WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, led a congressional delegation mission to Panama and Colombia over the past several days to meet with senior leaders in the c…

RED OAK – Combat veteran and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Martha Raddatz on “ABC This Week” to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Excerpts from the interview are below. For the full interview, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch…

BeMobile Verizon is giving away free backpacks with school supplies to local children through its 8th annual backpack giveaway! In an effort to support parents as the school year approaches, BeMobile will be sharing backpacks filled with school supplies at no cost.

On Wednesday, Americans around the nation watched in shock and disappointment as what started out as a peaceful protest to the certification of the 2020 presidential election results turned into a violent storming of The Capitol.

MT. WOLF, Pennsylvania – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-21 school year. This unprecedented move …

DES MOINES – Parenting is not an easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with law enforcement across the state to help empower parents to discuss…

The census has been extended to October 31! Have you been counted? Filling out the census means you will be bringing almost $30,000 into your community over the next 10 years.

During the week of August 10, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 63.3 percent, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect …

Throughout the nation, Iowa, and Buchanan County, U.S. Census self-responses have slowed to a crawl. Starting this month, you will begin seeing U.S. Census workers canvasing Buchanan County in an attempt to make sure all residents are counted.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement July 1 as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) entry into force marks the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade.

The World Health Organization has said it is safe to handle newspapers during the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, the Independence Bulletin Journal’s printing plant and delivery services are taking precautions, frequently cleaning equipment and facilities while reducing human contact w…

This is a frightening and confusing time for residents of long-term care facilities and their families. About 40 Iowa nursing homes have recorded outbreaks of COVID-19, and all have severely restricted visitors and adopted other rules to protect residents and staff.

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BUCHANAN COUNTY – Due to health concerns over the coronavirus, Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse will be combining primary election precincts. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 2, 2020, at three locations.

Comanche captive Cynthia Ann Parker – 1827-1870; costume designer Edith Head – 1897-1981; actress Elsa Lanchester – 1902-1986; polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk – 1914-1995; actor Jack Soo – 1917-1979; country musician Charlie Daniels – 1936-2020; actress Jane Alexander – 1939; actor Dennis…

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.