Emily Mentzer

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YMCA auction rocks Roaring ’20s

The Monmouth-Independence YMCA auction is back, in its 18th year – and this year, the party is going back to the Roaring ’20s.

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Teal steps away from post

Sue Teal retires after nearly three decades at the Monmouth Senior Center

A lot has changed in the nearly 29 years since Sue Teal first took the job as the director at the Monmouth Senior Center.

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He’s making a list and checking it twice

Santa is ready to visit Polk County

With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, communities in Polk County turn their thoughts to Christmas.

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Pena brings people together

She’s been pivotal in bringing the community together for a fiesta for 35 years.

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Olsons take giving to ‘a new level’

It takes a village, or so the saying goes.

Fire district completes work on user’s manual

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has completed work on its first standards of cover.

Everyone wins with food drive

Monmouth, Indy businesses compete for Golden Can

In a sort of sibling rivalry for the best of reasons, Monmouth and Independence police departments are in a heated — albeit friendly — competition to see who can gather the most donations to the Ella Curran Food Bank.

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WOU to perform ‘Radium Girls’

“Radium Girls” takes the audience on a historic journey ripe with facts, sprinkled with humor and warmth, recounting the story about women who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation.

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Treasures abound in Timeless Antiques

Dawn Lynn, vendors share love of old, repurposed things, interesting collections, and furniture

Step into the welcoming atmosphere of Timeless Antiques and More and it may be difficult to step out empty-handed.

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Welcome to your nightmare

Warning: Organizers of “Welcome to the Movies,” a haunted house at 877 Main St., Dallas, ask all who enter to sign a waiver.

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