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 notebook for Sept. 20.
Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.
Library calendar for Sept. 20
As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season’s last vegetables let some plants go to seed and harvest them for planting next year.
Miss Autumn has definitely arrived right on schedule, with cooler mornings, sunrises arriving a few minutes later each morning and the return of college students to MI Town.
The Pedee campus of the Luckiamute Valley Charter School is getting a facelift.
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.
The Dallas School Board approved three-year contracts with its teachers and classified employee unions on Sept. 11.
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.
Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.
Letters for Sept. 20
Heritage auto, ag show celebrates industry
The annual Heritage Auto and Ag Show returns to downtown Monmouth on Saturday, followed by an old-fashioned tractor pull on Sunday.
News in brief for Sept. 20
The Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board meets Monday to discuss a new agreement between the district the city of Falls City.
A water rate presentation analyzing the effect of the city’s purchase of a water right last month, as well as the potential building of a new wastewater pumping plant, was given at the Sept. 12 Independence City Council meeting.
Independence Grill to host mystery dinner, written by Marilyn Morton
A murder is planned for Monday night at Independence Grill.
Housing authority employees allegedly joke to kill Beehner, get clients arrested
An employee of West Valley Housing Authority filed a tort claim notice alleging she was the victim of a co-worker’s “jokes” about killing or harming her.
How long does it take to finish a quilt? For the Cheesman family descendants, the answer is four generations.
Thursday is the deadline to get an exclusive pictorial cancellation stamp to celebrate the Great American Eclipse that occurred on Aug. 21.