Polk museum to build a plank house

The Polk County Historical Society is working with Grand Ronde Tribal Elder Don Day to build a replica cedar plank house at the Polk County Museum in Rickreall.

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Food bank renovation complete

Clients of Dallas Food Bank can now shop for items in their food boxes, thanks to a recently completed renovation.

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Rotary Grand Parade results

The grand parade wowed participants on July 4 with festive floats and plenty of charm.

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RARE helps IDA thrive

Since Americorps RARE volunteer Imani Hall started work as the manager for the Independence Downtown Association, seven new businesses have opened up.

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Taking matters into his own hands

Dallas resident Alex Lofton, family and friends restore and renew Tawney memorial sign

When Alex Lofton found out Sgt. Ian Tawney’s memorial park sign was vandalized, he wasn’t going to let it sit overnight without trying to fix it.

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Volunteers move Ella Curran food bank

On Friday, Boy Scout Troop 38, food bank volunteers and a large family reunion joined forces to help the Ella Curran food bank relocate one storefront over from the space they were occupying, at 870 N. Main St. in Independence.

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Landslides put Doaks Ferry Road projects on hold

The Doaks Ferry Road realignment projects are on hold after geological testing showed landslides north of Highway 22 near the proposed route are moving.

Work causes delays on Highway 99W

Travelers should expect delays and watch for crews on Highway 99W at milepost 74.5 this week.

Countywide burn ban in effect

The Polk County Fire Defense Board in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry has enacted a countywide burn ban for all of Polk County.

Hydrogen-making attempt goes wrong

POLK COUNTY — A man suffered minor injuries outside of the Dallas city limits after an accident while trying to make hydrogen, Sheriff Mark Garton said.

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Events center awaits decision

DALLAS — Owners of a proposed event center on Polk Station Road just outside of Dallas are awaiting a Polk County Hearings Officer decision on an appeal of its conditional use permit.

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Dallas looks at street repairs in new light

Garus: Bond would be needed to address issues of all roads in Dallas

DALLAS — The Dallas Public Works Committee recommended four sections of streets for maintenance this summer, but may change what types of streets are prioritized for repair in future years.

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‘Lessons in Grace’

Dallas author shares realities of raising ‘drug baby’

DALLAS — In the late ’70s, Petra Cole and her husband adopted two children: Jay and Sally.

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Reach for the sky

MONMOUTH — In the hills just outside of Monmouth, Jon and Susan Brewster built their home with one thing in mind: astronomy.

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Think safety first this Fourth

Fireworks stands are open for business in Oregon, and state and local fire departments are urging people to keep their backyard and neighborhood displays safe and legal.



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