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Barn fire continues to smolder

POLK COUNTY – A large barn on Clow Corner Road ignited Thursday night, resulting in property loss and road closures.

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Updated Dallas sign code headed toward adoption

The council held a public hearing, reviewed and approved for adoption the revised sign code with a minor change. The final step is to vote on an ordinance adopting the new code and a resolution establishing sign permit fees.

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FC water sales contract ruled invalid

Water sales contract between the city of Falls City and Luckiamute Domestic Water Cooperative (LDWC) ruled invalid.


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CLASS 1A PREP FOOTBALL: Taking it to the house

Yeager extending national kickoff return record

FALLS CITY — Tristan Yeager has spent his high school career terrorizing opposing defenses. Now, in his senior year, Yeager is looking to continue his reign.

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Monmouth ranked among safest cities in the state

The city of Monmouth was named the No. 10 safest city in the state of Oregon by Safe Choice Security, a security firm.

Central High website getting fresh new look

The site is run by student webmasters.

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Administrator earns priase during review

Polk County Administrator Greg Hansen received a glowing annual performance evaluation.

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SEDCOR adds local business retention and expansion associate

AJ Foscoli joins SEDCOR business retention and expansion team to help businesses in Polk and Yamhill counties.

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Big freshmen groups create enrollment surge at Dallas, Central

Dallas High School staff had to go on a last-minute furniture hunt before school started to find enough desks for about 60 unexpected students in the first weeks of school.

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Senior center moving forward

Council OKs grant application for new facility in downtown

The Dallas City Council on Monday authorized applying for an Oregon Business Development Department Community Development Block Grant to pay for a new center at 950 SW Church St., near the old Carnegie Library.

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More changes in store for fair

The recap meeting provides an easy way for fair attendees to offer feedback on what worked, what didn’t and what they felt was missing at the 2014 fair, held Aug. 7-10.

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Two sides at odds over building

Independence City Council rejects extension on deal to sell former city hall

If the buyer, Jewels Cresser, does not agree to a lease until terms can be figured out, she and her 42 vendors at the Family Treasures Marketplace will be asked to vacate the building.

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Case reopened by sheriff

The sheriff’s office cold case team has reopened the case, which began Sept. 1, 1996, when the skeletal remains were found in the hills overlooking Mill Creek.