News List Page

Dec 03, 2018

Opening for Clerk Typist


The Buchanan County Recorder's Office will be accepting applications for a Clerk Typist through December 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. or until an eligible candidate is located.  Click on Clerk Typist for information on the job description, qualifications and an application. Read More
Oct 04, 2018

November 6, 2018 General Election


The General Election was held on November 6, 2018.  Click this General Election Results link for more information. Read More
Sep 19, 2018

Renewal Deadline for Snowmobile/ATV/ORV/ORM


The license renewal deadline for All-Terrain Vehicles, Off Road Motorcycles, Off Road Utility Vehicles or Snowmobiles is December 31, 2018.  Make sure to stop into the Buchanan County Recorder's office to complete your 2019 renewals. Read More
Sep 13, 2018

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Buchanan County

 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Wednesday for Buchanan County in response to severe storms that took place beginning Sept. 2, 2018. 

 The governor's proclamations allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program.

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Sep 12, 2018

Crush the Crisis 2: a community event about the opioid epidemic

A community event about the opioid epidemic - Tuesday October 16th, 5:30 to 9:00 PM. 

Location:  Waterloo Center for the Arts - Petersen Hall

 

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Jun 05, 2018

June 5, 2018 Primary Election Results


Posted:  06/05/2018
For Primary Election Official Results click here. Read More
May 07, 2018

Opening for Sheriff Deputy


Posted:  05/07/2018
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office has an opening for the position of a Sheriff Deputy.  To be eligible to take the Civil Service test, an application must be submitted to the Civil Services Commission by June 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Read More
Apr 20, 2018

Opening for Correctional Officer / Jailer


Posted:  04/20/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for a Correctional Officer / Jailer position at the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office through May 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Read More
Apr 17, 2018

Sale of Former Gravel Pit Bid Proposal


Posted:  04/17/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 for the sale of a former gravel pit.
Apr 04, 2018

Opening for Mower Technician in Secondary Road Dept.


Posted:  04/04/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for a Mower Technician at the Secondary Road Department through Friday, April 27, 2018 or until an eligible candidate is located.
Apr 02, 2018

Pioneer Cemetery Commission Lawn Care Bid Proposals

Posted:  04/02/2018
Buchanan County Pioneer Cemetery Commission is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 for lawn care on a per-job basis.  For more information and the cemetery locations, please click here.
Mar 21, 2018

Opening for Clerk's Position in Treasurer's Office


Posted:  03/21/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for a Clerk in the Buchanan County Treasurer's Office through Friday, April 13, 2018 or until an eligible candidate is located.
Mar 12, 2018

Re-Post for Opening for Seasonal Roadside Vegetation Technician


Posted: 03/12/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for a Seasonal Roadside Vegetation Technician for the Roadside Vegetation Management Department through April 9, 2018 until 4:00 p.m. or until an eligible candidate is located.

Mar 09, 2018

Bids for Sale of Bridge Structures & Lawn Care Bid Proposals


Posted:  03/09/2018
Buchanan County is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2018 for the sale of bridge structures and lawn care bid proposals on a per-job basis.
Mar 05, 2018

Opening for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator


Posted: 03/05/2018
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator through March 30, 2018 until 4:30 p.m.
Jan 08, 2018

Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa

Influenza spread and severity is building in Iowa, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported four new influenza-related deaths today: an elderly (81+ years of age) female and older adult (61 to 80 years of age) female in Southeast Iowa; an elderly female in Northeast Iowa; and an elderly male in Northwest Iowa. Since October 2017, a total of six influenza-related deaths have been reported. Get vaccinated!  Buchanan County Public Health has flu vaccine available - please call 319-332-0860. 

For more information from IDPH, visit http://bit.ly/2F0f3TY

Nov 20, 2017

Opening for Operator II at Secondary Roads Dept.


Posted:  11/20/2017
Buchanan County will be accepting applications and signed job descriptions for an Operator II for the Secondary Roads Dept. through December 11, 2017 until 4:00 p.m.
Nov 07, 2017

Snow Removal Bid Proposals


Posted:  11/07/2017
Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will accept bids for a contract for snow removal for the Buchanan County Courthouse/Jail Complex, Buchanan County Human Services/Public Health building, and Buchanan County Senior Center building.  Bids will need to be submitted by 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2017.
Nov 07, 2017

City Elections - November 7, 2017


Posted: 09/22/2017
The City Elections were held on November 7, 2017.  To view official election results click here.
Nov 01, 2017

"Fall Back" by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As temperatures drop and Daylight Savings Time comes to an end on November 5th, the Iowa Department of Public Health wants to remind everyone to take action to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing new or testing existing home CO detectors.

