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Smart meters come to Indy

Pacific Power to roll out new technology to all in Polk County

Pacific Power has started replacing meters with smart meters — and Independence and Polk County are the first to receive them.

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Deputies spruce up aging Titus 3

The upstairs of Titus 3 House in Dallas was a scene of organized chaos on Saturday afternoon.

City seeks to fill Day’s council seat

After serving one year of a four-year term, Independence City Councilor Ken Day resigned on Jan. 2.

Ballots due Tuesday for Measure 101

The statewide special election on ballot Measure 101 is Tuesday. Ballots need to be in the Polk County Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

News in brief

News in brief for Jan. 17

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Wyden encourages residents to ‘step up’

“What can I do?” a young woman asked Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden at his Saturday Town Hall at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

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Dallas community creates calendar

Jan Ahrendt simply wanted a new cover photo for the Dallas Oregon Community Bulletin Board Facebook page.

Complaint leads to meth bust

A citizen complaint led to the discovery of a large quantity of methamphetamine on Sunday afternoon.

Citizen helps restrain suspect

A citizen helped Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins restrain Hunter Merkel until further assistance arrived on Friday.

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Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.

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Baby on board

Bambinos begins classes, offers more ‘adult time’

Like the children the organization serves, Bambinos is growing.

Police report

Police report for Jan. 17

Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as “most wanted” for January.

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What do you want in a principal

Community members contribute to vision for new leader at CHS

The search is on for a new principal at Central High School.

Central audit reveals needed improvements

The Central School District board of directors learned the district has a few things to work on when it comes to its finances, but Business Manager Cec Koontz said most of them have already been addressed.