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SATURDAY HIGH 89 | LOW 64 Pleasant with plenty of sun

The Citizens Academy is a program that allows a group of residents to learn more about Polk City local government. The focus is to maximize the learning component within a small focus group of local residents. Join the Citizen Academy this fall for a four-part series to learn and become more engaged. Find more information at https://www.polkcityia. gov/home/news/polk-city-citizensacademy-coming-fall-2021.

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MONDAY HIGH 92 | LOW 70

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TUESDAY HIGH 89 | LOW 73 Mostly cloudy

St. Luke’s Free Clinic and NP Comet Cupboard Food Pantry are teaming up for walk-in hours at Polk City United Methodist Church. Visit on the first and third Wednesdays of the month; the food pantry will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. Clinic hours are 6-8 p.m. For more clinic information, call 515-238-6425; for more food pantry information, email [email protected]

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Dr. Chris Tigges at Polk City Chiropractic receives his Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

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Director Jessica Paulin at Beautiful Beginnings Preschool accepts the preschool’s Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

Bomgaars Canoyer Garden Center 2151 SE 11th St 3355 SE Gateway Dr Grimes, IA 50111 Grimes, IA 50111

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GREAT PRICES! QUALITY PRODUCTS! Teacher Katie Jones at West Elementary receives her Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

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FIREWORKS INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS IN THE AREA SAFETY TIPS

Many firework displays are planned for the holiday. Listed are some of them. All times are approximate. Before attending, be sure to check with each event individually to verify details.

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Riverview at the new Prairie Meadows Riviera stage at Riverview Island, 710 Corning Ave. Fireworks to follow free live music by Standing Hampton. Starts at 5:30 p.m.; www. riverviewparkdsm.com

“the largest fireworks display in Madison County,” dusk; www. wintersetcidery.com/events SUNDAY, JULY 4:

Altoona: Adventureland, 9:35 p.m.; www.altoonachamber.org/events/ fireworks-at-adventureland-park Grimes: South Sports Complex at 600 S. James St.,10 p.m.; www. grimesiowa.com

• Fireworks cause almost 19,000 injuries each year. Young people between the ages of 5-19 have a disproportionate number of injuries based on the population. Fireworks should only be used with proper adult supervision. • Keep a garden hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of problems. • Keep a bucket of water in which to place used wire sparklers. Sparklers account for a quarter of all fireworks injury-related trips to emergency rooms. Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees and can cause third degree burns in a fraction of a second. • Do not aim bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that leave the ground toward people, buildings or vehicles. • Report any fires in buildings, vehicles or green spaces by calling 911 immediately.

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Des Moines: Principal Park, fireworks to follow the game, I-Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians (Pirates), first pitch at 7:08 p.m.; www.iowacubs.com

Grinnell: Ahrens Park, approximately 9:45 p.m.; www. grinnelliowa.gov

Norwalk: McAninch Park, 200 Wright Road, dusk; www. norwalkchamber.net/fourth-of-july. html

Urbandale: Walker Johnston Park, 10 p.m.; uniquelyurbandale.com/ fourth-of-july

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Altoona: Prairie Meadows, dusk; www.visitaltoona.com/event/2021fireworks-at-prairie-meadows

Waukee: Centennial Park, 9:30 p.m.; www.waukee.org/777/ Celebration-of-Independence

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Des Moines: Principal Park, Waukee: Boomers Fireworks, 33240 FEATURING... fireworks to follow the game, I-Cubs Ute Ave., 10 p.m.; www.pyromart. AJ’s on Indians East Court • 1717 Brewing Co. • Beechwood Lounge vs. Indianapolis (Pirates), first com/boomers pitch Purveyor at 7:08 p.m.; www.iowacubs.com • Up-Down • Rita’s Cantina Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern West• Des Moines: City/School

Waukee: Boomers Fireworks, 33240 Ute Ave., 10 p.m.; www.pyromart. com/boomers

Campus by City Hall, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway, 9:30 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION AND TUESDAY, JULY 6: TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Windsor Heights: Colby Park, dusk; Des Moines: Principal Park, www.windsorheights.org/calendar. aspx

fireworks to follow the game, I-Cubs vs. St. Paul Saints (Twins), first pitch *$20 PRE-PURCHASE ONLINE PRICE. $30 AT THE DOOR. Winterset: Winterset Cidery offers at 6:38 p.m.; www.iowacubs.com

SWIMMING SAFETY

The public beaches across the state are also expected to be busy this Fourth of July holiday weekend, and the DNR reminds swimmers to follow these safety guidelines: • Swim in designated areas • Wear a lifejacket and always swim with a buddy or let someone know where you are at all times. • Avoid areas with waves or rip currents.

