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A sign of what’s to come

The classic Blue Garden building facade will be completed this week

For the first time in about 30 years, the old Blue Garden sign will add its light to Main Street in downtown Dallas.

Polk wines, vineyards commended

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

Fashion Sense celebrates grand opening

Fashion Sense, located at 427 E. Main St., Monmouth, celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 16.

Deadline changed on business filings

The deadline for filing personal property tax returns has changed for businesses.

Marquis Spa now employee-owned

Marquis Spa announced that the company is now 100 percent employee-owned.

Goodwill launches new website

A new website designed to give job seekers easy access to support is now online.

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Calmlee’s Bookstore offers readers (real) page turners

Tired of looking at screens? A recently opened store in downtown Dallas has just the remedy: books.


*Dallas architect moves locations

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Monmouth council OKs 8 percent garbage increase

Brandt’s Sanitary Service requests first rate adjustment since 2012 in both Monmouth and Independence

Starting Jan. 1, residents of Monmouth will see an 8 percent increase in garbage collection from Brandt’s Sanitary Service.

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‘Life is too short to drink lousy beer’

West Valley Taphouse, now open in downtown Dallas, offers vast variety of beer, wine, cider, soda

Sam Dufner has catalogued reviews on more than 600 beers on beer-centric the social media app “Untappd.”

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American Family Video in Dallas to close

The store will be selling off inventory, including display fixtures and decor, t­hrough most of the month of December

December will mark the end of an era for Dallas.


*Edward Jones to host open house*West Valley Taphouse open on Main St*Book store opening in downtown Dallas

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Honest food, like grandma used to make

Hadley hopes old-school approach, local ingredients will attract customers

Hadley had spent 27 years in other people’s kitchens. While he said he enjoyed the work — for the most part — it began to wear on him as restaurants he worked at became more and more focused on money and less focused on food.

Workshop to help business

Connect 2 Oregon event aims to get local businesses in touch with agencies

When a government agency needs a service — catering or landscaping, for example — employees use a preferred provider list.

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Seattle man takes over Hayward Ford

Davenport plans to invest in facilities, dealership, now named Capital Ford

The new owner of Capital Ford in Dallas, formerly Joe Hayward Ford, aspired to be an opera singer growing up.