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INDEPENDENCE – Iowa State Patrol Troopers descended on Independence in late May to volunteer their help with a Habitat for Humanity project. According to Lt. Brian Senne of District 10 Post in Oelwein, Troopers across the state get involved in community projects quite frequently. Other projects Troopers volunteer for include the Bike Rodeo for Independence School Third Graders, Arresting Hunger for food banks, traffic safety seminars, and other fundraisers and public awareness events.

The focus of the work done at the Habitat house in May was windows. According to Allie Richman of Habitat for Humanity, Independence has four or five Habitat houses.

If you have a project that needs help, contact Post 10 in Oelwein for details.