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Get ready for a game that is ‘knuknfutz’

This is just a bunch of “knuknfutz.”

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‘Other duties as assigned’

Monmouth’s Fancey takes on projects to improve quality of living for all

City staff in Monmouth often put in extra time to make things go smoothly for residents, businesses and contractors.

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Dallas chamber CEO talks plans for future

JD Shinn’s first weeks on the job as the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive officer has him talking to a lot of people.

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Sheriff deputies take kids out shopping

Walter Manley, 10, dared Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Brooks to wear a bright red “ugly Christmas sweater” with cats in Santa hats on it for the rest of the day Saturday.

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YMCA Christmas party, auction sold out

Friday’s annual event biggest fundraiser for the Y in the Marion-Polk area

The 17th annual YMCA Christmas Party and Auction will be a festive event, full of food, music, dance performances, and chances to support the Monmouth-Independence Y while scoring Christmas gifts.

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‘Emporium’ open through December

What was supposed to be a one weekend event selling Christmas décor and gift items at the Dallas Event Center has turned into a month-long venture for organizers Kim and Mark Brehm.

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Prepare for a cold winter

Editorial for Nov. 30

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Pageant retires after 75 years

A local Christmas tradition for generations, the Rickreall Christmas Pageant’s 75-year run is over.

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‘Toys’ fills gaps, provides gifts for kids

Traci Weston is feeling a little overwhelmed — but for a good reason.

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Falls City’s do-all mayor

Terry Ungricht’s routine begins with arriving at city hall in Falls City at 6 a.m.

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Holiday programs need assistance, donations

Two organizations serving those in need this Christmas — Dallas Christmas Cheer and Dallas Adopt-a-Family — are gearing up to spread some holiday joy and they need your help.

Minet fixes throttling issue

Monmouth Independence Networks has fixed the problem it had with slowing services, said PJ Armstrong, tech director.

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Western invites community input

University works to gather perspectives from on, off campus for new strategic plan

When Rex Fuller was first hired as Western Oregon University’s president in April 2015, he anticipated having conversations with the campus community and residents of the surrounding area.

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Indy lands hotel

Council approves development deal at Nov. 8 meeting

For Independence, a 20-year dream is on the cusp of realization.

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Love to resign from chamber

Jean Love announced her resignation as the executive director of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce on Friday. She will remain in the position until Dec. 30.