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The Polk County Board of Commissioners have selected West Salem resident Lyle Mordhorst to fill the remainder of retiring Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler’s term.

Commissioner Craig Pope’s bid to win Board of Commissioner’s seat No. 2 during the May 15 primary election is coming down to the wire – and possibly a recount.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners Position No. 3 race drew three candidates, incumbent Mike Ainsworth, of Monmouth, and challengers Kathy Martin-Willis, of Independence, and Daniel Ervin Sr., of Dallas.

Another piece of Dallas’ timber town legacy will be gone soon as the dismantling of old drying shed, affectionately known as “Noah’s Ark,” on the former Weyerhaeuser mill property began last week.

Roundabout. That’s the solution for the intersection at Clow Corner and Highway 99W that Polk County and Oregon Department of Transportation officials agreed to pursue Tuesday morning.

“I’m gonna sell it to you,” said Mike Ainsworth, Polk County commissioner and master of ceremonies at the 17th annual YMCA Christmas Party and Auction on Friday at Green Villa Barn.