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Falls City approves court agreement

The Falls City City Council now has a municipal court after adopting a contract with the city of Independence to try cases in its court.

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Wagner asking community to take survey

The Wagner Community Library is asking for people to take a survey on possible support of a ballot measure to fund library operations.

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No rules in self-defense

There are no rules when you are defending yourself.

Fire district to hold public forums

Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District will hold community forums on its 15-year, $5 million bond measure on Thursday and Tuesday.

CARTS service changes coming May 8; to be replaced with Cherriots express routes

Polk County will be largely unaffected by changes coming to CARTS.

Indy Station under new ownership

Pyatt/Broadmark, out of Seattle, has taken ownership of Independence Station.

Child Abuse Prevention month events continue all through April

Mid-Valley Parenting and Polk County’s programs related to child abuse prevention month, launched last week with the Polk County Awareness Walk, and continue throughout April.

West Salem woman sentenced to 54 months

Charla Ki Vaughn was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court on March 31 to serve 54 months in prison after being convicted of delivering heroin and methamphetamine in two separate cases.

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Sheriff’s department hosts self-defense classes

Situational awareness helps you avoid a bad situation in the first place

We all know texting and driving is dangerous, but what about when you are paying more attention to your phone than what is happening around you in other everyday circumstances?

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CASA receives more money

On Thursday, Polk County Budget Committee approved giving Polk County CASA $10,000 more than was proposed in the 2017-18 budget.

Dallas clinic to host fundraiser

The Dallas Lions Club is partnering with the Dallas Community Free Clinic on April 22 to expand services offered that day at Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas.

County could ask for levy renewal early

Voters may be asked to consider renewing the Polk County public safety levy a year sooner than expected.

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Pennies and pinwheels for prevention

Don’t know what you can do to prevent child abuse and neglect?

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Foscoli set to tackle Dallas economic development

AJ Foscoli is ready to join Dallas’ business development “team.”

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Event, film encourage preparedness

Documentary to be shown during Community Prepare Fair on Saturday

Ed Jahn apologizes a lot for scaring people.

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