INDEPENDENCE – Need to get rid of some old metal junk? Gather up all of those old metal items you don’t use anymore and donate them to the Independence Lions Club. Nothing is too large or too small. The Lions Club will conduct its annual scrap metal drive October 3-24.

INDEPENDENCE – The Darrell E. Davis Adult Day Center announces their sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Adult participants who are members of food assistance households or who are S…

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, everyday life often involves masking up, keeping our distance, and sending children to school online. Many Iowans also have experienced one or more natural disasters, including flooding, drought, and a derecho.

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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FAYETTE – Five Upper Iowa University (UIU) graduates were recognized Monday as part of UIU’s virtual Peacock Strong homecoming celebration through October 3. The alumni were recognized for their professional accomplishments as emerging alumni, or through service to the university, community,…

BUCHANAN COUNTY – Buchanan County Farm Bureau, Buchanan County Pork Producers, and Independence Fareway are excited to bring Windsor Wednesday to the people of Buchanan County again this year. Join us in celebrating National Pork Month every Wednesday this October.

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INDEPENDENCE – Don and Connie Brown are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 8, 1960, at the Rowley Presbyterian Church.

INDEPENDENCE – Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome two new department managers to the organization – Gwen Riordan, BSN, RN, emergency department manager, and Katie Halliwill, MBA, MLS, laboratory department manager. Gwen and Katie will be responsible for providing department …

INDEPENDENCE – The annual pillow cleaning fundraiser sponsored by the Buchanan County Historical Society is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at the Wapsipinicon Mill in downtown Independence from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mobile unit for pillow cleaning will be parked west of the mill.

Get out and have some fun! The Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach and the Buchanan County Master Gardeners are excited to announce a 2020 Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt! The Hunt will take place from Thursday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 20 and consists of 20 scarecrows displayed at…

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October will be an interesting and special month because Mars will be at its brightest and there will be two full Moons. The first full Moon will be on October 1, and since it is near the fall equinox, it is called the Harvest Moon. The full Moon always rises at sunset, and usually the Moon …

INDEPENDENCE – Independence Firefighters positioned themselves well this year for the annual MDA Fill The Boot. They raised almost $800 more this year to set a new record.

MASONVILLE – Volunteers who flocked to the Dennis and Barb Lindsay farm near Masonville last Saturday enjoyed a fine, almost-fall day to harvest butternut and acorn squash designated for area food pantries through the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo. This is the third year that the Lind…

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and there is no better time than the present to make sure that finances are in order. In order to help with that, and since insurance is complicate…

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented last week on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The repor…

ALBURNETT – The East Buchanan Bucs racked up only 202 total yards of offense, and the defense hung tough, but it wasn’t enough as they lost another close game. Alburnett (2-2) defeated the EB …

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 …

JESUP – The Jesup J-Hawks got back to their winning ways last Friday night with a tightly contested 27-26 win over Osage. The J-Hawks are now 2-3.

INDEPENDENCE – Mustang sophomore Marleigh Louvar had a dominant performance last Saturday morning in Independence, winning the Independence Cross Country Invitational.

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INDEPENDENCE – As of Friday, September 4, the Iowa Public Health COVID-19 “dashboard” website (coronavirus.iowa.gov) reported 180 positive cases in Buchanan County, with 3,611 tests. Of the 180, 124 cases have recovered.

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.

PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. France’s…

This November, the Independence Bulletin Journal will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I (The Great War). To help us present this crucial point in history, and celebrate those who served our great nation, we would like to extend an invitation to the Independence community.