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Batteries to birthday cards

Dollar Zone owner David Dykes passes savings on to customers

It’s not all about the money at Dollar Zone 1, 2, 3, where nothing costs more than $3.

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Restaurant brings ‘hearty’ Hawaiian delights to Indy

When owners Jaysen and Sylvia Ridout opened their doors to the Keeaumoku Hawaiian Grill, located at 268 S. Main St., Independence, on Dec. 3, they expected a chance to settle in.

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Settling into food service

New owners of Courtyard Coffeehouse keep old favorites

Doug and Renee Pierce, of Dallas, got married in June and wanted to find a way to spend more time together.

Library district would save Wagner

Would Falls City residents support paying to keep the Wagner Community Library open?

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Corner shop sure to please

From vintage dresses for that special occasion to feather pillows, dishware, furniture or crafted soaps, Same as it Never Was on Main Street in Independence has something for everyone — and at reasonable prices.

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Curtain call?

Motor Vu Drive-In faces an uncertain future

Jeff Mexico has made running movie theaters an unlikely career. Mexico, who owns the Motor Vu Drive-In and Fox Theater in Dallas, opened his first theater in Stayton in 2002.

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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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