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Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at the Health Department! Have fun and celebrate safely. 🍀💚 #StPatricksDay2023 #StPatrickDay #drivesafe

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3/17/2023

Election News
Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District - Special Election - Tuesday, April 11

Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District has called for a Special Election on Tuesday, April 11th for the purpose to fill a School Board vacancies, and to vote on the question to continue the Method of Election to have 4 director districts and 3 at-large directors.

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3/19/2023

Women in the Woods with Wine - Landscaping for Wildlife
Conservation Events
Women in the Woods with Wine - Landscaping for Wildlife

A backyard oasis for wildlife uses native plants and other features like water or feeders to provide the things wildlife need from their habitats. Come learn what you can do to help enhance your yard to make it more attractive to wildlife.

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3/21/2023

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

April mobile food pantry

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3/14/2023

Polk County Iowa
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Polk County Iowa

We are proud of our public works, the work they do and our continued efforts on water quality initiatives. https://t.co/k5sZTd6Jlf

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3/16/2023

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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3/22/2023

Election News
Special Election RESULTS - Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (After 8p)

Special Election - Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Polls Open 7a - 8p City of Urbandale City of Granger Madrid Community School District

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3/7/2023

Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
@PolkSheriffIowa
Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind our community to designate a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For more information about the "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving" campaign, visit https://t.co/WzzsIbsYhB. Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

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3/16/2023

Lunch & Learn: Sandhill Crane Count
Conservation Events
Lunch & Learn: Sandhill Crane Count

Join us for this virtual Lunch & Learn to learn about sandhill cranes and the annual crane count!

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3/22/2023

County Attorney News
Prosecutor: Bills would harm abuse survivors

The Polk County Attorney’s Office asks Iowa legislators to proceed carefully before passing bills to discharge defendants from probation early.

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3/2/2023

AJ Mumm
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AJ Mumm

RT @polkcohealth: This Saint Patrick's Day, don't rely on luck to get you home safely. Designate a sober driver. #stpatricksday2023 https:…

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3/16/2023

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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3/24/2023

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Memorial Day - May 29th, 2023 | Juneteenth - June 19, 2023 | Independence Day - July 4th, 2023

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3/1/2023

AJ Mumm
@PCEmrgManAgency
AJ Mumm

We will begin the Extreme Temp Plan TODAY (3/16) at NOON, and the plan will last through Monday morning. DART will provide free rides to warming centers. To see the list of warming shelters: https://t.co/9ikt9dQ2KD Emergency shelters will be on Weather Amnesty protocols.

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3/16/2023

Save the Fort: Shoreline Invaders
Conservation Events
Save the Fort: Shoreline Invaders

Join PCC staff in the fight against invasive plant species in the woodlands of Fort Des Moines Park.

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3/24/2023

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

March 2023

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2/28/2023

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

This Saint Patrick's Day, don't rely on luck to get you home safely. Designate a sober driver. #stpatricksday2023

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3/16/2023

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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3/24/2023