PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Community members enjoy a summer traveling and visits.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

This summer has brought about its own special challenges.

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Ten great shrubs for water-wise gardens

Hotter-than-usual temperatures and longer stretches between measurable moisture this year mean plants need more water from the end of a hose.


*DHS Class of 1956*DHS Class of 1985*Polk ESD/IED reunion

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*Picnic, auctions to benefit SFA series*Redhawk Winery Celebrates 10 years*Hydrocarts to make splash on Friday*Senior Center to serve up treats*Pick up some new 'summer reading

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*Picnic, auction to benefit SFA series*IDA Art in the Park will be on Tuesday*Rep. Evans hold Measure 91 talk*Outdoor cooking class is Saturday*Flower arranging for youth is July 23*Polk job fair to offer opportunity*Horse owners workshop Aug. 1*Eola Hills hosts Friday Star Party*Reception honors BG restoration

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ODA offers food safety tips for summer meals

Now that summer has arrived, Oregonians are likely to do a lot more outdoor cooking and eating.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It’s midsummer in MI Town and we celebrate those cool and breezy early mornings by getting as much accomplished as possible before the afternoon sun is upon us.





PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Junior Lyday died on Father’s Day, June 21, and his funeral will be at the Pedee Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a potluck following.

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MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Main Street Park was transformed into a village marketplace of booths and festive shops.

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Cool it down in the garden with OSU tips

The forecast promises high temperatures this summer, so take care to protect plants for the long, hot haul.