Polk

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Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.

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Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes. The good news is that you can help reduce your risk and improve your heart health by following the ABCS! Find out more about the ABCs from @MillionHeartsUS. https://t.co/EGoMsSuLNy #hearthealth

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2/2/2023

Election News
City of Urbandale - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7, 2023

City of Urbandale - Special Election for a $43 Million Bond Issue to fund the Urbandale Community Recreation Complex. U-Plex.

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2/2/2023

Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm
Conservation Events
Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm

We’ll hitch up our draft horse team to take your group out for a Horse-Drawn Ride!

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2/4/2023

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

With #COVID19 variants still circulating and emerging, it's important to continue to protect yourself if you are immunocompromised. The CDC came out with some great recommendations. Please see the image, and visit their webpage: https://t.co/88aNgwQJEf #CovidIsntOver

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2/1/2023

Election News
City of Granger - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th 2023

City of Granger Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Residents of Granger will vote the proposed issuance of not to exceed $3,000,000 General Obilgation Capital Loan Notes.

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2/2/2023

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Neal Smith NWR
Conservation Events
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Neal Smith NWR

Come hear from Nancy Corona, Visitor Services Manager, from Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge as she shares an overview about the refuge. She will discuss the purpose of the refuge, share information on the biology and natural resource management projects.

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2/7/2023

Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
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Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

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2/1/2023

Election News
Madrid School District - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th

Madrid School District - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

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2/2/2023

Knee-High Naturalists
Conservation Events
Knee-High Naturalists

Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.

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2/8/2023

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Polk County Iowa

Have you had the chance to visit the renovated @TheVarsityDSM in the #DogtownDSM neighborhood. Polk County was proud to provide a community development grant for the project. Watch the story here: https://t.co/4VOwWEgKp7

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1/31/2023

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

February mobile food pantry

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2/1/2023

Sweethearts Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm
Conservation Events
Sweethearts Horse-Drawn Rides 10am-3pm

Join us for a special Valentine's Sweetheart Horse-Drawn Ride! We'll hitch up our draft horse team to either a wagon or a sleigh depending on the snow conditions and take your group out for a 30-minute ride through Jester Park.

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2/10/2023

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Polk County Iowa

RT @catchdesmoines: Here in Greater Des Moines, we’re the unexpected sports mecca that feels like home. We are the big ballers. The little…

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1/31/2023

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

February 2023

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1/31/2023

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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2/10/2023

Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
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Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

Polk County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Citizens Academy. Academy information and registration process can be found at https://t.co/VtkCPzNgQ8 . For questions contact PCSO Community Relations Division at 515-286-3015 or communityrelations@polkcountyiowa.gov.

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1/31/2023

Senior Services News
The Senior Sites Meal Menu

February 2023

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1/31/2023

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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2/10/2023