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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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*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

EDITORIALS

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Beloved neighbor cat pepper-sprayed*Episcopal Church welcomes LGBT*Eagle Scout makes difference at H2O

EDITORIALS

Play it safe while summer lasts

It’s nearly that time of year again, when students will be heading back to school.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Please return stolen solar lights*Top Secret not protected properly

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Support nursery in this time of need*Efforts of all made Polk Fair success*Dallas JBO team earns recognition*Changes to fair prove successful

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Your support critical for Polk County Fair

Alright Polk County, it’s time for some “Blue Jeans & Country Dreams” at the Polk County Fair.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Dems get away with everything*Firefighters, help appreciated*Replace those who don't represent you*Representative Nearman ignores responsibility*'Friends' summer sale a success

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Consider paying for half to pave*Thanks from Dallas Fire & EMS

EDITORIALS

Community shines through rainy weather

Often it is when things go exactly opposite as planned that true character is revealed.

EDITORIALS

I-O awards reflect well on community

It’s award season at the Polk County Itemizer-Observer.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Nice to see 'little gem' featured

EDITORIALS

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?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*County gravel roads need fixing*Help finding lost spouse appreciated

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