CO is a gas that can't be seen or smelled and is made when fuels like gas, kerosene, propane or wood are burned. It's the most common cause of deadly poisonings.

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Oct 16, 2017

Opening for Public Health Nurse

The Buchanan County Public Health Department will be accepting applications for Public Health Nurse (RN) through November 3, 2017 until 3:00 p.m. or until an eligible candidate is located.
Oct 02, 2017

Farm Land for Rent by Buchanan County


Posted: 10/02/2017
Buchanan County is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Monday, October 23, 2017 for the rent of 152 acres of farm land.
Aug 14, 2017

School Elections - September 12, 2017


Posted:  08/14/2017
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the School Elections on September 12, 2017, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  Due to the historical low voter turnout for School Elections the precincts in the East Buchanan and Independence School Districts will be consolidated.  For the Official Results of the School Election click here.
Aug 14, 2017

Openings for Cono Township Trustee & Township Clerk


Posted:  08/14/2017
Buchanan County is accepting letters of interest for a Cono Township Trustee and Township Clerk.  If you are interested in serving as either a trustee or clerk you must submit a letter of interest on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper to the County Auditor, Courthouse, 210 5th Ave. NE, PO Box 317, Independence, IA  50644 no later than September 5, 2017.
 STATE LAW REQUIRES GENDER BALANCE FOR TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE.
Jul 24, 2017

Equipment Sale by Buchanan County


Posted: 07/24/2017
Buchanan County is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 for equipment from the Secondary Roads and Emergency Management Departments.
Jun 16, 2017

Opening for Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator


Posted:  06/16/2017
The Buchanan County Emergency Management Homeland Security Department will be accepting applications for an Assistant Emergency Management Office Coordinator through July 7, 2017 until 4:30 p.m.
Jun 13, 2017

Firework Displays Require a Permit in Buchanan County


Posted:  06/13/2017

New legislation legalizes fireworks; however Buchanan County requires a permit for all firework displays.  In 2013 Buchanan County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance restricting the use of fireworks. The ordinance allows firework displays in Buchanan County only if a permit is approved by the Board of Supervisors. Part of the permit process requires that a certified or licensed pyrotechnician conducts the display.  The new legislation in Iowa legalizes the sale of fireworks and firework displays during certain times of the year. Under the new law the sale and display of fireworks is only allowed during June 1-July 8 and December 10-January 3.  Buchanan County will allow the use of 1.4 Consumer fireworks between these dates with a permit.  Permit applications, firework resolution and ordinance are available at the Buchanan County Auditor’s Office or you can click here.  If you live within city limits contact your local city government regarding permit requirements.

May 23, 2017

Opening for Secondary Roads Operator II


Posted:  05/23/2017
The Buchanan County Secondary Road Department will be accepting applications for an Operator II position through June 23, 2017 until 4:00 p.m.
Apr 10, 2017

Buchanan County Courthouse Closed May 8, 2017


Posted: 04/10/2017
The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors has ordered the Buchanan County Courthouse to be closed on Monday, May 8, 2017 for employee training.

County employees will be training on a recently adopted Active Shooter Policy that incorporates ALiCE procedures.  ALiCE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.  The training will include live-action scenarios that will require the Buchanan County Courthouse to be closed.

During the closure, no one except those employees being trained will be allowed on the property.
Apr 04, 2017

Opening for Seasonal Mower Technician


Posted:  04/04/2017
The Buchanan County Secondary Road Department will be accepting applications for a Seasonal Mower Technician through April 28, 2017 until 4:00 p.m.
Feb 17, 2017

City of Independence Special Election


Posted:  02/17/2017
The Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Cindy Gosse, has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Independence Special Election on March 7, 2017, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Jan 25, 2017

Opening for Legal Assistant & Crime Victim/Witness Coordinator


Posted 01/25/2017
The Buchanan County Attorney's Office will be accepting applications for a Legal Assistant & Crime Victim/Witness Coordinator through February 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Dec 28, 2016

Opening for Buchanan County Deputy Sheriff


Posted: 12/14/2016
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office has an opening for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  To be eligible to take the Civil Service test, an application must be submitted to the Civil Services Commission by January 6, 2017.
Dec 12, 2016

Friendly Reminder to County Residents on Snow Removal


Posted:  12/12/2016
Buchanan County Secondary Road Department would like to remind county residents that pushing snow onto or across the county right of way is prohibited per Iowa Code. 

