Polk

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5 Points of Progress

No In-Person Jail Visitation on Juneteenth holiday 6/19/2024
County Sheriff News
No In-Person Jail Visitation on Juneteenth holiday 6/19/2024

Due to the Juneteenth holiday, there will be NO in-person visits on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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6/18/2024

Buggin' Out Camp
Conservation Events
Buggin' Out Camp

Discover the thrilling world of insects! Grab a net and join us as we explore from the prairie to the pond; we’ll be searching high and low for what kinds of insects live in the park.

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6/20/2024

June is National Homeownership Month
Treasurer News
June is National Homeownership Month

Eligible homeowners reminded of Polk County tax relief programs.

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6/14/2024

Survival Camp
Conservation Events
Survival Camp

Set your kid’s imagination and adventurous spirit free as they learn about the natural environment and important survival skills. Activities range from plant identification, animal tracking study, and survival skills like fire and shelter building.

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6/20/2024

County Attorney News
Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatal Thanksgiving Day crash

“We have nightmares of the horrific way Connie died,” a family member told the court. “Our family will never be able to celebrate Thanksgiving again.”

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6/13/2024

Pony Tales
Conservation Events
Pony Tales

Enjoy listening to a pony-themed story while the ponies of the Equestrian Center are listening nearby. A pony meet and greet will follow!

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6/20/2024

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

June 2024

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6/12/2024

Prairie Stomp Music Series
Conservation Events
Prairie Stomp Music Series

Join us on the back patio of the Jester Park Nature Center for our 2024 Prairie Stomp Summer Music Series beginning on June 20. Each month, through August, a local, Iowa band will kick off the evening with live music. Thelma’s will also be selling ice cream on site.

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6/20/2024

Election News
2024 Polk County Primary RESULTS

Primary Election - Tuesday, June 4

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6/12/2024

Guided Trail Rides (9:30am, 11am & 2pm)
Conservation Events
Guided Trail Rides (9:30am, 11am & 2pm)

Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic horseback trail ride!

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6/21/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

July Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

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6/11/2024

Summer Skills at Jester Park
Conservation Events
Summer Skills at Jester Park

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Sign-up for one or the entire series.

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6/21/2024