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Information for the report comes from law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of arrests reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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POLK COUNTY — A legal challenge has been filed against a recent decision by the Polk County Board of Commissioners denying a zone change for agricultural land in the Eola Hills of West Salem, which would have allowed division of 228 acres into smaller parcels.

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DALLAS — As the country marks the passing of the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down most businesses and activities last March, the members of Boy Scout Troop 288 are marking their own, more celebratory milestone.

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INDEPENDENCE — A large hole was left in the Central School District community last week when beloved teacher Van Holstad died Friday that an outpouring of sentiment has since tried to fill across social media.