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County’s 24-hour public safety team missing key player

It was after Polk County Sheriff’s Office patrols ended for the night, so the emergency responders had a decision on their hands.

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Budget hearings begin Monday

Public comment will be accepted April 1 as part of county process

POLK COUNTY — Looking at the numbers in the 2015-16 Polk County budget that will be proposed Monday, it seems like the budget is growing at a healthy rate. In some places.

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Animal neglect charges levied against woman

Monica Foster, the former owner of more than 90 malnourished animals seized last month off a Dallas farm, has been indicted on 61 animal neglect charges.

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Admission prices going up at fair

The theme will come with something else new — the latest change for the annual fair — an increase in ticket prices.

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Ultimate world trivia test

Two local students qualify for state geography bee competition

What is the city on the east coast of China that is the most densely populated where people mainly ride bikes? The answer: Shanghai.

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2014-15 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Finding an edge

Minahan plays fearless basketball

DALLAS — It’s easy to think Dallas junior Everett Minahan has always been confident on the basketball court.

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    BIRTHS

    *Gault*Wallace*Garcia

    PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

    Luckiamute Valley Charter School’s Pedee Campus announced its second term honor roll recently.

    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

    It’s pretty quiet on the campus of Western Oregon University this week, with students enjoying a week of spring break.

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    COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

    *Easter candy sale underway*Extension offering classes for youths*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Medical missionary will speak in Dallas*Casino set to host wine and spirits fair*Parenting class offered at KVCS*Book sale benefit planned Monday


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