I have had enough "liquid sunshine" for awhile -- how about you? Whoever came up with that "liquid sunshine" term, anyway? When the wind is blowing and the rain is running down your neck because your umbrella has blown inside-out, it doesn't feel a thing like sunshine!January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Authorities arrested an Independence man Jan. 19 after he threatened to bomb police departments, state offices, and the capitol building.January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District has received a major federal grant that will provide almost $1.5 million for after-school programs during the next five years.January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Polk County Fire District No. 1 leaders may deal the agency's downtown substation to the real estate developers who are planning a four-story complex on Main Street.January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
FALLS CITY -- It's cold outside. The clouds are low, the air damp, and the rain has been falling at a record-breaking rate for more than two weeks. The water table has risen, and the falls that give this tiny town its name are roaring. They fill the air with a natural white noise.January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The Muir & McDonald Co. Tannery, perhaps the oldest operating business in Polk County, oddly enough will be featured in a History Channel segment of "Modern Marvels."January 25, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Two elementary schools, Lyle and Oakdale, in Dallas have synthetic floors in their gymnasiums that date from the same era as floors in Salem recently found to be laced with mercury.January 18, 2006 midnight read more..
New alternative educationJanuary 12, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas firefighters are raising money to help one of their own pay for uninsured medical expenses. The firefighter's name is being kept confidential, but the fire department's information officer, Bill Hahn, said that his wife is sick with cancer.January 11, 2006 midnight read more..
FALLS CITY -- A Falls City woman and her live-in boyfriend are accused of committing a multitude of sex crimes against a minor under the age of 12.January 11, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- LaVay Jeffries, the DMV worker who was accused of racial profiling and fired last summer, was awarded umemployment and back benefits in October.January 4, 2006 midnight read more..