Indy goes into overtime to stop DUII

For the rest of March and throughout April, Independence Police Department officers will have an opportunity to work overtime to look for and arrest impaired drivers.

Kicker must be claimed on 2015 taxes

There will be a “kicker” issued for this year, but there won’t be any kicker checks issued as there have been in the past.

Monmouth Police honors officers

Monmouth’s Officer of the Year award was presented to two officers in a tie vote: Detective Kevin Renfro and Officer Justin Reynolds, both for their outstanding work in 2015.

Polk No. 1 honors firefighters, board

Polk County Fire District No. 1 personnel were recognized and honored for their efforts in 2015 on Feb. 27.

Tax help available for seniors

AARP Tax Aide program will provide tax assistance for low- and middle-income seniors in Dallas and Monmouth.

Indy PD honors top officers

Caldelario Navarro earned Reserve Officer of the Year honors from the Independence Police Department for volunteering almost 200 hours of his time to the department, said Sgt. Tino Banuelos.

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March 2 News in Brief

Salvation Army receives $2,000 grant; Polk County parcel part of timber sale; Minet manager to receive raise; Transgender experience seminar on tap; The Beatles music featured at WOU

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Feb. 3 News in Brief

Sheriff’s Office seeks Reserve Deputies; Hedrick joins Indy police officers; DPD seeks info about Sunday stabbing; Sen. Merkley to hold town hall meeting


*central district seeks budget members*"Understanding Islam' topic of series*Indy PD accepting academy apps


*Rempel poem chosen for publication*New manager hired at Polk CDC*Dallas Fire responds to care facility*Driver cited after accident at Main


*Grants help ACAC pay for programs*Polk deputies arrest burglary suspect


*OHSU-Salem partnership official*Help name Dallas' newest city park*Learn to be an NWS weather spotter*Monmouth man arrested for ID theft*Think safety on Thanksgiving Day


*Motor home fire results in death*Polk Extension to hold sewing classes*Boondocks to hold weekly workshop*Dallas approves change on 4-acre parcel*Corps of Engineers to host workshop*Nonprofit Share Tank hits Salem Friday*WVH volunteer services fundraiser on tap

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Indy leaf pickup on Monday*Nonprofit leadership training Saturday*Monmouth seeks 'Engaged' volunteers*First leaf collection in Dallas begins*Dallas approves change on 4-acre parcel*Sow winter garden with Master tips*Hear about history at Polk Museum


*Flu shot clinics continue Friday*Indy Event Center gets new coordinator*Local officers to be honored at banquet*Multiple calls keep police busy in FC*Rules for Dallas food carts changed*Smoking rules will now include 'vaping'*Fee implemented to replace garage sale signs