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Polk wines, vineyards commended

Vineyards and wineries from Polk County were well-represented in Wine Spectator’s February issue, which was on newsstands Tuesday.

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She knows her dairy

Amity woman vies for state Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador

As Polk County’s Dairy Princess, Gina Atsma has had the arduous task of being a cheesecake judge at the Clackamas County Fair.

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Recreational marijuana OK’d in Polk

Board of Commissioners define where marijuana may be grown, processed, sold in county limits

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance to allow production, process and sales of recreational marijuana.

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Schellenberg named to Farm Bureau’s Hall of Fame

Near the conclusion of the agenda, Don Schellenberg, a longtime member of the Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB), finally figured out why he was sent to Oregon Farm Bureau’s (OFB) annual meeting in December.

Livestock group slates gathering

Reservations are being accepted for the Polk County Livestock Association’s annual meeting and dinner, scheduled Jan. 24 at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall.

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His chance at a better life

DALLAS — Smokey, a 23-year-old mustang, spent years being the “eyes” for another horse who was blind.

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Backyard Barnyard

MONMOUTH — When Domenica Protheroe started her flock of four hens last April, she was more than ready to make a home for her family’s new additions.