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FALLS CITY — Greg Darr, at age 70, is so busy these days he doesn’t have much time for hobbies, what with his general contractor business, helping with his wife and son’s businesses and keeping up with their ever-expanding “semi” farm.

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DALLAS -- Conservation efforts by Dallas water customers and the beginning of the fall rains has brought an end to the city's stage one drought conditions measures. 

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WEST SALEM — Pentacle Theatre celebrates the return of live performances to its stage in West Salem with an audience favorite: Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit murder mystery, “The Mousetrap,” directed by David Cristobal and assistant director Emma Thurston.

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PERRYDALE — As he patrols the hallways of the Perrydale School District, Thomas Hutchison is greeted with fist bumps and hails of “Hey Deputy Tom.”

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INDEPENDNCE  -- On Saturday’s clear night, the adventurous returned to the downtown streets of Independence in search of tales of the paranormal and, perhaps, with hopes to catch sight of an actual apparition.

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DALLAS – Some people see a challenge in working with middle school students. Kasshawna (Kass) Knoll, the new principal at LaCreole Middle School in Dallas, takes delight in the age group.

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DALLAS -- Now that the Polk County Courthouse building has a completed facelift with a modernized exterior, the administration is finalizing plans to completely redo the landscaping on its main lawn.

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RICKREALL — A month after all the dust settled from the return of the Polk County Fair and the receipts were counted, organizers consider the event a success. That is especially considering all they had to go through to plan such an event with ever-changing safety guidelines due to the COVID…

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DALLAS – Pally Mann was excited to move from retirement after 23 years working in Dallas schools to serving on the Dallas School Board.

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An Oklahoma man was arraigned Sept. 7 for the first-degree murder of a Salem woman whose remains were found in 1996 in rural Polk County.

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DALLAS — To anyone familiar with the background of Monte Campbell, who has served as a judge in the Polk County Circuit Court for more than a decade, the term “self-made” might spring to mind.

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DALLAS — Among the pantheon of billiard greats sit such luminaries as Rudolf Wanderone (aka. Minnesota Fats) and Willie Mosconi. Joining them from the fairer sex are such women’s greats Janette Lee and Jennifer Barretta.

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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).