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FC water sales contract ruled invalid

Water sales contract between the city of Falls City and Luckiamute Domestic Water Cooperative (LDWC) ruled invalid.

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Two sides at odds over building

Independence City Council rejects extension on deal to sell former city hall

If the buyer, Jewels Cresser, does not agree to a lease until terms can be figured out, she and her 42 vendors at the Family Treasures Marketplace will be asked to vacate the building.

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Case reopened by sheriff

The sheriff’s office cold case team has reopened the case, which began Sept. 1, 1996, when the skeletal remains were found in the hills overlooking Mill Creek.

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Dallas wants your opinion on parks plan

The city of Dallas is putting together a strategic plan for park development over the next 20 years — and it wants your feedback.

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Falls City stairs need face-lift

Residents and the city have teamed up on a plan to refurbish the stairs climbing the hill from Third Street to Prospect Street.

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Safer Talmadge Road reopens

Pedestrians and bicyclists rejoice. The sidewalk and bike lane along Talmadge Road is complete.

Play will tell story of Latino community

They all want to know: What’s your story, Independence?

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Residential building boom being experienced by city

Independence development activity gaining steam

Building activity in Independence is reminding Mike Danko of the mid-2000s.

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S-curves improvements to be completed in 2016

Proper sidewalks and curbs will replace the asphalt trail now lining one side of the highway.

Woman acquitted in shooting, taking of female elk

“You have fallen between and through the cracks,” Avera said. “I have no doubt that you were the one who fired the gun. … You are responsible morally, if not legally, for the death of the elk. I hope you are holding yourself accountable,” said Judge Sally Avera.

City, school reach library agreement

Hiring librarian among priorities

The city of Falls City and Falls City School District finalized an agreement Aug. 19 to operate the Wagner Community Library.

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Indy marijuana dispensary wecomes state inpsection

The inspection at Healing Green was considered a success.

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Policing park in Falls City becoming an issue

Problems include noise, littering, guns

With no code enforcement officer in Falls City and staffing shortages at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, addressing issues has been difficult.

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Arena issue denies 4-Hers state fair experience

The 4-H equestrian gaming events were cancelled on the morning they were scheduled on Aug. 19.

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New city library manager ready for modernization

Mark Johnson brings ‘bookish attitude’ to Dallas position

Johnson is taking some time settling in before diving into a series of changes meant to modernize the library and make it more “user friendly.”