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Posted on: April 24, 2017

2017 Street Improvement Project Update

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Residents living in and near the area affected by the 2017 Capital Street Improvement Project were sent a letter notifying them that Sternquist Construction will begin work.  The work being done on  Iowa Avenue, from D Street to B Street...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Help Plant 10,000 Flowers

Spring Planting Blitz at Buxton Park

City Horticulturist Angie Buchanan is looking for volunteers to help plant the flower gardens in city parks.  To participate, call (515) 961-9420. Sign up to work any of these times: 

Tuesday, May 9 8-11 am or 1-4 pm at Buxton Park

Wed, May 10 8-1...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Roadway Improvements Coming

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At its March 20th meeting, the City Council approved a contract with Sternquist Construction to perform roadway improvements along Iowa Avenue from D Street to B Street and along Buxton Street from Euclid Avenue to Girard Avenue.  Once a timeline...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

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At its meeting on March 6th, the Indianola City Council approved the City’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Operating and Capital Budget, totaling $28.4 million.  The FY 2018 budget is balanced with all operating expenditures covered by current revenue s...

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FY 2017-18 Budget Document
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Time of Sale Inspection

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Beginning March 1, 2017, the City of Indianola will be implementing a “Time of Sale Inspection” to comply with a requirement of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The goal of this inspection, which is required only if you...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Presentation

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An overview of the the fiscal year 2018 budget was presented to the City Council on January 17, 2017.  Please click on a link below to view the presentation or to view the draft copy of the budget.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget DRAFT Copy

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Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Presentation
Posted on: January 1, 2016

Recycling Calendar

Single stream recycling is a program where all recyclable materials (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, cardboard, tin & aluminum cans, plastics, and glass jars/bottles are placed into one recycling cart which is picked up every other ...Read on...

Recycling Calendar
Posted on: January 1, 2015

Council Meetings Schedule

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The City Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm and the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the city hall council chambers. The Council also holds a study session the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the same location.Read on...


Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Typewriter's Tale

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A tale told from the perspective of Henry James' fictional typist finds her struggling to live up to the fame and challenges of the celebrated author before finding herself at the center of an intrigue that tests her character and loyalties. Disc...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Spook Street

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In addition to worrying about his grandfather’s seemingly growing senility, River Cartwright and the agents of Slough House must figure out who set off a bomb in a busy shopping area in the latest addition to the series following Real Tigers.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Mother's Promise

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A dying single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker for help protecting her troubled teen daughter, forging a unit that bonds the four women together and challenges them to confront their sharpest fears and secrets.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Celine

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Establishing an excellent record as a missing-persons tracker who specializes in reuniting families to make amends for a loss in her own past, Celine searches for a presumed-dead photographer in Yellowstone only to be targeted by a shadowy figure who woul...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Good Time Coming

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As the Civil War comes ever closer to her vulnerable village of St. Francisville in Louisiana, young Amrie St. Pierre is forced to grow up quickly when she encounters a Union captain named Gabriel who threatens to destroy all she holds dear.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Gunmetal Gray

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Investigating an attempt on his life after his return to the CIA, Court Gentry follows clues to an old friend, who has been taken hostage by the Chinese for his role in tracking down an insider from a Chinese covert computer warfare unit.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Swimming Lessons

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Returning home to care for her aging father 12 years after her mother's disappearance, Flora discovers that before she went missing, her mother wrote letters to her father about their marriage and hid them among his thousands of books.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Lenin's Roller Coaster

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Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, a latest Jack McColl British spy thriller finds him accepting a sabotage mission in German-influenced central Asia, while his suffragette journalist girlfriend risks her life to c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Walking Dead

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Presents the debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books, chronicling the back story of the comic book series' greatest villain, The Governor, and explaining what drives him to extremes.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

A Stranger in the Woods

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Documents the true story of a man who endured an isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for twenty-seven years, and illuminates the reasons behind his solitary lif...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Sisters of Sugarcreek

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After the loss of their loved ones in a fire, three survivors, Lydia Gruber, Jessica Holtz, and Liz Cannon, form a friendship and work together to keep a knitting and quilting business open, helping each other to deal with the tragedy and prepare for thef...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Lost Book of the Grail

