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How low will they go?

Gas prices in Polk County drop below $3 a gallon at several stations

Oregon gas prices, including those in Polk County, have dropped an average of 40 cents in the last month.

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Election board keeps watchful eye

Group preps ballots for counting

Tuesday morning, the three women who make up the election board arrived to begin the real work.

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Candidate for HD23 under investigation

The criminal investigation began with an election complaint filed by State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) in May alleging “direct coordination of campaign activities” possibly in violation of campaign finance laws.

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Fight Wolves, Fight!

Homecoming week at Western includes lesson in school fight song

For the first time in roughly 44 years, Western Oregon University once again has lyrics to its fight song, thanks to the efforts of Ike Nail.

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Here’s to a safe and sane - HALLOWEEN

“If you pour out a bag of candy, you will often find one that is wrapped weird,” he said. “The prudent caution is to not eat it.”

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CLASS 5A CROSS-COUNTRY: Unfinished business

McBeth, Hartford qualify for state championships

CORVALLIS — Moments after finishing in fourth place at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships in Corvallis on Oct. 22, Central sophomore Abby McBeth had a smile on her face.

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    How low will they go?

    Gas prices in Polk County drop below $3 a gallon at several stations

    Oregon gas prices, including those in Polk County, have dropped an average of 40 cents in the last month.

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    Election board keeps watchful eye

    Group preps ballots for counting

    Tuesday morning, the three women who make up the election board arrived to begin the real work.

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    Ballots are due Tuesday

    Polk County Sheriff Robert (Bob) Wolfe is unopposed this election

    Registered voters in Polk County have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their ballots for the Nov. 4 vote-by-mail general election*Polk County Sheriff Robert (Bob) Wolfe is unopposed in his re-election bid*Polk County election Drop Sites

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    Shortage of candidates

    Two PSWCD positions have no one seeking office

    However the Tuesday general election turns out, two seats will remain vacant on the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, according to Oregon State Statute.

Sports

Lifestyle

    Alternative scenic bike route proposed

    To give riders of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway an alternative to River Road South in Salem, Monmouth City Councilman and avid bike rider Marshall Guthrie has rallied officials in both Monmouth and Independence to co-sign a proposed alternate route.

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    COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

    *Hospital volunteers to host book fair*Raffle will benefit local kidney patient*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*Artist of the month displays watercolors*MVCA event set to honor veterans*Scrabble session slated at library

    WEDDINGS

    *Trolan - Weaver

    BIRTHS

    *Sass*Gould


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