Ash Creek Station a Major Bummer

When I first read about the new Ash Creek Station development at the S curve I thought what a great opportunity it was to bring new amenities to neighbors living east of 99W in Monmouth. How great would it be to have a local coffee shop, a neighborhood pub with outdoor seating, or other retail and office space for local business all within walking distance for a lot of people. Well, it has actually all turned out to be a major bummer. Each new announced tenant has been one national franchise chain after another. Perhaps I am not the demographic that the developer was targeting, but to me it seems like a real missed opportunity. Luckily we still have our lovely historic downtowns of Monmouth and Indy.

Austin Anderson


Court house new look is beautiful

This is long overdue, but still appropriate. Every time we drive down Jefferson Street (in Dallas) we smile at the beautiful new look that was given to our court house. The face lift is amazing and certainly gives the building a much-needed makeover. The ‘old and new’ now blend nicely and can be a source of pride for the residents of Polk County. Thank you Board of Commissioners.

Carl and Patty Van Well


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