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Republic Services to increase rates

Rate increases will be spread out over four years.

Monmouth to see bakery, mail depot on Broad Street soon

The façade improvement grants were approved unanimously by the Urban Renewal Agency, which comprises the Monmouth city councilors and the mayor.

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Fire ignites barn, straw on Thursday

Large straw fire still smoking on Clow Corner Road, no new flare-ups

“It’s expected to burn for probably about a week,” said Todd Brumfield, Dallas Fire Department deputy fire chief, adding that unless a new fire is spotted, passers-by don’t need to call the fire department.

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Rock-N-Rogers rolls into town, to open at Farrol’s

“We always liked it,” Glen Stonebrink said, noting the “family-like atmosphere.” “It was just a warm place to go.”

Dallas Forty to open soon on Main Street

New owner to offer beer on tap, full bar, sandwiches and pub food choices

New bar is slated to open in early October.

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Pub to close until new location found

Hops and Barrel House rocked for its last Friday night at its current location in Independence.

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Bountiful harvest

2014 brings higher yields, beautiful fruit

The 2014 wine harvest began early in the Willamette Valley, prompted by a spectacular growing season this spring and summer.

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Celebrate all things hops, heritage

Hop festival returns to new location with added nights of spooky fun

Festival has new venue in Riverview Park.

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WOU board confirmed

New board of trustees start work on July 1, 2015, to guide Western’s future advancement

WOU becomes an independent public university effective July 1, 2015, which is when this newly confirmed board gains governance authority.

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THE ART OF BREWING

Homebrewer searches for the perfect balance

Homebrewer Anthony Kirk’s goals is to introduce people to really good beer.

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Sounds of music echo through halls

Students, staff grateful to have music education back in curriculum

It’s an uplifting development for students and staff alike: music education has returned to Falls City School District.

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Students make move to campus

The Summer Bridge Program is like college boot camp, Marshall Guthrie explained.

City, school board agree on use of facilities

The city will be responsible for maintenance, and the district will be allowed to use the fields during school hours for school activities.

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