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A comparison of salaries

County officials paid less than peers for years

Each spring, Polk County Administrator Greg Hansen puts together a comparison of the salaries of elected officials in five counties surrounding Polk.

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Safety corridor decommissioned

ODOT: Has been considering ending corridor status for two years

Safety corridors are stretches of highway that have an average crash rate that is higher than that of similar roadways in the state. In order to qualify, the corridor has to consistently have a five-year average crash rate of 110 percent of the state average.

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From clerk to postmaster

Hernandez to start at Sheridan office next week

When Alex Hernandez was 19, he never dreamed he would make a lifelong career at the Independence Post Office, but, 21 years later, that’s what he’s done.

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Lots of participants, lots of fun to support the Dallas Education Foundation

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Syphers takes her act overseas

Perrydale senior accepted into music, cultural exchange in Norway

Syphers, a senior at Perrydale High School, will be leaving the mild climate of Oregon in July to spend a year in Norway as part of a musical and cultural exchange through Brunstad Christian Church’s Youth Exchange Program.

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CLASS 2A-1A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Hurdling over expectations

Junior’s switch to track and field proving to be a success

PERRYDALE — Perrydale junior Taylor Price loves softball. As a sophomore, she started for the Pirates. Many of her friends were her teammates.






    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

    It’s that time of year when many stores in MI Town are beginning to feature outdoor plants and flowers and, good bargains can be found everywhere.

    YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

    Mason bees: a plant’s friend

    The gardening season is young, but mason bees are out for their short but productive foray into the blooms of your backyard.

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    *Annual pow wow at WOU on Saturday*Gentle House to host bridal show*River Gallery to celebrate artists*4-H class to create art from trash*Cancer survivor dinner set May 2*Youth learn to preserve fruits*Dallas Mat Club begins fundraiser*Dinner and auction benefits Polk RFL*Swim celebrates cancer survivors*Explore spring through open house*Tea for two at Trinity Lutheran*Music, food and wine on Friday*Calvary Chapel to present 'the Truth Project' series