*Central High fall musical continues*Superintendent subject of meeting*Meeting explores post-grad options*'Harvest Festival' on tap at KVCS*KVCS PTO looking for new president

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Central FFA serves up frights for Halloween

Students have been working for weeks building walls to create the maze, planning which room will go where, and deciding who will be what.

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Costume shop manager puts skills to good use

What you thought you wanted to be for Halloween may change when you see the wide variety of costumes, masks and wigs available for rental at the shop, now open Tuesday through Saturday until Halloween.

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Detective making a smooth transition to city's fire staff

A former Dallas police detective, Welsh simply had to cross Jefferson Street to begin her new career as the department’s community service officer.

Cougar sightings puts neighborhood on alert

According to information provided by wildlife officials, cougars will usually sense people and leave an area inhabited by humans. However, they can be dangerous — especially to pets and children — if they feel trapped.

I-O seeking your holiday bazaar events for guide

The Itemizer-Observer will publish on Oct. 29 a master guide of holiday fair events taking place in Polk County.


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


Events for the week of Oct. 22 through Oct. 29

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Trio seeks leadership post in Falls City

Incumbent Houghtaling being challenged by councilman Ungricht, Partridge to be mayor

Voters in Falls City have three very distinct candidates to choose from when selecting who will be elected mayor during November’s general election.

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*Marvin Sannes*Kurt Schrader*Tootie Smith*Danile K. Sousa*Raymond Baldwin

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Fall months a prime time for deer, elk on area roadways

It’s darker earlier, and this time of year it seems deer and elk are almost waiting to jump in front of motorists.

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Board of Commissioners race draws familiar foes

Polk county Commissioner, Position 2 candidates and Your Ballot

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Polk property tax bills on the rise

Most property owners can expect tax increases from as little as 1.6 percent to more than 10 percent.

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Dallas likely to jump on pot tax bandwagon

The council reviewed an ordinance in a “first reading” that would place a tax on recreational and medical sales of marijuana.

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Pumpkin patch trip a big hit

Grace Christian preschoolers love annual visit to Airlie Hills Farm

An orange sea of pumpkins awaited the excited 3-year-olds; so many choices, but only one can go home with each youngster.