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QUAKE IS COMING?

Officials await an ‘overdue’ 9.0 earthquake off the Oregon coast

Geologists can’t say precisely when the Cascadia subduction zone will shake the Pacific Coast, but the consensus is it will happen.

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Tracks on Second to get facelift

Independence, Willamette & Pacific work together to repair road, rail

Mike Danko didn’t think he’d ever see the day when the railroad tracks on Second Street would get refinished.

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Community Fiesta event kicks off Friday in Independence, 'Un Carol' production is Friday & Saturday

Community engaged theater Sanctuary Stage explores Indy’s Latino community in 'Un Carol' production

Community Fiesta kicks off on Friday and production of "Un Carol' takes viewers through past, present, future.

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THE MAZE CUTTER

Kennel keeps up tradition of designing his corn maze

When Airlie Hills Farm showed off its first “corn maze” in 2006 with its flower and bumble bee design, it wasn’t quite like the maze kids are accustomed to seeing in recent years.

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RELUCTANT FAREWELL

Foster’s closes its doors Monday after 26 years in business

Ron and Cheryl Spicer don’t want shut the doors for a final time at their store, Foster’s Furniture, on Monday.

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Fall sports seasons begin this weekend

POLK COUNTY — The 2015 fall sports season gets underway this week as various local teams play their first games of the year.

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    BUSINESS BRIEFS

    *Massage, acupuncture businesses join forces*Call center makes list for fastest growing company*MINET board discusses code of conduct, bylaws

    POLICE REPORT

    *Dallas*Independence*Monmouth

    Expansion on target for 2016

    Grants received last month will get construction started

    Funding for the Monmouth Senior Center expansion project is complete with a $90,000 grant awarded on Aug. 17 by the Ford Family Foundation.

    NEWS IN BRIEF

    *Second closed for railroad repairs*Polk Fire board hires new chief*Jobs, unemployment rate up slightly*Bomb squad responds to Grand Ronde*Extreme fire danger not letting up

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    COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

    *Valley Life Center to host simulcast*Community garage sale is Saturday*Nashville artist to perform at Pressed*River Cleanup seeks volunteers*Food preservation class on Thursday

    BIRTHS

    *Wyatt

    PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

    Several people from the community attended the Burbank/McBeth family reunion this year, mainly because several people in the community are Burbanks or McBeths.

    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

    Summertime — and the living is busy these days in MI Town, as families begin to make preparations for their sons and daughters for another year of school.

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