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Albany has been working for several years to create a hand carved carousel on the order of the one in Salem, and as the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum, had their grand opening on Aug. 15.

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Our football tickets arrived in the mail this week — and we’re anticipating the Western Oregon University Wolves’ first home game against Humboldt State at McArthur Stadium on Sept. 23.

Give bees a chance by knowing needs

Andony Melathopoulos is out to bust some myths about the 500 species of bees living in Oregon, most notably that most don’t sting.

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The summer concerts in Main Street Park in Monmouth just keep getting better and better — and what could be more fun on a summer evening than packing a picnic supper and spending a great time with friends and family, listening to a variety of excellent entertainers.

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Eclipse: prepare for your experience

With the solar eclipse on the horizon, it’s time to get prepared by stocking up on glasses, food, water, gas and patience.

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George Thompson -- 90th birthday reception

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Tips to save water during a hot summer

As the heat ratchets up so does water use, costing homeowners money and doing no favors for the environment.

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Thursday is the opening of the Polk County Fair. All summer long we’ve anticipated three special days when everything good about our communities is showcased for everyone to see and enjoy.

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Shawn and Trina and kids Kalina and Kindan love to camp so they spent several days at Beverly Beach in a tent with all the dogs a few weekends ago, and then last weekend they camped by Quartzville Creek above Green Peter Dam, a remote, unimproved site.

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Congratulations to Nic Heller, who passed both state and national EMT tests and received his state license this last week.

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This summer’s hot weather has inspired the cook to “just say no” to standing over a hot stove on more than one evening.

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Soil texture can be sand, silt or clay

It’s a simple equation: If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the soil.

Longtime Dallas teacher George Thompson celebrates 90th birthday

Reception is slated for Aug. 12 at Dallas City Park

Longtime Dallas resident and teacher George Thompson Sr. is celebrating his 90th birthday with a reception on Aug. 12 at the old gazebo in Dallas City Park at 2 p.m.

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Color up the garden with evergreen Hebes

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes for vivid color in both flowers and foliage.

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Yikes! Is anybody else wondering how quickly our wonderful summertime days and evenings are going by?

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