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New mayor, councilors address policies

The city of Monmouth is now compliant with the state’s whistleblower protection laws.

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Foggin subject of special meeting

It wasn’t that Dallas City Manager Ron Foggin applied for another job, but how some Dallas City Council members found out that was the topic of a special meeting Monday night.

Metcalfe leaves chamber

After 12 years, Chelsea Metcalfe, event planner with the Dallas Chamber & Visitors Center and the organizations’ former executive director, is leaving the organization.

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Highlights of 2016

Reporter Jolene Guzman shares a few of her favorite stories

“Lost ring finds its way home” — Dec. 21; “Falls City’s do-all mayor” — Nov. 23; “Falls City’s do-all mayor” — Nov. 23

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Part 2 of emergency kit calendar

Let’s make 2017 the year for peace of mind by getting your emergency kit all squared away.

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Kingsella hopes to help people communicate

It’s not very large — it fits in the driver’s side visor — and could make a difference in how smoothly a routine traffic stop could be for someone who is hard of hearing or deaf.

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Chamber director ready to jump in

Ryan Kingsella has a passion for helping his community in positive ways.

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Nominations open for Dallas awards

Know a person or business deserving recognition in the Dallas community?

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Ella Curran Food Bank feeds thousands

About 9,000 visits to the food bank in 2016 meant fewer people went hungry

Patty Nevue is just about to her one-year anniversary as director of the Ella Curran Food Bank.

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Staying safe in the cold

As temperatures drop, the American Red Cross shares these 10 steps to help you stay safe during cold weather.

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Looking back at what headlines mattered most to you in 2016

The past year has been an eventful one.

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Monmouth mayor reflects on decade

Steve Milligan to take the seat from John Oberst on Tuesday

The city of Monmouth has completed more projects in the last decade with Mayor John Oberst at the head of the dais than it has in the 30 years prior to him taking office.

Why not try cooking with beer?

With New Year celebrations around the corner, try one of these award-winning recipes from the 2016 Hop & Heritage Festival’s cooking with beer contest.

Top Facebook posts from 2016

Here are the things that you interacted with the most on the Itemizer’s page

Arrests, fires, accidents and weather dominated the posts you, our readers, interacted with most on our Facebook page.

Cat adoption fees waived at Willamette Humane Society

Want a cat for Christmas?