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Get well water tested free of charge

Not sure when the last time your well was tested or want to know how often it should be tested?

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Four fatal car crashes affect Polk County

Four accidents, all with fatalities, occurred in the area between Sept. 15 and Friday

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Fire contract set to expire

A contract between Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District and Falls City Fire Department regarding services in that area of the district is on the verge of expiring without a new agreement.

Two cases of pertussis confirmed at Central schools

Two students at Central schools have been confirmed with pertussis, or whooping cough.

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Transforming downtown

Giovanoni hopes to continue work making Dallas ‘a fun place’

Alex Giovanoni wants people to look at downtown Dallas and see a fun place.

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Inmate crew fixes roof of ‘Pink Pokey’

With more a than a touch of irony, a crew of Marion County inmates helped restore the building that used to serve as Falls City’s jail on Friday.

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To build a scarecrow

Independence library’s annual workshop filled with family fun

Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.

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Total eclipse inspires engagement

Jacob Timshel had a romantic vision in mind for how he would propose to his girlfriend, Crystal Pace, when the time was right.

Preserving history

Heritage auto, ag show celebrates industry

The annual Heritage Auto and Ag Show returns to downtown Monmouth on Saturday, followed by an old-fashioned tractor pull on Sunday.

SW Polk, Falls City to negotiate contract

The Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board meets Monday to discuss a new agreement between the district the city of Falls City.

Indy considers utility increases

A water rate presentation analyzing the effect of the city’s purchase of a water right last month, as well as the potential building of a new wastewater pumping plant, was given at the Sept. 12 Independence City Council meeting.

Dallas woman files against co-workers’ threats

Housing authority employees allegedly joke to kill Beehner, get clients arrested

An employee of West Valley Housing Authority filed a tort claim notice alleging she was the victim of a co-worker’s “jokes” about killing or harming her.

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The quilt that took more than 100 years

How long does it take to finish a quilt? For the Cheesman family descendants, the answer is four generations.

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Falls City councilors vote to close Wagner

The city of Falls City voted to close Wagner Community Library effective June 30, 2018 if a solution to long-term funding is not found.

Last chance for eclipse stamps

Thursday is the deadline to get an exclusive pictorial cancellation stamp to celebrate the Great American Eclipse that occurred on Aug. 21.

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