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Holland named to Dallas City Council

Michael Holland was appointed by the Dallas City Council Monday night to fill the vacancy left by councilor Murray Stewart’s resignation.

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City buys RadioShack building

Dallas city council approved purchasing the old RadioShack building at the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets in downtown Dallas Monday night.

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OSU Extension adds two

New small farms and dairy specialist to serve Polk County

The OSU Extension program is welcoming two new employees who will work with Polk County growers to provide resources.

Falls City group seeks members

Falls City’s Emergency Preparedness Group is looking for new members to help with outreach to more citizens.

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Next gen leaders mingle at Young Pros

More than 20 professionals gathered at Wells Fargo Bank on Thursday evening with the goal of inspiring Polk County’s next generation of leaders.

FC budget focuses on infrastructure

FALLS CITY — The city of Falls City began the 2016-17 fiscal year with a “status quo” budget, with a focus on applying for grants to complete necessary infrastructure improvements.

Indy makes liaison permanent

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence’s community liaison intern program has been so successful, City Manager David Clyne said they are looking for a full-time, permanent position.


Connie Ames and her son Dennis McBeth gave their daughter and sister Renee in marriage to Doug Pierce in the gazebo at the Dallas City Park on June 11, in a happy ceremony in front of friends and family.

Police locate missing person

MONMOUTH – Monmouth and Independence police departments responded to reports of a missing person this afternoon.

Damaged fiber-optic line causes Charter outage

A damaged fiber-optic line caused Dallas area Charter customers to lose service on Wednesday.

City braces to build streets, sewer at Indy Landing

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is accepting proposals to design and build streets, and main sewer and water lines on the old Valley Concrete site, now called Independence Landing.

Falls City water gets new plan

FALLS CITY — Work on the city of Falls City’s water master plan update is in full swing and should be completed by October.

Stewart resigns from Dallas council

DALLAS — Dallas City Councilor Murray Stewart has resigned his seat. Stewart submitted his resignation effective Tuesday and the Dallas City Council accepted the resignation on Monday.

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Women’s Club saves Indy building

INDEPENDENCE — The Ash Creek Arts Center is no longer in jeopardy of losing its facility at the old Independence library — a fact that many were unaware was even a possibility.

PCL to host 20th annual art auction

RICKREALL — Partnerships in Community Living Inc. will host its 20th annual Summer Solstice Benefit Auction on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway, Rickreall.