanan County Democratic Party has announced the County Democratic Party Off-Year Caucus will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Independence Pizza Ranch, 1900 1st St. West, starting at 6 p.m.


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.

DES MOINES—Ninth grader Lorna Niedert of the Independence girls’ bowling team and 10th grader Hunter Shannon of the Mustang boys’ squad took part in the Class 2A state tournament Tuesday at Plaza Lanes.

CHARLES CITY—The boys’ high school basketball season came to a conclusion for the Independence Mustangs with Monday’s 52-49 Class 3A district semifinal loss to the Forest City Indians.

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PARKERSBURG—Drew Schmit’s layup with 32 seconds remaining provided the winning points Thursday, as the Jesup J-Hawk boys edged the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons, 53-51, in a Class 2A district …

ARLINGTON—The East Buchanan Buccaneer boys stretched their winning streak to three games Thursday night with a 79-77 decision over the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings in a Class 1A district quarterfinal.

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.

New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

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President-elect Donald Trump and his family attended a morning church service at St. John's Church near the White House Friday, hours before he was to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Jan. 20)

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Thousands of civilians fled western Mosul on Sunday as Iraqi forces continued their advance into neighborhoods held by Islamic State group militants. One mother mourned over the body of her daughter who was killed in a mortar attack. (Feb. 26)

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New President Donald Trump declared on Friday that the balance of power has shifted "from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American people" in his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.