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Polk County News 
Sheriffs candidates talk issues
By Reid A Gacke
Polk County residents have a number of choices to make on Tuesday’s elections, but none of them are as local as the decision for Polk County Sheriff, a contentious race between incumbent Pete Johnson and challenger Jared Cockroft. Johnson is running on the republican ballot and Cockroft the democratic.
Both candidates spoke with the Ledger Newspapers this week about the issues, particularly that of recovering services with dwindling budget constraints.
See this week's (Oct. 30) County Ledger Press for the complete story.

Unity levies to the max, but taxes decrease
By Lynda Berg Olds
Unity District Administrator Brandon Robinson presented the proposed budget and levy at the Annual Meeting of the Unity School District Electors on Monday night and the resolution to set the tax levy for 2014-2015 was unanimously passed with no amendments.
But first Robinson touted the school district’s report card where Unity continues to excel academically. In fact, they are number one in both the West Lakeland and North Lakeland Conferences.
See this week's (Oct. 30) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Assembly District 28 candidate profiles
By Lynda Berg Olds
The recent “Meet and Greet” held at the Milltown Public Library was a productive one with a large amount of information disseminated by 11 candidates running for various offices. Among them were the two candidates vying for the State Representative seat in Assembly District 28, which is currently occupied by Erik Severson (Republican, of Osceloa), who is retiring.
The candidates are Democrat Travis Schachtner and Republican Adam Jarchow, both of whom spoke at some length at the library event.
​See this week's (Oct. 30) County Ledger Press for the complete story.