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INDEPENDENCE – A vocal concert featuring grades 5-12 will be held on Monday, February 17, in the Independence Community School District (ICSD) Jr/Sr High School auditorium, 700 20th Avenue SE, beginning at 7 p.m.

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NEW HAMPTON — Independence is sending four wrestlers to the traditional State Tournament that begins Thursday, Feb. 20, in Des Moines.

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WINTHROP – The East Buchanan boys’ basketball team hosted Alburnett (14-6) in a Tri-Rivers matchup Tuesday night. The Buccaneers dropped their fourth consecutive game, losing a hard-fought battle, 67-58.

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WINTHROP – The East Buchanan girls basketball team finished out the regular season on a high note Tuesday night with a home win against the Alburnett Pirates (9-11), 43-19.

Discussing mental health has become less taboo in modern culture than it used to be before, and that openness is now also crossing over into the workplace. However, many organizations still seem to be falling behind on this trend. From unrealistic, demanding deadlines to heavy workloads and long hours to even shifting performance priorities, there’s often never a shortage of stress at work.

It’s tax season once again, and stress levels are high. While you are plunging away those numbers and stressing about refunds and payments to the IRS, there are ways you can keep those anxieties under control.

“Every risk factor you can imagine was on this student’s Internet posting,” recalls Lisa Cull, senior program coordinator for Glenn County Behavioral Health.

DES MOINES – As I write this column on Thursday, I am listening to Senate floor debate and answering emails. I have been involved in a total of five subcommittees and two committee meetings throughout the day, which started at 7:30 a.m. this morning and it is now after 4:30 p.m. and we are n…

DES MOINES – During the fifth week, the Senate passed the education funding bills. These bills together mean approximately $90 million in increased funding for Iowa schools. I am confident this amount is sustainable and responsible, allowing to prioritize K-12 education and ensure money rema…