*Massage, acupuncture businesses join forces*Call center makes list for fastest growing company*MINET board discusses code of conduct, bylaws
Grants received last month will get construction started
Funding for the Monmouth Senior Center expansion project is complete with a $90,000 grant awarded on Aug. 17 by the Ford Family Foundation.
*Second closed for railroad repairs*Polk Fire board hires new chief*Jobs, unemployment rate up slightly*Bomb squad responds to Grand Ronde*Extreme fire danger not letting up
Foster’s closes its doors Monday after 26 years in business
Ron and Cheryl Spicer don’t want shut the doors for a final time at their store, Foster’s Furniture, on Monday.
Officials await an ‘overdue’ 9.0 earthquake off the Oregon coast
Geologists can’t say precisely when the Cascadia subduction zone will shake the Pacific Coast, but the consensus is it will happen.
Independence, Willamette & Pacific work together to repair road, rail
Mike Danko didn’t think he’d ever see the day when the railroad tracks on Second Street would get refinished.
Community engaged theater Sanctuary Stage explores Indy’s Latino community in 'Un Carol' production
Community Fiesta kicks off on Friday and production of "Un Carol' takes viewers through past, present, future.
Kennel keeps up tradition of designing his corn maze
When Airlie Hills Farm showed off its first “corn maze” in 2006 with its flower and bumble bee design, it wasn’t quite like the maze kids are accustomed to seeing in recent years.
*Valley Life Center to host simulcast*Community garage sale is Saturday*Nashville artist to perform at Pressed*River Cleanup seeks volunteers*Food preservation class on Thursday
Readiness Center sets up camp for firefighters
Inmate crews from three different correctional institutions set up camp at the National Guard building, allowing quicker access to the Willamina Creek Fire, which began on Aug. 19.
The city of Falls City has applied for two grants to complete more than $3.5 million in road and bridge repairs.
Whitworth Elementary School will have a new principal when students return to class this fall.
Students in second grade may end up filling jobs that haven’t even been invented yet, said Independence Economic Development Director Shawn Irvine.
*Long named principal of MVCA*CHS registration due on Friday