Read It in the Morning Paper: County Tax, Kidney Sought

  • PROPERTY TAX: Polk County commissioners are being asked to keep the millage rate the same as last year’s, meaning taxes will increase for many residents due to higher property assessments. County administrators say they need the added funds to keep up with road needs and to prepare for voter-mandated minimum-wage increases. Commissioners discuss the tax rate at a 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday. (Subscribers-only story)
  • KIDNEY SOUGHT: Marc Hutek, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, is seeking a kidney donor after his kidneys failed in December. Until he gets a transplant, he’ll be on a six-times-a-night dialysis regimen. (Subscribers-only story) | MORE: News release | Living Donor form