DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented this week on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

INDEPENDENCE – The diners in the First United Methodist Church harvest dinner photo published on Saturday, November 2, were misidentified. The corrected caption is with the photo. The Bulletin Journal regrets the error.

INDEPENDENCE – Robert B. Robison, 92, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Walker, Iowa, died on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Lexington Estate in Independence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, at the United Methodist Church in Rowley with Rev. Susan Higdon o…

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East Buchanan has some exciting offensive players on this year’s team but are looking to improve their defense to compete in the tough Tri-Rivers Conference.

Falcon Civic Center winter hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Help support area children this holiday season with Operation Santa Claus, a program of the Buchanan County Operation Threshold Outreach, which is a toy program for low-income families.

Coach Cassie Hartsell is the instructor for the remaining first and second grade Basketball Clinic dates: Mondays on Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 with first Graders only from 5-6 p.m. for instruction. Then first and second graders for open gym from 6-6:30 p.m., and second Graders only from 6:…

On the list of what frightens people the most, ranking right up there with spiders, snakes and heights are needles. In fact, the extreme fear of medical procedures involving needles is a valid phobia with an ominous name: trypanophobia. Charyn Caruso, a phlebotomist for Grove City Medical Center, has worked with her share of patients who have suffered from the condition throughout her 20-year career.

Each year, hundreds of thousands suffer from cardiac arrest in the U.S. Anytime, anywhere, an emergency can strike, leaving many with little chance for life-saving personnel to make a difference. These numbers would be decreased dramatically if more people were CPR certified. Currently at Seneca Valley School District, students and staff are training to be ready for any dire situation thrown their way.

Since my next column won’t arrive until December, today’s column is dedicated to Thanksgiving and a few of the things I am thankful for. Now of course, we’re all thankful for family, friends, freedom, our spouses, children, grandchildren, and all of that, but here are a few of my somewhat “o…