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The quilt that took more than 100 years

How long does it take to finish a quilt? For the Cheesman family descendants, the answer is four generations.

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To build a scarecrow

Independence library’s annual workshop filled with family fun

Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.

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Falls City councilors vote to close Wagner

The city of Falls City voted to close Wagner Community Library effective June 30, 2018 if a solution to long-term funding is not found.

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Total eclipse inspires engagement

Jacob Timshel had a romantic vision in mind for how he would propose to his girlfriend, Crystal Pace, when the time was right.

News

    Central students confirmed with pertussis

    Whooping cough can be highly contagious

    Two students at Central’s secondary schools have been confirmed to have pertussis, or whooping cough, the district announced Tuesday.

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.

    LIBRARY CALENDAR

    Library calendar for Sept. 20

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    To build a scarecrow

    Independence library’s annual workshop filled with family fun

    Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.

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Opinion

It’s better to ask

We’re in the business of asking questions. Sometimes, those questions are hard ones, and, honestly, we often know the answer before we ask. But we still have to ask.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters for Sept. 20

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Letters to the editor for Sept. 13

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Letters to the editor for Sept. 6

Slow down, leave early for school

Editorial for Sept. 6

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the editor for Aug. 30

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