Hobson Strain: Former Polk County Tax Collector Hobson Strain died Jan. 22 at the age of 86. Strain was in office from 1964 to 1994 and oversaw many technological advancements in the tax collector’s office.
New Life Outreach Ministry: To finish a fund drive started in 2004, the New Life Outreach Ministry is selling off donated antiques and collectibles to raise $104,000 needed to finish renovations.
VALLEYVIEW: Ten students from Valleyview Elementary spent Thursday morning at Lakeland Regional learning about and using some of the latest in surgical technology. Hospital and school staff promoted the effort to teach the children that a love of electronics can lead to a career in the medical field.