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In-service days make for short homecoming week

Homecoming week busy.

3 cities on survey for safety

Three of Polk County’s cities are ranked in the top 28 safest cities in Oregon, out of 108 cities surveyed by Safewise.com.

Highway 22 safety corridor talks resume

County officials are happy to see the topic of a new, shorter safety corridor back on the table.

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Peafowls in Monmouth: A love-hate relationship

Lois Sieber said, "it was ironic that a rooster crowing will be immediately removed from the city because of noise, but nothing is done about the peafowl."

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City has new Latino liaison

Alejandrez helps outreach effort in Independence

His first priority is making sure projects that got started under Elizabeth Calixtro (his predecessor) don’t fade away.

Dallas Fire set to host open house Oct. 8

Fire Prevention Week runs Sunday through Oct. 11.

Young boy dies after fall from barn

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Republic Services to increase rates

Rate increases will be spread out over four years.

Monmouth to see bakery, mail depot on Broad Street soon

The façade improvement grants were approved unanimously by the Urban Renewal Agency, which comprises the Monmouth city councilors and the mayor.

City, school board agree on use of facilities

The city will be responsible for maintenance, and the district will be allowed to use the fields during school hours for school activities.

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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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