OELWEIN – Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering “Introduction to Fly Fishing” on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Manchester Fish Hatchery (State Trout Hatchery), 22693 205th Avenue, Manchester.

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BUCHANAN COUNTY – Meals offered through Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging are offered on a contribution basis for people over 60 years of age. Actual cost for the meal is $8.10. People under 60 must pay the actual cost.

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WADENA — An Arlington man is charged with multiple felonies after allegedly kidnapping a woman he knew from Wadena and attempting to kill deputies who were trying to put an end to a high-speed chase Friday afternoon on Fayette County Road W45.


VAN HORNE – The Independence girls’ basketball team travelled to Benton Community Thursday night (January 16) for a game originally scheduled for Friday, but because of inclement weather the game was pushed up. Benton Community (7-5) handed the Mustangs their third consecutive loss, 52-29.


INDEPENDENCE – The Mustang girls hosted the undefeated (9-0) Center Point-Urbana Stormin’ Pointers in a WaMaC West Conference tilt Tuesday night in the high school gymnasium. This would turn out to be a tough night for Independence as they lost their second straight game. The final score was 66-12.

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Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The deadline for submitting letters to the editor of the Independence Bulletin Journal is Thursday at 5 p.m. for inclusion in Saturday’s edition. Letters normally run only in the Saturday edition. All letters should be signed and have a telephone number for verification. No one may write mor…

DES MOINES – It was a busy and exciting week in Des Moines as the Iowa Legislature gaveled back in for the first week of the legislative session. This week we heard about the condition of the state from Governor Kim Reynolds, remarks about judiciary from Acting Chief Justice Wiggins, and the…