Nov 28, 2016

Opening for Full-Time Public Health Nurse


Buchanan County Public Health will be accepting applications for a full-time Public Health Nurse until 12/16/2016 at 3:00 PM.
Nov 08, 2016

General Election - November 8, 2016


Posted 09/29/2016
The General Election is November 8, 2016.  If you have any questions or need assistance on finding the precinct to cast your vote you may call the Auditor's office at 319-334-4109.
Oct 14, 2016

Snow Removal Bid Proposals


Posted 10/14/2016
Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will accept bids for a contract for snow removal for the Buchanan County Courthouse/Jail complex, Buchanan County Human Services/Public Health building, and Buchanan County Senior Center building.  Bids will need to be submitted by 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016. 
Oct 11, 2016

DEA's Fall 2016 Drug Take-Back Day


Posted 10/11/2016
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is hosting a collection site at the Sheriff's Office, 210 5th Ave. N.E., Independence, IA for the DEA's Fall 2016 Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sep 24, 2016

Opening for Full-time Dispatcher

Posted 09/14/2016
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will be accepting applications for a full-time Dispatcher through October 21, 2016 until 4:00 p.m.

Sep 23, 2016

Flooding in Buchanan County

For more information please click here.

Information included:
Press Releases 
Independence Flood History.
Flood Cleanup Resources

Sep 13, 2016

Farm Land for Rent by Buchanan County

Posted 09/13/2016
Buchanan County is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's Office until 9:30 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016 for the rent of farm land.
Aug 24, 2016

Even Healthy People Need a Flu Vaccine.


Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Pregnant women, young children, older people, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications, so getting a yearly flu vaccine is especially important for them.  Please see your Healthcare Provider for more information. 

Aug 09, 2016

City of Independence Special Election


Posted:  08/09/2016
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Independence Special Election on August 30, 2016, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Aug 09, 2016

Opening for Correctional Officer - Jailer


Posted: 08/09/2016
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office will be accepting applications for a Correctional Officer/Jailer through August 26, 2016.
Jul 18, 2016

The Facts about Kids and the Danger of Drowning

Since July 5, 2016, two 2-year-olds and one 6-year-old have died from drowning. Adults losing track of the children for several minutes appears to be a major factor in these drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of death by unintentional injury in children between the ages of 1 and 5.

Parents and caregivers need to provide direct supervision to all young children and non-swimmers, even when lifeguards are provided.

Infographic:  The Facts about Kids and the Danger of Drowning

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Jul 15, 2016

Opening for Part-time Case Manager/Social Worker


Posted:  07/15/2016
Buchanan County Community Services will be accepting applications for a part-time Case Manager/Social Worker until July 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Jul 05, 2016

Opening for Magistrate & Compensation Commissions


Posted:  07/05/2016
Buchanan County will be accepting applications for the Magistrate & Compensation Commissions until August 1, 2016.
Jun 24, 2016

Preventing Bug Bites

What to know before you go. Bugs can spread diseases.

Travelers to tropical and other destinations should take steps to prevent bug bites.

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Jun 01, 2016

Auditor & Treasurer's Offices Closing


Posted: 06/01/2016
The Offices of Auditor and Treasurer will be closing at noon to the public on Thursday, June 30, 2016 to close the books for the end of the fiscal year.

Driver's license renewals will stop at 11:00 a.m. & testing will stop at 10:30 a.m. on June 30th.
May 12, 2016

Primary Election


Posted: 05/12/2016
For results information from the Primary Election that was held on June 7, 2016 click here.
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Apr 14, 2016

Drug Take Back Initiative


Posted: 04/14/2016
  The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will be holding their Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Buchanan County Health Center. For more information please click on the above title.
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Apr 08, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Center

Buchanan County's Household Hazardous Waste Center will be open May 1st. All residents of Buchanan County can use this facility, with no charge to residential customers. An appointment can be made by calling: (319) 334-6312.  
Posted: 04/08/2016
Apr 07, 2016

Seasonal Mower Technician


Posted: 04/07/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Seasonal Mower Technician at the Buchanan County Engineer's Department through April 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Feb 18, 2016

