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Polk Board of Commissioners race headed to recount

The race widened, but not by much, and certainly not enough to declare a winner without a recount.

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Pedee group aims to serve more soldiers with holiday ‘care packages'

This month, the boxes are going to a squadron in Afghanistan.

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Urban renewal district turns 10

Dallas project slowly making progress, but there’s still much left to do

Streetscape projects have improved the appearance of some areas downtown, particularly Main Street, making the sidewalks more inviting and walker friendly.

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City ponders plan for fire station site

Warren St. building currently vacant

What is the best thing to do with the old fire station?

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Cooking tasty barbecue makes chef's heart beat

“I cook,” he said. “It’s what makes my heart beat. I’ve tried (other careers) trying to find what makes my heart beat, when all the time it was cooking.”

Dallas PD adds two to its ranks

Two familiar faces are now in training to become Dallas police officers.


Upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County

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Falls City examines role of city manager position

Now the Falls City City Council is considering just what responsibilities that position should have.



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Polk County vineyards have just what you need to complement your Thanksgiving meal

So, what pairs best with Thanksgiving dinner?


*Dallas*Independence*Monmouth*Falls City - Wagner Community Library

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Community happenings for Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Wednesday, Nov. 26

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City will pick up cost of SDCs for senior center

The council unanimously approved paying the SDCs.


*Drivers identified in Nov. 10 crash*Adopt-A-Family sign-ups accepted*Monmouth approves code changes*CPR, AED classes slated on Friday

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A shining star on the stage

WOU student won’t let disabilities keep her from performing

Dietrich auditioned for Western Oregon University’s production kind of by kismet.