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Lead stories

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Oregon elegance

Harvest indicators point to return to traditional pinots for 2016

Following two hot growing seasons, local winemakers are seeing more of what made Oregon pinot noirs famous coming out for the vineyards.

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Fire to bring regeneration to arboretum

Dallas firefighters help Delbert Hunter Arboretum volunteers try an ancient practice of using fire

Dale Derouin is hoping fire brings renewal.

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Artistic expressions

The Smith Fine Arts Series is back for its 40th season, starting Friday with The Paperboys, Mexican son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels, and a good dose of country and bluegrass. The series includes six performances this year, with performances through June.

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DSD aims for savings on food service

The food service program in Dallas School District is supposed to run independently of its partner of two years, Central School District — eventually.

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Taylor’s Building going back in time with ‘complete renovation’

Layer by layer, Bodie Bemrose is stripping off the new and restoring the old at the Taylor’s building at the corner of Monmouth and Main streets.

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Ribich running away from competition

MONMOUTH — David Ribich has competed on big stages before. But Ribich, a junior cross-country runner at Western Oregon, hasn’t quite found a challenge like the one he had in high school.





    Evans birth

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    Wolfe-Osborne engagement


    On Sept. 16, good friend Ardene Barnhart joined her friend Jesus in heaven at the age of 89.


    We’re celebrating the return of many new and returning students to Western Oregon University, as classes began this week.


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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor for Sept. 28

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Forum shows how debates should run

A Thursday forum on Measure 97, hosted by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce at the Monmouth Public Library, may not have swayed anyone in the audience one way or another, but it set a fine example of how a debate should be run.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor for Sept. 21

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Test results don’t show true progress

The results are in for the most recent round of Smarter Balanced assessments, and it’s a mixed bag.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor for Sept. 14

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Superintendent’s Corner

Welcome to the new school year.