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Grand Ronde Tribes open Chachalu cultural museum

On the walls of the recently completed first phase exhibit at Chachalu, you can learn about the tribe’s history and how it was “burnt,” first through being marched from distant homelands to the historic Grand Ronde Reservation, and later terminated as a tribe altogether in 1954.

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HD 23 race gets interesting

Write-in candidate adds to already intense campaign season

Now, add another wrinkle: Thompson is back in the race, this time as a write-in candidate.

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State investigating Polk GOP finances

Reporting irregularities examined

Complaint included four issues.

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Disney classic comes to stage

‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens two-week run Thursday at Central High

In “Beast,” Connor Layton has to transform from a horrible, monstrous beast into a handsome, kind prince in about one and a half minutes, one turn of the revolving wagon castle he will be standing on during that scene.

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It’s time to get your flu shot

Polk County Public Health Department is again sponsoring seasonal flu immunization clinics beginning next week.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: It’s showdown time for Central

Panthers set to host Silverton in matchup of OSAA’s two top ranked 5A teams

INDEPENDENCE — The top teams in the Mid-Willamette Conference are about to clash.



    Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County.

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    Ratings mixed for area schools

    Overall, schools in Polk County were rated “about average” when compared with other schools like them throughout the state.

    District is considering its options with WESD

    The district has until Nov. 1 to issue the notice and will make its decision on Oct. 27.

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    *Dallas High senior 'National Merit Commended Student'*Perrydale ready to celebrate 2014 homecoming next week*Fundraiser slated to benefit seniors at Perrydale High School



    PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

    Womer Cemetery is being expanded.

    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

    Halloween and Thanksgiving décor are everywhere, which means that Christmas advertising is only a moment away.

    YOUR GARDEN: Tiffany Woods

    Hebes provide fall, winter color

    Several small-leaved Hebe cultivars that are hardy west of the Cascades have beautiful and unusual foliage. Some are commonly sold in the Pacific Northwest.