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Dallas Fire & EMS make special delivery

It’s the kind of call medic crews long for, but rarely get to respond to — an opportunity to help bring life into the world instead of fighting to save it.

Indy Goes Dark website goes live

The website is live. Independence is ready to go dark on Aug. 21 for the Great American Eclipse.

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Lights of the Community

Monmouth Mayor Steve Milligan struggled to hold back the tears, touched to be named First Citizen of Monmouth and Independence.

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Seed to Supper

Marion-Polk Food Share to hold gardening classes starting on Saturday

The first day of spring is Monday. Even though it’s still wet and muddy outside, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden.

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PCSO seizes animals on Pedee farm

Sometimes people who want to help can start out with good intentions and then find themselves in too deep.

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Golf Club wants inside Dallas boundaries

The owners of Dallas Golf Club are asking for the nine-hole executive course to be moved within the city’s urban growth boundary.

Polk County offering educational event for families Saturday

The free event will be at Central High School

Polk County is offering “Make Learning Fun: Children’s Jamboree,” a free event promoting family engagement, parental involvement and positive child development on Saturday.

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Last bell for Del

He was one in a million.

Awards banquet returns

It’s that time in Monmouth and Independence, time to Celebrate the Lights in the community at the 52nd annual Community Awards Banquet.

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NW Natural project on LaCreole continues

A NW Natural project in progress on LaCreole Drive in Dallas is estimated to continue for another few weeks.

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Cities request recreational immunity

Law protects private, public landowners from being sued by people using property

Local government agencies and private landowners across the state are asking the state legislature to restore “recreational immunity,” protecting owners who allow recreation on their land or parks from lawsuits.

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Veteran’s dream granted

Jill Starbuck to take final trip to Hawaii with loved one thanks to ‘Dream’

Monday morning, Jill Starbuck, and her partner, Richard, boarded a plane to fulfill a dream.

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Monmouth woman inspired to write

Brittney Hall never aspired to be a published author.

Falls City dissolves co-op with KVCS

The Falls City School Board voted Feb. 21 to dissolve its athletics co-op with Kings Valley Charter School starting in the 2017-18 school year.

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Jinett’s Clothing Closet is often bursting at the seams with clothes to give away to those in need.