Seasonal Roadside Technician


Posted: 02/18/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Seasonal Roadside Technician at the Buchanan County Roadside Road Department through March 4, 2016 or until an eligible candidate is located.
Feb 12, 2016

Weather Spotters Training


Posted: 02/12/2016
Emergency Management will be hosting a Weather Spotters Training on Monday, February 22, 2016 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Institute Auditorium, main entrance.
Feb 09, 2016

RADON:  A Silent Threat in Iowa


Posted: 02/09/2016
Protect your family's heath by attending a FREE Public Workshop on Monday, February 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Heartland Acres-Theater on Radon: A Silent Threat in Iowa.
Jan 26, 2016

Opening for Assistant County Attorney


Posted 01/26/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for an Assistant County Attorney in the County Attorney's office through February 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Jan 22, 2016

Opening for Secondary Roads Operator 1 Position


Posted:  01/22/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Operator 1 at the Secondary Roads Department through February 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Jan 19, 2016

Opening for Case Manager/Social Worker


Posted:  01/19/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Case Manager/Social Worker for the Community Services Department through February 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Dec 21, 2015

New County Emergency Notification System Launched



AlertIowa

Effective Jan 20, 2016, Buchanan County will no longer be using CodeRED to issue emergency alerts. To continue receiving emergency alerts from Buchanan County, please register for our new system, Alert Iowa, by clicking here.

If you are currently enrolled in CodeRED, you still need to register for this new system if you wish to continue receiving emergency alerts.
Dec 07, 2015

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Nov 05, 2015

Opening for Mental Health Advocate


Posted 11/05/2015
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Mental Health Advocate.  The position is part-time non-exempt with the salary based on experience and qualifications.

Oct 19, 2015

Opening for Information Technology Support Specialist


Posted 10/19/2015
Buchanan County is accepting applications for an Information Technology Support Specialist.  The position is full-time non-exempt with the hourly wage based on experience and qualifications.

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Oct 13, 2015

City Elections


Posted/Updated 10/13/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections has announced that absentee ballots for the City Elections on November 3, 2015, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  To view the list of candidates, news release and sample ballots click here.
Oct 12, 2015

County Wide Burn Ban Lifted

burn ban lifted                               Posted 10/30/2015
The open burning ban for Buchanan County was lifted by the State Fire Marshal, effective October 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM.
Sep 29, 2015

Opening for Perry Township Trustee


Posted: 09/29/2015
Buchanan County will be accepting applications for a Perry Township Trustee through October 16, 2015.  For more information and application, please click here.
Sep 09, 2015

DEA National Take Back Initiative 2015


Posted 09/09/2015
In a collaborative effort, Buchanan County Sheriff's Office, Buchanan County Health Center and Pathways Behavioral Services will be hosting a drop-off site for the DEA's 2015 National Take Back Day.  This event is conducted in an effort to have patients and their families dispose of unwanted or expired medications.  The National Take Back program is anonymous, and every effort will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medication.  The drop-off location will be at Buchanan County Health Center, Meeting Room "A", 1600 First Street E., Independence, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Please click here to view more information.
Aug 19, 2015

"Like" the Independence Police Department's Facebook Page

Like the (Official) Independence Police Department’s Facebook Page for breaking news, press releases, traffic advisory's, helpful tips and much more!

Aug 13, 2015

School Elections


Posted 08/13/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the School Elections on September 8, 2015, will be available to be voted on Friday, August 14, 2015.

Aug 07, 2015

Boil Water Advisory - LIFTED


Posted: 08/07/2015
NOTICE: Boil Water Advisory has been LIFTED
 for the residents of Independence,  west of the Wapsipinicon River per the City of Independence. 

Please contact Independence City Hall (319-334-2780) or Mark L. (319-334-3750) for more information. 

FAQ about Boil Water Advisory from IDPH & IDNR

Aug 05, 2015

NOTICE: Boil Water Advisory

Posted:  08/05/2015
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for the residents of Independence,  west of the Wapsipinicon River until further notice, per the City of Independence. 

Please contact Independence City Hall (319-334-2780) or Mark L. (319-334-3750) for more information. 

