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THE LISTENER

Dallas resident Ken Braun has a gift of lending his ears to victims, first responders and others

Ken Braun learned early the importance of listening.

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Area firefighters burn to learn

Experience provides best possible training for local volunteers

All the commotion on Orchard Drive in Dallas Saturday wasn’t what it appeared.

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Toy guns become safety issue

Police dealing with increase in replicas of some firearms

More and more law officers are encountering people armed with replica guns.

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Kindergarten readiness rated

Kindergarteners at local and statewide schools were tested on self-regulation, interpersonal skills, early mathematics, and identifying English letter names and sounds.

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PAINTING HIS DREAM

Dallas native rediscovers his passion for art via his own studio and gallery

He didn’t know it at the time, but Dallas artist Tom Kunke had an early clue at what he would be doing in his second career.

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CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: In the driver's seat

Central guard becoming an all-around threat

INDEPENDENCE — For nearly as long as she’s been playing basketball, Central High junior Kylie Nash has leaned on one move.

News

    Questions asked following man's death

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of Chris Clothier, 24, Monday night, the subject of a request from family members for police assistance after a mental issue that quickly escalated into a medical emergency.

    Monmouth Police make arrest in sex abuse case

    Monmouth Police arrested a 50-year-old transient Sunday on sex abuse charges after an incident reported recently in the 300 block of Whitesell Street West.

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    THE LISTENER

    Dallas resident Ken Braun has a gift of lending his ears to victims, first responders and others

    Ken Braun learned early the importance of listening.

    Tease photo

    Area firefighters burn to learn

    Experience provides best possible training for local volunteers

    All the commotion on Orchard Drive in Dallas Saturday wasn’t what it appeared.

Sports

Lifestyle

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    COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

    *Seminar on fraud scheduled Monday*Writing a memoir workshop planned*Missionaries will speak at service

    Your Garden: Kym Pokorny

    Correct fruit tree pruning is key

    Anyone who buys or inherits a fruit tree faces the intimidating crossroads of how, when and if they should prune.

    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

    Flu season is upon us. Be sure your family is immunized and protected.

    BIRTHS

    *Hampton*Cogswell*Bunnell*Olivares Cortes*Hickman


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