INDEPENDENCE – Independence native and WWII veteran Herbert G. “Herb” Kane, 96, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the home of his daughter, Candy Nardini, in Waterloo. Herb was a member of the proverbial “Greatest Generation,” and served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946.

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INDEPENDENCE – Saturday, August 8, saw the abbreviated 2020 racing season come to an end with the running of the season championship races at the Independence Motor Speedway. Several of the racing division championships were decided in dramatic fashion.

INDEPENDENCE - Marcus Beatty's stellar sophomore season has landed him on two All-State teams, so far.  The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association 2020 All-State Team and the 2020 KMA LAND SPORTS All-State Baseball Team.  

This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each district, including which species are being caught, a rating of the …

In an effort to further reduce the number of opioid-involved deaths in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, is sponsoring a new initiative that makes NARCAN® 4mg nasal spray (naloxone) available for free at local pharmacies. Any i…

INDEPENDENCE – On March 24, Tai Burkhart of the Buchanan County Public Health (BCPH) announced the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had been confirmed for the county.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans who have moved since the last time they voted to update their voter registration as soon possible. The process only takes a few minutes and can be done online with an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator’s ID.