URBANA – East-Central Iowa REC (ECI REC) is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students!

INDEPENDENCE – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week was April 12-17. The occasion was marked by proclamations and activities throughout the state. In Buchanan County, the local office delivered gift bags to community partners, including the Bulletin Journal.

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EDGEWOOD – The East Buchanan Buccaneers boys’ golf team competed at the Ed-Co Invitational on Saturday at Woods Edge Golf Course, finishing second to Monticello by 2 strokes. Trey Johnson won medalist honors with a 33.

The Independence AAU volleyball season will be coming to a conclusion on May 1, as three of the Indee teams have qualified for the State AAU Gold Tournaments in various cities around Iowa.

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INDEPENDENCE – The National Honor Society (NHS) at Independence Junior/Senior High School sponsored an American Red Cross Blood drive on Wednesday, March 31. To accommodate social distancing, the event was held in the gymnasium and was by appointment only.


In recognition of Occupational Therapy Month, this article highlights this important form of rehabilitative care. People of all ages benefit from occupational therapy. The public may confuse occupational therapy (OT) with physical therapy (PT). While both are rehabilitative in nature, there …

It’s easy to fall into a rut with running or any other exercise you do repeatedly, day after day. As we move into warmer weather, look for ways to keep your walking and running routine motivating and exciting.

Last Friday morning, I had to be in Waterloo by about 8:30 a.m. On my way heading west, I quickly noticed several law enforcement cars in the other lane heading east. Then a few more, and then it seemed about every other vehicle was a police car, highway patrol car, or a law enforcement car …

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