FAQ about Boil Water Advisory from IDPH & IDNR

Aug 03, 2015

City of Hazleton Special Election


Posted 08/03/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Hazleton Special Election on August 18, 2015, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

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Jul 28, 2015

City of Independence Special Election


Date Posted: 07/28/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Independence Special Election on August 4, 2015, will be available to be voted on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

If you have any questions, concerns or need more information on the Special Election, please contact City Hall at 319-334-2780, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jul 20, 2015

Opening for Deputy Sheriff


Posted 07/20/2015
The Buchanan County Civil Service Commission will be testing for a Deputy Sheriff's position.  To be eligible to take the Civil Service test, an application must be submitted to the Civil Services commission prior to the testing.  For more information and application , please click here.

Jun 28, 2015

Buchanan County Sheriff's Office K9 Fundraiser


Posted 07/28/2015

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office K9 Fundraiser golf tournament is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Three Elms Golf Course located at 2074 Three Elms Park Rd, Independence. The format is four person best shot and entry fee is $40 per person, which includes green fees and lunch (cart is separate). This tournament is open to the public and registration forms are available at the Sheriff's Office or online at http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/sheriff. Registration deadline is Saturday, September 12, 2015. Join us for a good time and a good cause!

Jun 09, 2015

Health of Buchanan County

Date Posted:  6/9/2015

The Buchanan County Public Health Department recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process, with subsequent Health Improvement Plan (HIP). The CHNA-HIP was approved by the Buchanan County Board of Health in April and will be submitted to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) in July. The Buchanan County CHNA-HIP is a “road map” for the Public Health Department service priorities to increase the health of Buchanan County residents.  (click on article to read more)

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Jun 05, 2015

Preventing Melanoma

Date Posted:  6/5/2015

GRAPHIC PressRelease


Click on the link above for more information on preventing Melanoma.

 

May 29, 2015

National CPR Week

Date Posted:  5/29/2015

June 1- 7, 2015 is National CPR Week. 

With funding from the Anthem Foundation, the American Heart Association is debuting a new Hands-Only™CPR music-based training video, designed to showcase the simplicity and lifesaving benefits of Hands-Only CPR. The video features the unique sounds of the wildly-talented acapella group, Street Corner Symphony, and is available at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr.

May 15, 2015

Warnings Issued on Reemerging Synthetic Drugs

Date Posted:  5/15/2015

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) warned April 23 that a group of dangerous new synthetic cannabinoids have led to a dramatic spike in poison center exposure calls in the U.S. 
Click link to read more.

May 15, 2015

Iowa Concern Hotline Available to Address Avian Influenza Questions

Date Posted: 5/15/2015

Concerned residents both within and outside the areas affected by avian influenza are encouraged to use the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-477-1985 if they have questions or need disaster counseling.  The Iowa Concern Hotline is available 24 hours a day.  All calls are free and confidential, and the operators are willing to assist wherever possible.  For more information - click here

 

May 12, 2015

City of Jesup Special Election

Date Posted:  5/12/2015

Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Jesup Special Election on June 2, 2015, will be available to be voted on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

May 07, 2015

Opening for Veterans Affairs Commission


Date Posted:  5/7/2015

Buchanan County will be accepting applications for the Veterans Affairs Commission through June 1, 2015.
Apr 30, 2015

Canine Influenza - H3N8 and H3N2


Date Posted: 4/30/2015

  • Dog flu is a disease of dogs. No human infections with canine influenza have ever been reported.
  • There are two different influenza A dog flu viruses: an H3N8 virus and an H3N2 virus.
    • Canine influenza H3N8 virus has been known to exist for more than 40 years.
      • H3N8 originated in horses.
      • H3N8 first recognized in dogs in 2004.

For more information on Canine Influenza click here.
Apr 29, 2015

H5N2 - Avian Influenza

Date Posted: 4/29/2015

A high pathogenic strain of avian influenza (H5N2) has been identified in commercial poultry flocks in Iowa and other Midwestern states, and is being spread by waterfowl, gulls, and shorebirds as they migrate. Click here for more information

 

Apr 23, 2015

Garage Sale - Sat 4/25/15 8:00 to Noon

Date Posted:  4/23/2015

Buchanan County Courthouse will be having a garage sale on Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00 AM to NOON.  Items for sale include but not limited to:  office furniture,  large wooden tables, a variety of office chairs and miscellaneous items. 

