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Voters say yes to levy

DA, Sheriff begin work to restore staff, patrol hours

The day after Polk County’s public safety levy was approved by voters, District Attorney Aaron Felton had to shuffle his office’s crammed schedule to attend that morning’s budget committee meeting.

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A WELCOME HOME

Hero Dad surprises son at Lyle Elementary

As soon as Lyle Elementary School first-grade teacher Stephanie Hofferber read the final words of the children’s book, “Hero Dad,” her student Landon Holbrook glanced to his right.

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Grant to help control cat, kitten colonies

The $10,000 grant will pay for a “trap, neuter, and return” (TNR) program, with the goal of preventing growth in the feral cat population.

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MINET officials predict 7.4 percent raise in revenue

CFO says market share not there to pay $25 million debt, operating expenses, capital improvements

The total annual revenue is expected to be $4.886 million, compared to $4.548 projected in 2014-15.

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Commissioners say no thanks to pay raises

After safety levy passes, committee agrees to increases for clerk, treasurer and assessor

Three Polk County elected officials will receive raises in fiscal year 2015-16, while others, including all three Polk County Commissioners, will not see an increase in pay.

NEWS IN BRIEF

*Committee approves city budgets*Dallas holding department expo*Wyden to host town hall at Nesmith Readiness Center*Wingdingers RC Club host annual youth fun fly this Saturday

POLICE REPORT

*Dallas*Independence*Monmouth

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Falls City considers options

Intern, contract weighed for city manager candidate

Six candidates have applied for Falls City’s part-time city manager position that opened when interim manager Jon Hanken accepted a job elsewhere in April.

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REMEMBERING HEROES

Ceremonies throughout Polk County honored Veterans who died while overseas as well as those who took their last flights in the last year, whether they served in the armed forces or not.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Emeritus Society to meet Monday*Improve memory through workshop*Senior Center jam set for Thursday*Join in YMCA Indy pool clean-up*M-I YMCA to host free Saturday event*Art exhibit opening at Tom Kunke Art*Monmouth survey focuses on future*PCL host artist gathering today

LIBRARY CALENDAR

*Dallas*Independence*Monmouth*Wagner Community Library, Falls City

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community events for Wednesday, May 27 - Wednesday, June 3

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Relayers share passion to ‘boot cancer’

Relay for Life Polk County 2015 is going back to basics to “Give Cancer the Boot” this weekend.

FEMA names Stutzman to council

Megan Stutzman of Monmouth was named to the 2015-16 National Youth Preparedness Council.

ACADEMIC HONORS

*Local students to graduate from OSU*Roberson graduates from MIT*Local students earn honors

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