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Freight line expansion set

Independence will become a hub of importing and exporting goods via train and trucks when White’s Hauling expands.

Tips to protect you from scams offered

When it comes to people trying to get personal information of any kind, it is not rude to just hang up, close the door or delete an email.

Nomination deadline for 2015 Dallas community awards is Friday

Friday is the deadline for nominations for the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s 58th annual Community Awards, “Community Champions.”

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Family Building Blocks opens office in Dallas

Family Building Blocks, a Salem-based child abuse prevention nonprofit, recently opened a Dallas office, offering play groups and parent education to families in Dallas, Monmouth, Independence and Falls City.

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Indy will decrease reconnection fees

The city of Independence will no longer charge $400 to reconnect a customer’s sewer service, but high connection fees remain for water.

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Bread Board regains focus

Popular bakery ends its regular pizza nights; is closed Sundays

The decision to scale back operations at the bakery — The Bread Board will also now be closed on Sundays — was about “restoring some balance” in owners Zinn and John Volkmann’s lives.

Nominations open for M-I community awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce’s 50th annual Community Awards Banquet, which will be presented March 13.

Brewery has eyes on Dallas location

Plans are in the works to bring a brewery to Dallas.

BUSINESS NOTEBOOK

*Gentle Dental now open in Dallas

City of Dallas to host ‘citizen’s academy’

The city of Dallas is hosting its first “citizens academy,” a six-class seminar designed to offer citizens an overview of how the city operates.

Couple sentenced in child’s death

Rebecca Watkins and Codey Campbell both pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and were sentenced to 36 months and 18 months in prison, respectively.

Cities keep more funds in MINET’s operations

The board of directors — comprised of both city managers and a city councilor and citizen from each community — only required the data company pay $392,306.

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State dairy princess excited about new role

For Emma Miller, the newly crowned 2015 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador, dairy farming was a happy mistake.

Whitworth teacher is honored

Lynden Jones, a fourth-grade teacher at Whitworth Elementary School in Dallas, was presented with the Dallas Distinguished Educator Award for January on Friday.

Central School District seeks survey feedback

Central School District wants to know what you think about how it communicates and where you get your information about the district.

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