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The long road home

Eola Hills Charter School still working on permanent home following fire

Eola Hills Charter School has high hopes of starting the 2016-17 school year in a permanent location.

School notes

School notes for May 25

Academic honors

Academic honors for May 25

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­Memorial Day events

Polk County will celebrate Memorial Day with a number of events Monday. Community members are welcome to attend any of the ceremonies scheduled in honor of Memorial Day.

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Falls City Third of July festival called off

Lack of volunteers, donations means 20-year-old Independence Day tradition takes a break

July 3, the day Falls City has traditionally celebrated Independence Day, may not be as festive this year.

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Wanted: school supplies

Dallas Family Night Out to help Tools for Schools

Dallas Family Night Out, the community’s back-to-school resource event in August, is expanding in its fifth year.


News in brief for May 25


Public Agenda for May 25

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Couple brings giving back to the forefront

There’s a saying common among CrossFit members: Come for the fitness, stay for the community.

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‘Explore’ Polk County’s parks, cities

Inside, find the Itemizer-Observer’s Explore Polk County 2016, an annual publication taking a look at all the things the county has to offer visitors, residents and businesses.

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Bond fails at polls

Voters say no to efforts to raise money for Dallas streets

Voters voiced strong opposition to a 10-year, $10 million bond to repair residential streets in Dallas in the May 17 primary.

Alcalde resigns post as fire chief

Al Alcalde submitted a 30-day resignation on April 25 of his position as fire chief for Polk Fire District No. 1. He started the job on Sept. 8, 2015.

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Wheeler, Nearman keep seats

Incumbents re-elected to commissioner, House District 23

Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler and Rep. Mike Nearman, both incumbents, won their respective races on May 17.

Falls City voters reject gym bond

Work on building a new multipurpose gym facility at Falls City Elementary doesn’t appear like it will happen this year.