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Having some 'Krazy' fun

Summerfest Fun Run and Kids' Triathlon

Fellers to share story

Horse jumper to present on Saturday

From the moment he saw his first horse, Rich Fellers has been in love with horse riding.

NEWS IN BRIEF

BPA increases wholesale rates*BLM extends comment period*Polk County to begin chip seals*Salvation Army gets foundation grant*Dallas VFW honored nationwide*American Pickers to come to Oregon

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Events for the week of July 29 - Aug. 5.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Horse Owner's Workshop Aug. 1*Neighbor's Night Out party planned*Boondock's hosts painting workshop*Free retirement seminar on tap*Two-McK Logging to hold reunion*West Valley $6 fundraiser sale*Music, food at Monmouth block party*Dallas Booster accepts donations*Mel Brown, friends perform free Sunday

LIBRARY CALENDAR

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

REUNIONS

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

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250 ACRES BURNED

More than 250 firefighters from 22 agencies respond

Smoke filled the air on Friday afternoon after a combine sparked a 250-acre field fire off Ohms Road near Fishback Road and Monmouth Highway.

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EXPECT DELAYS

Northwest Natural project clogs traffic on Ellendale Ave.

Those traveling East Ellendale Avenue in Dallas on weekdays during the late morning and early afternoon have undoubtedly encountered a traffic delay or two due to a NW Natural utility project.

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Teens, citizens clean up Falls City parks

Last year’s summer of trouble in Falls City’s parks doesn’t appear to be repeating itself.

Timber harvest levels fall short

In 2014, the timber harvest in Polk County fell, following a statewide trend.

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Trails big focus of Indy parks plan

Residents want more connecting paths for bicycling, walking, running

The city of Independence wrapped up a new parks master plan, which was presented to the city council on July 14.

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Lawsuit filed against MINET

Former employee claims hostile work environment, harassment

A lawsuit was filed on June 25 against the cities of Independence and Monmouth and against Monmouth Independence Networks (MINET) claiming discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

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Underdogs come out on top of tourney

At the beginning of the season Micky Garus wasn’t sure what he had gotten himself into volunteering to coach Kids Inc.’s Majors recreational softball team.

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‘Old timers’ welcomes all on Sunday

Picnic reunion brings people, history, stories together at Dallas City Park

In years past, the Old Timers Reunion in Dallas brought hundreds of people to Dallas City Park each August.

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