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.

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New facilities ready to open

Dedication of amphitheater to include Oregon’s largest kazoo concert

MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth is preparing to host Oregon’s largest kazoo concert on Monday at 6 p.m., part of the dedication of the new Main Street Park Amphitheater. “We’re going to attempt a record for the largest group to play the Star-spangled Banner on kazoos,” said Mark Fancey, community development director.

USACE seeks unexploded ordnances, munitions

MONMOUTH — Property owners in Monmouth have been getting requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to access their property in search of unexploded ordnances and munitions.

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Dallas EMS answers more calls

Response to incidents may increase by 20 percent in 2016

If call levels hold from the first three months of the year, Dallas’ Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is on track to respond to more than 4,000 incidents in 2016.

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Falls City welcomes in style

People driving into Falls City will be greeted with a new “welcome” sign.

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Students learn twists, turns

After-school program gives kids a chance to design, study roller coasters

Yes, the roller coaster physics class in Falls City really is as fun as it sounds.

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Dwindling donations

Dallas Food Bank sees fewer ‘extras’: soap, shampoo, juice, coffee, pancake mix

Rising costs and shrinking donations ARE forcing the Dallas Food Bank to reduce what it gives to clients. Now the organization is hoping the community can provide a helping hand.


May 11 News in Brief

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WOU students spread joy to local youths

Homelessness is difficult to define or quantify, but in the latest report by the Oregon Department of Education, Marion and Polk counties had 1,449 students in the K-12 system who were considered homeless.

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Spring swing

Polk County offers unique golfing experiences that everyone can enjoy.

It’s a sport built on seemingly contradictions.

Chen’s Family Dish reopens

The reopening many in Dallas were waiting for happened last week: Chen’s Family Dish welcomed customers back starting May 3.