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Smart meters come to Indy

Pacific Power to roll out new technology to all in Polk County

Pacific Power has started replacing meters with smart meters — and Independence and Polk County are the first to receive them.

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Deputies spruce up aging Titus 3

The upstairs of Titus 3 House in Dallas was a scene of organized chaos on Saturday afternoon.

Ballots due Tuesday for Measure 101

The statewide special election on ballot Measure 101 is Tuesday. Ballots need to be in the Polk County Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

News in brief

News in brief for Jan. 17

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Wyden encourages residents to ‘step up’

“What can I do?” a young woman asked Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden at his Saturday Town Hall at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

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Dallas community creates calendar

Jan Ahrendt simply wanted a new cover photo for the Dallas Oregon Community Bulletin Board Facebook page.

Complaint leads to meth bust

A citizen complaint led to the discovery of a large quantity of methamphetamine on Sunday afternoon.

Citizen helps restrain suspect

A citizen helped Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins restrain Hunter Merkel until further assistance arrived on Friday.

Citizens help deputies, vice versa

In the last week, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s have made news in somewhat unusual ways.


Letters to the editor for Jan. 17

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Community Notebook for Jan. 17

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Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.


Library calendar for Jan. 17

The doctor is in

Swallowing: An essential for life

Did you know that a swallowing problem, medically termed dysphagia, may occur as a result of a medical problem?


We all need to do something. Life in MI Town isn’t all sunshine and light and singing Kumbaya around the campfire, no matter how much we would hope it to be.


North-Brewer engagement


Hansen - 100th


Lamb - 90th

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Baby on board

Bambinos begins classes, offers more ‘adult time’

Like the children the organization serves, Bambinos is growing.

Police report

Police report for Jan. 17



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