There’s something in the air in downtown Independence. From new businesses to those who are coming soon — evidenced by the brown paper in the windows — from the potential of development on the riverfront, Independence looks set to boom.February 14, 2018 noon read more..
Saturday shortly after 2 p.m., the house at 135 Broad St. N. in Monmouth began to burn. Polk County Fire District No. 1 firefighters finished carefully creating ventilation points for the fire to get into walls and the attic, and set scattered hay ablaze using flares.January 31, 2018 noon read more..
Deb Darr lives on a farm in Falls City. She has animals, tends a large garden, cans, bakes, and does all the things a farm woman does. You may never guess she was from the bustling Bay Area.December 13, 2017 3:24 p.m. read more..
Two students at Central schools have been confirmed with pertussis, or whooping cough.September 27, 2017 noon read more..
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