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Some counsel for our new councils

This month, Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth will get new councilors — and a new mayor in Monmouth.

Drive sober: Don't take any chances

As we approach Christmas and the new year, a lot of us enjoy family gatherings and company parties. Most people are looking to have a good time and sometimes alcohol comes into play.

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‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Also known as, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Editorial for Dec. 21

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Offer chamber fixes, not just problems

Don’t talk behind our back. Just tell us. Help us get better.

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Community comes out for MI YMCA

Friday marks the 17th annual Monmouth-Independence YMCA Christmas Party and Auction. For the first time, the dinner and auction event is sold out.

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Give thanks for community service

Editorial for Nov. 23

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Tight times ahead

Editorial for Nov. 16

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Brush it off, let’s move on together

Your candidate won, or didn’t.

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Voting deadline looms Tuesday

We are ready for Nov. 9. We are experiencing voter exhaustion.


Editorial for Oct. 12

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Forum shows how debates should run

A Thursday forum on Measure 97, hosted by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce at the Monmouth Public Library, may not have swayed anyone in the audience one way or another, but it set a fine example of how a debate should be run.

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Test results don’t show true progress

The results are in for the most recent round of Smarter Balanced assessments, and it’s a mixed bag.

Editorial: Falls City Fire Department

Thanks to fire volunteers in Falls City

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Election letters begin next week

Editorial for Aug. 31

Take a chance, run for council

Editorial Aug. 24


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