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An obsessive bibliophile and Holy Grail fanatic combs through centuries of history to uncover a long-lost secret about the medieval Barchester Cathedral library at the side of a young American charged with digitizing the library's manuscripts.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Blood of Emmett Till

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Draws on firsthand testimonies and recovered court transcripts to present a scholarly account of the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till and its role in launching the civil rights movement.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Stolen Beauty

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A tale based on the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings traces the experiences of one of the master artist's lovers in 1900 Vienna, whose experiences with anti-Semitism inspire ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

A Piece of the World

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Tells the story of Christina Olson, who served as the host and inspiration for artist Andrew Wyeth, despite an incapacitating illness. By the New York Times best-selling author of Orphan Train.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Most Dangerous Place

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Jack signs on to defend an old school friend's wife who is accused of murdering her college rapist, but he finds the case unexpectedly complicated by the woman's tortured family history and conflicting testimony from an ex-boyfriend.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Racing the Devil

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A year after a band of World War I veterans agrees to hide the details of a reckless driving incident, a fatal crash is investigated by Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge, who combs through dangerous secrets to identify a killer. By a New York Times be...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophies

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Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and when Annabelle's younger sister is injured by a pile of newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and challenges Annabelle to realize that sh...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Hideout

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Using his fishing boat to explore the forbidden swampy areas near his Gulf Shore home, 12-year-old Sam discovers a mysterious boy in an abandoned cabin and resorts to telling lies to help his new friend as danger increases for both boys and hidden truths ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Descendants

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When four offspring of classic Disney villains are offered a chance to leave the island where they have been imprisoned and go to prep school in an idyllic kingdom, they must choose whether or not to follow in their parents' evil footsteps

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Arthur and the Golden Rope

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Professor Brownstone, the vault keeper of the world's greatest mythical treasures, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors, reveals his secrets in a story that follows the adventures of a y...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power

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When third-grader Hazel "Hazy" Bloom begins having visions of trouble that will come within twenty-four hours, she finds that this mysterious power provides her the ability to make things worse.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

The Time Museum

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In order to win a coveted internship at the Earth Time Museum, Delia must use all her skills and knowledge to survive her travels back and forth through time.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Anywhere Farm

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ll it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.                             &...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite

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Mr. Fuzzbuster knew he was Lily’s favorite. They did everything together. Naps. Story time. Walks. And more naps. But now four more animals lived in the house.…

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

All Ears, All Eyes

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A homage to the melodies of the nighttime world invites young children to look for and listen to the goodnight sounds made by animals, including owls, deer and chipmunks. By the author of Have a Look, Says Book.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Rocking in My School Shoes

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Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

A Good Idea

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Staying close with her best friend through calls, letters and summer visits, Fin is horror-stricken when her friend is murdered by a confessor whose testimony is thrown out, a situation that compels Fin to expose dark community secrets. By the author of&a...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Frogkisser!

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Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

The Wish Granter

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An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Pe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Lifeblood

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"My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning." 

With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the conse...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

The Luckiest Scar on Earth

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"Get obsessed; stay obsessed. I remembered these words, and Ana Maria Spagna's powerful father/daughter duo, long after I finished her captivating novel. Young snowboarders, environmental activists, and teens who champion the underdog will f...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

The Hate U Give

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Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, A.C. Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major m...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

The Beast is an Animal

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Hiding what she believes to be a connection to a pair of soul-consuming demons responsible for ending the lives of the adults in her village years earlier, Alys increasingly longs for freedom before a disaster forces her to use her secret talents to heal ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

A Season of Daring Greatly

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Making history as the first woman to be signed by a major league baseball team, 18-year-old Jill is confronted by coaches, players and fans who want to keep baseball an all-male sport, a situation that is complicated by her own doubts. Simultaneous eBook

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Maid of the King's Court

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In the vibrant, volatile court of Henry VIII, can even the most willful young woman direct her own fate and follow her heart in a world ruled by powerful men?

Clever, headstrong Elizabeth Rose Camperdowne knows her duty. As the sole heiress to an old but i...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Goodbye Days

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When a simple text causes a fatal crash, ending the lives of his three best friends, a guilt-ridden Carver becomes subject to a criminal investigation and receives support from a few loving people before his friends' families ask him to share a g...

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