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Freight line expansion set

Independence will become a hub of importing and exporting goods via train and trucks when White’s Hauling expands.

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Bread Board regains focus

Popular bakery ends its regular pizza nights; is closed Sundays

The decision to scale back operations at the bakery — The Bread Board will also now be closed on Sundays — was about “restoring some balance” in owners Zinn and John Volkmann’s lives.

Brewery has eyes on Dallas location

Plans are in the works to bring a brewery to Dallas.


*Gentle Dental now open in Dallas


*Credit union has new name*chamber board announced*Sushi restaurant opening

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Rock-N-Rogers opens in Rickreall

Fans of both Farrol’s of old and Rock-N-Rogers’ menu should be pleased.


*Yarn store opens at Fairview Farm*Local Burgerville has new manager*Financial adviser plans open house


*Store reopens in downtown Dallas*Apartment complex set for opening*Financial adviser plans open house*Ugly sweater contest for pets set

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All aboard for the holidays

Little known hobby store along 99W specializes in model trains

Inside Tom Pryor’s Machines is a world of miniature trains to be discovered.


*Brixius Jewelers celebrates 55 years*Local art studio hosting open houses*Coat, blanket donations are sought*Financial adviser plans open house*Karmic Computers has gone mobile

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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.