Emily Mentzer

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Buzz ready to hit the road

Superintendent will miss the passion of community, student energy

In 1986, Buzz Brazeau asked his wife, Kathy, if she would mind if he took a 70 percent cut in pay.

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Explore Polk County, where we call home

In August, tens of thousands will discover how great Polk County is as they descend on the area for one of the best viewing places of the Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 at 10:17 a.m.

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Eighth-graders lead WEB Program

It’s tough being a sixth-grader. Not only are you at a new school, but it’s bigger — and with different classes and lockers and lunches.

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Discover MI Town on Saturday

A few changes are in store for the third annual Discover MI Town Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.

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Wine Down encourages exploring Dallas shops

The Oregon State University College of Business has partnered with the Dallas Downtown Association to bring Wine Down Downtown Dallas on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

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Edwards ‘agrihood’

Tucked away in the blossoming neighborhood known as Edwards Addition lies an urban farm, an agrihood.

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A land full of magic

Central High School presents Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ through May 20

Salaam and good evening, worthy friend.

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Board of Directors sees contested races in two zones

Central School District Board of Directors has five seats up for election on May 16. Zones 2 and 5 are contested.

WOU opens campus for eclipse rentals

Western Oregon University is open for eclipse viewers.

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Theater creates drama

Monmouth city officials and councilors butted heads with organizers of the Applebox Childrens Theater at the April 18 city council meeting.

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