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Cooking tasty barbecue makes chef's heart beat

“I cook,” he said. “It’s what makes my heart beat. I’ve tried (other careers) trying to find what makes my heart beat, when all the time it was cooking.”

Dallas ups Main St. facade grant amount

Originally set at $4,000 per building, the Dallas Urban Renewal District Board of Directors on Oct. 20 approved an increase to $10,000 per building.

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Costume shop manager puts skills to good use

What you thought you wanted to be for Halloween may change when you see the wide variety of costumes, masks and wigs available for rental at the shop, now open Tuesday through Saturday until Halloween.


*the Find relocates to larger location within Monmouth*Sushi, Japanese food coming soon to downtown Monmouth*Marquis Spa seeks input on ideas for company mascot

Chamber director awaits trip to China

Jean Love, executive director of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, will join seven other local chamber leaders on a journey to China, leaving Saturday.

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M-I Chamber starts new dues structures

The new tiered system was unveiled Wednesday (today) and includes various levels of involvement, said Jean Love, executive director of the chamber.

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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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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60 years of county service

Dallas’ Home Comfort will mark occasion with celebration

The Flande family is proud of the tradition of customer service the company has built, now spanning six decades as the business celebrates its 60th year serving the Polk County area.

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Popular fitness program, CrossFit, opens in Dallas

Longtime CrossFit devotees, Devin and MacLarin decided to open a gym in Dallas, Harvest CrossFit.

Small photo studio open in Monmouth

Five years later, she’s opened a small studio in downtown Monmouth for Freebird Photography.

Appeal filed over expansion plans by spa manufacturer

Marquis Spa expansion being contested.

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Monmouth business will fix your high-tech gadgets

Summit Computer and Technologies opens on Main Street

Don’t throw out that cellphone or tablet with a broken screen just yet.


*Medical clinic set to host open house*New salon opens in downtown Dallas*Dallas firm completing PDX project