INDEPENDENCE – After a full day of Homecoming activities, including a service project to clean headstones in Oakwood Cemetery, the Homecoming Parade, the Junior/Senior Powderpuff game, and the community rally at Lyle Leinbaugh Field, the Homecoming Royalty was introduced and the King and Que…

BUCHANAN COUNTY – Buffalo Bells and Buckles 4H club is once again selling fresh fir wreaths as their annual fundraiser! Handmade by the Hines family in northern Minnesota and delivered BEFORE Thanksgiving!

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ARLINGTON – Tuesday, September 20, 2022: The East Buchanan Buccaneers volleyball team started strong on Tuesday night — winning the first set — but faded in the end losing 3-1 to the Starmont Stars (5-6).

INDEPENDENCE – Tuesday, September 20, 2022: The Independence Mustangs hosted Class 4A, No. 12-ranked West Delaware (18-9) in a WaMaC-East rival matchup.

SUMNER – Tuesday, September 20, 2022: The Jesup J-Hawks Volleyball team traveled to Sumner-Fredericksburg (15-5) on Tuesday night for a North Iowa Cedar League-East matchup.

GRUNDY CENTER – Thursday, September 22, 2022: The Jesup J-Hawks cross country teams traveled over to Grundy Center for the annual Sam Iverson Invitational. 23 schools were represented and the Jesup boys and girls finished in 4th-place.

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INDEPENDENCE – 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 on…

What a title to a column! As if anyone cares but if you’ve gotten this far, I’ll share with you some things that keep me awake at night. Or perhaps help me get to sleep faster. Irregardless, here are my thoughts: