Emily Mentzer

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Indy Goes Dark website goes live

The website is live. Independence is ready to go dark on Aug. 21 for the Great American Eclipse.

City won’t increase zoning restrictions

After a discussion at the March 7 work session, the Monmouth City Council decided not to increase zoning restrictions for marijuana-related businesses.

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The practical art of the quilt

Quilting is an original upcycling project, taking worn out bits of things, or flour or sugar sacks and sewing them into something that is not only beautiful, but useful.

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Lights of the Community

Monmouth Mayor Steve Milligan struggled to hold back the tears, touched to be named First Citizen of Monmouth and Independence.

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Seed to Supper

Marion-Polk Food Share to hold gardening classes starting on Saturday

The first day of spring is Monday. Even though it’s still wet and muddy outside, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden.

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PCSO seizes animals on Pedee farm

Sometimes people who want to help can start out with good intentions and then find themselves in too deep.

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Marion-Polk Food Share to host garden workshops

'Seed to Supper' program helps people get ready to grow

Get started planning, planting your garden

Awards banquet returns

It’s that time in Monmouth and Independence, time to Celebrate the Lights in the community at the 52nd annual Community Awards Banquet.

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‘A Great Day for Up’

Students get a chance to meet Gov. Kate Brown, learn what she does for fun

What is Gov. Kate Brown’s favorite food? What kind of music does she like? Has she ever been scared? What does she do for fun?

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Gov. Brown at Ash Creek

Governor answers the tough questions from kids

Gov. Kate Brown visited students at Ash Creek Elementary School Thursday to kick off Read Across America.

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