It’s time to teach bullying a lesson
The air has gotten cooler — not much cooler, but cooler all the same — and kids are preparing to go back to school.
*Thanks for balanced disaster coverage*Neighbor's weeds pose fire risk*Dallas firefighters put out arboretum blaze*Hermelinda's salon has closed its doors*Elected leaders shouldn't be paid
Come together for both towns
The joint work session between the cities of Independence and Monmouth councils is about four weeks away, and we are excited to see what they can accomplish by putting their heads together.
*Beloved neighbor cat pepper-sprayed*Episcopal Church welcomes LGBT*Eagle Scout makes difference at H2O
Play it safe while summer lasts
It’s nearly that time of year again, when students will be heading back to school.
*Please return stolen solar lights*Top Secret not protected properly
*Support nursery in this time of need*Efforts of all made Polk Fair success*Dallas JBO team earns recognition*Changes to fair prove successful
Your support critical for Polk County Fair
Alright Polk County, it’s time for some “Blue Jeans & Country Dreams” at the Polk County Fair.
*Dems get away with everything*Firefighters, help appreciated*Replace those who don't represent you*Representative Nearman ignores responsibility*'Friends' summer sale a success
*Consider paying for half to pave*Thanks from Dallas Fire & EMS
Community shines through rainy weather
Often it is when things go exactly opposite as planned that true character is revealed.
I-O awards reflect well on community
It’s award season at the Polk County Itemizer-Observer.
*Nice to see 'little gem' featured
Standardized tests for nonstandard kids
Humans come in all shapes, sizes and colors — and abilities. Students are no different. So why are they all tested with one test while in school?
*County gravel roads need fixing*Help finding lost spouse appreciated