Stories for October 2016

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Wednesday, October 26



Payments to be set for park payoff

After receiving a grant for the Oregon Department of Parks Recreation to purchase the north side of the falls on the Little Luckiamute River, the city will still owe about $80,000 on the loan.

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Gluckin RARE works tourism

Emily Gluckin has already started breathing new life and energy into the Polk County Rural Tourism Studio, a project that kicked off in January 2015.

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Bounty exceeds targets

Polk County Bounty Market in Dallas had its best season yet — by far — in 2016, according to Market Manager Bonnie Dreier.

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The Great Pumpkin float

Andy Hendersen has been growing giant pumpkins for almost a decade, but this year he raised something unique in his prized pumpkin patch.

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Curtain call?

Jeff Mexico has made running movie theaters an unlikely career. Mexico, who owns the Motor Vu Drive-In and Fox Theater in Dallas, opened his first theater in Stayton in 2002.

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MI TOWN

We drive by the police and fire stations nearly every day, and unless we have any reason to contact them via 911 or the regular office telephone lines, we don’t really think much about those first responders who are working hard 24/7/365.

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PEDEE NEWS

Firefighters from Pedee and Independence (and a Polk county deputy) responded to a lightening fire in a tree across Kings Valley Highway from the school late Oct. 17.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Pirates advance to state tourney

DAYTON — Perrydale’s volleyball team’s season stood on the brink. The Pirates lost to Willamette Valley Christian 25-15, 25-13, 25-17 in the team’s first match of the Casco League tournament on Saturday.

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A helping hand

DALLAS — Jennifer Krug was nearly done with her undergraduate degree at Corban University. She had always had an interest in the medical field, but didn’t want to be a physician or nurse. She settled on studying computer science when a professor opened her eyes to the world of athletic training.

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FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Football to face Yoncalla again

YONCALLA — Falls City’s football team defeated Yoncalla 66-6 on Friday. Coach Laric Cook knows the matchup that really matters is this Friday, when the teams face again in the league playoff at Panther Stadium at 7 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 25



Thursday, October 20



Wednesday, October 19

  

PEDEE NEWS

Pete and LaVerne Bennett traveled with their family to Dallas, Texas, for the Oct. 8 wedding of their granddaughter Amanda to Jon Wilson.

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MI TOWN

It’s been a busy several days for many of MI Town’s best soup makers and pie bakers, and you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors at the Monmouth Senior Center Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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Dallas talks plans for 2017 eclipse

The city of Dallas is joining the conversation about how to accommodate the throngs of people expected to sweep into the area for the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse.

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Be our guest

Emily McNulty has fond memories of working at a bed and breakfast on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, where she grew up.

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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Cross takes first at Lebanon

LEBANON — Dallas boys cross-country runner Trevor Cross placed first in Lebanon on Oct. 12. Cross, a sophomore, won the race with a time of 16 minutes, 32.51 seconds to lead the boys team, which finished fourth in the team standings.

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Giving it all

INDEPENDENCE — It was 2014 when Central’s boys soccer team fell to Hood River Valley 2-0 in the first round of the state playoffs and Jose Herrera, a sophomore at the time, felt empty. It wasn’t because they lost.

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Friday, October 14



Wednesday, October 12

  

Fire chaplain moves on after 29 years

Dave Pederson makes a darn good burger — so delicious are his famous football game grill creations, that they’ve earned him a spot in the Dallas High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

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MI TOWN

This past weekend was a busy one for all of us interested in fall sports, at Central High School, with the Panthers traveling to Crescent Valley for football Friday evening and Central’s cross country teams participation in the Ash Creek Invitational both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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PEDEE NEWS

The Luckiamute Valley Charter School welcomed sixth-to eighth-graders to the Pedee campus this year, and so added a modular building which will house the sixth grade and computer lab/library.

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Help ‘fill the home’

Your first apartment probably didn’t contain half the stuff your home does now, but you likely had some things to sit on or a bed to sleep in.

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Dallas updates streets plan

The city of Dallas will make minor adjustments to its Transportation Systems Plan to update project lists and costs, making calculating system development charges easier.

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Early lead results released

Preliminary lead testing results in Dallas schools have found levels in some fixtures that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s “action” threshold of 20 parts per billion.

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Dragons hope third set sparks playoff run

DALLAS — In a span of less than 10 minutes against Corvallis on Thursday, starting outside hitter Maggie Blair and middle blocker Tristin Savage went down with injuries. It would have been easy for the Dragons to lay down in the third set.

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Tuesday, October 11



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Friday, October 7

 

Wednesday, October 5



PUMPKIN HUNTING

The on-and-off rain Saturday didn’t dampen the excitement of Beal Pumpkin Patch’s opening day.

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No easy answers for Dallas pool

A staff review of Dallas Aquatic Center operations found no magic bullet to eliminate the city’s subsidy of the facility that didn’t require more money from taxpayers through an operating levy.

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Dallas earns award from LOC

The League of Oregon Cities presented the city of Dallas with the “Helen and Alan Berg Good Governance Award” during its 91st Annual Conference last weekend at the Salem Convention Center.

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Test participation will matter more

Dallas School District and the charter schools it sponsors missed the mark on participation rates for Smarter Balanced testing in a few grades during the 2015-16 school year.

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PEDEE NEWS

Congratulations to Nic and Cassandra Heller on the birth of their baby girl, Mercy Rae.

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MI TOWN

Last week, we were pleased to have good things to do right here in MI Town.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers hold off Dragons

INDEPENDENCE — Andrew Reyna has never been the player in the spotlight for Central. The senior running back has spent much of his career as a backup, but on Friday, he would get his chance.

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