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Herding birds

Youths talk turkey in Small Barn at Polk County Fair

You’ve heard of herding cats. But what about turkeys?

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Teachers put lessons to the test

Elementary teachers in Dallas schools say they may be facing an unusual situation teaching science during the upcoming school year — in a good way.

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Lead testing to cost district $30,000

Dallas School District will begin tests once school resumes in September

Testing for lead in Dallas schools this fall will cost $30,000, and that doesn’t include the cost of repairs that may be required.

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City set to fund $3.5 M project

The city of Independence is asking for bids to build Osprey Lane, a new street that will connect D and C streets through the Independence Landing area, formerly known as Valley Concrete.

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FLOAT ON

Great Willamette Raft Race attracts veterans, newcomers alike

INDEPENDENCE — At 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, James Robinson and Nathan Litke were hard at work.

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WOU soccer faces steep challenge

Wolves hope to bounce back from disappointing 2015 with a return to GNAC tourney

MONMOUTH — Throughout his tenure, Western Oregon soccer coach Steve Ancheta has experienced just how difficult it can be to build a program in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

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    FLOAT ON

    Great Willamette Raft Race attracts veterans, newcomers alike

    INDEPENDENCE — At 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, James Robinson and Nathan Litke were hard at work.

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    WOU soccer faces steep challenge

    Wolves hope to bounce back from disappointing 2015 with a return to GNAC tourney

    MONMOUTH — Throughout his tenure, Western Oregon soccer coach Steve Ancheta has experienced just how difficult it can be to build a program in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

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    Hitting the road

    Sisters find strength, inspiration through Bike MS

    MONMOUTH — As a child, Shannon Snair made it a point to protect her younger sister Nora from all she could.

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    Obstacle course nears completion

    INDEPENDENCE — A 1.5-mile obstacle course stretching from the Independence Dog Park around the soccer fields is nearing completion.

Lifestyle

    MI TOWN

    “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” was a very appropriate theme for last week’s Polk County Fair and was lots of fun for everyone.

    PEDEE NEWS

    Paul and Diane Telfer were on the run in July.

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Community Calendar for Aug. 17

    LIBRARY CALENDAR

    Library Calendar for Aug. 17

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