City braces to build streets, sewer at Indy Landing

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is accepting proposals to design and build streets, and main sewer and water lines on the old Valley Concrete site, now called Independence Landing.

Falls City water gets new plan

FALLS CITY — Work on the city of Falls City’s water master plan update is in full swing and should be completed by October.

Stewart resigns from Dallas council

DALLAS — Dallas City Councilor Murray Stewart has resigned his seat. Stewart submitted his resignation effective Tuesday and the Dallas City Council accepted the resignation on Monday.


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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.

Committee to hold final budget meeting

The Polk County Budget Committee will hold its final budget hearing Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas.

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Fire responses need improvement

A master plan recently completed on Dallas Fire and Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District reveals that response times to fires for both agencies are far slower than established standards.

Taylor, Wheeler talk economy

Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler and her challenger, Terrence Taylor, have differing views on how to protect, or enhance, the county’s financial future.

Minet better, but not good

Monmouth Independence Networks (Minet) has made strides when it comes to taking care of its expenses and debt, but still has work to do, according to Doug Dawson, president of CCG Consulting out of Florida.

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What to do about streets?

Proponents of the proposed residential street repair bond for the city of Dallas say the time is now to fix the streets before the problem becomes worse.

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Trevor Barre saves a life

Trevor Barre is a little squeamish when it comes to things involving medical emergencies.