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The Great Pumpkin float

Andy Hendersen has been growing giant pumpkins for almost a decade, but this year he raised something unique in his prized pumpkin patch.

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Bounty exceeds targets

Market shows more growth each year of last seven years

Polk County Bounty Market in Dallas had its best season yet — by far — in 2016, according to Market Manager Bonnie Dreier.

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Western students, staff practice earthquake drill

A steady drizzle Thursday morning didn’t stop students and staff at Western Oregon University from participating in the biggest earthquake drill in the nation.

Payments to be set for park payoff

After receiving a grant for the Oregon Department of Parks Recreation to purchase the north side of the falls on the Little Luckiamute River, the city will still owe about $80,000 on the loan.

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Gluckin RARE works tourism

Emily Gluckin has already started breathing new life and energy into the Polk County Rural Tourism Studio, a project that kicked off in January 2015.

Dallas Glow Run Saturday

The Dallas Glow Run will take place Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in downtown Dallas.

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Indy Latino liaison reaches out

For three years, the city of Independence has had a community liaison focused on improving connections between government and Latino residents.

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Shinn to take reins of Dallas chamber

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center’s new chief executive officer is a hometown boy.

Bowling fundraiser set for Sunday

Polk County Special Olympics will host the Bowling Tournament Tip-A-Cop fundraiser Sunday at 1 p.m. at Starlite Lanes, 394 Main St., Dallas.

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DDA welcomes RARE volunteer

She’s only been in Dallas for about a month, but Emma Guida is already a familiar face in downtown.

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Hall provides RARE opportunity for IDA

Imani Hall has spent the last month learning everything he can about Independence.

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Dallas council supports bridge

The Dallas City Council issued a letter of support for the proposed “third bridge” crossing over the Willamette River in Salem.

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Fire chaplain moves on after 29 years

Dave Pederson makes a darn good burger — so delicious are his famous football game grill creations, that they’ve earned him a spot in the Dallas High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Chamber director steps down

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will soon have a new executive director.

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Help ‘fill the home’

Your first apartment probably didn’t contain half the stuff your home does now, but you likely had some things to sit on or a bed to sleep in.