CEDAR FALLS – All OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Souls) are invited to join a Buchanan County Conservation Naturalist and enjoy the beauty of the UNI Botanical Center (1227 West 27th Street, Cedar…

INDEPENDENCE – The Calico Cut Ups Quilt Guild of Independence completed another community project. Judy Scott, President, delivered 70 Christmas stockings to ABCM recently.

The Independence Garden Club had its end of the year meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at the Falcon Civic Center. To celebrate the “Cup of Christmas Tea” event, members brought in a wide variet…

FONTANA PARK – Winter came in like a lamb with very mild temperatures throughout much of December. Even for those that love snow and the outdoor recreational opportunities presented, it is har…

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Looking back over 2021 was a very difficult task. While there were many celebration there were also sad and tragic events. Here are just some of the stories that made the year memorable.

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The Independence Ladies’ Literary Club met on December 9 at Bill’s Pizza and Smokehouse for lunch and our monthly meeting. After lunch Club President, Kathy Hoeger, called the meeting to order.

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INDEPENDENCE – Thanks to former Independence resident Byron Tabor and fellow members of the Hi-CREW (Hiawatha-Cedar Rapids EdgeWood) Kiwanis Club, third graders at West Elementary recently rec…

It was much later than normal, but the Iowa Legislature adopted on Oct. 28 the brand new legislative and congressional maps that will be effective for the 2022 midterm and gubernatorial election.

A body of man found Tuesday morning in the Wapsipinicon River near Quasqueton has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy.

BRANDON – Brandon’s only manufacturing company, Denton Castings Company (DCC), was recently purchased by Daniel Proctor and Burk ‘Skeet’ Miehe. It will now be known as AP Castings, Inc. AP Cas…

INDEPENDENCE – Polls for the combined school and city elections on Tuesday, Nov. 2 will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters must vote in their precinct of residence. Buchanan County Auditor a…

INDEPENDENCE – Buchanan County Economic Development (BCEDC), Independence Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Independence along with Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG) …

INDEPENDENCE – The Buchanan County Fair Association attracted about 500 to their Trunk or Treat held Sunday, October 24. Due to the weather the event was moved inside the 4H building and the d…

On December 28, 2021 Iowa will mark a major milestone: 175 years of statehood. Throughout 2021, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invites Iowans of all ages to learn more about the peopl…

INDEPENDENCE – After long consideration the Buchanan County Supervisors decided to build a new shop at Lamont and repurpose the old building.