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DALLAS – Heather Mounce will serve 75 months in prison on the charges she pleaded guilty to on Monday.

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MONMOUTH — The Monmouth City Council spent about half an hour on Sept. 3 reviewing the history of peafowl in the area and hearing from the public and councilors on the issue.

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DALLAS — The change after street trees were removed on the 600 and 700 block of Main Street has been described as “a shock,” but necessary, according to city officials.

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KINGS VALLEY — History comes to life for one weekend in September at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire.

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MONMOUTH — Monmouth Mayor Cec Koontz invited two experts to speak on emergency preparedness at the Sept. 3 council meeting.

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MONMOUTH — On Sept. 4, The Canby City Council unanimously approved an employment contract between Monmouth City Manager Scott McClure and the city of Canby.

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DALLAS — Former Dallas resident Heather Mounce, indicted last year on 98 counts of identity theft, theft and criminal mistreatment, pleaded guilty to 15 charges on Monday.

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DALLAS — Darrick Bruns, Whitworth Elementary School’s new principal, wasn’t sure it would happen, but he came back to where his career began.

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INDEPENDENCE — Hop & Heritage returns to Independence on Saturday with a slightly different format. Music and brews are still center stage, but the area will not be blocked off as it was last year.

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DALLAS — John Hancock and his firm, Ozone LLC, want to keep Opportunity Zones straightforward for investors and property owners in Polk, Marion and Yamhill counties.

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MONMOUTH — Highway 99W through the Monmouth remains open during construction — but expect delays and detours.

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INDEPENDENCE — On Aug. 27, The Independence City Council adopted a resolution declaring a nuisance and directing improvements to the sidewalk in front of 240 Monmouth St.

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DALLAS — Heidi Kessel, the long-time owner of Heidi’s Barbershop on Main Street in Dallas, didn’t go to work for the money, but for her friends.

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DALLAS — Improvements at the crosswalk on East Ellendale Avenue near the Dallas Walmart that has occasionally disrupted traffic should be complete in a few weeks.

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DALLAS — For Rachel Alpert, it was a husband-and-wife team of elementary teachers who led her to believe she could do anything she wanted.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Last year, Central School District superintendent Jennifer Kubista held several community chats.

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DALLAS — Heather Mounce, who is accused of 98 charges of theft, identify theft and criminal mistreatment, may have up to three trials, but they all will be in Polk County.

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MONMOUTH — The Monmouth City Council is scheduled to discuss peafowl at a Sept. 17 work session.

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RICKREALL — Southwestern Polk Fire District hired its first full-time employees to work out of the Rickreall Station and to provide 12-hour-per-day coverage at times when volunteer numbers are the lowest.

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DALLAS – The Dallas School Board will name Andy Bellando as the district’s interim superintendent for the 2019-20 school year.

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INDEPENDENCE — Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the Independence Hotel this week.

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POLK COUNTY — The state anticipates subpoenaing approximately 38 witnesses for the trial of Quinlyn Reed Harden, which is scheduled for Oct. 8.

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DALLAS — How would you increase joy and connectedness at the Dallas Retirement Village?

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INDEPENDENCE — During his report to the council at the July 23 meeting, Independence City Manager Tom Pessemier noted some response to the city’s efforts to engage community members.

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MONMOUTH — Expect delays and detours as construction continues on OR 99W through the city of Monmouth.

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MONMOUTH — Expect delays and detours as construction continues on OR 99W through the city of Monmouth.

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DALLAS — Every summer for the last four years, Dallas resident Pete McDowell boards a plane for a journey to Poland.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Heritage Museum is hosting a pop-up exhibit about the Oregon civil rights movement through August. On Thursday, Gwen Carr, of the Oregon Black Pioneers will give a presentation.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board accepted Superintendent Michelle Johnstone’s resignation and approved a separation agreement with her Monday night.