Location:  Buchanan County Courthouse Parking Lot 210 5th AVE NE, Independence, Iowa  50644

 

Apr 13, 2015

Open Burning Ban Lifted

Date Posted:  4/13/2015

The burn ban for Buchanan County, Iowa will be lifted, effective April 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Apr 06, 2015

Open Burning Prohibited in Buchanan County

Date Posted:  4/6/2015

**Open Burning Ban Lifted at 11:00 AM on 4/13/2015**

    On April 6, 2015, the Office of the State Fire Marshal received a request from Rick Wulfekuhle that the State Fire Marshal prohibit open burning in Buchanan County.  Upon investigation the Fire Marshal finds that conditions in Buchanan County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property.
     It is therefore ordered that no person shall engage in open burning in Buchanan County, effective April 6, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.  For more information, please click here.

Apr 06, 2015

Healthiest Nation 2030

Date Posted: 4/6/2015

National Public Health Week is April 6-12th, 2015.   For more information, please go to the Public Health Department's Press Release page

Apr 02, 2015

Opening for Sumner Township Clerk

Date Posted:  4/2/2015

Buchanan County will be accepting applications for a Sumner Township Clerk through May 31, 2015. 

Apr 01, 2015

City of Hazleton Special Election


Date Posted:  4/1/2015

City of Hazleton Special Election was held on March 31, 2015.  To view the Unofficial Results please click here.
Mar 11, 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Date Posted:  3/11/2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Iowans are working to get 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. 

Mar 06, 2015

Protect Buchanan County from Measles!

Date:  3/6/2015

Are you protected?

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Mar 05, 2015

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

Date Posted: 3/5/2015

Daylight saving times begins Sunday, March 8, 2015.  Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?
GetReadyStocksInfographic

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, go to our Emergency Management Page.

Feb 25, 2015

Proposed County Budget

Date Posted: 2/25/2015

The public hearing for the FY16 Buchanan County Budget will be held March 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' chambers of the Courthouse.  To review the proposed budget please click on the link:
FY16 Proposed Budget for Buchanan County
Feb 05, 2015

Measles Prevention in Buchanan County

Date:  2/5/2015

The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. More than 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, MN, NE, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, WA) have been confirmed as having measles. As of 2/5/2015 there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa

“This national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight,” said Buchanan County Public Health Director Amy Marlow.  “It’s always important to keep your vaccinations up-to-date, but during times like this, when we know a virus is circulating in many states, it’s especially critical to check with your health care provider to be sure you and your family’s vaccinations are current.” The best way to prevent measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called MMR). Two doses of MMR will provide more than 99 percent of people lifelong protection against measles.

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Jan 30, 2015

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa can experience any of these dangerous phenomena.

While there is nothing we can do to stop dangerous weather from affecting us, there are things we can do to stay safe when the weather turns nasty. Weather safety and survival - no matter what the hazard - depends on the following key items:

          1. KNOW THE HAZARDS - Be aware of the hazards that you might face during a weather event.

          2. KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT DANGEROUS WEATHER - Monitor forecasts and information from your local National Weather Service Forecast Office.

          3. PAY ATTENTION - Be aware of all watches, warnings, and advisories affecting you.

          4. HAVE A PLAN TO STAY SAFE - Think about it before it happens and be ready to act to survive.

20 Weeks to Preparedness - Do you have a kit in the event of an emergency?  Why not start today - one week at a time.   Download the printable booklet here



Jan 28, 2015

Still Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Date Posted:  1/28/2015

The Director of Buchanan County Public Health encourages the residents of Buchanan County to (1) get a flu shot if they have not already done so, (2) stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, and (3) Practice the 3 C’s.

Cover Your Cough.  Use a tissue or your elbow.
Clean Your Hands.  Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Contain Germs.  Stay home when sick. 

You can contact your family health care provider for a flu shot or our webpage lists where flu shots are still available in our community. 

Influenza - get the 'Facts'. 

Jan 26, 2015

January is Radon Month

Date Posted: 1/26/2015
Radon Gas Test
kits can be purchased from the Buchanan County Environmental & Health Department.

For more information on Radon Gas, please visit the EPA's website:
www.epa.gov/radon

Or you can call this number:  1-800-767-7236

Dec 30, 2014

Influenza Activity Increasing in Buchanan County

Date Posted:  12/30/2014

Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Buchanan County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity is increasing. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “If you have flu symptoms, help out your family, friends and co-workers by staying home to avoid spreading the virus,” said Buchanan  County Public Health Director Amy Marlow “It’s also important to remember to cover your coughs and sneezes and clean your hands frequently to help yourself and others say healthy.”

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