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.

DES MOINES – The Buchanan County Fair Association was recently issued a consent order by the Iowa DNR.

NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is/are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

INDEPENDENCE – William James Gibson, 69, of Hazleton, Iowa, was sentenced to serve a prison term of 30 years in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on December 17, 2019.

INDEPENDENCE – David Lee Roy Smith, 57, of Oelwein, Iowa, was sentenced for burglary in the third degree as a habitual offender (felon), theft in the second degree as a habitual offender (felon) and criminal mischief in the fourth degree on November 26, 2019. Smith had been found guilty foll…

featured

INDEPENDENCE – On December 17, 2019, a Buchanan County jury found Hillary Lee Hunziker, 34, of Independence, Iowa, guilty of murder in the first degree.

featured

An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty.

NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is/are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

INDEPENDENCE – William James Gibson, 68, of Hazleton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to two counts of election misconduct in the first degree and one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense, in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on Tuesday, November 5.

INDEPENDENCE – On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 12:44 a.m., Independence Police Department officers arrested Joseph James Smith, 31, of Independence for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The arrest took place at the intersection of 2nd Street NE and 7t…

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence father who beat his family’s dog and had his son video record part of it has been sentenced to one year of probation, community service, and psychological evaluation and treatment.

INDEPENDENCE – Jasmine Nicole Donald, Kaila Marie Johnson, and Naviea Jeanne Steele, all age 19 and of Waterloo, Iowa, have been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison following their pleas of guilty to robbery in the second degree in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County. They must ser…

INDEPENDENCE – Andrew Yang, a Democrat candidate for president, will be in Independence this Saturday, January 18, at the 4-H building on the Buchanan County Fairgrounds. The event starts at 6 p.m.

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.