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FUNERAL NOTICES RAYMOND G. MIKULAN

Raymond Gerald Mikulan, 87, of Polk City died June 26, 2021. Visitation was held June 29 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger with Mass of Christian Burial held June 30 at Assumption Catholic Church. He had a professional hockey career as a goalie in the IHL and AHL. Later, he managed the Des Moines Ice Arena and owned and operated Ray’s Restaurant and the Carousel Lounge in Des Moines. Ray met Sharon Leopold at the Carousel, and, in 1976 they became owners/operators of Mary’s Cafe in Polk City and renamed it the Landmark Restaurant. They enjoyed 33 happy years at the Landmark, retiring in 2009. His wife of 44 years, Sharon, survives him, along with other relatives and friends. For a full obituary, visit www. MemorialServicesOfIowa.com.

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Sixteen dollars. That was the profit I made from selling my toys and games at a garage sale that my mother had when I was 7 years old. That collection of cash and coins was what I carried with me to Home Federal Savings and Loan to open my first savings account in 1975. The bank teller even handed me a folded and stapled passport in a plastic sleeve that had the deposit transaction printed on it. A few years went by before I made any additional deposits from my lawnmowing money, but it was then when I realized what interest was all about. That $16 I deposited had somehow grown. I didn’t understand how, but I liked it. I became fascinated with the process of making deposits and growing my savings. As I started walking beans and detasseling corn, the REAL money began to come in. I felt personal victories with each savings milestone—

$100, $200, $300 and so on. When I turned 15, I started working at a gas station and received a regular paycheck, but the savings process was still the same. I went to the bank, deposited my check and fixed my eyes on that passport to see how much I earned in interest. I still deposit into my savings with the passion I had as a kid. Admittedly, with auto-deposits, ATM withdrawals and online banking, I don’t get the exact satisfaction, but that’s OK. As for that original Home Federal Savings and Loan passport, I still have it stored away in a box in my basement, complete with the now-yellowed plastic sleeve and the memory of my first $16. It seems money is not the only thing I save. Thanks for reading. Shane Goodman President and Publisher [email protected] 515-953-4822, 305 Augustext. Only

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THINGS TO DO

• Thursdays through July 29 — Farmers Market: The Polk City Farmers Market runs from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit www. gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market. • Tuesdays in July — Adult Yoga: Monthly sessions of Adult Yoga are taking place at the Community Center in Polk City. Each session consists of four Tuesday evening (7-8 p.m.) classes for $60. Online registration can be completed at www.polkcityia.gov/ parks-and-recreation/pages/onlineregistration. • Friday, July 16 — The Polk City Classic: Registration at 10 a.m. and tee times starting at 11 a.m. at The Tournament Club of Iowa, Polk City. Contact Go Polk City Chamber and Economic

Development about sponsorships and registration. • Friday, July 16 — Live Music - Sister Sara: Starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services. • Saturday, July 17 — Polk City MiniFest: The kid-friendly activities will be on the Town Square, 2-6 p.m. The live music will be from 8-11 p.m. at the American Legion (outdoors on a stage). For updates, check https:// www.gopolkcity.com/four-seasonsminifest. • Friday, July 30 — Live Music - Lew & Brad Band: Starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

JULY 2-8, 2021

NORTH POLK SCHEDULES Fri., July 2............... 11 a.m......... Softball Varsity Invitational @ Dallas Center-Grimes Mon., July 5 ............ 7:15 p.m. ..... Softball Varsity vs. Ballard Tues., July 6 ............ 7:30 p.m. .... Baseball Varsity vs. West Marshall

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settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. • Cribbage - all levels welcome, Thursday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m.

• Book Club, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m. Book to be determined. • Adult Coloring - Country Fair, Tuesday, Aug.17, 5-7 p.m

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Dr. Chris Tigges at Polk City Chiropractic receives his Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

Director Jessica Paulin at Beautiful Beginnings Preschool accepts the preschool’s Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

Teacher Katie Jones at West Elementary receives her Residents’ Choice certificate on May 25.

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IN DES MOINES’ EAST VILLAGE FEATURING...

AJ’s on East Court • 1717 Brewing Co. • Beechwood Lounge Purveyor • Up-Down • Rita’s Cantina • Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: *$20 PRE-PURCHASE ONLINE PRICE. $30 AT THE DOOR.

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THE SOCIAL DILEMMA: COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

The public is invited to the Polk City Community Center either Sunday, July 25, 2-4 p.m. or Wednesday, July 28, 6:30-8 p.m. for a community discussion centered around the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” Sunday’s discussion will include two panelists. Dr. Michael Bugeja is a journalism professor at Iowa State University and author of “Media Ethics: Across Platforms” and “Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine.” Adriane Tiedens is a licensed mental health counselor and local resident. Attendees are encouraged to view “The Social Dilemma” before attending the program. For those who are interested in the program, but do not have access to Netflix, a limited number of Netflix gift cards will be available from the Polk City Community Library beginning July 1. Attendees will also have the option of continuing the conversation this fall with a book discussion on “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Complimentary copies of the book will be available at both sessions. This program is funded through the Libraries Transform Communities grant from the American Library Association and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries.

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