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Shinn to take reins of Dallas chamber

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center’s new chief executive officer is a hometown boy.

Dallas talks plans for 2017 eclipse

The city of Dallas is joining the conversation about how to accommodate the throngs of people expected to sweep into the area for the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse.

City council sends registration back

After hearing objections from local businesses, the Dallas City Council decided to pause progress on its business registration proposal to refine it.

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Be our guest

MaMere’s celebrates 125 years, new ownership, partnerships

Emily McNulty has fond memories of working at a bed and breakfast on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, where she grew up.

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Oregon elegance

Harvest indicators point to return to traditional pinots for 2016

Following two hot growing seasons, local winemakers are seeing more of what made Oregon pinot noirs famous coming out for the vineyards.

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Taylor’s Building going back in time with ‘complete renovation’

Layer by layer, Bodie Bemrose is stripping off the new and restoring the old at the Taylor’s building at the corner of Monmouth and Main streets.

Blue Garden project paused temporarily

The remodel and reopening of the Blue Garden on Main Street in downtown Dallas is on hold — for the moment.

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Minet plans to expand

Company in talks with city of Jefferson for services

Monmouth-Independence Networks may start providing services to the city of Jefferson, said Don Patten, general manager of Minet.

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Bar-B-Que melts in your mouth

Stepping into BG’s Bar-B-Que can be dangerous to your stomach, causing cravings for smoked goodness served with homemade sides from cheesy taters to coleslaw.

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Defense rests

Longtime Dallas attorney Lillegard retires after 40 years

Friends have been telling Chris Lillegard that retirement will grow on him. The longtime Dallas attorney isn’t buying it yet.

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Fee Mail ready to be town’s ‘assistant’

Store offers shipping, copies, faxes, party supplies and personal mailboxes

Need shipping? Tablecloths for a family party? Decorations for that wedding or baby shower?

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New owners fuse old with new

The Brew Coffee and Tap House undergoes complete restoration

Stepping into the new Brew Coffee and Tap House on the corners of C and Main streets in Independence, it bears no semblance to the old café it once was.

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Learn to play a tune

Northwest Music Studio offers music lessons for all

Lee Wanner began taking music lessons in a small music store.

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Monmouth Fitness under new ownership

The Monmouth Fitness Club will be getting some new paint and techy equipment, but it will still be the same, comfortable haven for those seeking fitness. Tony Jeffries, longtime manager, will take ownership on Friday.


News in brief, June 15