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Lifelong dream realized at Illahe Vineyards

Eclipse chasers find joy, delight in Great American Eclipse viewing party in Polk

At about 9:25 a.m., Lisa Hoople looked up at the sun shortly after the Great American Eclipse began at Illahe Vineyards in Dallas.

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Weekend brings no major incidents for first responders

While the weekend was packed with live concerts, street performers, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, culminating in the big event — the Great American Eclipse — for law enforcement, it was mostly business as usual.

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Cities provide warm welcome, fun times

Dallas Mayor Brian Dalton rolled out the welcome mat early for those looking for a place to watch the Great American Eclipse.

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Eclipse chaser finally sees total solar eclipse

Jerry Rosen didn’t mean to make seeing a total solar eclipse into a lifetime goal, it just happened that way.

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Van Meter uses new lease on life to chase his dream

Kurt Van Meter counts himself lucky to be alive.

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Man’s tractor collection showcases foreign models

Over the past 30 years, Monmouth resident John Lang has collected antique tractors. After his retirement, he turned a casual hobby into a full-time passion.

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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    These Polk County groups would welcome individuals who have time or expertise to volunteer.

    PEDEE NEWS

    Albany has been working for several years to create a hand carved carousel on the order of the one in Salem, and as the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum, had their grand opening on Aug. 15.

    MI TOWN

    Our football tickets arrived in the mail this week — and we’re anticipating the Western Oregon University Wolves’ first home game against Humboldt State at McArthur Stadium on Sept. 23.

    Give bees a chance by knowing needs

    Andony Melathopoulos is out to bust some myths about the 500 species of bees living in Oregon, most notably that most don’t sting.

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Opinion

Postal reform needed soon

Most people get mail Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the editor for Aug. 23

The eclipse — and eclipse visitors — arrive this week

Whether you’re looking forward to the Great American Eclipse Monday and all that goes with it, or dreading the predictions of tens of thousands of tourists flooding Polk County, it’s here.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the editor for Aug. 16

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Editorial

Educate visitors on fire danger

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters for Aug. 9

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