Polk

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5 Points of Progress

Election News
2022 PRIMARY ELECTION - Tuesday, June 7th

PRIMARY ELECTION - TUESDAY, JUNE 7 DEMOCRATIC PARTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

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5/19/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

#COVID19 cases are on the rise. Protect yourself and those you love and care about!

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5/19/2022

Great Garlic Mustard Pesto Fest
Conservation Events
Great Garlic Mustard Pesto Fest

Join us to remove garlic mustard and turn this invasive plant into a delicious sauce for your culinary creations!

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5/21/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

June mobile food pantry

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5/11/2022

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

5,267 ballots mailed to voters and 212 voters coming in and voting early in person yesterday - which was the first day for early voting/mailing ballots under Iowa's 2021 voting law changes.

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5/19/2022

May Lunch and Learn - Mental Health Resources
Emergency Management Events
May Lunch and Learn - Mental Health Resources

During Mental Health Awareness Month we are focusing on teams, resources, and established programs that support mental health needs of the community.

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5/23/2022

New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers
Senior Services News
New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers

Full-Time Senior Centers open by reservation only.

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5/5/2022

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

The petitioned satellites are only available on Saturday June 4. Information can be found on our site https://t.co/uc0U0pwCfc

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5/19/2022

Volunteer Mornings in the Garden
Conservation Events
Volunteer Mornings in the Garden

Come lend a hand and learn tricks of the trade for spring garden maintenance to set our native plant gardens up for success!

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5/24/2022

Historic County Courthouse Illuminated In Green Recognizing Mental Health Awareness
Board of Supervisors News
Historic County Courthouse Illuminated In Green Recognizing Mental Health Awareness

Polk County’s 116 year old historic courthouse is being adorned with green lights for the month of May to recognize mental health awareness month.

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5/4/2022

Polk County Treasurer (IA)
Polk County Treasurer (IA)
@PolkCoTreasurer
Polk County Treasurer (IA)

Summer has arrived ☀️. Avoid the line by paying online...and have more time to enjoy the great weather! Visit https://t.co/vu6OiSbQor to make your tax and tag payments + learn more today! It's simple, convenient, & secure.

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5/18/2022

Volunteer Evenings in the Garden
Conservation Events
Volunteer Evenings in the Garden

Come lend a hand and learn tricks of the trade for spring garden maintenance to set our native plant gardens up for success!

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5/24/2022

Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide
Conservation News
Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide

We are starting to apply herbicide in various parks to slow the spread of the invasive species, Garlic Mustard.

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5/3/2022

Polk County Iowa
Polk County Iowa
@PolkCounty_Iowa
Polk County Iowa

Polk County Supervisors Angela Connolly and Robert Brownell join other community leaders for the groundbreaking of the new @bucshockey arena. The public private partnership will be a key part of redevelopment at Merle Hay Mall and the surrounding business district.

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5/18/2022

Sunset Yoga
Conservation Events
Sunset Yoga

Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza or the Great Hall of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short nature hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature. The yoga class is perfect for beginners.

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5/24/2022

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

May 2022

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4/29/2022

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

@KCCINews coverage of the first day of early voting Absentee voting begins for Iowa primary with early-bird voter https://t.co/ncno6MLv0e

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5/18/2022

Kayak Basics
Conservation Events
Kayak Basics

Learn the basics of kayaking. We will discuss gear, technique, and safety before hitting the water to practice our skills.

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5/26/2022