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BUCHANAN COUNTY – Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) has moved to frozen meals only being delivered to individual homes once a week. The meals are available in packs of seven. Because of the switch in meal delivery and the extra meals offered, there is no…

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NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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.

DES MOINES – Rep. Louis Zumbach (R-Coggon) recently released information about the Iowa Legislative Page program and is encouraging area students to apply for the 2021 session.